The new benchwork includes the town of Spreckels along the wall, and the Spreckels Sugar Refinery on the peninsula. The clutter is below and all around. (Eventually additional lighting fixtures will be added for the new section.)
Mock-ups in place to see how the factory scene would appear with the backdrop in the background.
The more anchors I tried, the more holes I created...
I ran into the issue again when I went to install the Spreckels section. The wall brackets were spaced 16” apart to line up with the wall studs, and the layout braces were 12” apart because it seemed like a good idea. This isn't a major issue, just a small oversight. I don't think the layout would be any sturdier had things lined up the way I had wanted initially, but the underside would have been less cluttered.
My hope had been to set the framing pieces directly on the brackets, and to have the brackets attach directly to the wall studs. Forgetting about this while building the layout frame, resulted in misalignment.
The red lines show where the shelf brackets are, due to the wall studs. The black lines are the 1x2 layout frame
This gap is a result of the square frame of the layout and the unsquared basement walls. Plaster or foam will fill the gap.
1" x 2" Poplar Dimensional Lumber
1" Insulation Foam
Rubbermaid FastTrack Upright - 13.75"
12" Double Track Shelf Brackets (Spreckels)
24" Double Track Shelf Brackets (Factory)