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    Default Modular benchwork?

    I am about 3 months into my T-Trak layout approach. After module build familiarization (i.e., learning curve), and Kato exposure (yes, it's been SEVERAL years since my previous dabble in n-scale) I am moving on to a quasi-permanent design. (Quasi-permanent? Well, isn't that the crux of modular?) ;-)

    Anyway, I'm using "Gorilla" racks as my bench work. They're modular! Aside from my woefully uneven flooring, seems to be a reasonable approach? A bit of angle-"iron" pop riveted to the racks hold the "bridge" between the racks (and stabilizes the racks - I think/hope).

    Has anyone explored alternative "modular" bench work?

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    Looks like a sensible option for your floor. Good thinking, Bill.

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    what are "gorrilla racks" please?
    I dont think I have seen them here.

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    What a great idea, all that storage. I can even see you adding a skirt using magnets on the top shelf front to cover up the benchwork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grrf View Post
    what are "gorrilla racks" please?
    Industrial shelving. http://www.gorillarack.com/

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    That's a great idea!!! Since you are making it modular, you could easily take advantage of this like Model Railroader's Beer Line did, and use sections in different places. Switch 'em around for added variety and you're less likely to get bored with your track plan later!
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    That's interesting idea.

    Ive been racking my brain with a similar question as I plan to do t-track for my home layout. Individual module benchwork seems very time and resource consuming so I was thinking just a wood frame spanning the area that I have authorization for and add the modules as I complete them.

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    The racks for support is a good idea. Makes for neat under layout storage.
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    How did you make your racks so short? I took a look at there site and didn't see anything in that short of a size.

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