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Author Topic: The Train Shed Project  (Read 15205 times)

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #60 on: September 28, 2016, 01:38:50 pm »
Today's the day the train shed is expected.  The first truck arrived at about 0820.


Two others followed.  They began to unload and then the floor went down


The sides were put into place


Now the building is starting to look like a building.


More later.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2016, 01:51:14 pm by Innovationgame »
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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #61 on: September 28, 2016, 01:51:19 pm »
Looking good, Lawrence.

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #62 on: September 28, 2016, 02:52:59 pm »
First there was no door


Then there was a door


And then I got my first look inside

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #63 on: September 28, 2016, 03:35:47 pm »
That's fast progress! 8-)

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #64 on: September 28, 2016, 05:04:00 pm »
The train shed structure is all finished.  Here's what it looks like from the outside.


And here's the inside. 


As you can see, the electrics are not installed yet.  Here's another internal view.


The electrician's coming on Friday morning and he should be finished by lunch time.  Now to order the baseboards.  :beers:
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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #65 on: September 28, 2016, 05:51:07 pm »
That's one really posh train shed!  :envy: :envy: :envy: :envy:

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #66 on: September 28, 2016, 07:18:06 pm »
That's very fast work. I hope that the electrician turns up and completes the work on schedule so that you can progress to the baseboards, very soon.

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #67 on: September 28, 2016, 08:26:37 pm »
Very nice mancave but I'm sure you'll be fitting blinds, camera(s) and machine guns to deter prying eyes/hands :)

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #68 on: September 28, 2016, 08:32:46 pm »
Very nice mancave but I'm sure you'll be fitting blinds, camera(s) and machine guns to deter prying eyes/hands :)

Exactly my thoughts, too (minus the guns)!

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #69 on: September 28, 2016, 08:34:41 pm »
We don't mess about with tea leaves, Chris :no: >:D

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #70 on: September 28, 2016, 10:24:32 pm »
 :hellosign: Excellent looking train room, look forward to progress
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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #71 on: September 28, 2016, 10:58:58 pm »
Laurence

A very tidy looking shed for your model railway.

Can I suggest adding a reverse cycle air conditioner to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. My train room in an outside tin shed looks like it might be of similar size to yours and I've equipped it with a 1 kw unit that get the room to a comfortable temperature within 5 minutes. Saves me from dripping sweat into my electronics in summer and shivering in winter. Well worth the money and really doesn't use much power.

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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #72 on: September 29, 2016, 02:26:07 pm »
Thanks for all the helpful comments.  On the subject of comfort, all the panels have really thick insulation (the floor insulation is 100mm thick) and it has domestic grade double glazing.  The electrician will be fitting a 1.5kW thermostatically controlled heater, which the fitters tell me I will only need on for a short while before the room becomes warm.  All the windows are opening so, in summer, it should be reasonably OK for temperature.

On the subject of security, all the windows have key-operated locks and the door is a standard domestic grade multi-point locking affair.  In fact, the security is probably better than on the house, apart from the house alarm.  The train shed is situated at the bottom of the back garden which can only be accessed by coming through the front gates and past the side of the house or through a hedge from one of my neighbours gardens.  The front gates are over 2m high and the neighbours all have gates as well.  To get through from my neighbours gardens an intruder would have to breech thick hedges.  Foxes and rabbits manage to get under the hedges and squirrels over them, but it is not a very inviting prospect for an intruder.  I will probably fit an alarm anyway.

I have re-measured up today and there's a slight hitch.  I've decided that the 2 ft gap across the doorway is insufficient and so have had a slight re-design.  I held back on ordering the baseboards for this very reason.  The revised layout plan is shown here.


I have had to replace each 4 ft X4 ft board for the storage loops by a 4ft X 2 ft board plus a 4 ft X 18 ins board.  Also I have had to add to triangular corner boards to accommodate the branch run rounds.  There will be 150mm less for each route to and from the loops, but the up to down (and vice versa) run will still be about 14m (well over a mile in scale distance).  Otherwise the layout remains unchanged.  I will order the baseboards today.  I'll post some more pics when the electrics are installed.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2016, 11:49:29 am by Innovationgame »
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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #73 on: September 30, 2016, 06:41:09 am »
The baseboards and braced leg sets are all ordered.  I know there's a lead time on them, but I hope it won't be too long.  The electrician's coming today.
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Re: The Train Shed Project
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2016, 05:04:43 pm »
The electrician has finished and were already moving in tables and chairs for tomorrow's train shed warming party.


There's one light fitting that is faulty, but he is going to send a replacement.  I can fit it myself because the fittings simply twist in and out of the tracks.


Here are a couple of other pictures.


If you look carefully, you can see the heater in the far corner.  I intend to use the EPS packing for modelling the landscape at some future date.


As soon as the baseboards arrive, it will be full steam ahead. 
With kind regards
Laurence

 

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