benchwork theropy

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by t. alexander, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    benchwork therapy

    Hi all, Spent the weekend building some benchwork. I did'nt think I'd ever get this far. Thats yours truely standing in the middle of what will be the metropolis called Avalon.

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looking good t.! Another week and a train will be running. :) :D :cool:
  3. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Great looking benchwork t......the train room is looking good too:)
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    So ya went & built yourself into a corner, didn't ya? :D
    Just kiddin' t.
    That's some nice looking benchwork!
    Can't wait to see your progress!
  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    Fantastic t! It must feel great to finally be started on the actual construction. I am going to be watching your progress every step of the way. Turning dreams into reality - that's what it's all about! Keep up the good work!

    :D Val
  6. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Hey t., your benchwork surely looks professional!
    I'm about in the same stage of construction and can't wait to lay the first track.:cool:
    I hope you got out of your access hole again! Comparing my dimensions with yours I would have been stuck there for good! :D :D :D
    That's why I'll have no access holes on my layout. ;)

  7. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Looks great!!!
    Room looks good too.
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi t, Hmmm, been there, done that,liked it, then started again.:D

    Looking good friend, soon have it all finsihed and trains running. Yeah, thats what I like to see.

  9. philip

    philip Guest

    T : your benchwork looks great! have you seen that confounded bridge?

    :D philip
  10. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Thats good looking sturdy benchwork T.

    now you can get on with the fun stuff!

  11. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Looking good t. Luv the dude hat! Are they all the rage amongst modellers??? I'll just have to get one! :cool: :D
  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I'll testify on your behalf, it's clear, from the photo, you were FRAMED !!!!
    Is it that cold in the trainroom?? (the hat)
    Good lookin benchwork!
  13. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Lookin good t., looks like a nice fit. Did you leave a little room for if your chest sags down around your waist like mine did? I didn't gain weight as much as it just relocated. Looks like ya still got all 6 fingers on yer left paw, but why er ya hidin the raht one? Bet it feels great to see it coming together!

    Woodie - I think he picked up that cap when he lived up by Cobblers Knob; I think I saw Tripod wearing one once. Speakin of Tripod, I saw a two legged dog on the animal cahnnel the yesterday. He was missing a front and rear on the same side, but when he ran he looked normal. When he stood still, he kinda hopped around. Lost 'em when he was a pup, so he doesn't know any better.
  14. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Rock on T

    Hi T , That there benchwork is solid, just the way I build them.
    Good old two b fours.:D
    Have you ordered the plywood yet;)

    Keep it going while you are on a roll:)
  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    hey T!!
    Looking Good!!!!!!!

    Whatever you do, Don't lose this pic!!

    You will want to look back on it & also show others what it looked like. I took about 40 pics of our layouts & it amazes people that you start with nothing & build your own little world! :) :) Good luck!!
  16. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    I agree!! There's no therapy like that ole hammer and nails type therapy!! Tho I prefer deck screws and a cordless driver myself. :D

    Aahhhhh the smell of the wood, the whine of the saw, the filling of space and especially, like Val says, the realization of a dream.

    Keep goin t.!!..... and keep us posted with lots of pics every step of the way. We'll all be cheerin for ya!!
  17. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Hi all, ok I got this part what do I do, lol

    That hat keeps the hamster at the ol' brain controls from getting cold. I got good heat out there but was practicing good energy conservation that day.

    jon, would'nt it be great to get ol' tripod and "Duece" together!

    Shamus, I was scratching my hat trying to figure out how you can build this stuff as quick as you da man!

    Btw, I'm hoping that access hole will be a good incintive to stay thin? :D
  18. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Come to think of it - perhaps I'll add a narrow access hole on my pike. Then I'll have a true reason to lose weight, until I'm fitting into that hole :D :D :D

  19. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Looking good!

    Very proffesional looking benchwork there, T. As mentioned, you've also done a great job of the train room. I envy your clean workspace, and look forward to progress updates.:)
  20. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Nice work t.
    At least no one can say you got "board"
    (Sorry..jon loaned me some meds)

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