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Peter, That is a good plan to keep the existing layout up for running trains until you get things going in the attic.  I also agree all that exercise up and down the stairs carrying boxes and then at the storage unit makes up for exercise elsewhere.  During the last 10 years I was working, I was in an office on the second floor.  In good weather I walked outside at lunchtime, but in the bad weather I walked up and down the stairs.  My legs were stronger during the winter and so was my breathing capacity.

Take down continues.....I am still mostly clearing out the attic and packing trains up.

I curtailed my weight training temporarily......I am doing plenty of lifting......

I'm averaging 18-22K steps (up and down the stairs) daily.....no need for my 3 mile walks right now!196BD28E-866E-4F9D-8CCC-7BF6719CAE8C

Peter

Tonight on Storage Wars...  Dave Hester hits it big when he find all of Peter's Trains packed away.

HI Peter, first a huge congratulations to you on your retirement.

Your new layout space offers a world of opportunities. I look forward to your planning and progress.

I had a layout in the attic space a long time ago in a galaxy far far away - during the build I don't think my legs could have gotten any stronger from all that climbing up and down with material.

I wish you all the best in this new chapter,

Paul

Coming along! Except for bookcases which I'll need help moving, the attic is cleared out (compare to earlier pics) and ready for a "sometime in February" construction start up.....

I will start working on the plan again, but I'm not going to commit myself to a final plan until I see what the room looks like.

Packing has been fun.....I came across a ton of things I had forgotten about that "came aboard for the ride", some of them from long ago.....

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415 Diesel Fueling Station.....in pretty decent shape for something about 65 years old.....

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A collection of buttons from previous Yorks......

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One of these was mine as a kid and I acquired one with a collection I purchased....forgot all about them.....

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.....I don't think I'll use this stuff.....it actually solidified.....

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It's amazing what one accumulates over a lifetime in the hobby!

Peter

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Coming along! Except for bookcases which I'll need help moving, the attic is cleared out (compare to earlier pics) and ready for a "sometime in February" construction start up.....

I will start working on the plan again, but I'm not going to commit myself to a final plan until I see what the room looks like.

Packing has been fun.....I came across a ton of things I had forgotten about that "came aboard for the ride", some of them from long ago.....

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It's amazing what one accumulates over a lifetime in the hobby!

Peter

Enviable space, Peter.

@lehighline posted:

Peter,

May I presume you have a contractor lined up to make the space hospital, layout and visitor friendly?

Yes......the house is 21 years old and we are nearing the end of a 3 year upgrade/refresh....when the house was built, the subfloor and kneewall were put in with the intent to finish. It was wired at the start.

Peter

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Peter, Your attic looks huge, but I'm curious as what the vertical wooden structure (pole, shaft) is in the center. Will it hinder what otherwise appears to be a obstruction free area?

Steve

Not an issue......the entire room is 30x30.....that post is about 10 ft out from the side which will be walled off for an approximately  10x30 area for storage and the HVAC unit. It leaves me an area a little larger than 20x30.

Peter

@NeophyteMRR posted:

Looks like you have a lot of natural light to take advantage for your space.  Are you going to have wall space for train display shelves or do you like to keep them in boxes?  Might want to leave some space for a mini-fridge and a half bath-once it’s finished it might be hard to pry you out!  

I'm planning on floor to ceiling shelving on 2 walls. It's no fun for me taking trains in and out of boxes.....when that happens, I find I change things out less frequently.....

Peter

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Moving right along Peter. I envy  that space for sure. One comment of what will be more I'm sure. Have you thought about sound proofing for the bench work? Besides tabletop, I would recommend something under the table legs as well. Vibration isolators will go a long way. Since you are on top of your living space the clickety clack may get to be an issue later on.

Vibration control | Vibration isolation | Neoprene pad | Eaton

Bob

@RSJB18 posted:

Moving right along Peter. I envy  that space for sure. One comment of what will be more I'm sure. Have you thought about sound proofing for the bench work? Besides tabletop, I would recommend something under the table legs as well. Vibration isolators will go a long way. Since you are on top of your living space the clickety clack may get to be an issue later on.

Vibration control | Vibration isolation | Neoprene pad | Eaton

Bob

Great idea!

Thank you!

Peter

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