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Basement Update

Well I was hoping to have some bench work done by now but “other” things have gotten in the way.  Some have been good though. My neighbours are moving to Newfoundland (this is not the good part as they are great neighbours) and I have been helping them out this past week or two. The biggest time draw has been in my basement. If you have ever been in there (and I know some of you have) there are major changes going on. Yup, you can almost move around down there now as most of the clutter is almost gone.

I had been slowly putting up drywall and crack filling the walls over the winter on the unfinished (first half) of the basement. Now it was time to finish up this part of the basement as you had to pass through this area to get to the Train room I finished last year. We have always tried to use this room as a family room anyway so it was decided by my wife and I it was time to complete this project.

Seeing she is a major land holder as well, I felt that no rails should be laid until this job was complete in order to keep all parties happy. The last few weeks has been sorting through all the stuff and deciding whether or not to keep it and if not, get rid of it. Some will need to be looked at again to really decide whether to keep it or not as some is just hard to let go of, I’m sure some of you have been there before.

The painting was completed a couple weekends ago and this past weekend we bought the rest of the material to almost finish it up. The mouldings, doors & carpet were finished by Sunday evening. Next weekend I hope to have the ceiling and lighting installed. I’ll look to see if I have any before pictures and if so I’ll post one with the finished one.

I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel and if I listen close enough I can hear the whistle too!!!!

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A Ceiling has Risen

Train room ceiling

Yes folks the ceiling is up. Once the Convention Show is over and I straighten out a leg “issue” with some N scale modules, all that’s left is a little trim to be painted and the benchwork will begin.

Hallway ceiling

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The Ceiling, She's a Rising


Things are back on track (so to speak). I bought the material needed to finish my train room this past weekend. Well all except the flooring but I really don’t need it before I start my bench work anyway. Besides if I can stay  patient enough I may be able to get it for free. My wife is going to have knee surgery tomorrow so I am taking the rest of the week off to be home with her………guess what I’m gonna work on? heheheh

As soon as I have pictures I’ll post another update.

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