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My Little Railroad Buddy

My Little Railroad Buddy


  1. Workbench Complete

    Quote Originally Posted by gpa View Post
    No it's not just an inverse of my previous post Benchwork Complete. This post is about the workbench I've built under my new layout. I'm pretty proud of this one.

  2. Time for a New Desk

    When I built my Halland Yard layout, I decided to build my office desk into the closet. It was primarily a sheet of 3/4″ plywood, supported by lumber across the back and the front sides. The front of the desk spanned the 5′ closet opening. This front portion really began to sag. It was unsupported. I couldnt shore up the support it with shelf brackets, because I needed the space underneath to roll my file cabinets into it.

  3. Valance Brackets

    I painted the top and underside of the valance Polar White. Then installed the triangle brackets that provide the permanent support for the valance. Next fascia and lights.

    I got a little worried about whether 1/8″ hardboard would make the 8″ radius curve around the northeast corner of the valance. ...
  4. Benchwork Continues Into the Closet

    More benchwork today. I started with a tricky section that would be the sub-roadbed where the main layout enters the closet. I spent a lot of time cutting ...
  5. Construction Marathon 4-15-2012

    A nice day and generous parents led me to a construction marathon this afternoon. I spent a total of 8 straight hours cutting, trimming, fixing, gluing, ...
  6. Construction Progress 4-2-12

    Progress has really been stifled by rain, sick kids, injury, illness and RAIN. And did I mention rain. So in between the crappy weather and sore body, Ive been trying ...
  7. Shelf Bracket Benchwork 1


    I started benchwork today. Im using angle brackets from Home Depot; 16″ brackets along the east wall and 12″ brackets ...
  8. Before Consctruction Photos

    Before Construction Photos

    Pre-construction photos taken February 14, 2012. I have just filled in some old screw holes with spackle. Im still working ...