Monday, 24 December 2012

Attic

With the Christmas holidays here, i finally got up into the attic to have a look over what i have to work with.



 






A few years ago i was into wargaming, so i put 8 foot by 4 foot gaming table in the middle of the attic, and built a display shelf above to keep my armies in.  Here are some photos of what the space looks like now.  I have laid my stock out to see what i have got, and what needs added to it.

Having a wee boy seems to take up more space all over the house, so i have a lot of boxes.  I have floored the area under the eave's to put these boxes in.  I have a water tank in the top left hand corner of the attic, this sits about 3 feet high.  So my base boards will begin above this height.


    At the top end of the attic i have built a workstation which will sit just below track level.  Alot of the shelves in here will have to be taken out and re-sized to suit the Kato and Tomix Stock Boxes.

  
 



This is the display shelf i built to store my wargaming models and armies.  I still have two of them, so i will need to keep part of this to store them.



 I managed to grab the last of the carpet underlay to put down to help the attic a bit more comfortable, so once i have the base boards built i will put this down in the walkways.  I am hoping no to have any duck under's but i would like to get a long a run as possible with the trains, so it may mean i have to have one or two.  All the boards that are down just now will be removed.  So i have a clean open space to start with.  I will reuse what i can.  I am not sure if i am going to this a night time layout, as alot of the passenger locos i have, have interior lights.  But i am undecided on that front.









This give a view from one end to the other.  I am hoping to built a A main line station, with some hopefully very long runs.



 
 
 
 
My Stock so far, built i will need alot of building materials before i add much more to this.