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Andrew Mclaren24/02/2007 08:54:00
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After a hard day at the office or the building site where does every one hide to get there fix for the hobby.
David Ashby - Moderator25/02/2007 06:15:00
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We're fortunate to have a spare room which is my den so I take this soft option.
Of course I'm not a real modeller like you shed-bound hardy souls who bash balsa in freezing temps.
Mike Rolls26/02/2007 13:03:00
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Im lucky - we have a detached, brick built garage which was high enough to put in a staircase and floor - so we now have a two care garage with workshop over. Insulated the wall and floor, put in an end wall (Sterling board double skinned) and with a 3KW oil filled radiator on a thermostat and a dehumidifier I can work there all year round. On cold days the rad is augmented by a 1500W halogen heater whilst I am actully working.
Andy Green27/02/2007 13:37:00
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Lucky to have a loft conversion, so up there for building (and storage of non smelly bits), but to do get twinges of guilt if I have to sand too much, so those jobs usually wait until I can get outside.

airman28/02/2007 20:04:00
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Hi Like Mike I have insulated my garage so that it can be used all year round.Put in benches, extractor fan , plenty of power sockets, shelving and cuboards.
Have a small outside shed ,where is stored fuel and other flammable iterms.
Richard Wicker18/03/2007 21:26:00
77 forum posts
Hi, i'm lucky to have a spare room (3rd bedroom) which has been converted into a modelling room/computer room. Only problem is "She Who Must Be Obeyed" complains if I do any sanding or use "those smelly glues and things" when she's on the computer.
Such is life!!
Allan Jordan18/03/2007 21:58:00
495 forum posts
I have a workshop in the garden in which
I do all my model building. I'm in to model eng. as well as aircraft. I don't think my
wife would be too pleased with me if moved
a screwcutting lathe etc. into the house!
My workshop is heated by electricity.Don't think I'd want to do any sanding near a computer{ I use a disc/belt sander}
Antony Wright19/03/2007 07:41:00
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Dinning room table or conservatory at the moment. My son is training as a carpenter at the moment and is going to build a workshop in the garden soon. We plan to share the space then :)
Dead-stick19/03/2007 10:12:00
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I use the spare bedroom, much to the consternation of my long suffering wife as the garage has a 1:1 scale toy in it, so that is naturally out of bounds!
John Van Buuren23/03/2007 09:15:00
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14' by 10' tin shed. Some space taken up by previous valve electronics hobby, but mostly aeromodelling space. Too many kits, drill press, power tools, too many unfinished projects, 1/2" of balsa shaving on the floor, old dresser full of engines, workbench covered in 'stuff' with drawers of r/c gear, more shelves with containers of wheels, undercarts, tanks, spinners, control-line stuff, models hanging from the walls, racks of wings, central building bench made from a sewing table on wheels with caneite top for pins, not enough lighting and what there is is too close to my personal solar panel.

Get the picture? :-)

Need to get in there at least once a week to stay in the same suburb as sane.

Dead-stick23/03/2007 11:43:00
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John, that sounds like a REAL 'man cave', some where with soul and atmosphere, a modeller's paradise no less!
airman23/03/2007 16:05:00
79 forum posts
Hi John your den only needs a few crates of beer,and some drink optics to make it complete.
Sandy Wood12/06/2007 19:12:00
17 forum posts
Ha Ha,
All over the house !! kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms. I have a very understanding missis who has even learnt that the peculiar rattle you get when hovering up a vital widget will need investigating / retrieval.I do that (fairs fair it is my fault!!) She cannot get round the idea of needing so many ribs. Two should be enough and finds it amusing when i'm on my twentieth. She also keeps upgrading her mobile phone with better video capability when I go flying. I can't think why.
GrumpyGnome13/06/2007 06:50:00
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has heat light and power, plus a pc and entertainment (TV/DVD/Radio).

Also has some other stuff in it taking up space - lawnmowers, garden tools and the like. They used to live in the shed but my wife has filled that with Guinea Pigs.

Very cramped now as I use it to build in and to store all the currently servicable planes; several 'spares' in the eaves............... must sort it out this summer.

Car doesn't fit of course. But who ever heard anything so ridiculous as putting a car in a garage anyway ! That's what drives are for.

Myron Beaumont13/06/2007 14:16:00
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You are so lucky !.I live in a drive in my tiny campervan where I build my models each day !I have problems using this M/C & charging things up ,Luxury !
airman13/06/2007 19:19:00
79 forum posts
Built a garden shed and moved all the garden tools, lawn movwers,etc into it.
Garage was getting cramped with model aircraft and crates of beer.
Myron Beaumont13/06/2007 19:54:00
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I bet you've got 'lectricity to light up the barrels & optics as you struggle to build during the hours of darkness !
airman15/06/2007 07:18:00
79 forum posts
Thats right. Mind you, the next morning you can tell at which time of night you built and coloured the model aircraft, under construction.
vicman30/06/2007 02:43:00
8 forum posts
I have a 1900 sq ft basement that is part work office (10 x 14) and the rest is for modelling bliss.
The wife got tired of hearing the TV come thru the floor so she gave me cordless headphones to wear while in the hole.

First post here, looks like fun!

jimbo01/07/2007 16:13:00
71 forum posts
The magic shrinking workshop.
When living in the uk I used to cram myself into a corner of the garage.Now having moved to the sun.I have built myself a 15 by 20ft workshop with work top for my piller drill, scroll saw, belt sander and piller sander,with 10 ft of work space and a sepperate 6x4 build table.
SO how is it that approx 2 days into the build I have covered the worktop with tools,glue,balsa,dope ,paint etc,etc,so I end up working on approx 3x2 ft of my build table.

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