Layout Pre planning

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by thumsup, May 20, 2007.

  1. thumsup

    thumsup Member

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    Hi all,
    Well It's time from me to start the "pre planning" process of my N scale empire.
    My first question is does anyone see a problem with running the bench work in front of a window.

    Tia, Joe
  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Hi Joe:wave:
    The only problem I have with blocking a window is if it is needed as an escape route in case of fire or such. I blocked a window with my bench work, but the room exlt door is right next to the house front door, so I feel reasonably safe.

    Loren
  3. thumsup

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    Hey Loren,

    Good Point, there are 2 window in the room, so maybe it won't be an issue. But something I should keep in mind.

    Thanks for the reply,
    Joe
  4. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

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    If safety is a potential issue, you could also make the benchwork in front of the window removable, like you might do for an entry doorway. A bridge? Or make the benchwork narrow enough that it would be easy to climb over. Maybe putting a step-stool nearby to give you a boost to get through the window. I know this is kind of "stream of consciousness", but the type of window would make a difference, too -- crank style vs. sliding, double-hung, etc. I wonder how many people even think of this issue when they block a window?
  5. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    I didn't think of it. But then I've got wrought iron on that window on the outside so nobody is getting out that window anyways (or in!)!
  6. thumsup

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    riverotter,

    Thanks for you input. Again some good points. At the moment I'm leaning toward just placing the bench work in front of the window. I'm thinking it won't be a issue because the door to the room is on the other side of the room and there is another window.

    Now to take some measurements and do a materials list. Wow, then get started:mrgreen: Can't wait, sign1

    Joe
  7. nolatron

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    Same here. I'm blocking a window with benchwork and backdrops but my office is a doubled door and 3 feet from the front door.

    Only thing I would wanna open the window for is ventilation when painting or something.

    [​IMG]

    Yay. 400th post.
  8. thumsup

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    Hey nolatron,

    Congrats on the 400th post. I like your shelves, darn, now ya got me to thinking. sign1

    Joe
  9. nolatron

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    That was one just with the window showing, here's what they currently look like to make you think some more ;)

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I really love the idea of a shelf layout. I get a lot of room to play with a double deck layout, but I also still have a full size office to use that's open. That was a huge plus on getting the Wife to let me do another layout in the new house (I wasn't "wasting" a room) :)
  10. thumsup

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    :eek: Now that's not fair.
  11. nolatron

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    Hah. All's fair in love & war (& TRAINS!)sign1​
  12. thumsup

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    Ah, that's how it is. HAHAHAHA I must say it looks very nice

    stooges8 train97