How can I Mount a Train on Walls?

Mounting a model train track on the wall saves loads of table or floor area and lets you leave the train set up all the time since it is out of the way. Construct your own wall-mounted setup using shelving and shelf brackets, or buy a specialty wall-mount system that appears as if it were custom-made to your space.

DIY Shelving Option

Run the track around the whole perimeter of this room by first quantifying each wall to find out how much shelf space you require. Long, pre-made fiberboard shelves offer an inexpensive option for the right runs of track; a corner shelf or a triangle of wood cut to fit each corner cares for the curved areas. Install shelf mounts directly into studs every 3 to 4 feet in the desired shelf height, keeping in mind the boards and the monitor take up some space. Assess the height of the tallest train car or accessory such as a tunnel; install the shelving in a height that accommodates the whole design with room to spare. Insert the shelving along the whole perimeter of this room, within a few inches for every single corner. Put in a length of track near each corner; then add the curved pieces in the corners to figure out how big of a shelf or even piece of wood you’ll need to your corners. Buy or cut wood to size for each corner; encourage the corner pieces with extra corner mounts.

Homemade Enclosure

Like trains mounted on a tabletop track, wall-mounted train automobiles can derail from time to time. Prevent the risk of dropping train cars by including a Plexiglas enclosure several inches high around your trail’s support shelving shelving unit. Drill a few holes to secure the material to the shelving using screws, or utilize a construction adhesive or hot glue to hold it in place.

Floating Track Mount

Some companies offer a sleek wall-mounted system that appears to float in the room, such as a floating shelf. A special interlocking channel system holds a few of these kinds of train mounts into the wall. Order the mounting program based on the magnitude of the monitor layout as well as the scale of this train collection. Some models allow space to conduct over one train at a time on independent tracks.

Add-on Elements

Decorate your wall-mounted track system with the addition of tiny LED up-lights or rope lighting behind the monitor between the monitor and the wall. For a home made shelf-style strategy, add decorative trim from the lumber section of a home improvement store to make the design look less easy. Paint the shelving to meet other trim at the room. Add tiny, compact trees for a little nature. Cut and paint thin wood or cardboard constructions to mount directly to the wall behind the train as miniature towns and train stations.

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