My first DIO (garage)

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Here's the start of my garage. I'm going to enlarge it a little. And I'm saving some $ to make it worth the trip to Ann Arbor (Riders Hobby) for the sheeting for the walls.

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Looks good to me so far...keep at it-cant wait to see where it goes.

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Finished up the interior, with outlets and a breaker box.

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Great start.... Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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Made some more progress on my garage. Got the siding done, now to get the trim around the doors and the "concrete" outside.

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James, is that Evergreen Clap board sheet ? Ed Shaver

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Close, it's plastruct. 6 sheets of 3/16 clapboard for outside, 6 sheets of plain inside and 3/16 angle for the corners and door trim.

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You're definitely heading in the right direction with your construction methods.

Keep up the good stuff!

Tony

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Nice job of the clap boards sir .............. Ed Shaver

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Do you plan to include a man door and/or windows somewhere?

Tony

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Tony, you're right . Every garage this size needs at least one 36 inch entry door - way ............. Ed Shaver

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Do you plan to include a man door and/or windows somewhere?

Tony

Eventually there will be a door. plan on ordering one from the g scale train section on Ebay.

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Got the "asphalt" and door trim done. Start workin on equipment soon.

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You are doing a great job!

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What did you use for the asphalt? Waterproof sandpaper?

You might consider giving it a very watery light gray acrylic craft paint wash, using a wide brush and allowing the paint strokes to show a line of travel for the vehicles. If you do, experiment first on some spare sandpaper to get the feel of what I mean. It's difficult to describe in words so you really need to experiment first.

You're doing a great job so far....... this is just a suggestion.

Tony

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It's just black posterboard I found at Walgreens.

With the cleanliness of the whole building it looks like a newly built shop with fresh asphalt.

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Got the lift finished.

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James, in all seriousness, you need to beat the floor up some . Even a shall we say sanitary shop with that type of tile has some wear on it .......... Ed Shaver

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Workin on it Ed, I'm workin on it. Once I get all the equipment done and placed I can figure out where the "weathering" should be.

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Looking good and that is a very sized shop- one I would love to have! The lift is a nice touch and I can't wait to see what is next!

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James, This looks GREAT!!!! You are going in the right direction with this.

I have one question.How or what did you use for the black and white floor???

I have been looking for this in scale and can't find anything close.

Thanks and keep at it.I will be following this one.

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Thanks, it has been a headache, but it's getting there slowly.

The floor (as well as wall plugs and such) is self adhesive sheets I got on Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350498226900

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James,

Thank you very much for the info and link!!!!!

This is just what I have been looking for.

This is what I love about this forum!!!

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i must ask, what are your deminsions? i like the size of your shop and am wanting to build one fairly close to it. thanks

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The garage itself is 20" wide by 14" deep by 7" high.

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