Living in the NJ shore area (NO, not anywhere close to where Snooky stays thank God) we had very little in the amount of snow that fell, so we are lucky that we haven't lost power. I took advantage of my now freed up schedule and did some more work on the layout.
First up was to finish prepping the helix legs for installation. I mounted locking casters on the bottoms of each leg. With the helix being in close proximity to the mechanical room doors (just a little over 3' away) I wanted to be able to unattach the helix and roll it out of the way easily if we ever need to do any major service on the water heater or on the HVAC system. Both might need replacing within the next couple of years and I don't want to have to tear out the helix to get clearance to the mechanical room. Unbolting the helix from from the layout, and disconnecting the wires and track, will be all that's needed before I can roll the whole thing out of the way.
|Casters added to the legs will help with moving the helix if needed.|
|This picture shows the rest of the brackets installed for the lower level. And yes.. the sombrero still hasn't been moved yet. :)|
All in all not a bad way to turn my disapointment about the op-session being canceled into a productive day on my own layout. :)