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!
Good for you partner!
Congrats, can't wait to see more progress!
WTG Mike. We'll literally get to see your layout from the ground up. Looking forward to following your build.
Looks like you are off to a good start! Good luck with the weather.
Thanks all, I have a feeling this is going to take a while. But I will keep you up to date!
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.
Go for it Mike!
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 please post a pic or two of the concrete pour. This should be a fun project to follow.
Will do Mary.
Congrats on a great start to the Train Room, Semper Fi! Buddy
Mike : So HAPPY for you !! Keep us posted.. another Menardsville is coming..
Great start, Mike!! Keep us posted.
Slow is good! Gives you a chance to think things over.
Mike, I'm glad to see you have started on your layout room build. I know what it is like to wait a long time to get a room to build a new layout again! I will be watching your progress and cheering you on for the new-to-me "Under 144 square feet" train room!!
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!
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, you are correct! But good for you as you learned early with me, sometimes I am slow!
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.