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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2022, 02:06:21 AM »
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MK - It's Karndean LVT (glue down).

DFF - Given how hard it is to get contractors these days, I just have to get stuff done when the opportunity presents itself. The guy who will be doing the walls and ceiling is aware of the new flooring and said he would try to be careful with it. But at the end of the day, it's a workshop and I figure wear and tear is pretty much inevitable.

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Plus, as I'm fond of saying in my renovation projects, anything worth doing is worth doing twice!

Looks good!
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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #76 on: March 03, 2022, 06:44:35 AM »
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Train room is done, time to finally start putting humpty dumpty back together again!  :D













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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #77 on: March 03, 2022, 01:46:34 PM »
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Like good so far.

I really do love your layout.

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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #78 on: March 03, 2022, 01:55:16 PM »
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Nice wide, well-lit workbench too!

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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #79 on: March 03, 2022, 05:33:00 PM »
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Get a microwave down there and you'll never have to leave ... except for re-supply.  :D

Well-done, Mark. Looks like a great railroad cave.

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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #80 on: March 04, 2022, 02:11:41 AM »
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Wow, Mark, that is awesome!  Beautiful  hobby space.  All that in 5 months, that's some great work. :o
Now make sure you keep it that neat! ;)
The only thing that's missing is a hopscotch board :P

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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #81 on: March 04, 2022, 05:07:59 AM »
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Now make sure you keep it that neat! ;)

No worries there, I'm pretty much the Felix Unger of model railroading  :)

Funny story - the original workbench surface was a bunch of beat up 2x4's bolted together short side up. And of course my fear (apart from the fact that it was ugly) was that I was going to be losing tiny little parts down in all those cracks and crevices on a daily basis. So, I had my guy resurface it with some nice particle board and then trim the edges with cedar to match the walls. And of course when he was done my first thought was "this looks too nice - I'm never going to be able to use it!"  :scared:

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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #82 on: March 06, 2022, 06:03:38 AM »
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Huzzah, the puzzle pieces are glued back together, the track is reconnected, and the trains are running again. I still need to reconnect the wires for the lights, fix the munged up scenery, and repair a couple of damaged buildings. But all the really scary stuff is definitely behind me now, so yay!  :D

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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #83 on: March 06, 2022, 07:58:33 AM »
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Very impressive!  All of it!  What brand are your display cases?
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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #84 on: March 06, 2022, 08:55:41 AM »
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Thanks, Brian. I got the display cases from Carney Plastics back circa 2006. Looking at their website now, they're quite a bit more expensive than they used to be  :scared:

https://shop.carneyplastics.com/Train-Display-Case-60-Model-Train-Cars-N-Scale-P537.aspx

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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #85 on: March 06, 2022, 08:59:51 AM »
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Thanks, Brian. I got the display cases from Carney Plastics back circa 2006. Looking at their website now, they're quite a bit more expensive than they used to be  :scared:

https://shop.carneyplastics.com/Train-Display-Case-60-Model-Train-Cars-N-Scale-P537.aspx

-Mark

Thank you Mark!  I will check them out.
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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #86 on: April 04, 2022, 04:53:15 PM »
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Well, that's it folks. Everything is back the way it was 8 months ago, just moved 8 miles west. I guess it wasn't so immoveable after all  :D





Thanks for all the great suggestions! And hell, thanks for the stoopid ones too  ;)

Cheers,
-Mark

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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #87 on: April 04, 2022, 05:18:22 PM »
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That bottom photo is missing fireworks.

Congrats Mark. Glad everything "came together" ok! The layout really IS a treasure.

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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #88 on: April 04, 2022, 06:53:53 PM »
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That bottom photo is missing fireworks.

Congrats Mark. Glad everything "came together" ok! The layout really IS a treasure.

Thanks, Ed. I'm sure some clever photo-shopper will come along and provide the necessary pyrotechnics for me  ;)

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Re: Moving the immoveble object
« Reply #89 on: April 26, 2022, 11:27:38 AM »
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 A cockpit style layout, yet floating away from the walls so ducking under is purely optional...  I like it.
The room turned out very nicely.  The knotty cedar paneling has a wonderful mid century "club basement" vibe.
I see you also have a DC power pack as well as a DCC rig?  Is there a big knife switch on the wall somewhere that switches it from one to the other?

Now when I look at that big unfinished basement at my cabin, this is all I will be able to see... :scared:

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