Will’s made his own benchwork for his folded dogbone layout:
Just checking in with a few pictures of a different take on base construction.
I have been studying all of your contributors and collecting ideas. I don’t have a basement and so my space is limited to my room over the garage.
I ended up with a folded dog bone layuut base that 25 feet long with a 5 ft loop on one end and a six foot loop on the other end.
I had to build it modularly because I was limited to a 32″ wide entry door. I built sections 30″ and 24″ wide to .
I also needed space for storage so I opted to build it as cabinets instead of on a wooden frame.
The cabinets are 26″ tall so as to not interfere with the pool table or block the window on the far end.
Here are some pictures showing how I built it in cases others are interested in a folding dogbone layout.
First 3 shots show one of the seven cabinet bases.
Thought you might be interested in my modelling skills, I started on my latest layout after my Daughter left us to go and live in Australia.
I already had layout 6’x2’ in a small room upstairs so I moved into her room which was some 18’ longer and decided to add to it.
So I bought two 6’x3’ boards and started to build.
The layout of old was called Meadow Falls and is a small end of line station and surrounding countryside.
I decide to join it to the larger layout I was building so that it would run to a small station at the other end of the layout with a small station and turntable, the gauge for both being N Gauge.
Then I when on to my main board which I am still working on but have at present got Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my Right hand so it is making the job very difficult
The Mill is based on the one in Battlesbridge, Essex but the remainder of the layout is form my imagination and with the help of input from my Daughters, hence the riding stables.
I still have a lot of work to do as the far end at the left has scenery and a stone etc to build. But until I have had and operation on my wrist it will all have to wait a while.
I run mainly Graham Farish and Dapol on a DCC unit by GaugeMaster on the extension , but Meadow Falls is DC. The track and points are all Kato.
Hope you have enjoyed my pics if the want to see more please contact me.
Keep up the good work it really helps us to get so enthusiasm to continue with our work.
A big thanks to Will and Barry.
I know some of you will wonder why I post pics of benchwork. It’s because, if you get your bench / table / platform wrong, you’ll soon give up. Too high, too wobbly, too low, not level, too wide (access!), the list goes on and on… and they all drive you nuts.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here -is today going to be the day you make your start?