Hinge ideas needed, non-working but sturdy

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Hinge ideas needed, non-working but sturdy

Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:07 am

Hey Y'all;
Hinge ideas needed, :idea: :?: non-working but sturdy "hinges" to attach open doors to this HO track speeder shed to be used on my modules on club layout.
My brain just isn't doing this this week. :?
Shed is semi-removable on a semi-removable addition to layout where the modular layout has an extension to join a permanent layout.
Handling, bumping, wreck derailments, are things to consider regarding survivability of the open doors.

Doors are desired in open position to let shed light shine on side of passing trains for a neat effect in the dark.

As can be deduced from photo, hinges will not be visible to viewing, so beauty is irrelevant, sturdiness, however, is.
Doors will be sandwich of .020 thick styrene scribed at .050 spacing, so they will represent same siding boards viewed from 2 sides.

ImageIMG_2273 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2082 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2088 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

Aaaaaand ...

Of course positioning the shed to get the look I want upstairs led the LED light wiring lead to emerge in an awkward spot downstairs. So, I guess it will take "three lefts to make a right" to get inside the module framing. Eh, such is life.

ImageIMG_2270 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

Have a smaller and dimmer duplicate of the desired effect located about 12 feet to right of layout location above
ImageMVI_4665 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr
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Re: Hinge ideas needed, non-working but sturdy

Postby docnjoj » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:17 pm

Some wire and brass tubing is simple and straightforward. Epoxy the hinge (tubing) inside the shed door edges and the wire attached to the doors.
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Re: Hinge ideas needed, non-working but sturdy

Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:04 pm

if the doors are made of card or thin wood, simple paper or thin card superglued to back of wall, and onto door would hold. Some flexibility so odd knock won't break it. With care the visible part on door can be disguised.
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