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Building a Display Case for Trains

Ed models HO and asks readers:

“I have a shelf to use for display case? What should I make it out of? I have about 10 foot shelf, and I will display a single train on the entire shelf length. It’s an H O Marklin peat train, Peat locomotive and peat wagons.”

3 Responses to Building a Display Case for Trains

  • Dale Arendssays:

    That depends on what you want and on your skills set. Simplest would be a plain pine wood board with the track secured onto it. The other extreme would be a full diorama; scenic elements including ballasted track, a bit of ground cover (grass and bushes, etc.)

    If you want it covered and protected, you could make a cover out of Lexan or plexiglass.

  • Marklin edsays:

    Thanks That what I was thinking

  • Frank Bsays:

    The rear wall can have a backscene picture (as on many layouts) of any suitable image you can find and print (or draw and paint).
    A mirror as the back of the case enables the other side of the model to be seen.

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