After all the interesting discussion on the Duchy of Tradgardland website about roll-top desks as the easy base for painting and modelling,
I noticed this interesting article by Euan Greer in a stock of old railway magazines. It comes from a Special Extra 1980 (delayed May 1980) Issue, Volume 31 Number 359 of Railway Modeller magazine.
Whilst the roll-top desk might be easier to close the lid and leave work in progress, this chunky portable workshop beats freezing in a loft or a shed.
If I come across the Workshop box original construction articles in Railway Modeller February and April 1979 amongst my random editions, I shall post suitable sections of these on the Sidetracked blog.
Obviously doing your own in box electrics might not be so easy now, but it’s an attractive alternative to the roll top desk.
The railway crest could easily be replaced with a military or regimental crest.
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN on his occasional Sidetracked blog, 26th January 2018.