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Old 08-09-17, 05:26 PM   #351
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It's looking nice, what's the plans for the floor, parquet or tiles?.

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Old 08-09-17, 05:33 PM   #352
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Paint!

I might just tile the engine plinths, but chances are they will also be painted!

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Old 08-09-17, 05:44 PM   #353
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Surly it has to be black and white 6inch square tiles layed in a diamond pattern......
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Old 08-09-17, 07:07 PM   #354
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Surly it has to be black and white 6inch square tiles layed in a diamond pattern......
This would look nice Rob

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This would look nice Rob
Spot on!!!
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Old 08-09-17, 08:36 PM   #356
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Was thinking more...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=vi...6t3gVVIKSGFQM:
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Old 09-09-17, 12:50 PM   #357
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I made a start this morning cutting up more boards for the wall. Unfortunately, it started raining, and as the boards are 4.5m long they have to hang out in the garden - so rain stopped play!



I have probably cut enough to just about finish the back wall; they can wait for the time being - I have neighbours and I'm not going to hammer all weekend. You can see the cheap POC mitre saw that I use; it really is rubbish, but it does this job perfectly well.

With time on my hands I set to the wiring... I now have 2 double sockets finished and working, and the thermostat is also completed. If I don't get any further this autumn then I can still hang the heaters on the ends of the cables and keep the place warm.

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Old 23-09-17, 05:01 PM   #358
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Work has been busy, and progress has been slow, but...



I got the wainscoting finished along the back wall, and along the end, although you can't see it. Next I filled the screw heads and board joints, and slapped a first coat of paint on, just to make a start. I don't intend the walls to end up white, but I had 5L of this laying around and it's not going to waste!
I have spent a little while looking at softwood mouldings (like dado rail) but it's expensive and unnecessary - I'm going to use straight softwood strip and route a profile into it, to sit on top of the boards.

Soon I will have to shift all of the junk (and engines) across to the back, so that the front can be panelled...

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Old 28-09-17, 05:18 PM   #359
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I've been playing with paint ideas, but in the end I settled on "safety beige" (magnolia!) and mahogany.



I know it looks like I'm getting ahead of myself, but I wanted the paint in that corner finished so that I can put the heat shields back up - ready for that as soon as the paint is properly dry. Once the heat shields are up they should never have to come down again, and they won't be getting in my way!

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Old 28-09-17, 05:22 PM   #360
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Looks tidy, nice job.

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