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Now you see it, now you don't
« on: November 08, 2019, 10:13:01 am »
Just thought I'd share one of those unexpected projects that just happen occasionally. There's a possibility coming up in the next six months or a year of purchasing the house right across the street from my sons' down in Columbus which would mean selling ours. I started building my O scale 2 rail layout in 2006 but in 2007 we had a 100 year storm and found out that the previous owner had replaced the sump pump with the smallest he could find. We ended up with three inches of water in the basement ruining the carpet and baseboard which I didn't replace as it was going to be my hobby area so went with temporary repairs. Now I feel it's time to bring it up to as new condition except for the carpet which will either be an allowance given to the buyer or quickly done before it goes on the market. Keeping in mind that nothing may come of this my new layout will be in the center of the room and have the top level for my O scale 2 rail and the lower level for my Hornby O gauge clockwork - will be a while but I'm getting excited already.
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Larry

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Re: Now you see it, now you don't
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 11:13:24 am »
Wow , exciting times Larry, good luck with whatever you folks decide to do , you sure had a nice train room there !
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Re: Now you see it, now you don't
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 03:32:28 pm »
Thanks Bruce, it would be nice to be across the street from my grandchildren but we'd also be giving up a life's worth of friends - tough decision but family always comes first. Then again it may come to nothing but I still had to get the family room back into shape before the inevitable comes one way or the other. The pictures are before and after (now you see it, now you don't) - a big clue is the date stamp.
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Re: Now you see it, now you don't
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 03:44:14 pm »
That's a whole lot of layout to take down and pack away. I well know the empty feeling that comes with doing that, especially if there is no future for a rebuilding anywhere in sight, which has always been the case for me when this has happened. The last time was about two decades ago, and still no place to unbox and rebuild has been found. Soooooo sad!

But, it seems that you do have a plan, and may soon have a place, so for that I am very happy for you and wish you and your future layout all the best!!!
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Re: Now you see it, now you don't
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 04:43:39 pm »
Thanks Daniel, it took about ten days to take everything down, take pictures for Ebay, and find a place to store it meanwhile - when your house is pretty full it amazing how hard it is to find a place for almost everything that was in an 18' x 24' crowded train room. And I will have another layout either here or there - don't seem to be able to stay away from it too long.
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Larry

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Re: Now you see it, now you don't
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 05:38:22 pm »
Big job Larry, all the best with the move.
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Re: Now you see it, now you don't
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 08:38:41 am »
Thanks Jim, if it does happen it'll be another of life's adventures to keep things interesting.
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Larry

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Re: Now you see it, now you don't
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 09:58:39 am »
That looks like way too much work to me! I'm not a fan of cleaning up the house  :D
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Re: Now you see it, now you don't
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 10:11:13 am »
Me neither Nick - I just finished hauling down a sheet of drywall for repairs but don't have to do the finishing. Turns out my son, the perfectionist, doesn't like the way I do spot repairs - I just fill the holes and sand it level. He tells me the correct way is a three step process with different width trowels using the "correct" sanding method - I told him to go for it and he said he would.........must have a guilty conscience from the past!
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Re: Now you see it, now you don't
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 12:21:54 pm »
Good luck Larry.

Will you move your recently completed outdoor railroad.

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Re: Now you see it, now you don't
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2019, 01:39:44 pm »
Thanks Charlie, if this move actually happens the outdoor layout will surely move as it's easily disassembled.
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Larry

 

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