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There about 750 tall open which means for children or disabled viewer it nice as they wont have to strain to see.
And they are strong If you look on the Screw fix site you will see they do another version but of course they are more expensive.

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well there nice but for what I need too big and heavy, If you got them for £9.99 each that was a very good price.

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Peter, try homebase, I got a Pair (2 trestles) for 14.99 last year on one of their 10% off days and the trestles had a further 10% off, its worth having a look as they offten have similar offers.

They are faily robust but its easy to saw through them if used for joinery work, but at least being plastic mekpak fixed the saw cut together and they are still in use.

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Aldi are doing plastic trestles at £11.99 a pair this coming week, from Thursday 19th April I think. Oh yes and cable ties are on offer too.

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Wisbech Model Railway Club were very fortunate when they started up in 2005. The owner of the property where we meet had a stock of timber and donated it to us to use. We were also very lucky to have a couple of GOOD carpenters in our membership.

After we had them made, a now ex-member decided as he didn't like them, he was going to change to fold-away legs? We still have the trestles and they are strong.
 

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QUOTE (bangerblueed @ 13 Apr 2007, 19:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>does anyone make wooden trestles you can buy suitable for layourt supports ?
This baseboard manufacturer will supply trestles ready made to any height you specify. I would look to have your layouts baseboard around 39 inches or 1 metre above floor minimum. Most commercially available (non model railway) trestles won't get you anywhere near this high!
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Please remember though that P & P is going to add to the over all cost as the wooden trestles are going to be heavy.
 

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QUOTE A little search, and found these ones which are 2 foot wide, nearly 3 foot high, and the pair are £15, the same price as my local B&Q
According to my rule 825mm is equal to roughly 321/2 inches Which is perhaps a little on the low side for a layout??
What a good price though

Why not make your own? From 2" x 1" (44 x 21mm) PSE timber, 2 x 2" (50mm) hinges and a piece of chain or similar and a few wood screws. Cost wise it's about £3-£4 per trestle or less. Simple lap joints in the timber which are glued and screwed together, so no serious carpentry skills needed..
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