Oh! so do I Rik, except I use a layered filing principle, one layer of junk on top of another !!
I'm afraid to say I haven't seen the top of my bench in years. Instead I opened the drawers underneath and put
scrap ply on them and start again. Terrible to admit, I used to be exceptionally tidy years ago too.
No Name, no pack drill!
PS can't believe I posted this photo
I believe I can detect a sense of order beneath the chaos ......
It's reassuring for the rest of us that you can produce such exquisite models without the need for a sterile environment.
Agreed Rik. My pile of junk, aka work bench, currently looks much worse than that, and I actually tidied it earlier this morning - I simply HAD to find enough space to paint a model building's front door.
Have now more or less finished the workshop. There's still a bit more titivating to do inside, but it's now usable. In fact, I've started working again on railway related projects (painting some figures bought at Llanfair).
I’ve been a bit out of things for a while, but was following this with some interest.
Dad’s shed is an Aust. institution, but yours isn't what I know as a shed. Ours are usually unlined corrugated iron, with a concrete or earth floor (my grandfather’s shed didn't even have a door). Yours would be described as a studio in a real estate listing around here, or a bungalow in less pretentious suburbs.......
Anyway, well done, every bloke needs a retreat when he’s in the doghouse and you’ve built yourself a deluxe doghouse.
....... every bloke needs a retreat when he’s in the doghouse and you’ve built yourself a deluxe doghouse.
Thanks Graeme. It's a bit of a fag when I have to venture outside each time I need a screwdriver or craft knife for something in the house, but it's a great retreat. I've been digitising a load of my vinyl LPs and reliving some of my misspent younger years. Remember Tubular Bells?
It's a bit of a fag when I have to venture outside each time I need a screwdriver or craft knife for something in the house, but it's a great retreat.
Remember Tubular Bells?
In the first house I owned, the train room was in a separate bungalow up the back and the workshop was also the carport. Never again........
When I built the new house I made sure the train room and workshop were part of the house. The train room opens off the family room through sliding doors, although it's called a rumpus room on the plans. The workshop space is part of the garage and the access door is in the kitchen.
I think I have an LP somewhere of Tubular Bells and probably a CD, but rarely play even CDs now. The radio in the family room is permanently tuned to ABC Classic, as is the radio in the workshop.
I prefer the radio as I don't have to stop what I'm doing to change a disc and I hear music I may not otherwise have listened to, or learnt about.
90% of my music consumption is streamed from either Spotify or TuneIn via a mixture of Google Home devices around the house.
The hobby room and living room have them configured as a stereo pairs, I have been addicted for some time to whole house audio.
It's as far as I allow my techie life to extend to my railway hobby, although I finally have a Deltang set-up awaiting trial for my battery diesels.