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Peter,  That's a really nice space.  Great idea w the HVAC.  Looking fwd to seeing the lift pics.  How's your wiring / power availability to the room. I'm assuming they'll be pulling in new wire for the hvac unit; if you don't have enough existing power available for the layout, you may want to have them pull in some train room dedicated additional power.  In our train room i ran 2 separate 12-2 circuits to power only the wall plugs and put each feed on a 20a heavy duty wall switch, so that when we leave the room we flip the switches and kill all power to the room / layout. A safety thing for young kids and old guys who forget 20200513_091020stuff.     

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@BillYo414 posted:

Will you be taking some photos of the lift??

I stayed home today to take pictures and video......the truck with the drywall was supposed to be here at 1PM and it broke down  ......now it's planned for 7:30 AM Wednesday......I hope they're not late.....I have to head to the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds at 11AM to be one of the afternoon vaccinators.

@TomSuperO posted:

Peter,  That's a really nice space.  Great idea w the HVAC.  Looking fwd to seeing the lift pics.  How's your wiring / power availability to the room. I'm assuming they'll be pulling in new wire for the hvac unit; if you don't have enough existing power available for the layout, you may want to have them pull in some train room dedicated additional power.  In our train room i ran 2 separate 12-2 circuits to power only the wall plugs and put each feed on a 20a heavy duty wall switch, so that when we leave the room we flip the switches and kill all power to the room / layout. A safety thing for young kids and old guys who forget 20200513_091020stuff.     

This has been part of a house renovation/refresh that started in early 2019. We're getting to the end. When we did the pantry and laundry rooms, we extended the wiring from the basement. We are lucky that when the house was built, they put in 400 amp service.

Once the framing is done, I'm meeting with the electrician to plan wall outlets and at least 2 floor outlets.

Peter

Late to the thread. Congrats on both your retirement and new train room.  I live in the RVA area and noticed we finally have a good stretch of weather to get the material delivered.

I’ve been fighting the weather and the contractor on getting my deck rebuilt.  Contracted in August, but material delays pushed me back to bad time of year for weather.

Progress!
The room is divided into a 10x30 storeroom and an irregular 20x30 train room.

An overview of the train room.....

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Room for bookcases between the dormers......

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Another view of the stairwell enters the room to the right.....

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The storeroom......

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The room from the other end......

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I’m getting very excited......

Peter

You're a very smart man, Peter. I'm not -  I would have one big 30 by 60 train room if I had that much space. LOL.

HVAC is done!

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The 10x30 storage area......

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The view of the layout room from inside the storage room through the framing......

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The view of the layout room from inside a dormer....

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I am getting very excited.....I am starting to really take the layout plan seriously......my wife and I have been to the flooring place. The electrician arrives next week.  Then, it is time for drywall installation.   I'm thinking 4-6 weeks?

Peter

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A few pics from current progress.....the electricians have been here all week......

The flooring is picked out.

After the electricians finish, then comes drywall, then flooring and then painting. I suspect a May 1 finish......

Then the rest of the current layout comes down and dismantled with the Mianne parts going up to the attic.

I am talking to Tim at Mianne this week and I will figure out what I need and figure a delivery in June.

I have made a contact with Steve at Ross and he says a 3-6 week time for orders. I will aim for July.

Later I will post some track plans.......with explanations of what I am doing......and listen to suggestions for changes.

A lot of different angles to give you an idea of the fixed obstacles (doors, ceiling hatch) that I will have to work around.

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I get more excited each day!

Have a great and safe weekend, folks.

Peter

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Looks great Peter. I hope all of those hihats will be LED's- otherwise you are going to feel like you are under a blast furnace.
Your contractors are doing a great job. Very clean and neat work. We are all jealous for sure. Who has a house with an attic for the attic?
Looking forward to seeing the track plans.

Bob

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