Model Train Room. I started this project about six weeks ago but knew it would be slow because of time doing other things. I've been wanting to do this for a couple of years & was inspired last year seeing some pics of Cvans extension in the back of his shop. Right now it will get some tractors out of the weather this winter along with getting my wood trim & plywood bin out of my shop. This thing needs organized & it's taking up about a 4x10 area.
My shop is a 21'w x 30'L two car garage. I still do a lot of wood working, welding, & tractor work in this. I now have two tractors & one engine standing by for this winter. I really can't get around like I want to. This extension is 16'w x 16'L back wall 7'H, front wall will be 10'H, & around 12' in the middle. Yeah I know not very big but for now that's all the space I have without crossing a ditch & going into the woods with it. I'm planning on building a pole barn next year much larger that will house everything & this shop extension will be converted to my long time wanting model train room.
I lost my grading pics where I took my Sears SS 15 with a snow/grader blade & moved some dirt around to create a natural drain area where sometimes a lot of water drains in this area. I'm trying to keep costs down but not sacrificing structure. I started out with 6x6 pressure treated posts with 2x6 framing & a double 2x6 beam. I have a ample supply of pallets that yield mostly three or four 8 & 10 foot 4x4 that are around 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 solid oak, poplar & cherry. These will be part of my floor frame & studs. The pieces of 4x4 are 16" OC between the 2x6's. I sheeted the floor with 3/4" tongue & groove OSB.
This thing is so solid with no bounce anywhere. Next up I'll be picking up some more pallets to break down for the walls. I'm almost more excited about this being a model train room because all my stuff has been stored for almost five years.
Edited by Sawdust, October 27, 2019 - 02:33 PM.