After you finish designing your model railway layout, you need to have a table where you can place the scenery, train and the track. When your layout is big, the center and sides of the table must be accessible and the underneath should have a space for the electrical wires.
The table should be strong so that it can carry the weight of your model railway layout. If you like to bring and display it anywhere for the public to see, then build it easy to disassemble and assemble. Below are some of the common model railway designs.
Sawhorse Table – The sawhorse is suitable for beginners. Just lay a plywood piece across a couple of sawhorses to make a table. This table allows easy access for the builder. It is also easy to work with when you are using paper mache landscape. The disadvantages of this table are its difficulty in disassembling, not so pretty to look at and unstable.
Indoor Sports Table – In this table, you can use your old pool and dining table thus making it inexpensive to build.
Wooden Pallets – This is like the sawhorse table but much more adaptable and sturdy. Table skirt is used to cover the raw edges. The room underneath is enough to run the electrical wirings.
Custom-built Tables – This is like a freestyle table and is for advanced builder. You can build it in any design and material you want. You can also make it fixed or easy to disassemble.