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    • August 9, 2017 10:00 AM EDT
      • Peoria, NW of Phoenix, Arizona
         
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      For the door could you use a piece of 1" foam, carve the rail slots, then either carve brick or block look on the outside then paint to look like brick, block or stone? The door would then open up like a garage door.

      Roofing nails have a rubber washer to seal the hole and for the most part they do the job well. Have you looked at the self sticking membrane for water tightness then maybe sheet metal roofing over that?

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    • August 9, 2017 4:41 PM EDT
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
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      Flangeways should be about 1/8th inch wide and deep.

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    • August 10, 2017 8:34 AM EDT
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      Nice build but man pretty stout material. I used the fiberglass roof panels that are uv resistant and you use screws with rubber washers to keep water out. Mines been in place for 7 years and no water damage or leakage. Later RJD

    • August 10, 2017 8:35 AM EDT
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      trainshed build

      Just a couple pics of mine.  Later RJD

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    • August 10, 2017 8:41 AM EDT
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      Here is a couple of pics of mine.  Later RJD

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    • August 12, 2017 9:11 PM EDT
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      Mine opens through a slot, using drawer sliders for smoothness.  Designed this way to stop people from getting in. With the shed roof locked, you can't open the doors because the roof is in the way.

       

      I was thinking of using some sort of insulating foam but I was also thinking of filling in the space with maybe grout or something around the door.

    • January 17, 2018 7:48 PM EST
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      It's been quite a while since I updated this thread with my progress. I'll be fast forwarding and hopefully will get around to posting the previous things I learned for my shed.

       

      The shed has been complete for sometime now. I have been debugging, to steal a term from software engineering, water leak issues. The vertical sliding doors have leaks to be expected at the point where they meet the track. Getting this area to be a solid seal that is water tight is very challenging. I have now added a drip edge, like that for a roof, to the doors. I bolt them on so they can be removed if needed to remove the doors.  You can see this in the attached photos.

       

      Once the drip edge was in place I realized water still came into the shed. I have to have a water tight ridge along the entire length of the floor to make sure the water that drips down off the drip edge doesn't flow into the shed.  I could have made the drip edge bigger, but water could still drip in via the places where the track meets the shed.

       

    • January 17, 2018 8:57 PM EST
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      Nick,  Can't see exactly what you have going there by the pictures but have you considered building a "carport" roof and walls out a foot or so?  That way the rain will deflect away from your pull down door and the moisture should stay outside where it belongs.

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    • January 17, 2018 9:16 PM EST
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         Nicolas, instead of making it water-tight, and combining with what Rick said, why not cut a channel on the floor right inside the door and let the rain run out onto the ground all by itself? Just go with the flow...ha ha.

       

       

       

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    • January 18, 2018 3:31 AM EST
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      Like Rick mentioned I built a facade to serve as an industry where my track heads into the storage area. 

      No leaks, no water, plus there's a small gap where the table meets the side of the shed.

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    • January 25, 2018 12:49 PM EST
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      I have actually considered doing that and probably will at some point. I was thinking 6 inches but  i suppose I could do a foot as well. 

    • January 25, 2018 10:04 PM EST
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      R.J. DeBerg said:

      Here is a couple of pics of mine.  Later RJD

      RJ, Please tell me how this 5-way switch works.  I assume the rails leading to the shed are rubber?

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    • January 25, 2018 10:38 PM EST
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      R.J. DeBerg said:

      Here is a couple of pics of mine.  Later RJD

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    • January 27, 2018 6:19 PM EST
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      I'd like to see a video of that 5 way stub switch in operation!

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    • January 27, 2018 7:13 PM EST
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      That one is manual, you slide a tab in and out to align the moving track with the stubs.

       

      Also, if you really wanted to support the Austrian economy, you could buy a motorized one:

       

       

      Both of these switches were custom built in nickel plated brass, unplated brass was standard.

       

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    • January 27, 2018 9:44 PM EST
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      Also, if you really wanted to support the Austrian economy, you could buy a motorized one:

      Both of these switches were custom built in nickel plated brass, unplated brass was standard.

       

      Greg

      Greg, Who makes this?

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    • January 28, 2018 5:37 PM EST
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      Wasn't it done by Train-Li, but is now obsolete?

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    • January 28, 2018 5:54 PM EST
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      Train Line 45 I believe, Train-Li is not a manufacturer but a distributor.

      Contact Train-Li if they can still order them... they are expensive, so if you just want to know how much, I would not bother.

      Mine will be installed like RJ's, the throat of a storage yard, although there will be an elevator system to have it service multiple storage tracks.

       

      Greg

       

       

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    • January 28, 2018 6:47 PM EST
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       Not looking to buy.  Looking to inspect the design and operation.   If it's not too much trouble, I'd like to see more detailed pics and/or a video demo of operation.

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