When first attracted to model trains, it’s easy to fall into the trap to get down and skip the full planning process.
As a general rule, it’s always better to design your song layout before you start creating the real thing. You need to plan not only model train lines, but also elevations, buildings, mountains and other scenic details.
Without a proper plan, you will not have an accurate measurement to start building a bench jual triplek that fits your model layout.
Think of it as building a house; Without the right foundation, everything will collapse. Work from the ground up. The most important basis for your model train plan is the bench.
The room you choose to make your bench should be completely ready to design the layout of your train model.
The train model is not a small thing!
Check the lighting and condition of the room, and its planning, how you will set the layout after it is set. Try not to return the bench to the corner, unless it is shallow enough for you to reach the furthest corner.
A large layout may require a hole in the middle of your seat. This lets you achieve everything around you as you stand in the hole. Think long term.
The main support structure can be on whatever scale you want. A complete beginner may want to choose a smaller and simpler layout so that it requires a smaller bench. However, because of your interest and expertise in training the model grows, so does your layout ambition.
A piece of plywood on the table or workbench is the best way to start your model train hobby.
Alternatively, a solid bench is built to make the perfect foundation for a complex song plan.
There are two options available to you if you want to build a bench; get up from scratch or buy pre-cut and drill kits to put together simply and quickly.
Start from the beginning, you need to create a base, which will support the platform for your layout.
It is quite easy to do, if you have the right tools and a large amount of patience. By creating two strong, L shape beams, using the L-girder method, frames can be combined quite quickly.
Once you have two beams, install them parallel to each other, use two more layers of plywood. This rectangular frame can then be mounted on the support legs. Make sure the entire support structure is strong and you are ready to continue.
Not everyone is good at gardening. So you might want to buy a kit and just install it in your own home. This lets you choose pre-cut and drill stools, technically accurate which saves time. Depending on your skills and tools, of course this is an easier option to buy a kit.
The bench basically can then have a platform added to it. Use a thick layer of plywood for the platform to place your tracks. Whether you choose to put your tracks and build landscape around the layout, or vice versa, is entirely up to you.
Some experienced model train tracks will tell you that you have to create landscapes and heights before putting down your songs. I prefer to put the track first and then add the landscape. This is a personal choice.