Monday, February 1, 2016

Bench work for Wesso

Here is an overall view of the Wesso section bench work.  It is 24 inches deep at the widest parts and about 80 inches long.

I built this section of bench work very much like a module for a portable layout.  The side railings  beams are 1/2 inch plywood and the deck is 1/4 inch.

The path for the rail lines was raised above the surface with blocks of 5/8 inch plywood.  This section is set 5/8 inch lower than the adjoining section so the level for the tracks on both is the same.

Land contours will be done with insulation board but I wanted solid wood under the road bed.
A river bed was cut into the flat surface were a pair of bridges will carry both the east and west bound lines over this first of several crossings of the Humboldt river.

As I did when working on the yard, this section will be resting on wall ledgers so it can be easily removed to work on.