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Project by htl posted 08-15-2017 07:10 PM 717 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The BOSS said build some shelves after building my caboose, I said no problem and went to work building these super simple but up off the floor and out of the way shelves.
[I knew once I started building the model train full size I was going to get in trouble]

There’s 30 something dowels in this project.

Now I can get back to building my train tracks now that I know what I have to put them on.
I was going to build the shelf as the train track but thought better of it once I got building the wall shelves.

These are made with maple and alder wood, would have much rather built them out of oak but use up whats on hand.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.





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TheWoodYogi

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#1 posted 08-15-2017 09:57 PM

Looks very good :) It really suits those superb models.

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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ZAGREB

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#2 posted 08-15-2017 09:59 PM

simply is the best
nice shelves,buddy
if my BOSS see your shelves I´ll be bussy tomorrow

-- bambi

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 08-15-2017 10:03 PM

Excellent work on the entire collection.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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SouthavenToyMaker

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#4 posted 08-15-2017 11:23 PM

Nice way to display all that hard but fun work.

-- Sean

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 08-15-2017 11:46 PM

they look very nice …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#6 posted 08-15-2017 11:49 PM

One eagle eye on another sight said I was missing some models on the shelf and he was right some are on another shelf I built 40 years ago.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 08-16-2017 12:27 AM

Looks great #4. The shelves give an illusion to the train being in a rail loading yard (though you may need to close one eye and have a glass or two of vino).

Must admit though, that train set really stands out… the angle (eye level not top down) and wooden base (shelf) just about robs me of my track fetish. OK… I lied… I mistook the edging for tracks… I’d even stoop so low as to say it should be on a single (separate) shelf by itself… nothing against the other models.

Only one “criticism”, it could have benefited from some sort of glass cover to keep the dust of the models (especially the one on the top shelf). But then again that’s is the only benefit of getting old… over the upcoming years as the dust builds up, our eyes deteriorate proportionally so we (as in the modellers) can’t see it…. unfortunately SWMBOs always can. I’m building a BIG glass case for my boat… that way people can’t get their eyes close enough to see the 17 year dust build up.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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bruce317

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#8 posted 08-16-2017 12:28 AM

Great shelves & models. Now the track.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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htl

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#9 posted 08-16-2017 12:37 AM

I know !!! I know!! #3 I will be working on it tomorrow. lol

Ducky I’m really only suppose to be using the bottom two selves and a cloth curtain to keep out the dust but there’s just to much space up there for more models..

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 08-16-2017 01:38 AM


I know !!! I know!! #3 I will be working on it tomorrow. lol

.... cloth curtain to keep out the dust but there’s just to much space up there for more models..

- htl

#3, You out-rank him by -1... Please pull rank… the brick wall seems to interfere with what little is left of my brain pattern and the voice is a tad more than hoarse… more like a herd… unlike #4’s ears.

#4, you are preaching to the converted (and you’ll probably finish up building a mezzanine shelf). Nevertheless, it’d be a shame to hide them, even if for protection… at least make the drapes out of transparent glass.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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oldrivers

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#11 posted 08-16-2017 02:11 AM

Well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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majuvla

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#12 posted 08-16-2017 08:25 AM

Definately they deserve to be properly displayed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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hunter71

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#13 posted 08-16-2017 10:40 AM

In the house, wow, mine are all in a room off my shop.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 08-16-2017 01:19 PM

This shelf is very attractive and makes a nice place to display those wonderful models.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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johnstoneb

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#15 posted 08-16-2017 01:53 PM

Looks great and will be even better when the track is under the train.
Good job

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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