BenchWork 101...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by BcRailNameGuy1, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. BcRailNameGuy1

    BcRailNameGuy1 New Member

    Greetings all...
    Is there anyone out there that lives close to Prince Rupert, BC that knows how to do bench work and lay track?
    your help would be greatly appreciated!
    thx!
  2. RI541

    RI541 Member

    I dont know if anyone lives close to BC or not but theres plenty of people here that can walk you through the basics of bench construction as it is realitivly easy.

    Theres also websites that will help you but I dont know where our website guy is. He'll be here soon though.

    What do you need to know?

    What kind of bench do you want to build?

    Do you have a lay-out plan?

    Shane
  3. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    I was in the process of moving...now I'm trying to catch up!

    I go away for a couple of days and WHAM the board fills up with posts! Were ya'll just waitin' fer me to leave? :)

    The custom builders are generally pretty expensive. But if you're willing to pay to have the benchwork built, you can probably hire a carpenter.

    But if you're just looking for someone with experience who can help you in person...well...that's another story! (I'm from Texas AND I'm not experienced with building benchwork, so I guess I'm out).

    Anyway, here are some links to custom builders. Might be fun to browse at the very least!

    http://www.shelflayouts.com/ - This guy's layout was in Model Railroader recently. Very realistic scenery!

    http://www.cmrtrain.com/

    http://www.rslayouts.com/ - Doesn't serve anywhere in Canada, but they have nice pictures.

    http://www.raildreams.com/ - Cool web page.

    http://www.progressivemodeldesign.com/ - Check out the 4x8 layout that folds into the cabinet!

    -Rory
  4. RI541

    RI541 Member

    Rory,

    I knew that you'd show up with your brief case full of websites.

    Shane
  5. wolfrunrr

    wolfrunrr New Member

    BENCHWORK 101

    AS AN INDUSTRIAL ARTS TEACHER....IN THE MODERN DAY CALLED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION...THE BEST WAY TO BUILD A BENCH IS TO DIVE IN AND LEARN BY DOING....OR YOU CAN CHEAT AND BUY A CHEAP FOLDING TABLE FROM OFFICE DEPOT AND USE ONE OR TWO OF THOSE FOR A STARTER. BUT GO AHEAD.....BUILD A BENCH. MISTAKES ARE THE BEST TEACHERS....NOT AS GOOD AS ME OF COURSE...BUT ALMOST AS GOOD AND YOU'LL HAVE FUN AND LEARN NEW 4 LETTER WORDS IN THE MEAN TIME...LOL.

    BRUCE
  6. bobrien

    bobrien Member

    Hell I just finished building my first bench, and it's so damn wonderful I'm not sure if I want to mess it up by putting anything on it............................... :)

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