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On Sept 14th, Peter said.........


"This could be a new topic heading.

SHOW US WHERE IT ALL HAPPENS.....

I mean the workbench,

does anyone have a tidy bench?

:Crazy:............Peter" 


Well you did ask Peter so....................!





I find I just want and need pretty well everything I model with to be to hand, crowded as it gets.  :hyp:

But I do have loads of boxes that keep small things tidier - sort of! :w: 





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I will post some pics of my bench in a few weeks.........


BUT Doug you are SO organised...

Do you have enough tooools?


............Peter


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" I will post some pics of my bench in a few weeks......... "


That is a very long excavation period

A familiar story with my desk

It could take me a month to dig down to the wood


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OK Eddie, the race is on....

you start clearing your desk and I will start clearing mine...

the first one to post a pic wins.

:2t:

...........Peter.


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A bench of one of our group members,

and he knows where all the tools are. 

L:

.......Peter.





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" OK Eddie, the race is on....

you start clearing your desk and I will start clearing mine...

the first one to post a pic wins "


You know what I cant find my camera

It must be on my desk

Somewhere


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Peter, that shot was taken after the desk was tidied up so a bit of a cheat!  ;)

And as modellers we never have enough tooooools!
I want a lathe, a milling machine, a 3D printer, a riveter, a resistance soldering station,
and so much more. 

I wouldn't know how to use any of them of course,
so would need to go back to school to learn,
and at my age, life's too short!

:old dude: :old dude: :old dude: :old dude:


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Nice topic!

Here's mine - I should say 'was mine'





:)

Sometimes I crack myself up.


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When my sweetie moved her art studio up into the bonus room,
I took over the old digs for my shop. 

It's perfect because it's about 8' down the hall from the train room. 
First shot shows my workbench.

- Tom





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Second shot shows the storeroom/closet. 

This closet is supposed to be a "walk-in",
but it's composed of dead space behind the offset kitchen,
so it has a real oddball shape. 

Just enough room for a coupla shelves though.

- Tom





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Third shot shows the real beauty of this room. 
It's small, 11' x 12', and I can close the door and crank up the tunes. 

This end of the house is all mine!  Woohoo! 

Out of picture to the left is the tool box and book shelf. 
Just enough space to keep me out of the bars.
 
On the other hand I haven't seen my wife in 6 months.

- Tom





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Crikey Tom, that's all a bit posh, red wine an'all!





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Now that's a workbench,
not much would get done if it was mine.

A big stereo system to turn up the music,
and a couple of drinks to get the party started....

Boy am I envious.

:2t:

..............Peter


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Geeze, a nice clean well lighted space. 
Nice Tom.

My world right now is in a state of des(re)pair. 
My work space is kind of tore up. 
New windows though, nice view. 
That's the boss's garden down there. 

No insulation, yet.  Winter is Coming. 
Much to do before I can play again. 
I have to put all the walls back together after my match with Mr. Sawzall. 
But there is a new header in the wall that wasn't there before. 
I am sure that the house is very thankful for that. 

What a mess. 


 

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Some really nice, or headed toward nice work areas.

So here's mine:





There is usually a laptop sitting about where the Optivisor, file and Chromebook are sitting, but it is Sunday.





In my defense, up until four months ago my work bench/office was in the train room.
It is now in the library and I'm still fitting stuff in.

Most of the "supplies", the airbrush station and the track/scenery tools,
are still in the train room which is now a hobby room.

Tom


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Tom

About six months ago I had been in the same situation.
 
My workbench was in the closet of the train room. 
I ended up removing the closet door to give me more space for my chair. 

It was big enough for small projects,
but for something like the roundhouse there was just no way. 

I didn't hesitate when my wife gave up the small room,
she had been using for an art studio.

She actually thought it was going to be used as a guest room. 
We don't need no stinkin' guests.

- Tom Ward


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Tom Ward wrote:
She actually thought it was going to be used as a guest room. 
We don't need no stinkin' guests.


Tom, 

That's exactly how my "new" workspace came to be.
The library (actually a bedroom) had been set up with a sofa bed against the table along the back wall of the room.
We could use the room for reading or relaxing but the sofa bed made it a guest room as well.
We already had one guest bedroom that doubles as my wife's music room.

Nobody we know comes to AZ so the sofa bed never once got used as a bed in 12 years.
Besides, I'm not really into "guests" anyway. Too cranky. Donated.

We moved part of one bookcase's contents to small bookcases in other rooms to give me some shelf space.
Now I just need to get around to separating my stuff into movable piles to go back and forth to the shelves in the train room.
 
It'll never be posh like your setup though.
I'd never do any work.

Tom


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Ha ha..."we don't need no stinkin' guests"!!!
That's why I have a 2 car garage for my layout and workshop..."we don't need no stinkin' garage!"
The cars can sit outside and get proper "weathering".
Guests?
They all congregate in the garage anyway.

Woodie


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I don't have a work bench, as it would take space from the layout
(and I don't have a great deal of space there as it is).
Also, underneath the fascia and curtains is pretty much full anyway.

I keep all my modeling stuff in three large Tupperware bins
(one of which has the scenery stuff, and it's on top as it gets used the most often),
and when I need to use them, I break it out to use on the dining room table.

All my paints and brushes, for example,
are in a long, shallow flat-bottom plastic container,
so it doesn't take long to set up.


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slateworks wrote:
On Sept 14th, Peter said.........


"This could be a new topic heading.

SHOW US WHERE IT ALL HAPPENS.....

I mean the workbench,

does anyone have a tidy bench?

:Crazy:............Peter" 


Well you did ask Peter so....................!





I find I just want and need pretty well everything I model with to be to hand, crowded as it gets.  :hyp:

But I do have loads of boxes that keep small things tidier - sort of! :w:


Doug

I just noticed that cool-man project you got going on your bench. 
Is that a 1934 Travel-lift? 

Where'd ya get the drawings from. 
I think I need one of those.

Tom


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2foot6 wrote:
Now that's a workbench,
not much would get done if it was mine.

A big stereo system to turn up the music,
and a couple of drinks to get the party started....


Peter - those tower speakers used to be in the living room. 

As part of the deal for me taking over the "guest room",
Cheri insisted that I put those ugly speakers in there. 

Uhm, as you wish my princess.....:glad:

The girl is a real sweetheart.

- Tom


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Finally got around to photographing where it happens at Martins Creek.

......Peter





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Storage of parts and building materials.

The microwave oven has been modified into a spray booth,
with the air vent at the rear vented to outside the shed.

..........Peter





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Well, it sure ain't pretty and it won't please clean freaks...





Some of "the shop"...





A worse mess but that's how it is. And if I turn around...





Here is about half the layout.
I can't clean anything up because I'm having fun running trains.
Go figure...

           Woodie


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Woodie, that's what it's all about...

HAVING FUN....:glad::glad::rah::glad::glad:

:2t::2t:.......HMMM.....
now where did I put that tiny screw?  :shocked:  :doh:


..............Peter


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I don't know Woodie, looks like a modeler's paradise to me.
TWO work tables and chairs, ample storage and minimal worries about messing up the carpet/floor/walls/ceiling/other.
Sometimes a little mess is needed to help you rediscover little treasures.

As much as I like having more room for my layout and for modeling by moving the work space to a separate room,
I miss having the layout and workbench next to each other.
It seemed like doing modeling would motivate me to play and vice versa. I miss that synergy.

Tom


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I'm gonna clean it up...someday.

WCG

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W C Greene wrote:
I'm gonna clean it up...someday.


Not me.

I've cleaned up my work area at least three times over the years.
Always with the same result.
I get less than 50% the productivity I had pre-cleanup.

First I kept wasting time putting tools away when I was "done with them",
but the bigger issue was figuring where on earth I put the tool or material I had need of.

Then when I finally figured out where I had put it,
I either foolishly put it back there when done,
or wasted even more time figuring out a more "logical" place to keep it.

I have enough trouble finding tools within twelve inches of my nose, to bother with organization.

My new cleanup strategy is the cardboard lids over dog food cases from Chewy.com.
When I need room I scoop everything that is in the way into a lid.
Then when I need something I find the lid it is in and throw it back on my desk.

Tom


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Well, I gotta tell you
 
I have cleaned up or maybe just put stuff away,
and it seems that within 30 minutes, I have some other thing going,
and the place looks like it did before.

At least I moved the bandsaw out on the back porch,
where the sawdust can just blow away.
That's something "positive" I suppose.

Woodie


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This is where it all happens if you want a Whisper Jet monorail,
enough modelers do, to keep me busy building them. 

Part 2 (the computer desk, coming later)
is where the electronics and programming happen.





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[whack]

It looks like some unstable DYNAMITE could have gone off in here Woodie !  :cb:  ...


... VIVA LA REVOLUCION ! !  :mex:





... Oh well, at least the Kitty survived !  :thumb:


(They can be difficult to wake up sometimes)  :java::y:



;)



Si.


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DYNO-MITE...The photo is AFTER I cleaned up!

Beaudreaux DeLuxe

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Hi all,
I suppose it's my turn.
Here is the workbench where the Corrimal Incline layout was built.





A little basic, no??

And a photo of the workbench in action during early 2017, with my partner in crime, Guy, in action.





Beats being melted into the driveway by the hot Aussie summer sun.  :thumb:


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In middle of re-organization to make room for 3D-printer.

Steve





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MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE BASEMENT





 SPENT MANY HOURS THERE IN PAST 50 YEARS  

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