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Market Street (formerly CandO)

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:45 pm
by CandO
Hello again folks, I'm back :D

Lifestyle changes and other things meant that CandO railway layout construction ground to a halt for a while so a decision to resume warranted a major change from the collapsible old layout to a dedicated room layout. After much thought I decided the best option was to utilise the unused part of the attic which would involve some major work to be undertaken. I've also chosen a new name for my N gauge layout - Market Street.

The first part though would be the moving of the loft hatch from the bathroom to the stairs landing as when the loft ladders were down they interfered with the closing of the bathroom door and meant the bathroom couldn't be used if I was in the attic. So a suitable site was found for the replacement and this was duly constructed with a cover above as a safety measure...

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The New Hatch


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New Hatch and the old


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Cover above to prevent accidents


You can just see the old hatch to the right, the ladders now raise up over this. The angled wall at top left is to be removed....

I'll add in this first post that all work was carried out by myself - but only after lots of questions to professionals about the best way to do things and getting it checked by them (It cost me a few pints!!) :D

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:51 pm
by CandO
The new hatch cover within the attic was definitely needed when it came to the demolition bit but the wall came down fairly easy....however taking the bricks out of the attic was a lot harder :lol:
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The start...

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Halfway...

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All done!


The wall was non-supporting so all was good..... :D

The next thing was to brighten up the lighting a bit so a strip light was fitted....
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A lot brighter!


The floor was to be next....

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:56 pm
by Dad-1
You're undertaking a lot of building work before you can start !!
Long term should be O.K, unless you move again. We did settle once
after 5 different houses in 12 years.

Geoff T

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:31 pm
by CandO
Dad-1 wrote:You're undertaking a lot of building work before you can start !!
Long term should be O.K, unless you move again. We did settle once
after 5 different houses in 12 years.

Geoff T

Thanks for the reply Geoff. It was a lot of work and certainly took time with me working full time too, I'm sure it'll be worth it as I'm not planning on moving anywhere soon :D

The floor was pretty straightforward and just needed cross bracing across the existing joists. The boards were easy to lay and even the access trapdoor for the electrics wasn't too much of a problem...
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Getting laid....

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Looking back towards the doorway....


The next part was the construction of the doorway and the stud walling along the sides to create a totally seperate room for the trains.....
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Doorway

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Right wall

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Left wall

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:52 pm
by CandO
The final part of the room construction (barring minor bits) was the plasterboarding .....I was that eager to get it done I didn't take any pics during the process but there was some taken when it was completed :D
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view into the room

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view from the door

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view from back right

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view from back left

The more observant amongst you may well have noticed that there are now two strip lights in place as once boarded there were definite shadows in the corners of the room. You may also notice the cover for the loft hatch in its raised position... :)

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:05 pm
by CandO
Finally for this part another three pics of the finished room.....The approx measurements are 8' wide and 12' down the left hand side and 10' down the right..... plenty of room for N gauge :D
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View to right side

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View to left side

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View to back right


Well I hope you all enjoyed my story of the room construction, my amateur woodworking skills were put to the test for sure! I'll start a new thread in Baseboard construction for the baseboards...

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:36 pm
by luckymucklebackit
Wow! - great space!

JIm

Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:07 am
by mjb1961
I wouldn't say amateur,you've done a great job . :D :D