ICollett wrote:neither the garden shed or the garage are even remotely suitable for layout building or accommodation purposes.
It does of course depend on the quality of these building. I have had a wooden building as a workshop/layout room in the garden for the last 40 years. In each house we have lived in we have been able to afford a slightly bigger space each time. My present workshop is 24 feet x 8 feet and came as a kit of parts. It is lined and there is 2 inch rockwool insulation in the gap between the lining and the walls and roof. There is a 30 amp capacity power supply so that takes care of the heating, light and power. Normally a 2 kw electric radiator under the bench is all I need to keep warm.
Although there are some disadvantages of a building in the garden it does mean that everything can be left as it is ready for the next session.
ICollett wrote:An idea is forming for filing of turnout 'V's and blades using Aluminium section stuck/clamped to the Trivet as the filing jigs are both OOS.
The filing jigs are now back in stock, or they will be when the parcel of jigs that I posted to Jeremy on Friday arrives.
Don't buy them all at once otherwise I will need to get the rest sorted out before Scalefour North.