Southern Garage Layout (old pics up to page 27 added)

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Southern Garage Layout (old pics up to page 27 added)

Postby mumbles » Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:35 pm

Hi!

Welcome to a New Mumbles thread!

The Attic is too cold and having ummed and ahhed about a rebuild and insulation job up there i decided to take operations into the garage.. because dismatling the loft would mean having no operational 00 layout.. and i'd was thinking that would be the harder of the 2 alternatives.

So the garage today as it stands after 2 dump runs looks like this
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/mumbles274/g1.jpg
and a bit further back
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/mumbles274/g2.jpg
an idea of how much junk there is still to clear, note the electrics.. they don;t work, this place needs a rewire [When you coming down Martin? :D ]]
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/mumbles274/g3.jpg
and to remind you of what i have stored in here and hope to continue onwards with
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/mumbles274/g4.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/mumbles274/g5.jpg
this is the picture that is driving me on at the moment, with a vision that at some point i will be running trains through this piece of scenery and sitting in a nice, warm, secure, train room [none of which it is yet!]
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/mumbles274/g6.jpg
immediate jobs are to;
*clear the rest of the junk and spiders
*line with some sort of insulation and damp proof sheeting
*board walls and ceiling
*wiring, power and lights
*flooring, old bit of lino probably

then, and only then will it be time to start modulating!

any tips/suggestions about these plans, please fire away, i have a working plan in the grey matter but if you can think of any thing that would help, or i should avoid, fire away

and i look forward to a fun 2008.. it will be interesting to look back in a years time and see where this started
as an idea this was where my attic was exactly a year ago
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and where it was when i last took a pic in sept 07
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cheers
Michael
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Postby PTmodeller » Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:38 pm

Good luck!

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Postby boyofbears » Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:45 pm

have you got a track plan for this layout? and wwhats the size?

good luck with tha future :D
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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:45 pm

I agree with PT, I'm sure you will have a lot of fun!! :D
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Postby mumbles » Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:53 pm

this is the track plan as it stands, although i think i have the dimensions wrong of the baseboards
also i think this is not how it would end up, very much a plan in progress
the bottom half is the scenic part, i would like the curves to be more sweeping too and tot try to get away from everything being parallel to the edges

Module1.jpg

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Postby ollyg16 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:16 pm

What? No Mumbles "trade mark" inverted figure of eight?

(Hic?)

:shock:

PS Good luck with the layout.

Hope you find a lost Picasso in amongst the junk.

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Postby K9-70 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:26 pm

mumbles wrote;
immediate jobs are to;
* 1.) clear the rest of the junk and spiders
* 2.) line with some sort of insulation and damp proof sheeting
* 3.) board walls and ceiling
* 4.) wiring, power and lights
* 5.) flooring, old bit of lino probably

then, and only then will it be time to start modulating!

any tips/suggestions about these plans, please fire away, i have a working plan in the grey matter but if you can think of any thing that would help, or i should avoid, fire away


* 1.) Clear all the junk, (place on ebay)? and allow yourself a clear working space.
* 2.) insulate with fiberglass insulation or cut polystyrene sheet and place between the rafters. then cover with polythene or fibre board/plasterboard.
* 3.) It's unlikely that your garage has a cavity wall, most likely single skin, so I would drill and fix 2x1 timber battens on the walls, placed at 400mm center's, fill in between them with fibreglass insulation, cover with polythene and either fibre board/plasterboard.
* 4.) You'll need to get a qualified spark to do this work.
* 5.) Lino's too cold, foam underlay and cheap carpet ?

Hope these ideas are of some use to you

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Postby m.levin » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:34 pm

Are you going Dc or Dcc?

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Postby mumbles » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:43 pm

K9-70 wrote:* 2.) insulate with fiberglass insulation or cut polystyrene sheet and place between the rafters. then cover with polythene or fibre board/plasterboard.
* 3.) It's unlikely that your garage has a cavity wall, most likely single skin, so I would drill and fix 2x1 timber battens on the walls, placed at 400mm center's, fill in between them with fibreglass insulation, cover with polythene and either fibre board/plasterboard.
* 4.) You'll need to get a qualified spark to do this work.
* 5.) Lino's too cold, foam underlay and cheap carpet ?

Hope these ideas are of some use to you

K9-70

cheers, all good and appreciated
2/3 > thanks, sounds like a good idea, poly or FG is prob better than that foil stuff i had thought of using
4> i know, thats a bit of a pain
5> thing is lino can be swept, and i won;t be barefoot in there so i'm hoping with a bit of underlay and lino i should be ok, may well consider carpet though as i have some offcuts in the loft

tina von lightmeister wrote:Are you going Dc or Dcc?

dunno, dcc would be preferred i think, would have to see what funds permit, might ask the missus to start saving for my birthday in july!
michael

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Postby m.levin » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:46 pm

When you listern to the NSE 108 with sound you will be convinced

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Postby Lofty » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:12 pm

Hi Michael,

After you mentioned moving into the garage a couple of months ago I thought long and hard about doing the same.

I have decided to crack on at altitude at the moment, but I expect to have my next layout (thinking 2 – 3 years) in the garage.

I look forward to following your progress. I will be releasing my ‘new ideas’ on the January 1st. Looking at the state of your garage at the moment I will probably be a couple of man-hours in front of you to start with (unless you have a really good couple of days construction).

Am I correct in spying a corrugated roof, if so what is it made off? I suspect you may well suffer from condensation drips, how are you planning to overcome this?

Lofty

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Postby Lofty » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:20 pm

Am I correct in assuming you only have the one door, which is the standard ‘car entrance’.

When I was looking into doing a garage project I saw this as a major headache and would have built a stud wall behind it with a more normal size access rather than open up a whole end wall to the elements.

Lofty

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Postby Bushey Troughs » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:21 pm

lofty wrote:Am I correct in spying a corrugated roof, if so what is it made off? I suspect you may well suffer from condensation drips, how are you planning to overcome this?

Lofty

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Postby mumbles » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:29 pm

it is corrugated, i think it might be asbestos :oops:
i plan to board over it and make sure i don;t drill into it, i can;t say i've ever noticed any condensation in there but i can;t say its my favourite place to hang!
michael

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Postby Lofty » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:36 pm

It sounds like it is the same as mine.

I had an indoor bike trainer in mine a couple of years ago. Half an hour of stationary cycling used to produce a condensation patch above me.

I also have noted that a stiff breeze from the back of the garage when raining has forced a bit of water up between the overlapping panels.

Lofty


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