Sunday 22 November 2020

A Modelers Workbench

My workbench last winter. I have a lot of drawer storage and two pull out extensions on my desk that can hold my laptop and other model related supplies. On many occasions the laptop is just running a video that I would not normally have time to watch upstairs...kind of like listing to the radio.

I am always interested in how others do their modeling. Here is a look at my work area and storage facility for related model and prototype material. I will do another post with some areas that I use as work areas or storage...George Dutka 

There are two file cabinets near my work area. One four drawer and a two drawer. Mostly these hold files full of related material for articles and reference. My timetable collection is found in there and larger 8 by 10 photos. The top holds more models and displays. There are three boxes of prints which are mainly CN and CP engines and rolling stock. The walls are loaded with displays of memorabilia I have collected from work and through my father in law. Train order hoops, CN clocks and caboose lanterns are seen here.

On my smaller file cabinet is my current model projects book which has too many part completed projects. The current one being worked on is under my pen next to the book. Under the book is all my reference material for these projects. I like to be able to refer back to what I did. My memory is getting very bad. I also use these references for articles and blog posts.

My reference library is not too far away while working on projects. There are five boxes of prints also stuffed in there.

The top of my bookcase is beginning to become my finished kit display shelf. Some of my favorite photos that I took on trips to New England are also on display which change with each season.

The top of my model display case is loaded with books and memorabilia.


  1. Looks like a very enjoyable place to spend modeling time George!. Cheers.

  2. Hi Wayne...yes being down stairs through the winter is a great and having everything close by makes life great...George

  3. A modeler's "man cave" - looks like a great place to work.

  4. Love the picture of the LVRR loco coming thru Fisher Bridge on your shelf. I live just a couple miles from that bridge. Wish the RR was still active here, just a trail now.

  5. Hi Darron
    That was the only time I was by that bridge with a train anywhere near...glad I got the shot...George