'Feldspar' - MR238

 Ray and Anna's coffee table houses an 'N' gauge layout! CHRIS NEVARD

Ray and Anna's coffee table houses an 'N' gauge layout! CHRIS NEVARD

We talk about space restrictions all the time, but what if there isn’t any space at all? Ray Taylor and Anna Bass have found a solution.

Building a model railway within a coffee table has been done before. In fact, search the web and you’ll find model railways that slide under beds, fold-up into walls, and descend from ceilings. But what makes Ray Taylor and Anna Bass’ ‘Feldspar’ so special is the execution - they’ve made a model railway that wouldn’t look out of place on the exhibition circuit.


‘Feldspar’ fits seamlessly within the coffee table, which actually started life as a pine bedstead. Ray had initially planned on building the table from scratch, but the wooden bedstead was already treated with preservatives and the wooden legs converted perfectly into table legs.
The rest of the bedstead provided enough material to finish the coffee table. The surface is a sheet of 10mm glass...

Find out more in MR238 - OUT JULY 27

 Incredibly, 'Feldspar' is Ray and Anna's first proper layout. CHRIS NEVARD

Incredibly, 'Feldspar' is Ray and Anna's first proper layout. CHRIS NEVARD