by Roger Hensley
I especially like how the scene with the train in it puts the scenery in perspective.
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Desertdweller wrote:Roger,I use a combination of open-grid and table-top. The original was table-top with much of the rest table-top with open-grid tying all of it together. It is on two levels. I do not use foam insulation on any of this. I do use ceiling tile on several spots, but mostly hard coating of scenery. This is an old layout dating back to the early 80s. I have just made change after change in it to keep it modern.
Did you use an open-grid or table-type benchwork? I used a series of 2x4 foot plywood-topped tables, with adjustable bolts on the bottom of the legs for levelling. The tables are held to each other with c-clamps.
The tables are topped with two layers of blue foam insulation. A previous railroad was topped with two layers of ceiling tile. The foam insulation is lighter and not subject to warping with humidity changes.
I like your use of shelves under the layout. That would work for me, too, if they were built as units that could be rolled out for access to the wiring.