Hello everyone,

 

          If this has been done before my apologies, I don't think Lionel manufactures a bracket system for this type of mounting,

so i made my own. I wanted to mount my Legacy base upright on the wall for two reasons, one i want it next to all my other electronics which are also mounted on the wall, and two i didn't want it laying flat on a shelf or table because it would be in the way. If you mount the Legacy base upright the way it's manufactured the CAB2 will fall out of the Legacy base, so i made a wooden base and will list the materials and details below. See photos below.

 

 

Material / details

 

Two pieces of basic 1/2 inch plywood which were cut on an angle from zero to 3 1/2. This measurement comes from placing the Legacy base against to the wall in an upright position. The upper part of the legacy base will lay flat and the bottom will protrude out 3 1/2 inches. Once i had this measurement i cut my two sections out of my plywood.

 

Other materials  two one inch L brackets, and a few 1/2 screws.

 

       MEASUREMENT MARKINGS FROM ZERO TO 3 1/2

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     WHEN OPENING UP THE BASE YOU MUST REMOVE THE PLUG FOR THE CHARGER SWITCH

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 THIS IS THE CHANNEL SELECT BUTTON WHEN OPENING THE BASE UP YOU MUST BECAREFUL

 THERE'S A GREY BUTTON WHICH YOU WILL SEE IN THE NEXT PICTURE THAT WILL FALL RIGHT

OUT WHILE DISASSEMBLING. THIS MUST BE REINSTALLED WHEN ASSEMBLING.

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    GREY CHANNEL SELECT  BUTTON

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    BOTTOM BASE WITH NEW ANGLED WOOD SECTIONS

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     FRONT VIEW

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   MOUNTING WOOD SECTIONS TO BOTTOM BASE

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    L BRACKETS

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   LOOKING GREAT MOUNTED TO THE WALL WITH CAB 2 , IT'S ON THE PERFECT ANGLE

 SO THE CAB2 WILL REMAIN IN PLACE !!!!!!!!!!

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Looks fine Alex.  Seems to be solid, but I think you did this the hard way.  You do realize that you can just position two pan head screws on a surface and latch the base onto it without taking anything apart, right?  We have it done that way at Harry's house where we have our club modules.

 

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Looks fine Alex.  Seems to be solid, but I think you did this the hard way.  You do realize that you can just position two pan head screws on a surface and latch the base onto it without taking anything apart, right?  We have it done that way at Harry's house where we have our club modules.

 

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Hi GR John,

Yes you're correct this is the hard way, the reason why i did it like this is if someone bangs into it there's no way for it to come off. The other mounting method if you hit it there's a good chance it will pop off and hit the floor. I didn't want to take any chances.

 

John, not sure about reception yet, tomorrow is test day. I will let you know!!!

 

Thanks,

Alex

 

 

 

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how abut a little safety net under the unit?  Why do you think there will  reception issue? your room is not that big. We are running legacy in the club room (4,000SqFt) and after the earth ground and cleaning the track it works great.

Progress of your layout is coming along, post some more video

Steve

Alex,

 

Great idea for alternative mounting - sound thinking.

 

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Hi guys,

 

Thanks for all the nice comments and input. I will get back to all of you and let you know how the reception is. I don't think I will have any issues, we will see !!!

 

 

Alex

 

 

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Originally Posted by L.I.TRAIN:

how abut a little safety net under the unit?  

Steve

Steve,

Great idea!  I need a safety net around everything I touch!  

Just last evening, I was looking at the edge of my temporary layout, and the thought of some sort of safety net came to mind.  Do I think my trains will jump the track into the chasm below?  Not as likely as I drop them trying to put them on or off the track!!  

 

Alex,

Your idea is very good, because sure as shooting someone, namely 'yours truly' will bump into the factory mount and knock it off.  I keep my hands in my pockets when visiting layouts, and then bump into controllers anyway.

Hi Guys,

 

Here's a test video, so far on the outer main line I have no Legacy signal issues.

This weekend I will test the inner main, and then after that I will test the signal

strength of MTH DCS.

 

Thanks for the nice comments guys, Mark this is why I didn't use the easy method of mounting. I can just imagine when I have a load of people here and someone bangs into the Legacy base and it pops off and hits the floor OUCH!!! LOL!!!

 

Thanks again,

Alex

 

 

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Alex, 

 

Awesome video

 

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alex,

 

Can you post a few pictures of the location where you mounted the unit? Looks cool - hard to capture in the video.

 

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Mikey,

 

Nicely done -the control panel looks great

 

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Looking good Alex.  We are counting the days until your open house.  

 

 

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Hi Guys,

 

Mark lol!!!!

 

Carl, I agree the Ross double crossover is a thing of beauty

 

Doug, thanks. Please keep us posted on your layout too !!!!

 

Kevin, Thanks. Here's a picture of the control panel wall. Please note it still has a long way to go.

 

Mikey, beautiful control panel !!!!!

 

Johnny, thanks. This time around every wire will be neatly run. Underneath my old layout it looked like spaghetti. lol

 

Pennsynut, thanks. The Mikado is the new Heavy Lionel Legacy version.

 

Marty, thanks buddy. Looking forward to seeing you and Dotty !!!!!

 

Here's a picture of the control panel, still tons to do on it.

Also here's a test video of the engine going through the double crossover to the inner loop. so far so good !!!!!!

 

 

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Alex,

 

Clearly I am going to need help wiring my layout. Like you, I like everything tight, neat and all in the same location. The mounting on a panel board seems to provide more room - also like the way you mounted Legacy Command Base - now I know why you went the extra mile.

 

I just modified my draft to include the Round Table, purchase yesterday 2 AIU's order a second Lionel Legacy unit - Back up and now have 2 MTH Controllers. 

 

Now to clear the basement and get working on the bench work. 

 

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Hi Alex,

 

Good work and progress (as always!)

 

I would bet that you will have no problems with either Legacy or DCS. But testing as you are doing, as you progress, is the best way to take care of any problems if they were to arise.

 

My train room is 33-ft x 38-ft, and has a stairwell within, as shown below. My Legacy base is against one of the 38-ft walls, one DCS TIU is under the layout, and the other in a corner. I never have problems with the DCS remotes accessing the TIU's, or with the Legacy remote communicating with its base.

 

Essentially, I can control both Legacy and DCS from anywhere I want, other than the Legacy remote is 'blinded' if I stand behind the stairwell, which is not necessary.

 

I quit placing the Legacy remote on the base for charging over a year ago, and instead use Lithium batteries on that remote. The set of batteries on that remote today is the very same ne I put on over a year ago. Therefore, I don't have to have ready access to the base.

 

I have another base - charge only for my second Legacy remote, that one I is still use as intended, and it is out of the way, just for charging.

 

Good luck, thank you for sharing, and keep us posted.

 

Alex

 

Note locations of the the two DCS TIU's, five AIU's, and of the main Legacy base.

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