Model Railway Forum

Go Back   Model Railway Forum > Model Railway Construction > Location location location

Location location location Where can I keep my model railway?


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-03-2018, 04:56 PM   #61
Walkingthedog
Part time idiot
 
Walkingthedog's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: HAZLEMERE, Bucks
Posts: 10,420
Walkingthedog is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes I did. Stupid thing is they are well below the house foundations.
__________________
NURSE,the screens!
Walkingthedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2018, 02:58 PM   #62
oncomin5torm
Senior Member
 
oncomin5torm's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Little Neston
Posts: 281
oncomin5torm is on a distinguished road
Default

I was within moments of buying all my insulation for my loft. Then an argument with family revealed some things they were trying to sugar coat.

They don't want me doing the boarding out because they will end up helping me and they don't want to do it.
They feel I'm wasting my time and my effot when I should be pouring that into finding a better job.

Suffices to say that I'm currently thinking of a much smaller layout in my bedroom, maybe 8ft by 2ft on a similar baseboard I would have used in the loft.
That way if I get them to ok it then I can just transfer it up to there.

Anyone else had issues with family not being ok with the work?
oncomin5torm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2018, 12:23 AM   #63
Mixed Signals
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Manchester
Posts: 83
Mixed Signals is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oncomin5torm View Post

Anyone else had issues with family not being ok with the work?
It can sometimes be how good a salesman you are. The wife would say she's happier knowing I'm in the loft tinkering rather than down the pub. Also before starting, I made it clear what I was going to do and how. I do the odd bit of paid work now and then and don't hit the house budget with my hobbies.

I needed the help of my son to get the heavier flooring down but other than that I've done it all myself.

Maybe a charm offensive may help in your case.

Last edited by Mixed Signals; 30-03-2018 at 12:25 AM.
Mixed Signals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2018, 07:57 AM   #64
oncomin5torm
Senior Member
 
oncomin5torm's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Little Neston
Posts: 281
oncomin5torm is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mixed Signals View Post
It can sometimes be how good a salesman you are. The wife would say she's happier knowing I'm in the loft tinkering rather than down the pub. Also before starting, I made it clear what I was going to do and how. I do the odd bit of paid work now and then and don't hit the house budget with my hobbies.

I needed the help of my son to get the heavier flooring down but other than that I've done it all myself.

Maybe a charm offensive may help in your case.


Don't you know I'm super charming.
About as charming as a tank rolling down the M56 during rush hour haha

In all honesty if I can convince the family that I am going to do it all myself but put more of my focus on a new job I should be able to convince them.
My only stumbling block to doing it myself is spiders haha, I become a big wimp when it comes to them 8 legged things. That's why in 10 years living in this house I've never been in th loft and in 21 years in the previous one I had never been up there either hahahaha.
oncomin5torm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2018, 08:29 AM   #65
Walkingthedog
Part time idiot
 
Walkingthedog's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: HAZLEMERE, Bucks
Posts: 10,420
Walkingthedog is on a distinguished road
Default

If you donít have to use the loft then donít use it. I had a loft layout and now have a much smaller one in the spare room. Much nicer.
__________________
NURSE,the screens!
Walkingthedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2018, 08:32 AM   #66
oncomin5torm
Senior Member
 
oncomin5torm's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Little Neston
Posts: 281
oncomin5torm is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walkingthedog View Post
If you donít have to use the loft then donít use it. I had a loft layout and now have a much smaller one in the spare room. Much nicer.


Sadly it's the only space available to me.
3 bed house with 3 occupied rooms.
oncomin5torm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2018, 09:12 AM   #67
Walkingthedog
Part time idiot
 
Walkingthedog's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: HAZLEMERE, Bucks
Posts: 10,420
Walkingthedog is on a distinguished road
Default

I only suggested that because you said:
"Suffices to say that I'm currently thinking of a much smaller layout in my bedroom, maybe 8ft by 2ft on a similar baseboard I would have used in the loft".
__________________
NURSE,the screens!
Walkingthedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2018, 09:16 AM   #68
oncomin5torm
Senior Member
 
oncomin5torm's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Little Neston
Posts: 281
oncomin5torm is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walkingthedog View Post
I only suggested that because you said:
"Suffices to say that I'm currently thinking of a much smaller layout in my bedroom, maybe 8ft by 2ft on a similar baseboard I would have used in the loft".

I appreciate it.
Sadly it will have to be smaller than that again.
Probably 5ft by 1ft.
The lift is still in contention but down the line (No pun intended) when things are calmer.
oncomin5torm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2018, 09:26 AM   #69
Walkingthedog
Part time idiot
 
Walkingthedog's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: HAZLEMERE, Bucks
Posts: 10,420
Walkingthedog is on a distinguished road
Default

Just build the layout in your mind then when the time comes it will be up and running in no time at all.
__________________
NURSE,the screens!
Walkingthedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2018, 10:21 AM   #70
dtb
9C Macclesfield
 
dtb's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Peak District
Posts: 320
dtb is on a distinguished road
Default

have seen one spider in my loft in 15 years, then when I asked him to leave he did
__________________
dtb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.