Thursday, May 16, 2019

Construction Continues

As my Instagram and YouTube activity goes up I've been ignoring this blog a bit. What I am not ignoring however is my layout room. Construction continues even as the weather gets nicer and the great outdoors calls to me. I'm going a bit slow, a bit deliberately, but I am happy with the progress I've made thus far.

I find there is a certain degree of magic in this point of the model railroad construction process. It is the beginning of a long journey. It is no longer just an idea in my mind. It is a sketch, a skeleton about to come to life.


  1. A simplistic question. I see your narrow shelves have no support brackets. I guess they are sturdy enough to support themselves. How wide is this narrow shelf? I'm curious, having to build 12"-15" shelves for my home layout and trying to figure out an efficient way without overdoing it. Thanks!

    1. Actually they do. They are grey metal brackets and they are a bit hard to see as they blend into the walls. You can see a few of them in the newer pictures. I'm going to have a couple videos on benchwork construction up in the next couple of weeks that will go over it. Those brackets are totally awesome, but at around 6 bucks a piece, they are a bit on the expensive side.

      They also don't make them large enough to support very wide shelves which is why I built some of the larger brackets from wood. (which would also work on smaller shelves if you wanted to save money.