Alex3410 - My Railway

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Notroh
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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby Notroh » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:31 pm

alex3410 wrote:
its also tantalised which apparently means i dont need to worry about treating it which is another plus


Alex,

Glad you are back in action after your move.

Hmmm Tantalised, won't stop it rotting, but it will always have a soft spot for you!!!

Happy modelling

Peter
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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby flying scotsman123 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:43 pm

alex3410 wrote:only the two windows, i didn't want to many so people don't snoop :lol: the plan is to install lights when i get it connected up to the mains

don't worry planning on going snap happy :D


Aah fair enough, my shed's in our back garden in a cul-de-sac, so I'm not too worried, just a lock on it does the trick, we don't get too many of " that sort" around here, even if I do live in the home towm of the ChAv (cheltenham avergae) where the first ASBO was given out :shock: Looking forward to pictures once you've got yourself all sorted :)
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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby ParkeNd » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:15 am

alex3410 wrote:only the two windows, i didn't want to many so people don't snoop :lol: the plan is to install lights when i get it connected up to the mains

don't worry planning on going snap happy :D



Don't forget that trailing power lead out of the cat flap.

Thanks for the shed details.

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby mjb1961 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:16 pm

Hi Alex ,glad to hear your settled in and got your shed ,anyway I know it's tantalised but even so if I were you I'd give it a good coat of ducks back shed and fence treatment and fit some guttering and connect it to a water butt ,you will feel better for doing it ,if you don't want to use ducks back you could also use ordinary household exterior paint ,you could do it good old GWR brown and cream ,,,,,mjb

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:27 pm

thanks for the tips, the guttering is a good one and the other half will be glad for the water it collects for the garden :)

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:42 am

I am starting to plan the new layout, you can see more about the pans here in my planning thread once i start again i will update this thread but thought it best to get the planning out so i can get help without people having to read all my rubbish here :lol:


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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:47 pm

things moving along nicely on new shed.

last week i got rid of the old one & painted the fence.

Before:

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After:
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This week was digging out the bottom of the garden and lay the patio which will support the new shed:
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the new shed should be here Tuesday :D I want to get right onto insulating it etc but have been told in no uncertain terms by my other half the rest of the garden needs sorting first :lol:

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby ParkeNd » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:47 pm

A small packet of grass seed and a pair of nail scissors should do the trick. No need for the ride on mower just yet.

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby Emettman » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:00 am

alex3410 wrote: have been told in no uncertain terms by my other half the rest of the garden needs sorting first :lol:


Put a railway in it.
A nice border or raised beds and rockeries... which just happen to have this connecting thread...

Chris
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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:40 am

Already suggested the railway idea which did not go down well :lol: I was thinking a 0 gauge shunting puzzle!

The mud on the right is actually a mound of about two tons of soil, I am hoping the other half can make up her mind on what she wants in terms of raised beds & that most of the soil can be used to fill those up otherwise we have a fair few trips to the tip to get rid of it!!

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:42 am

At least try for a compromise and insist on using old sleepers for the raised beds?

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:42 pm

Sheds here are built :D

the guys put it up in no time at all! really impressed it would have taken me at least a day to do what they did in just over an hour

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measured it up and next job is to work out the amount of insulation / plywood to get

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby Terrier » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:51 pm

Hi Alex, you're timing is good to, get the insulation in place in the next couple of weeks, and you should be nicely ready for the first cold snap, excellent stuff sir!

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Re: Alex3410 - My Railway

Postby alex3410 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:04 pm

just placed an order for the plywood etc that i need to insulate it (only thing i need is breathable membrane which the usual suspects like wicks etc dont seem to stock :? )

also tagged on wood for the baseboards :D just got to find a nice way to tell my other half :shock: i think the bigger issue will be having to wait in on Saturday for the delivery so means we cant go shopping (a win if you ask me!)


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