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Saturday, May 15, 2010


Evening all, boy I have been busy over the last few months. Yes the train room is finished and planning is taking place, well playing on the floor some might say.
With the help of some pictures I will update you.
This shot (left) is the other side of the finished train room that you could not see in the last post. This was where the toilet was when we lived in the shed. All walls and associated plumbing needed to be removed.

This shot (right) is the air conditioner filing the hole where the toilet window used to be. The new work bench can be seen to the right of the air conditioner.

Here is a quick shot of that new work bench. Purpose built with pelmets and lights, recessed powerpoints and plenty of leg room.

The bench is L shaped and made in two peices. It was taken into the train room and assembled. It has made a welcome addition and has given me the excess to get plenty of work done.

The 32 class has been fitted with a Lok sound decoder with all the mods done and the 44 class has been fitted with a Soundtraxx DSD alco decoder and what a job I had. All done, the effort was worth it as they sound great.
The shot to the right is the 44 class with a complete reconstruction of the number two end. I removed the speaker, bulk head. After enough room was made I refitted the crew detail and fitted the shell. I did not change the bulbs to LED, although they are not that bright they will do.
Finally the paint dried and the room was ready to start putting back together. Refitting of light switches, power points and lights.
The room was then re-carpeted, I opted for carpet squares as they allow for ease of removal or changing if one get stained or damaged.
Ready for refitting electrical items.

The finished product. Now both sides of the room are finished. I am now able to start the mapping out on the floor.
I have been drawing the plan to scale for some time however there is nothing like working to full size.
Sorry for the large blank spaces in this post but I am still learning how this formatting works.

1 comment:

  1. Darren great to see the work you've completed. You've certainly been busy quietly working away it seems. Maybe the next Friday group will have to be a Saturday morning at your place! It would certainly be warmer!