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................a room in your home of a size of your chioce and an unlimited amount of money and time to work on your favorite hobby? Model RR'ing of course. ;)

Before I answer this question I will say that I have a 20' by 10' room in my basement that I am slowly working on turning into my dream model RR layout room. The unlimited money is a fantasy. :D And the amount of time is pretty much open for me.

I have tons of ideas and will eventually share them here with anyone that shares their thoughts or just reads my posts.

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The first thing I would do is finish the floor, walls, and cieling. Someone started this and never finished.
Then I would work on the lighting.
My next thing would be to build benchwork for my layout. I would use the walls for this with more than one level to acomadate more than one layout in a couple different scales.
Before starting any layouts I would also make plenty of organizers for all of my supplies. Ya know, shelves, drawers, cabinettes..........

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Well, I have no clue what I would actually do, but I would hope that I could steal a room out of my actual house for my trains rather than the basement...

But if I do ever get a wife, I may just end up in the basement, LOL :knock_teeth_out:

I think I would end up having the basics that every room has, a bunch of display cases along with a HUGE layout :cool:
 

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I'm going to do the same. I started renovating a large 10x20 room in my basement a year ago and never go past the demolition part. I hope to finish off the room sometime this year.

Half of it will be used for home theater and the rest will be devoted to Marklin HO layout.
 

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That's cool tworail.

My space right now is in the basement and mostly full of storage stuff that I should just chuck but still hang onto. The main obstical is the heating ducts. I have to duck to not bang my head more than a few times a day or night. Oh, and the lighting sucks big time. :eek: That is something I have got to fix.

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The next thing I would do with all of that money I wish I had is buy every kit in every scale that I can find and bash it into several layouts.
I would also hire an artist to paint great backdrops for everthing because I can't paint worth a crap. :lol_hitting:
 

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Backdrop painting isn't as bad as it sounds. Even at the most basic level, anyone can paint a sky blue background then use a sponge with white paint to make 'clouds'. Experimentation is key. I haven't done it myself but maybe I'll give it a shot.

Once you get into more detailed scenes it does get more difficult.
 
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