Benchwork construction has begun on my newest layout. This time I am designing a shelf/switching layout, inspired by various railroad and industrial activities close to home. While I don't yet have an official name for the layout, I am calling it the UP Council Bluffs Subdivision, since that is were I am doing a lot of my research and train watching for model railroad ideas. Who knows, it might just stick.
The layout will be 16' in length, using a twin pair of 8' tables that are 18" wide. I am using a very similar design to the Marias Pass benchwork, with plywood for the frame and folding legs that collapse into the recess of the benchwork. The track plan is not yet finished, but wanted to get started with construction anyway. I'll continue to share more as I make progress. Here is a short video of the new layout: