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Old 01-05-2014, 07:03 PM   #11
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As a suggestion, if you want something secure then check on E-bay for a 20'x8' shipping container. It works out as good as a new shed and can be very secure too..

Brand new ones go for 2200- 1700
2nd hand are from around 600 upwards.

Postage costs are a slight drawback, unless you know a man with a lorry and crane

10'x8' go for similar prices as do the 40' versions too, so depending on you available space i guess it would be your choice.. of course you could get two and put them side by side too, just cut the sides out.. Never be short on layout space again !!! (you could even stack a couple for different layouts)

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Old 02-05-2014, 06:56 AM   #12
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I do not think a shipping container would qualify as permitted development and I would not fancy your chances getting planning permission in most suburban developments even if you could find the space to put one.

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I do not think a shipping container would qualify as permitted development and I would not fancy your chances getting planning permission in most suburban developments even if you could find the space to put one.

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Clad it with some timber, add a sloping roof with felt, who would know..?
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Clad it with some timber, add a sloping roof with felt, who would know..?
JTCabins in Edinburgh do storage containers with pitched roofs if you have about 1500 plus delivery costs...
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I was reading this and a little light came on in my head.

Has anyone ever used an old caravan to house a model railway, not much different to a shed, it just has wheels.
Biggest advantage is you wouldn't need planning permission.

Just had an afterthought, It would be really easy to take it to exhibitions
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Not a bad idea Spider. It had crossed my mind with exhibitions to build a layout on a small trailer and have the boards fold out when displaying.
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You could even leave the kitchen in and have tea and coffee making facilities on hand
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Clad it with some timber, add a sloping roof with felt, who would know..?
The entire neighbourhood when the big crane arrives to lift it off the back of the wagon and plonk it down in your garden. I shudder to think what that will cost?

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Before I met my wife, I had my N Gauge on a shelf in one shed, until I lost my Dad, then upon clearing his place out, I stored a considerable amount of his belongings, that are now in my garage. Upon meeting my wife, she too had a considerable amount of stuff in need of storage, so have now vowed to clear the garage asap, and put my layout in there, despite us having a car each. My car would be a job to get in/out the garage, so asap, we are going to clear the garage, and put my layout in there, and hopefully, my wife's little car behind a screen. I also have an 'OO' gauge I could build.

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The entire neighbourhood when the big crane arrives to lift it off the back of the wagon and plonk it down in your garden. I shudder to think what that will cost?

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The lorry's hiab can usually do the lading & unloading unless it has to go over the house to get into the back of course. And when you consider the overall cost of a shed it could be a simpler idea for some. It would also be a lot easier should you move house, just pick it up and take it as is !!
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