Yes, one can build benchwork for a layout in a single day:
Port Rowan will be on the peninsula in the foreground. The mainline loops through the Lynn Valley (out of sight to the right) then along the walls in the background. St. Williams will be in the corner by the window, with the staging yard to the left.
My friend Pierre Oliver is a wizard with wood. This actually took about five hours, when one factors in time for tea and lunch.
Next up: Risers and plywood roadbed!