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reg shaw27/11/2016 18:27:03
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Posted by alan p on 27/11/2016 09:41:02:

Shed height looks a relative size to wingspan or fuselage length. As you stored all those in house where did you sleep?? Definitely a mighty shedyes

Most of the bigger models went into storage, an awful lot of the house was filled though! I wanted a tall building so i could maximise storage of those 'get round to' projects we all have. I'm well chuffed with the way the roof space has swallowed models. All are relatively easy to get at without removing everything else, even the Wellington fuselage at 13+ft long. I have a few models to finish before I can make a start on it's refurb so up in the loft it went. The truss timbers don't look massively too strong now! All of the flayable stuff is readily chargeable and get atable, still some effort needs to go into putting the last of the gubbins away.

Ian.

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reg shaw27/11/2016 18:33:32
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The lowest of the models in the roof is the Flea and even that is still over 7ft up at its lowest point, so the space still feels amazingly spacious. The workbench moves easily to become the standing platform if lots of stuff is required, though steps is all that is needed for all but the bigger models.

Ian.

fly-navy27/11/2016 22:06:41
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Stunning mate, absolutely stunning do you ever sleep???

Now get your butt in there and lets have some more of your masterpieces off the board, oh hold on there's not roomcheeky

Those lights are a thing of beauty Ian, nice one.

stu knowles27/11/2016 22:26:58
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'Tis a fine collection of airframes Reggie

Bob Cotsford27/11/2016 22:37:20
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Posted by reg shaw on 27/11/2016 18:27:03:

....All of the flayable stuff is readily chargeable and get atable, still some effort needs to go into putting the last of the gubbins away.

Ian.

Is that a reflection on how hard the models get flown laugh

reg shaw25/12/2016 17:12:37
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Posted by Bob Cotsford on 27/11/2016 22:37:20:
Is that a reflection on how hard the models get flown laugh

Neither is the trophy wall of covering remnants Bob!! This wall is filling up nicely though!! Shed is getting tidier, I can see the bench and have used it in anger for the first time in this shed, my new year resolution is to have it completely up and running before Jan.

All the best of Christmassy things to anyone that wants them!!

Ian.

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eflightray25/12/2016 19:08:34
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Having run out of the 'normal' storage places, (those you're allowed to use), I bought one of the plastic sheds, 8ft x 6ft as a storage hangar. It's a bit tight in there, but if you buy/build a bigger hangar, you usually feel you must fill it with more planes.

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Even so, I still have models in the back of the garage, (the car may just have to go outside indecision .

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reg shaw25/12/2016 19:53:48
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Cheers for your input Ray, but I canny see too much of your shed for your models!!

 

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reg shaw27/12/2016 10:32:04
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A few folks have mentioned somewhere else the amount of crashed aeroplanes that went into the making of the 'trophy wall'. Not all were crashed (none by me!), some were just refurbed and recovered etc, the red panel in the middle with the crossed swords is from a 1/3 scale Dr1 Triplane that was painted for the film Flyboys. The model was digitally scanned for use in the CGI modelling. Afterwards, the model was then recovered in a scale scheme so the film scheme covering panel was saved for that one day moment when I had a place to use as the wall! The remnants are all from models I built, painted, repainted or refurbed etc, so they have a few memories in their own rights! I must crash more, fill the space up quicker!

Ian.

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cymaz27/12/2016 12:49:06
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Soooo Ian ....when's the next she'd going up?? Now you've filled that one!

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reg shaw27/12/2016 13:07:38
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Posted by cymaz on 27/12/2016 12:49:06:

Soooo Ian ....when's the next she'd going up?? Now you've filled that one!

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Bizarre aint it, local planners wouldn't let me build a bigger shed, I originally wanted one of 38sq m floor area and the planners would only let me do 30sq m without going for full planning. But, I could build at least 6 of them at 30sq m size without any planning whatsoever!! Daft!!

I think whatever size shed anyone has, it fills to brimming and requires some self control not to keep on filling or want another shed!!

Ian.

kc27/12/2016 16:52:32
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It might be some variation on Peabody's Law ( 'work expands to fit the time available so we might call it Shed's Law - 'Quantity of models expands to fit the space available'.

We are just all jealous - first you get a better shed than the rest of us and worse than that you fill it with magnificent models!

Mike T27/12/2016 17:22:17
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* Cyril Northcote Parkinson wink

I'm liking the plastic shed idea. It has the feel of impermanence. The sort of thing that one might get away with on the grounds that it's just a temporary measure. "It's just a stop-gap, love, until I have a chance to get things organised. I'll stick it round the side of the house. It's only plastic - you won't know it's there".

Might work...

reg shaw27/12/2016 17:52:40
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I imagine it may condensate a bit. Not as bad as a tin shed perhaps. Or are they double walled mouldings perhaps?

Ian.

Mike T27/12/2016 19:43:21
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I dunno. The 'garden store' I bought a few months ago is defo single walled with latticed reinforcement. Flimy with the doors open and the lid up, but quite 'stiff' when all closed up. Seems to keep the water out,but a tealeaf could get in there easy enough!

fly-navy27/12/2016 21:00:58
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Yeah righto Reg, see how long that lasts before you can't see the floor again devil

Edited By fly-navy on 27/12/2016 21:06:26

reg shaw28/12/2016 10:19:52
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Posted by fly-navy on 27/12/2016 21:00:58:

Yeah righto Reg, see how long that lasts before you can't see the floor again devil

Edited By fly-navy on 27/12/2016 21:06:26

You know me too well matey!! You'll have to have a run up and take the mickey in person!! Since it's a railway type shed at a railway house, and we needed some gates across to separate the garden and the drive, we made some 'crossing' type gates to fill the gap and hide the model trailer a bit. Need to make the hinges and fit the horizontal bars and the all important red spot! This is now getting to the end of the shed thread as the stuff we are doing now isn't too relevant to toy aeroplanes anymore so that'll be this done, until we move house again that is!!

Ian.

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Edited By Steve Hargreaves - Moderator on 28/12/2016 20:18:14

cymaz28/12/2016 10:49:29
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Ian....

For decoration may I suggest....

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reg shaw28/12/2016 17:29:34
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You most certainly may Cymaz! That is what we are thinking, but instead of the timber horizontals we are doing the iron bar style crossing gates. Just bought an old lamp for the top of them too, it'll become some for of latch to hold them closed.

Ian.

fly-navy28/12/2016 19:30:48
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Don't encourage him

Edited By Steve Hargreaves - Moderator on 28/12/2016 20:19:56

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