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Well, it's finally happening!  We just signed up for the long awaited move.  We are downsizing from our existing place to a condo.  The good part is, I get my long awaited train room, and it's empty and ready to build!  It has storage a nice large room for the layout, and even a powder room.  Being a daylight basement, it has an outside entrance and even a window.  In the back there's an unfinished room that I'll do my woodworking in.

The seas have parted at last!

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Congratulations John! I was wondering when you would move as you have mentioned it to me when I visited to drop off my coaches for an LED upgrade. I just have to remember to get your new location when I Drop off some repair work after York. I hope it isn't too far from your previous home. Love the room for your layout!   Good Luck to you and your wife!      regards, Fred in New Hope, PA

 

Thanks all!  

I'm actually only moving about three miles, and we are planning on an overlap of around 3-4 months so we can make the move incrementally and also tidy up this house for sale.  Anyone need a really large house in SE-PA on two wooded acres?

I've been looking around in my shop area and realizing what a huge chunk of work I've carved out for myself!   It's staggering to think of all the stuff I've accumulated over all these years!

I will finally get to use the Mianne benchwork that I picked up several years ago, though I suspect I'll need to add to it once I have a final plan.  I'll get in next month and do detailed measurements to figure out exactly what I can fit in and still have good access to everything.  The room behind the columns is where my workbench and computer will go.  I figure the tiled area next to the door will be a small social area.  I'll have a TV on the wall that I can link to the train cameras, that will be fun.

The adventure is just beginning.

Very, very nice.  Congrats! 

Back in February, we purchased a new house due to a new job.  It has a finished walk out basement with lots of natural light.  Still in the planning phase of my layout, since will be my first attempt at a decent size layout.

Like you, we had over 20 years of accumulation to move.  Since our old house was paid off, we decided to take our time and move ourselves and prep the old house for sale on the weekends.  The amazing part is, we have hauled over 30 pickup truck loads as we make the 2 hr drive back each weekend, and have that many trips still to go.  Haven't even tackled the big stuff in the woodworking shop yet.

gunrunnerjohn posted:

Well, it's finally happening!  We just signed up for the long awaited move.  We are downsizing from our existing place to a condo.  The good part is, I get my long awaited train room, and it's empty and ready to build!  It has storage a nice large room for the layout, and even a powder room.  Being a daylight basement, it has an outside entrance and even a window.  In the back there's an unfinished room that I'll do my woodworking in.

The seas have parted at last!

New Train Room N1New Train Room N2

 

that's a train palace !!!!!

Congrats John, We had a semi full of stuff after selling, giving away and throwing away after 10 years at the old place. The hardest part was giving up my car work space, which I remedied with building a shop nearby. I got the loft to make my train room, and know your going to be making many modifications until find the layout you want. Soon, your going to have smoke, whistles and chuffs galore.

That's surely a fabulous space, John. Not only do you have a good sized window for venting all that smoke your supper chuffers make but you'll have a smaller one too by your workbench space. Wish you and your wife only the best in your new home.

With such a beautiful canvas of a space, could the makings of an annex possibly be in the future for the North Penn O-Gaugers club?

Btw,  how do you forsee your moving and esablishing your dream come true layout leading to a reduction in taking on new customers for train repairs and modifications?

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