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Old 11-10-2017, 03:43 PM   #11
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Got the keys to the house and have dug the trench for the cabling to the workshop. Took me all day

Timber has been ordered (just over 500) so I can clad the building and give it a bit more protection during the winter months. I'll finish off the door too and make the building secure.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:48 PM   #12
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Looks good Andy. Yes, I can see it being a bit drafty with the door left like that. R-
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:30 PM   #13
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It looks fine on this screen. That trench likes very hard work but it will pay off in the end . I hope you will take more pccies as you progress.
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Power, lighting and 8 double wall sockets now installed in the barn.

Next job is to finish off the doors, clad the outer walls with timber then lay a new concrete floor.
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Old 19-10-2017, 09:23 AM   #15
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Cor. I don't envy digging out that trench! Did you do that by hand?

Sounds like progress is happening! More pics please! Keep us updated!
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Old 20-10-2017, 01:48 PM   #16
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Ginger - I did consider doing it by hand (not)....

I hired a mini digger for a week as I had some fence post holes to dig out as well as the trench.

Now the electrician has finished, I shall fill in the trench tomorrow (by hand - or shovel) so that I can get down to the end of the garden again.
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Old 20-10-2017, 02:07 PM   #17
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Hello Andy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,What a wonderful opportunity having all that space. Most of us would envy you I would think. Some would like the space for O gauge but personally my take on O gauge is you are required to have bottomless pockets or you are stuck with small locos because a nice 4.6.2 will set you several thousands each. A descent coach will cost 400 or more.
Often the expense will out weigh the practicality of the idea.
O gauge is limited compared to Ready to run OO guage stuff, which is very well catered for.
Really look forward to watching the progress of what ever you decide to build. Looks like lots of fun is ahead in the next year or two.
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Old 23-10-2017, 10:20 AM   #18
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Despite a large space, I am going OO gauge simply because it allows me to have a decent size layout. I plan to utilise only half the barn for the railway which itself will be 15ft long x 20ft wide. The rest of the barn will be used for work benches and the ride on mower needs to be parked in there too.

I have a couple of guys coming out Monday and Saturday next week to quote for installation of a wood burner.

First jobs though will be to clad the outer skin, make new doors, lay new concrete floor - in that order. I then have some gaps between the roof and walls to cement up to ensure mice don't get in. Then paint the inner walls white emulsion so as to allow the strip lighting to not be absorbed in dull grey brickwork !

Buys couple of months ahead
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Old 23-10-2017, 10:27 AM   #19
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Strip Lighting go for LED Batons, there cheaper to run, instance light last for 25 years....
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Old 23-10-2017, 10:31 AM   #20
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Already installed and hanging on chains from the roof joists.
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