Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

Much as it’ll be a while before I’m at this stage of the process, I’ve had a few thoughts of where I can integrate some of my knowledge of electronics into my future railroad layout. Obviously with the large assortment of kits, tools and whatnot available from commercial sources, there’s already so much you can […]

Fully modular design

One of my realizations over the past few weeks is that a truly modular layout design would likely be the best thing I could do for my own sanity. If we should ever buy a home and move, I really don’t want any of my invested resources to go to waste, so I redeveloped the […]

An Old Version of the Layout

This was the previous version of my layout (I say previous with the understanding that I haven’t actually put up the new one just yet). The only problem I had besides a lack of space to expand was the fact that the only space at the time was in the dining room, and the floor […]

Upcoming Project

Plans are done for two work tables and a miter saw stand. After trying to work on my initial plans for train tables, I realized just how much harder it was to work on this stuff on the floor. So I’ve got some simple plans to make a few work tables and the miter saw […]

Revised Plan Outcome

So after the neccessary consideration, here is my modified plan. It delays things by only a couple of days since I have to get a few more pieces of lumber and 8 more of my leg level T-nut and bolt assembles, and the necessary washers, nuts and bolts to join tables, but the biggest change […]

A Smart Alteration

So as I was falling asleep last night, it occurred to me that even though my tables won’t be a full 4 foot across, at 8 foot long they might be a bit hard to get in / out of the basement. so in the interest of saving myself a bit of frustration, I’ve modified […]

Well, So Much For That

That sure did suck. Due to a rough (very rough) night of sleep, I just didn’t have the energy today for doing much of anything. I only finally got the lumber into the basement now. So I guess that construction will be delayed by a few days. That’s OK, though. It’s not a big setback […]

Construction Begins Tomorrow

Well, I picked up all of the framing lumber and hardware today. The original plan to put casters on the bottoms of the legs was dropped in favor of using T-Nuts with 2 ½ inch bolts. I realized the floor here isn’t level enough for casters, and while it might not matter in a larger […]

Cut Sheet Image

For the record, this is the cut sheet for the train tables. Not shown in the pictures from the prior post or here are the casters I intend to mount the legs on. I’ll be using peg castors that I will drill out mount holes for, probably.

Personal Site Restart

This is my personal site. I’m using this for personal projects that are not (generally) commercial or professional in nature. Among the topics I’ll be covering on here is my model railroading content, woodworking, baking and occasional personal essays I write on various topics. Some of this content is defeinitely not meant for everyone. I’m […]