Yesterday was the last day of our 8 day long exhibit at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Everything worked well including the passing siding on the Musashi-Koyama modules after the rework I had done on the controls.
Sometimes the space provided for our layouts is too small to set up rope barriers. Almost all adult visitors know not to touch anything on the layout but it's another story with small kids. Up to now I had held back on the details I want to have near the front edge of the Musashi-Koyama module set. Prior to this exhibit I decided it was time to have some sort of clear screen in front of the modules.
On an old home layout I had made some shields from clear plastic material to keep my cats off the layout and thought it would be a good solution for this.
I have had some success making small control panels from plastic sheet but for these I decided to have them made for by TAP Plastics. One shield is 36 inches wide and is mounted to the module on the left and the other shield is 42.75 inches wide and is attach to the middle module and to the small extension. Both are 9 inches tall.
Each shield is attached with a pair of knurled head thumb screws. Holes were drilled on the front frame of the modules and tee nuts were installed from the inside.
Once installed, the shields worked out great. This was a very busy 8 day show and nothing was taken, moved, or touched on the modules.