Saturday, August 06, 2016

Denny's workbench

People have long memories. A couple of days ago at the model railway club, Graham approached me brandishing a bound edition of Railway Modeller magazine.

He had remembered a post from 2010 when I'd mentioned Peter Denny's kitchen table workshop, and had found the issue of the mag with the details.

Page 135 - June 1961 is the one to go for.

I love the practicality of this. You've all the tools needed to scratch build models for a start - and that selection is rather smaller than most people expect. Probably the most important tools are the boxes to keep parts for the current project safe.

This is a very portable setup and can be lifted away from the table when cooking is taking place, without having to pack everything away. Packing and unpacking is one of the biggest deterrents to getting modelling done, so this must account for Denny's prodigious output.

I wonder what happened to it?

3 comments: said...

What a terrific video could have been made about that workbench!

James Finister said...

There was another useful portable workshop featured a few years later, I think in the same issue as Roy Link's Crowsnest Tramway but I don't have it to hand.

Anonymous said...

Peter Denny was also a prodigious maker of jigs and devices and I believe some of them still survive with the current owner of Buckingham and Leighton Buzzard. So maybe the workbench still exists.