2007-01-27

HO scale workbenches

I needed a lot of workbenches for my loco workshop, I only had some HO tables that did not look right in a workshop and my local dealer did not have anything suitable, so I decided to make them out of thin card.

I created a design in a CAD program and used its fill feature to create a green color scheme and doors and drawers on both sides.


My paper prototype worked well but the extra thickness of the card called for some adjustments which I made as I cut them out. Fold lines were scored to create neat folds.

Once they were all cut out, I simply used wood glue to glue them together.

The score lines expose the white inside of the card so I went over the edges with green and black markers.
For the top surface I cut rectangles of 0.5mm styrene and dirtied them with acrylic paint.


Some benches have work items on them.


You can make your own using my design... download and print this pdf file
Permission is granted for private use only.