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  1. If you are still coming over to view the sheds on Saturday you are welcome to pop in and see mine.  I am about 20 minutes from the shed company or if you are going to Skegness you will almost pass my house on the way back to Tamworth !  I will be in all day as it will be the first  weekend I have to start on the layout after waiting for months ! Let me know, won`t be offended if you don`t but it might be worth seeing it ?

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    2. class26


      No problem, just pleased you had a productive journey. I finished lining the shed and the boards are now up so today i was just laying out track approximately to see how it will all look in real life. This layout has been planned for years but there`s always something you haven`t thought of.  My problem is I hate fiddle yards but need somewhere for the train to "hide" before returning. After much head scratching today i think i got there ! I will be opening a new thread on here (my first) once I have electric installed and there`s something positive to see. 

      Did you make it to Skegvegas ? Not a bad afternoon for it.

    3. B McG

      B McG



      Hope all's well. It was quite a nice day up at Vegas, however it's now fast becoming a distant memory!  How are you getting on with your prep work? I did have a look to see if you had started a thread but didn't see anything posted.  There was something else I wanted to ask about your setup in your shed rather than post on the planning thread.  I was wondering whether you insulated the floor of your shed and if you did, how you approached it?   


      If I did go for it the plan would be to use a breathable membrane on the existing floor, covered by a frame of 75mm high joists with 50mm celotex board in between the joists. Next would be to use aluminium tape to close all gaps between the joist and the boards and then cover with 18mm ply for rigidity.  It would mean a bit of extra work and expense but I'm am leaning towards doing this to maximise comfort in the dark months.  I would be interested to hear whether you'd think this is worth doing.


      Cheers & happy modelling,


    4. class26




      I have fully insulated my shed. Well not me but my builder. We used insulation material that you use in lofts then clad by what he called marina board. We also used this for the floor. I definitely think you should insulate though ! One thing, when the shed was first erected there were a few knots in the wood which popped out making small holes. We used some filler before starting the insulation and this seemed to have worked as it emerged from the recent deluges without problems


      The layout is proceeding ok thanks but you are right, I haven`t yet started a thread on here. I know I ought to but I would like it a little further advanced first. As my company has all but closed due to this blasted virus I will have time over the next few months. We are in group travel with most of our client`s being schools who have been told no foreign travel so you can imagine the devastation that has caused. Basically we have had virtually no income this year and it looks as though that will; remain the case until a vaccine is found.

      Do let me know when the shed arrives and good luck.






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