Floating Shelf To Display a Model Train

Custom Floating Shelf for 1950s era model train in custom tunnel - Custom Woodworking

 

These floating shelves were a fun build. The client wanted to have one of the shelves equipped with a custom train tunnel for his 1950s-era model train from his childhood.

The overall shape of the design was inspired by a walnut-made submarine, part Star Wars ship, and part rocket ship.⁠
The train tunnel goes all the way through both upright supports. I trimmed it with a little walnut trim to act like a row of bricks. They may be reminiscent of my childhood watching Mr. Rogers’s trolley roll into the neighborhood of make-believe.
The train fits perfectly, with just enough space between the top of the train and the top of the tunnel, so the villain doesn’t get scraped off during the hijacking.⁠

Each unit spans a 4-foot by 4-foot wall space, and the shelves are 8″ deep.

They fit perfectly over the custom cabinets I built



 

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