Gardening

Blend benchwork into your garden railway

How to incorporate benchwork into a pleasing landscape
By Nancy Norris
Published: December 24, 2011
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Photo by Russ Miller
Sometimes the most expedient way to get your outdoor railway from point A to point B is on benchwork, so called because the height of the roadbed is similar to that of a workbench and facilitates the handling of trains and track. The many styles of benchwork construction seem to correspond to the skills of each builder, but here we’ll focus on how to fit the snaking man-made tables into a pleasing landscape. After all, the successful acquisition of real estate for the railroad’s right-of-way depends on a plan the whole family will like.

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