post your model RR tips........

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Everyone has had something roll off their bench and onto the floor. My fix for this is a "catch-all" drawer. When I sit down at the bench, I pull this drawer out and against me. It catches the majority of evasive tools & parts ( except maybe Kadee coupler springs, which go flying over your shoulder ).
I used 1x - 2" high to make the drawer frame and 3/16" hardboard for the drawer bottom. I screwed a couple of 1x cleats ( redneck drawer slides ) to the bench sides, that the drawer sits on.

And made a tool holder, out of hardboard and a large rubber gasket, and screwed it to the drawer. It works well for holding a flex shaft, soldering pencil, etc.

This drawer over the years has literally caught hundreds of tools and parts, saving me from crawling on the floor.

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Sherrel
Thanks.
Everyone that see's it, says it's a big mess. And I'll tell them, "it might be a mess to you, but it's my mess and I know where everything is. I think it looks great." :)
 

Sirfoldalot

Plucked Tailfeathers
Staff member
JIM: OUR workbenches run a very close race. Mine is covered with everything I own EXCEPT model RR stuff. I have cleaned it off several times to get back to model work - and then get distracted and it fills up with everything else.
I got a picture somewhere?
 
"A clean desk/workbench/mancave is the sign of a sick mind!" :p My work bench doesn't look quite that bad...because the mess is spread out over my other work bench, desks and computer table, in several rooms! :eek:
 
"A clean desk/workbench/mancave is the sign of a sick mind!" :p My work bench doesn't look quite that bad...because the mess is spread out over my other work bench, desks and computer table, in several rooms! :eek:
That's one way to put it. ;):)
I would really like to see a pic of your benches!
I'm steering this thread off-topic. There is a thread in General Discussions / Show Your Work Area. So post the pics there. I'll be looking for it!
 
THOSE BLACK DRYWALL-SCREW POINTS sticking out under plywood/sub-roadbed easy cure..
If you've employed these kind of screws, it's next to impossible to cut away their protruding points .And if you have't yet, you will at sometime scratch your hand or arm on them reaching in to wiring or to, say, deal with a derailment under bench. And man does it smart and bleed. I did that too many times !...
Simply do this: Take plastic tubing (what, 1/16" inside diameter?), slice off short pieces longer than the screw tips. Then, of course, merely twist them onto the threads..So easy, so cheap, so soothing ! No more lacerations ....M
 
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