Benchwork for Meadows Creek
As I'm considering to take this layout to exhibitions I tried
to built the benchwork as light as possible.
Step 1: L-Beams
As a first step I created two L-beams from 6mm/1/4" plywood. The strips
were glued and nailed together. For enforcement short pieces of 12mm/1/2"
stripwood were nailed and glued to the inside.
Notice that only one of these pieces
is shown in the drawing.
Step 2: Cross members
In the second step, the cross members were added. The cross members were made
from the same plywood as the L-beams. Large round holes were cut for the
wiring. Similar to the basic L-beam assembly, these cross members were glued and nailed
in place spaced circa one foot apart. Also reenforcement pieces were added.
Step 3: Sub-roadbed
Finally, the sub-roadbed was glued on top of those cross members and reenforced as well.