Staggered Joint Construction is an exclusive from Model Railway Techniques.com that you won’t find in Model Railroad Benchwork from anyone else. Our Staggered Joint Construction allows you to create larger, stronger, permanent, or semi-permanent Model Railroad Benchwork with far fewer support legs. This means additional cost savings to you, and the added advantage of less under layout obstructions which simplifies work tasks under your layout as well as providing more storage area.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF STAGGERED JOINT CONSTRUCTION?
In addition to the cost savings mentioned above, Staggered Joint Construction from Model Railway Techniques.com also allows us to offer you longer rectangular style Model Railroad Benchwork sizes, up to twelve feet in length, with only four support legs. Other Model Railroad Benchwork providers would require eight legs to support such lengths due to their much shorter sections than what is available from Model Railway Techniques.com.
This design method comes with longer leg braces than our standard design and adds significantly to the support strength. For shapes other than rectangular designs, such as the popular U-Shape shown here, the advantages can be even greater depending on the overall size of your Model Railroad Benchwork. The ten-foot by seven-foot by five-foot example here only requires a total of eight legs for support as compared to twelve, or even fourteen from our competitors. The advantages are easy to see in both time spent constructing your benchwork, as well as significant cost savings for you.
IS STAGGERED JOINT CONSTRUCTION RIGHT FOR MY LAYOUT?
While Staggered Joint Construction has many benefits, there are instances where we would not recommend it. If you foresee having to disassemble your Model Railroad Benchwork then this type of construction does not lend itself well to that. For a permanent layout, or even a semi-permanent one, this is a good option to consider. It all depends on what your long-term plan is for your Model Railroad.
Another option is a combination of Staggered Joint Construction along with traditional ‘modules’. For example, the long ten-foot section of the benchwork design illustrated above could be built utilizing the Staggered Joint method, and the two legs designed as individual pieces attached to the larger one. The leg count would remain the same, but now you have the ability to disassemble the layout into three individual sections.
Again, it all depends on what you foresee in the future. If you have doubts about whether you should utilize our Staggered Joint Construction, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a rough sketch of your planned layout size and we will promptly reply. If you feel you need additional help after that, then we do offer our Benchwork Design Services at a very reasonable cost. You can find the link to this down below. Thank you for your interest in Model Railroad Benchwork from Model Railway Techniques.com.