Bethel Benchwork

Providing model railroad design and fabrication by Tom Thorpe

Bethel Benchwork grew out of previous work in airframe maintenance and race boat construction. 

There are many ways to design decent benchwork. 

From Lynn Wescott's "L" girder, fabricated curved benchwork to 2" foam sheeting or even a well supported sheet of 3/4" Sturdi-Floor, many approaches can provide years of satisfaction.

We will look at your available space, consider your prototype and purpose then present a variety of concepts that will help you accomplish your goals.


Anything shown here can be built dust free in your own train room.

The 0 scale staging benchwork on this page is 13'6" X 29'

Following are an assortment of photos which speak for themselves.