Bookcase Benchwork I

This past week I started building a poplar bookcase which will eventually be crowned with a model railway layout in N-gauge. The layout will be loosely modeled after Hemyock Station on the Culm Valley Light Railway.

Culm Valley

The bookcase is roughly 60″ long and 54″ tall, with 11.25″ deep shelves and a 14″ wide top. It will replace two existent bookcases along a wall in the study. The layout proper will be 66″ long and 16″ wide. Eventually, I will build modular additions which will be stored away when not in use, and the layout will be removable for expanded operation.