The lift bridge on our HO layout at model train club is a no-no for me any more due to spinal trouble.
A couple club members even built a counterweight for it to help me, but it turned out that just the lifting and turning of my upper body while using it was enough to cause trouble.
There are several different neurological, endocrine, mitochondrial things going on, & on top of that several musculoskeletal things happening all over my body from my feet to my hands to my neck. (https://largescalecentral.com/externals/tinymce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-frown.gif)
I seriously want a refund on this body, but since I didn’t buy it to begin with, there is no refund! (https://largescalecentral.com/externals/tinymce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-undecided.gif)
These are from May 2010 when I had just Grumman; it was June 2010 when Georgie entered our life.
The track here is the Big Hauler set tinplate track; which was totally NOT weather resistant.
(so I painted the ties and the sides of the rails to at least interrupt the environmental effects on those)
I am happy to now have this track which can be just left out there.