Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Rollinthunder91, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Rollinthunder91

    Rollinthunder91 New Member

    My name is Matthew Cusick.
    I just started building my N scale model railroad of the Great Northern and i'm still trying to figure out what kind of wood i should use for my table. The railroad will run about 10x10 of the shelf of my wall.

    I recently gave all my old HO scale stuff to member Kevinkrey, you may have seen it in one of his posts.

    I also do custom 1:18 scale cars and trucks. I recently completed a 1934 Ford Pick-up Rat Rod with a blown chevy 350, so if anyone has this interest please contact me.​

  2. CRed

    CRed Member


    You came to the right place Matt.

    Yes,he showed off all the HO stuff you gave him and I remember wishing you were MY friend!

  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Glad you could join us Matthew! Are you saying you're going to have two ten foot shelf lengths for your layout?
  4. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Hello Matthew: Welcome aboard. If you are contemplating a shelf layout of not over 24 inches in depth, I will suggest using some metal, heavy duty shelf brackets. There are some available that are rated for a 300 pound load. You do have to attach them to studs rather than just the wallboard. You could then use either 1/2 inch plywood with foam insulation over it for your basic shelving. There are other suggestions that you will probably get. Pick what fits you and your pocketbook.
  5. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    Hi Matt, oh wait, you did this on my computer. sign1

    He does have a ledge in jis room, going down 10' on both, there will be extensoins on the two ends, for turns, it will be like a dogbone, only bent, I might e helping him with the build, but I might lend him the camera to get some pics.
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    If you have ledges in your room, they should have a header on all of them to support the ledges at the front edge. If you need to extend the ledges out for a bit wider benchwork, you can bolt the shelf brackets directly to the header.
  7. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Hi Matt, welcome!
  8. Rollinthunder91

    Rollinthunder91 New Member

    yes it will be 2 ten foot shelves. It'll be the Great Northern railway. i do better modeling cars than trains though. I just finished modeling the '34 Ford and my next project mill be a mercury rat rod.

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