Gateside and Northbridge

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luckymucklebackit
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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:38 pm

So, after initially granting permission for a hut to be purchased and put in the garden, said permission has now been withdrawn on the basis that "it is too big", "we will lose the use of the patio" (that we never used anyway) or "it will make an already small garded too small". (I blame the neighbour who put her bloody tuppence worth in)
Not to be outdone I purchased wood at the weekend and have constructed a bit of a Heath Robinson ladder affair that bridges the gap beween the top of the stepladders that we have and the loft hatch. It was duly tried out last night and the Xmas tree and decorations were brought down for the season. This also provided a chance to move some of the other stuff around and make some working space.

I will not be denied - we are going back to the loft - it is cramped, it is low, but it is space (25 ft long space at that). need to get back up with the tape measure.....


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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby glencairn » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:23 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:.

I will not be denied - we are going back to the loft - it is cramped, it is low, but it is space (25 ft long space at that). need to get back up with the tape measure.....

jim


--- Low -- Take care Jim. It is very hard on the knees. Been there etc. :oops:

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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:08 pm

My loft is low, 2" too low to stand at its highest point. Got to be a true pain in the neck. :cry:
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Re: Gateside and Northbridge

Postby brammie » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:44 am

Can understand your frustration Bufferstop - been there on that one. I was smitten by the large loft over our bungalow in UK and couldn't stop myself from embarking on an exercise of long straights and sweeping curves. As one season followed another I found it unbearably hot in mid summer and uncomfortably cold in winter, but the crippler was the effect on track and locos of the frequent temperature extremes. Although I eventually insulated the loft, it was one frustration after another. However, it is easy to understand your need, and I wish you all the best with your new layout.


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