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  • Building a dedicated modeling room

    Now that I am home for a bit I'm going to do something that I have wanted to do for a long time no, make a dedicated modelling space. We have a room in the basement that was used as a storage closet. A new area has been build for storage (bigger than the first one) so the space is free to convert the room so suit my needs.
    Ron Newby

    General Manager

    Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

    http://cvry.ca

  • #2
    Ok, now that the first post is taken care of (not sure if the you still can't edit the first post or if it has been changed in the new and improved forum), here is the progress so far.

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    The room has been emptied.

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    As you can see there are a bunch of shelves to be removed.


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    The progress so far, yesterday the walls got painted and the floor got repaired/patched this morning. Once the concrete has dried I can start laying the new floor covering which hopefully get done tomorrow. Don't worry about the unpainted portions of the walls, they will be covered by cabinets.

    In case anyone is interested the dimensions of the room is 9'-6" x 6'-11"

    Ron Newby

    General Manager

    Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

    http://cvry.ca

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    • #3
      David,

      Thanks for looking in and offering your suggestions, they are very welcomed. I am assuming that you posted before I got my second post posted. As you can see there is already a false ceiling installed as you can tell from the last picture there has already been some water damage to one of the ceiling tiles due to a leaking dishwater that happened a couple of years back. Need to repaint that ceiling tile :-)

      As for the electrical there will be two 15amp circuits dedicated to the room, one along each of the 9'-6" walls. One thing I have learned is you can not have too many electrical outlets.
      Ron Newby

      General Manager

      Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

      http://cvry.ca

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      • #4
        Well look who is back in the fold!! Wonderful to see you and your your going to start RR and posting!
        Hey you know I still owe you that beer from the 1st "Mason Follies" show in MA.
        Jerry



        "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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        • #5
          Ron, welcome back and congrats on the new room.

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          • #6
            Ron, so happy to see you back at home and that you are getting ready to model some stuff.

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            • #7
              Good morning and thanks for looking in Jerry, Rick and Larry.

              Jerry, yup I'm going to star posting again, it has been way too long, and don't worry, I haven't forgot about that beer you owe me. :-)

              Rick, thanks.

              Larry, it is nice to be home, the last year and a half have been trying,

              Well I couldn't wait, I built and installed one of the cabinets last night just to see how it would look. I am very happy with the results.
              Ron Newby

              General Manager

              Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

              http://cvry.ca

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              • #8
                Ron, congratulations for carving out a room for modeling; new adventures await. ~mike

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                • #9
                  Looking great Ron!

                  Philip
                  Philip

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                  • #10
                    Ron looks like you've been busy and welcome back. Since I haven't been around that long, I have to ask
                    New room....new layout or do you have one to pop into the space. Just curious.
                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • #11
                      Hi Ron. Should be nice space for a layout. Looks well insulated too. Do you have a trackplan or idea yet ? I assume a point to point of some sort ?
                      Regards Rob

                      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                      My current build.

                      https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                      • #12
                        There's nothing like having room to mobel.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for stopping by Mike, Phillip, Robert and Terrell.

                          Terrell, Why just have a room you can model in when it can be a "mobel" room instead . Realized I misspelled "model" after I posted the post and I see you still can not change the title once posted.

                          Ok, before everyone gets excited there is not going to be a "new" layout in the room. The existing layout, which is in the room behind the back wall will remain. I currently do my modelling in the same space as my layout and I have learned over time that it is not an ideal situation.

                          On to today's progress....

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                          The above two pictures show the cabinets that are on the left wall (facing in from the doorway). Below that will be a fill length workbench that will be 7'-7" long by 2'-0" deep. Between the workbench and the upper cabinets will be the west end staging yard for the railway, so there will be a little bit of railway in the room .


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                          These are the upper cabinets on the wall at the right side of the room. Below them will be my computer desk.


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                          The flooring complete in the room, what a difference it makes. The existing layout is on the other side of the back wall. In the top right corner will be my paint spray boot and where the saw houses are now will be a floor cabinet that will house my 3d printers. both the spray paint booth and the 3d printer station will be vented to the outside. While my FDM printers don't smell I can not say the same for my resin printer.

                          Next up is building the cabinet for the 3d printers.




                          Ron Newby

                          General Manager

                          Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                          http://cvry.ca

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                          • #14
                            Nice work Ron. Yep, I misunderstood. Thought it was a layout room. But good to hear there will still be some train action in there.
                            Will be such a nice space to work in. The floor and overhead cupboards, have come up really nice.
                            Sounds like you have plenty of toys to fill the space, and play with.
                            Regards Rob

                            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                            My current build.

                            https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                            • #15
                              The new floor does make a big difference.

                              BTW - I fixed the title for you..

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