Train Room Started 06/26/2018 update

                      Something  train related and a Coors Light !!  

        and a copy of this thread,  so people can follow your

                                          train room experience some day in the future !!

                        it is going to be a GREAT train room Mike

I tip my hat to you sir. I didn't even consider 12'ers. At the very least, take a sharpie marker and sign and date a wall stud.

The sheetrock I hung in my attic train room kicked my tail, and that was back in 2010  (I was 52)!  I wish now that I had hired a professional to tape and mud. You'll want to get all of your train stuff out of the room when you start finishing and sanding. It's a real mess when you do!!

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Thanks for the ideas guys! 

Gilly, I will remove everything, but have found if I wet sand with a sponge there is no dust and I get a better finish!

Mike

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Semper Fi !

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Learned that when I did my garage! Somethings you just wish you didn't learn or ever use again. I do believe this will be the last time I sheetrock! LOL

Mike

5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

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Hey Mike- the drywall looks good. As for the tape and spackle- slow and steady wins the race. I really like the fiberglass joint tape. It's self-adhesive so you can stick it on the joints before applying the mud. Much cleaner and easier. I use a screen type sanding pole that connects up to my shop vac. Not totally dust free but its about 80% effective. I use the wet sponge method for fine tuning at the end.

Time capsule ideas- print this thread to date. I like Tank's paw prints too! Maybe an old junker box car that you could live without too.

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

You know Mark, for someone who has been around for awhile! Cabinet Bob still comes up with great ideas! LOL

Bob, I too like the fiberglass tape. No spackle, I am going to try and make the walls as smooth as I can! I really like the idea of an old box car, I can print this thread up along with a picture of Tank and slide it inside!

But here is a question, how do I go about printing this thread up?

P.S. My wife now calls the train room the new Master Bedroom! Just because it is turning out nicer then the one in the house! LOL

Mike

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Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Brian, You have too much time on your hands!!  

Mike, I think we have all been around for a while.  If this tells you anything, I'm getting ready to make an appointment with Social Security, and I have no disabilities except a failing brain.  

Looks great Mike! Glad you survived the sheetrocking and good luck with the taping. The room looks really nice and it's starting to look more and more like a train room with each new picture posted.

I went to Costco yesterday and there was a large stack of these that caught my eye. Just turned around and they were right there looking at me. Even had the Inspector's picture on them!  An omen possibly? I think they were trying to say something like... 'Don't forget the Inspector'! 

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RTR, Thanks for the nice words! As for Tanks Treats, Momma makes them for him from scratch! No wheat, flower, some stuff and peanut butter! Man does he love them, and the good thing is if I ever get hungry enough I could eat them also! LOL

Mike

5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

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Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

You know Mark, once he turned 2 all he wanted to do was eat Mom,, she would get home from work and do his best to try and knock her down, then the day she made his treats the first time she was his girl, Now when mom is home he is a momma's boy! LOL

Mike

5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Looks like Tank gets more pampering than I thought with homemade treats. Glad to see he is well taken care of by both Mom and Dad! I thought of you and Tank as soon as I saw that stack of boxes and just had to take a picture. Hmmm...Maybe he is taking on some side work in addition to inspecting?

 

RTR it wouldn't surprise me if he was out there taking on side work! Man sometimes it is just hard enough to wake him up to come and inspect, and now that I have carpet in the train room, he comes out to inspect and forget about it and lays down for more nap time! LOL I sure do love this big dog!

Mike

5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Hi Everyone I got the last piece's of sheetrock in place and the first coat of mud on! But before I closed everything up I put a few things in the train room time chest. I put an S scale crane car, and envelope with the story of the build to date, Pictures of my wife and Tank, and one of me with Tank. Sealed it up and put a picture of Tank on the outside guarding everything! Here are a few pictures.

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Mike

5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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Hi Everyone I got the last piece's of sheetrock in place and the first coat of mud on! But before I closed everything up I put a few things in the train room time chest. I put an S scale crane car, and envelope with the story of the build to date, Pictures of my wife and Tank, and one of me with Tank. Sealed it up and put a picture of Tank on the outside guarding everything! Here are a few pictures.

Great Idea !  I Love it !

I like the pictures of Tank as a toddler! Real cute puppy! Also good ideas for the time capsule, especially the pictures. Wonder what the folks will think upon discovery of it? Imagine they will be surprised and want to investigate further?

Maybe Tank is sneaking too many of Mom's special treats? Being stuffed would make one take a lot of naps too! 

RTR, Thanks for the nice comments! I know if it was me that found something like that I would want to know more!

As for Tank, Yes he gets a lot of treats, but he is a good boy and sometimes the naps are at the right time so I can get something done! LOL!

Mike

5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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