You can build a train set on any flat and near level surface, enjoy it, and put it away. If you’d like to have a more permanent home, build a nice table from an old door and a couple of saw horses, or…build a table.
Building a train table as a permanent part of your model train layout is when you start to really enjoy model trains. You’ll be able to enjoy your trains more because you will not need to put them away each time you use them. Space is a premium in most households today and there are several options and endless configurations for building a real model train layout.