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A close up of the garage. I have some work to do on the garage door and I may make a laundry area in the back under the window.


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After seeing some of your latest pics, I had to dig a little deeper into your album.  I’ve only been on here a couple of months and there is so much content on this forum.   I can’t believe nobody commented on your garage door.  Maybe its a guy thing but that door is freakin amazing!  I’m geeking out over the tracks you made to make it movable. How are the panels hinged for when the door goes up?

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On 21 December 2017 8:54:19 AM, Keifer said:

After seeing some of your latest pics, I had to dig a little deeper into your album.  I’ve only been on here a couple of months and there is so much content on this forum.   I can’t believe nobody commented on your garage door.  Maybe its a guy thing but that door is freakin amazing!  I’m geeking out over the tracks you made to make it movable. How are the panels hinged for when the door goes up?

Well Keith, I'd love to take credit for this door but its actually a commercial product by houseworks.. I believe timberbrook used to make them also though they are now out of business. They still come up on eBay every now and then. The door has little pin hinged rollers on the sides to run up and down the track and the panels I believe from memory are hinged with a U shaped pin and flex with some kind of rubber kind of like an elastic band. I'm not at home right now so I can't go and have a look to be sure. When I get home I'll go and study it an let you know. Oh also, the inside corner of each panel is rounded to allow smoother operation around the bend. :)

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On 1/1/2018, 2:50:23, Goldenrodfarm said:

I love the door, so realistic with track and even moves.  Wondering if you will have a model car to go in the garage? 

Yes, I have a Morris Minor 1000 edition in 1:12 scale for the Garage. :) 

On 1/1/2018, 3:01:27, Keifer said:

Well I feel a little foolish now...still a cool door tho.  Thanks for the specs. 

Don't be silly... I had a look at it last night and I don't think it would be that hard to build one actually. Essentially each panel is a thin piece of basswood glued together with a strip of nylon tape (or some other slightly flexible strong tape) in between the layers on each side about a quarter of the way in. Essentially, the tape runs where the divider 1 & 3 on the window panels are. These tape pieces run through each panel attaching them to each other and allowing movement but not enough for the door to collapse on itself. Then trim is added to create the square panels. 

The windows are just a sheet of plexi with trim over the top to simulate individual panels.

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