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Old 07-15-2017, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is the train storage shed I started building last September. I had to put it away for the winter when I was evicted from the garage due to weather. I started in the basement then moved everything into the garage for assembly, unfortunately the weather over took me as it often does in this part of Alberta so I had to move outside and postpone assembly until this spring.
Well this spring eventually arrived (in June) so I took the covers off and move it back into the garage to complete the roof. With the roof completed I moved everything outside again and put the assembly back together.
Just this week I finally laid track access, albeit only two tracks, as I need to purchase a couple more switches.
I thought I'd done a good job here with the clearances, but wouldn't you know it the lawn mower is refusing to pass between the track and the side step. So now I have two alternatives, cut more clearance in the track support base or buy a new lawn mower dedicated to the front. I think I'll go for the base modification.
This is a photograph of the current situation prior to track access and I've posted more photographs in the Photo Gallery.


This photograph shows the current two track access.
I should note that the decals were supplied by Cedarleaf Custom Railroad Decals, thanks Stan.

The shingle cover (ballast) will eventually fold over and hopefully look a lot better.
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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great looking structure Harvey, do you have anything inside to keep moisture away?

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Good question Greg. In this part of Alberta it's so dry (low humidity) I don't think it's a concern. The shed has already had a soaking, but there was no water penetration. Years ago now I used to build some furniture and to ensure the wood had dried sufficiently I used to store it in the basement for year before making any cuts. How's that for planning ahead.


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Nice work. Would love to see some construction photos.
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In the Photo Gallery there are two pages of photographs that I took on this project. The main building was constructed in the basement but not finally assembled as I had to move it upstairs which would have been just about impossible once assembled. So the final assembly took place in the garage.


So does anyone have enough clamps??


And then in the garage. This is the front section.


This is the rear.


This is the base assembly (upside down). The block type facia is commercially available (overly expensive) Styrofoam.


After the eviction notice was served this is where it spent the first winter.


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Nice craftsmanship, Harvey, that should last for years outside.
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Looks great, what are the dimensions of the shed?
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Hello Eric, the internal base is 2 feet by 16 feet. This accommodates 64 feet of track less the one inch of Styrofoam at the end of each track. The doors are 5,1/2" wide by 7,1/2" - 10,1/2" high. The two roof openings are 16" x 48" The track lead is 34 feet which will allow for a reasonable train assembly prior to entering the main. Sixteen feet can also be added to this if coupled to cars on any track already in the barn.
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Holy s**t! I could see it was long, but 16 feet!

Well, that is storage for sure! I wish I had space for such a structure.

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