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Have a look at this:-



This racking comes in various sizes. The pic shows 2000mm by 400mm by 1000mm

Its is possible to get 2300mm by 1200mm shelving with the smallest frame being 2000mm high which could be cut in half to give a table height of 1000.

Two tables of th above dimensions will give just about the right amount of room I am planning for my layout (an L shape).

Altogether it would cost me about £115 including the frames, beams and 18mm chipboard base - this is assuming I purchase 1 set of 2000mm frames and cut them in half. I haven't priced up building the tables out of wood but I would imagine it may well be cheaper.

Another concern is that the layout is going to be in my loft so weight is an issue. I'm not too sure how heavy the tables would be if using this racking. I'm wondering if they might actually be lighter than building them out of wood considering wood needs much more frame work under the main board to be sturdy. The chipboard would be the same weight assuming I used the same thickness so its just a question of how heavy the frame would be.

What do you think?
 

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At the risk of sounding a bit thick, what are trestles?

Would they take the weight of the track and probably me to whilst building up the scenery. (10 stone in wet clothes)

My main concern is weight being in the loft stood on ceiling joists not floor joists.
 

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Right, got you, yes silly me. Thats a trestle.

Now that, is a fine idea actually. Thanks mate
 
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