Lenzo’s End Table

“Hi my name is Lenzo Widmar, I live in Mexico.

When I was 13 years old I saw the model railroad museum at Balboa Park in San Diego and was fascinated with trains ever since.

I built this end table from scratch using an N scale train everything but the cars, people, and train I hand made.
It’s part of my signature series.


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A big thanks to Lenzo – amazing to think they are all built from scratch. Whilst I haven’t got the patience Lenzo has, I do love putting the print out scenery together.

I greatly enjoyed doing the latest three, which are below. I think they look great (but have a look and make your own mind up).

And here’s a sweet little offer for you too. All the other buildings on the site sell for $9 – but these are just $2. That’s right: $2 a building – less than a coffee.

(In fact, it’s cheaper than the Big Kahuna deal).

So if you want to have a muck about with some scratch building, now’s a great time to have a go. You get all three buildings, for $6, but only until Monday:

You can print them out to any scale you want too.

You can see some more pictures of them here. Have a look. He’s done a great job on the detail.

And if you fancy bagging this deal – all 3 for $6 – you can also do that here.

Happy scratch building!

That’s your lot for today – unless you want to make a start on your layout, in which case you can grab the Beginner’s Guide here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

51 Responses to Lenzo’s End Table

  1. Jan B says:

    This is cute!

  2. John Bos says:

    What a great way to incorporate a working model railroad into a small space. I love this layout. It reminds me of a briefcase layout I once saw using tt gauge! And suggests a way I might compensate for “downsizing” from my old standard gauge train collection that began in the early 40’s when I received my first standard gauge Lionel train set for Christmas when I was 6 years old. Thanks Lenzo.

  3. Robert says:

    Very cool! What’s mor to say.

  4. You obviously have a very good eye for detail as well as having the talent and patience to build a great little layout. Being an ‘O Scale’ guy, I am very impressed with your skill at scratch building at N-Scale. Be sure to send more pictures of future layouts if you continue to expand.

  5. Joe Lurker says:

    Very cool Lenzo! I will have to try that!

  6. Buzz Anderson says:

    I am looking for New scale buildings. What size are $6 building sets?

  7. Herb Ahrens says:

    Love this (cute) little layout. Magnificent work on the table, too. Consider taking this to a model train layout. I’ll bet it’s going to be the center of attention.

  8. Dennis Clarke says:

    Great talent!

  9. Bonny McDaniel aka Grannytoot says:

    Nice job, Lenzo, on both the table and train.

  10. KC Catanese says:

    WOW ! What a great idea . . . something I want to try. Question . . . what size is that table? Diameter ? I guss any coffee table or end table would wor.
    Thanks, KC

  11. KC Catanese says:

    wow! great idea

  12. Al Barten says:

    Great idea. Great execution.

  13. Bedros Anserian says:

    Nice expression in a nutshell. Good job.

  14. tracy penman says:

    Great ideal! I never thought about doing this. A friend of mine built a coffee table using an old spool for cable. I actually grabbed a big one from the electric company. I was going to run multiple layers around it for a shelf layouts but I never did it. It is long gone now. You could also use something like that to build a helix on. I think it would be great if someone built a helix where the tracks were exposed instead of inside of a mountain. Think of all the scenery
    that could be done! LOL

  15. Ralph says:

    Magnificent Lorenzo,
    A model layout and a useful piece of furniture all in the one structure.

  16. Ian Mc Donald says:

    nicely done. love the detail. you must have a lot of patience.

  17. John Hancock says:

    Fantastic Lorenzo just the sort of inspiration I needed thank you, I thought I would never find enough room in my house.

  18. Ron Schultz says:

    My wife ask about me building a new table for the living room . to go in ftont of the windows Now that I have seen what you did I’m going to make the table a little wider and similar to what you have done with the glass top I need a train in it . it was to be 24 X 48 . but with HO may be 30 X 48

  19. Bill Fitzpatrick says:

    Fine job Lenzo. Your layout shoots down the “I don’t have any room for a layout” argument . And the glass top keeps most dust out of the scenery also.

  20. Steve Roberts says:

    Novel idea, and a nice job – Well done Lorenzo

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  22. Harry Kubarek says:

    I love the end table. Great Job!

  23. Jim says:

    Neat stuff in a small and unique space.

    Jim AZ

  24. Mike Richardson says:

    Great job Lenzo. I really like your layout and the coffee table. You have a great talent. Keep up the good work.

  25. Rev. Harry C. Wigmore, III says:

    Lenzo, that is a great idea using the End Table as a train board. That is very
    classy!!!!! Very professional!!!!
    Have a great day,
    Pastor Harry C. Wigmore, III
    Light of Life Ministries
    Smithfield, North Carolina USA

  26. Linda says:

    Wow, this looks great. I especially like the way you divided this into four separate scenes. The woodworking is beautiful also. What a classy compact way to display you train.

  27. Buter Cary says:

    Very Nice layout

  28. Ron Schultz says:

    Nice . I have a coffee table i made in high school shop class that has been disassembled and i’m going t make a round end table from it. Now this adds to what i had in mind. Thanks for sharing .

  29. Fabulous idea, I am going to have my son knock out the table in his woodworking shop, and I will add the train and scenery. Outstanding quality!
    Thanks for sharing, Lenzo.

  30. JIm Ford says:

    It’s Dinky!
    As we used to say about Frank Hornby’s marvellous model cars, (and trains)!

  31. David Hannan says:

    Lenzo that is brilliant!

  32. Mike Childs says:

    Beautiful. Great job Lenzo

  33. Susan Cannon says:

    Lorenzo, what a beautiful piece of work!! You are a master craftsman, an artist! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely layout.

  34. Gary Manganiello says:

    WOW! THAT IS IMPRESSIVE……….Fantastic idea and job.

  35. RonE says:

    How cleaver!

  36. John Blotnick says:

    Very nice. Makes me think to do the same for the bigger dining table – shorten the legs, layout on top with glass cover too.

  37. Mike says:

    Beautiful work! I especially like the trestle – just outstanding!

  38. David Pugh says:

    It goes to show you what you can do with a small space. Beautiful use of a small area simple use of area with great workmanship. Please send more pictures.

  39. NJ Mark says:

    I like the fact that you have 4 different scenes without having to blend them together into 1 coherent layout. Just fantastic! Cheers! NJ Mark

  40. Chris says:

    Very cool table. I might have to make one myself. (If the wife will let me. LOL)

  41. Mike Balog says:

    Fantastic Results.. The Coffee Table is really a Show Piece.. Now sure how you managed to curve that heavy wood,,, came out beautiful in the end. What holds the glass top on? A Minor Improvement. Put Plexiglass around the outside of the table
    to keep little hands and prying “paws” from touching your layout. With the four complete scenes, you could do the four seasons here in the Northeast. Or the Northwest. Wonderful construction job.. ~ Mike in N.H. U.S.A.

  42. Jon B says:

    Lenzo, as others have said, great use of small space. Brilliant. Gives us all a way to start without the overwhelming sight of a huge empty board (and equally empty wallet). This will allow me to explore several design, modeling options. Also love the fact that it’s low enough for my grandson to see, “help” and enjoy. Thank you for the idea.

  43. Chris says:

    Lovely job

  44. Ruben Simon says:

    I love it! Could do something like that! Maybe someday I’ll get started… 😀

  45. Ak JIm says:

    Nice job, thanks for sharing your work!

  46. Walt Walters says:

    Beautiful all the way around.
    Do you sell these?

  47. TJK says:

    Nice job Lenzo……..UNIQUE for sure!

  48. William Catzalco says:

    awesome Thanks it is innovation.

  49. James says:

    Very creative!

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