N Scale Train Bench Work
After lots of research both on line, hobby class, and library books, we think we have narrowed down the design for our N Scale Train Bench work. Terry found a on-line computer program that would layout the track design. It helped do elevations for the area we planned to build the track in. The train bench work is all created using 2x4s and the elevation changes are done using 1×2 or 2x2s.
We printed all this out to scale on paper (taped together) and transferred the design to our plywood. I cut it out using my jigsaw. Oh, I think I forgot to mention I have more power tools than most men I know. Thiss increases my obsession with hobbies.
Bench work build height.
Married with hobbies comes into play again with the discussion on the bench work build height. Terry wanted it higher and I wanted it reachable (not crawling underneath). So we are sorry if it offends those who like it eye level because this height worked well for the kids and me. The photos will show you how we built our bench work and elevation changes. We had pink insulation foam available from our local Home Depot and Terry started planning his train yard.
This is followed by lots more discussion about where buildings, rivers, and lakes are going. Let just say we have a Married with Hobbies layout of the train is Terry’s on the left and mountains and scenery on the right is mine. We meet in the middle of town. The town layout has gone thru several revisions as well.