Hi Everyone, I know its not much, but for me its a big step. Today I spent the morning cutting 6" concrete foundation wall to add a door to the soon to be Train room. Then I proceeded to frame in the door opening and install the door. I then went out side staked out where the new concrete slab is to go on Thursday, weather permitting. Right before the wife called me in I put one last touch on the new door, A nice Steam Engine sticker. See pictures below. Its going to be a slow go as were are working on a budget for this project! When finished the room will be 12' X 24' with one window. the rest will be for TRAINS!20170221_15303420170221_15323520170221_153043

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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WTG Mike.  We'll literally get to see your layout from the ground up.  Looking forward to following your build.

Wild Mary (AKA Nick) Retired & "Riding The Wild Mary"

 

 

Forum Member Since 24 Sept. 2004

 

Thanks all, I have a feeling this is going to take a while. But I will keep you up to date!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Mike- Gotta start somewhere right? Looking forward to the build. Been in construction for 30 years, cutting a door into a block wall is no small feat. That would be a project by itself for many people.

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

Go for it Mike!

Hokie 71

Chief of Operations, Free Union, Blacksburg, and Albemarle Railroad (FUBAR)

Your right Bob, the concrete wall took most of the day, due to the fact I was using a 7" saw with a concrete blade along with a 4" grinder with concrete blade and a small jack hammer! Boy was it a good work out! Framing the door was easy! LOL

Hokie, all I had to do was wait for the wife to say go. and boy did I jump at it when she did!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Mike please post a pic or two of the concrete pour.  This should be a fun project to follow.

Wild Mary (AKA Nick) Retired & "Riding The Wild Mary"

 

 

Forum Member Since 24 Sept. 2004

 

Will do Mary.

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Mike,

   Congrats on a great start to the Train Room, Semper Fi! Buddy

PCRR/Dave

Never worry about what other people think, be strong and walk in the way of the Lord.

Hi Mark, Thanks for the encouragement! 144 Square Feet is all I get. No more room for anything else! I have been fallowing your updates also Mark! I like to try and keep up with what everyone is doing, best way to learn!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Is not 12' X 24' = 288 square feet?

Just asking, my math skills are a little slow. Did not see OP state the layout would only be half that size!

Donald

"If two rails are good, than three rails has got to be better."

 

"Give a person a toy train and watch them play for a day. Teach a person to fill their basement with trains and give them a lifetime hobby."

Donald, you are correct! But good for you as you learned early with me, sometimes I am slow!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Before long, you'll be building that layout, I just know it!

"You've taken your first step into a larger world."

-Obi Wan Kenobi, in Star Wars- Episode 4

Thanks Lee, I am going to need all the support I can get. Its just me here, I don't know anyone else in the area that are into model trains. Just the one guy that sells trains as a retirement income.

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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