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Kimbolted - the layout room
« on: June 12, 2012, 08:07:15 pm »
At 17.00 hrs the almost empty conservatory looked like this



By 19.30hrs it had been transformed - directly in front of the camera is a lift out flap







This gives me an area of 7ft 6 x 7ft with a useable width of 2ft all round. It stands 43" tall.
Updates will follow when there is something to show, but I will be taking a weeks holibobs next week ;D

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 08:11:16 pm »
My mouths watering at the thought of what is to come. Good size area. :thumbsup:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 08:20:30 pm »
Looking good so far Mick  :thumbsup:

the frame work looks First class
looking forward to your progress

just one minor point
the tree in the background of the first pic looks a wee bit overscale  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  ;D

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 08:30:03 pm »
How on earth did you manage to wrangle the use of the conservatory?

Plenty of space there, lots of natural light, especially this time of the year.
One concern, if it is like our conservatory then it gets very hot in the summer.

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 08:46:59 pm »
Bloomin superb mate  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2012, 08:47:32 pm »
Nice and quick  :)
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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2012, 09:32:24 pm »
I'm beginning to break the "10th commandment"... That shall not covenant thy forum member's new train room!"  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012, 09:41:47 pm »
Wow, great start Nobby  :thumbsup:. Really looking forward to seeing your layout develop. Nice bit of carpentry there too  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2012, 10:01:57 pm »
Bloomin heck Mick,is this what you previously referred to as the "man cave"?
If it is,then well done fella.I was under the impression that you were building a room within your garage or something along those lines.A conservatory is a very nice place to spend time,all that sun light coming through the glass,no spiders and webs to keep shifting and all the space you have as well.A layout that size is going to be a sight to behold and I do like a roundy.Had one a tad larger in oo as a kid,but n gauge is going to look huge.
You'll be able to give those kettles and green diesels a good leg stretching on there.
Marvellous.

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2012, 11:44:43 pm »
Absolutely cracking start Mick............ :thumbsup:
Your baseboard frames look solid.
Will be great to see you get some track down next week...... :thumbsup:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2012, 12:46:47 am »
Kimbolted..............I take it Kim is the Mrs and thats how you got the space??   ;D ;D

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012, 02:34:04 am »
Congratulations Mick.  Great start.  Must be exciting. :thumbsup:

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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2012, 08:12:20 am »
Thanks for all the kind comments, but I must fess up and state I am the sort of DIYer who can reduce perfectly good timber to a pile of matchwood and sawdust so I had someone make these for me and just helped assemble them.
if it is like our conservatory then it gets very hot in the summer.
Malc

Quite right Malc - there is another set of french windows that lead into the bungalow so I hope excess heat can be dispersed.

Kimbolted..............I take it Kim is the Mrs and thats how you got the space??   ;D ;D


Almost hit the nail on the head, Bob ;)

The original track plan will still be used but with the addition of a cement works on the left hand side and (hopefully) more roads in the fiddle yards. Two track main line running round the outside 2" higher than the inner loop which will contain the station, goods yard and loco storage facilities. This was drawn based on a solid board so you have to imagine I am now stood in the middle of it. Era is 1955-1965 steam/diesel based loosely in Oxfordshire.





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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 11:34:15 am »
How on earth did you manage to wrangle the use of the conservatory?

Plenty of space there, lots of natural light, especially this time of the year.
One concern, if it is like our conservatory then it gets very hot in the summer.

Malc

Also that bright direct sunlight does terrible things to models fading the colours and turning some plastics brittle.

Definitely needs care if it gets direct light.
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Re: Kimbolted - the layout room
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2012, 11:53:08 am »
How on earth did you manage to wrangle the use of the conservatory?

Plenty of space there, lots of natural light, especially this time of the year.
One concern, if it is like our conservatory then it gets very hot in the summer.

Malc

Also that bright direct sunlight does terrible things to models fading the colours and turning some plastics brittle.

Definitely needs care if it gets direct light.

Not to worry Al, Mick has had extra blinds fitted to keep heat and light to an acceptable level

 

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