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reg shaw23/11/2014 19:51:56
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I doubt I'd get plasterboard to stick to the walls without issues Tony. I'd have to batten, board than plaster. If I did all that work, I may as well insulate too. Canny afford that on this side. It isn't damp at all just could look tidier though. In the summer I intend emptying it all, brushing the walls down and painting if I can find a certain solution that won't flake off. I do like the idea of painted or even cleaned bricks though. I could just cram some more junk in there and hide the untidy walls, which is probably what will happen anyway!

Ian.

Tony Bennett23/11/2014 19:57:23
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well if you need a hand scrubbing.smiley

yeah just cover the walls with models, job sorted

fly-navy23/11/2014 23:01:48
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Scrubbed bare bricks adds to it's character mate, and the easiest and cheapest option yes

What / when is the next masterpiece due out of "Towers", that great lump you were juggling into your car at Gaydon ? Don't mean me either cheeky

Bring it on is all I say.

reg shaw25/11/2014 15:51:04
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I do like the idea of scrubbed bricks, but the condition of some of them aint brill, so a whitewashing I may go. Next project could be any of them, that Grumman Albatross flying boat would be nice but there are a couple of a mates I need to get done first. I like projects as you know mate, currently have about 9 non flying 'projects' of one shape or another, be they kits, refurbs etc.

Ian.

Flying Flea25/11/2014 17:38:55
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Hello Ian,

It's been great seeing how you've renovated your workshop, the work on the doors is really good. Some nice ideas on there for storage aswell, like the Drain Pipes, I wish I could plaster like you, whenever I've tried, I end up with more on the floor than the wall. Would a sealing coat of thinned PVA help to stop the flaking on the walls, before you paint them? Keep up the good work.

Regards,

Kieran.

p.s. How's the Flea? looked great in the photo's in the mag.

reg shaw25/11/2014 19:16:34
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Hi Kieran, the PVA thing would work as its very similar to the UniBond stuff for the job, though I guess Pva would whiten and perhaps loosen if subjected to moisture. The Fleas are going great, had some great flights with them, some of them in perfect conditions which helps the little creatures greatly!!

Ian.

reg shaw22/11/2016 21:49:04
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Hi folks, long time no post! Reason being that since I did the perfect workshop (for me anyway!) I ended up moving house so had to start all over again! The house we bought had no workshop space whatsoever, so all of our workshop stuff had to go into the house with us until we built the new caves!! The house is a Victorian Railway house, built by North Stafford Railway in 1846. So, with the railway theme in mind, the new shed was to be a wriggly tin, curved roof jobbie, copying a railway workshop of the period as its of great importance to us that it 'fits' in with the surroundings. The shed is now all but finished so I thought I'd show some pics if anyones interested?

Ian.

cymaz22/11/2016 21:56:21
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Love to see some pictures of the new man cave...I remember the blog of your old shed.

reg shaw22/11/2016 22:07:14
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Cheers mate! Here are the first lot then. Starting from a scraped off surface, the shed has to be no more than 30 sq m footprint to stay under out of the clutches of the planners, no more than 4m high. I went for 4m x 7.5m finished, so the pad is slightly smaller to allow for the overhang of the sheets. Shed wasn't even there yet and the imaginary workshop was filling up with models already!! We picked the keys up to the house on Christmas eve 2015 and first job was to install new drainage and sewer system, plus a new water supply, so the shed work didn't start til mid June 2016.

Ian.

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reg shaw22/11/2016 22:17:48
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Here are a couple of pics of the 'plan'!! An old engineers drawing was found, actually for a pitched roof but easily modified to suit our curved roof by lengthening the prop to lift the second and fourth purlin to match the curve.

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cymaz22/11/2016 22:23:30
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Are you doing much flying with all the building going on? Do you still have the HP42 etc??

john stones 122/11/2016 22:27:50
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I don't know how much flying Reg's been doing, but he's done well to land that on there face 1

reg shaw22/11/2016 22:29:30
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The timber structure was next, the whole shed being based around two of the truss frames and the two ends. The timbers are all bolted together with timber connectors and steel plates, also bolted to the concrete base. The timbers inside of the membrane is untreated, outside the membrane is tanalised. The frame is also sat on lead pads so the ends of the timbers are protected from any damp, not that there should be any but I might spill summat!!

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cymaz22/11/2016 22:30:25
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Posted by john stones 1 on 22/11/2016 22:27:50:

I don't know how much flying Reg's been doing, but he's done well to land that on there face 1

I agree...he must have won the club spot landing competition nerd

BTW, that some serious wood work, very impressiveyes

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reg shaw22/11/2016 22:31:18
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Posted by cymaz on 22/11/2016 22:23:30:

Are you doing much flying with all the building going on? Do you still have the HP42 etc??

I am doing a bit more now, but most of the bigger models were put into storage for 6 months while the sheds were built.

Ian.

reg shaw22/11/2016 22:41:40
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The tin sheeting was supplied by a company in Leominster who were blooming marvellous to deal with, a very good price, the sheets were the perfect length and more importantly the right radius for the roof. I gave them a radius measurement and they kindly confirmed it before they bent any sheets.

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reg shaw22/11/2016 23:24:43
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Forgot to mention in the first pics, the white box on a stick is the main power board for the shed and the sewage pumping station which was installed 2 months before the existance of the shed it goes in, hence the heath robinson waterproofing!! Shed was insulated with rockwool and then clad internally with some tongue and groove timber. Looks a bit Swedish sauna like but it aint that orange really!! I may yet paint it internally in North Stafford Railway colours, a la signal box internals, but that'll wait as the shed is now full!

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reg shaw23/11/2016 00:03:00
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That saw the tin sheeting finished, all corner edging fitted and window edges sorted. Window frames made next and a side door would see the outside done after the addition of a couple of railway style lights. These were a bargain, bought off ebay as street lights to be mounted on lampposts, but we made up some brackets and modified them to fit the shed. All internal cladding done, powered up with plenty of lights and sockets. The floor was screeded as the first lot flaked off so badly (another story!) and then painted. This brings us up to date so this weekend see's the workshop hopefully populated with the gubbins and stuff that has resided in every part of the house for the last 9 months!!

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Stephen Jones23/11/2016 00:09:25
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That is some shed, Reg thumbs up

Steve

reg shaw23/11/2016 00:18:16
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Cheers Steve, its a bit shiny at the moment, but the plan is to bitumen the outsides so it'll look much better then! Here's a few more pics of just how quick the shed fills up, some careful planning of where what goes is required!! The HP42 sits on a 'jib' type affair so it can be lifted on and swung round to sit over the Wellington. This jib was 'recycled' from the old new workshop and I'll probably shorten it somewhat eventually as it will only hold one model, it held two or three last time. The truss structure has worked out great for storage, plus I deliberately left some of the bolts long so I could hang things off them too, Shame to hide the trusses with toy aeroplanes really!!

Ian.

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