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 my boy’s 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).

But I think he’s gone soft in the head. All the other buildings on the site sell for $9 – but he wants to knock these out for $2. That’s right: $2 a building – less than a hamburger.

(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!



PS If you’re looking for the latest ebay cheat sheet, it’s here.

38 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!

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