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Offline Roger B

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My space
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:09:16 PM »
Here are a few pictures of my workshop. Its a partitioned off section of the communal cellar in our apartment block. I have a mini lathe, a 16mm variable speed bench drill, a grinder and a Proxxon TBM220 drill modified for light milling.
The space is shared with my HO model railway.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2013, 10:11:33 AM by Roger B »
Best regards

Roger

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Re: My space
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 06:08:39 PM »
 :AllHailTheKing:
That's excellent! Good organization -- and good shop.
I tried to do something like that in my previous residence, but was not allowed by the other units...

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Re: My space
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 08:39:08 PM »
Very tidy and organised. the engines look excellent as well

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Re: My space
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 10:13:34 PM »
Looks very well planned and organised - congrats.
I'm intrigued by how your rail layout is stored - any chance of more pics to show how it gets set up and put away again?
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Re: My space
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 10:43:50 PM »
Nice looking shop. Very neat.

I'm intrigued by how your rail layout is stored - any chance of more pics to show how it gets set up and put away again?

Exactly what I was thinking.
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Re: My space
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 04:22:54 AM »
Very nice indeed.

Offline Roger B

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Re: My space
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 06:51:45 PM »
This is how the railway is stored. Turn it round and fold down the legs, lift it up and bolt into place, fit the castle and backscene. Then put on the rolling stock, model cars etc. and play.
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Roger

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Re: My space
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 07:18:32 PM »
Whenever I see a workshop on a forum I think I'd better store and organize mine, there is so much good ideas here to start!
Ha ha, I see a 4 stroke engine on a bench, almost ready for testing...

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Re: My space
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 09:01:54 AM »
This is how the railway is stored. Turn it round and fold down the legs, lift it up and bolt into place, fit the castle and backscene. Then put on the rolling stock, model cars etc. and play.

Many thanks for the explanation and pics - very neat indeed  :ThumbsUp:

Regards, A
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Re: My space
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 08:19:44 PM »
A new arrival  :)
I have a lot to learn about it's (her?) little foibles. The longer cross slide travel would make machining the crankpin on my current crankshaft easier, but my Keats is too big for the faceplate  :noidea:
At least both are liftable on and off the bench and the next step is the milling head for the Hobbymat, a great step forward from the milling slide on the lathe  :ThumbsUp: . At last gravity will keep things on the table rather than causing them to fall off  ;)
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Roger

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Re: My space
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 08:33:15 PM »
Hi Roger, congratulation to your new "Baby".
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Achim

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Re: My space
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2014, 04:57:21 PM »
I've sorted out the storage for whichever lathe is not in use. Raise the bottom shelf, a piece of ply with 4 castors and slide it away.
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Roger

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Re: My space
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2014, 05:15:16 PM »
Nice solution for saving space. That lathe looks weighty though...just be careful lifting and lowering it.

Bill

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Re: My space
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2014, 05:59:54 PM »
Both lathes weigh 44kg so not too bad to lift. The Hobbymat is harder to balance due to the movable cover over the belts, but if I'm feeling fit one hand under the bed by the chuck works well.

On the first few cuts the Hobbymat feels much more rigid than the Chinese one and is much more powerful at low speeds due to the belt reduction drive. When I was lapping the horizontal engine cylinder on the Chinese lathe at low speeds if it grabbed I could stall the drive with my hand.
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Roger

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Re: My space
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2014, 08:56:12 AM »
I like your innovative and efficient use of space and the way you have your model railway set up. I have lots of engines, cars, tracks, buildings, etc., but haven't even looked at them for many years until just recently. I should put something together so they can roll again. The scenery you have reminds me a bit of some parts of Germany where my father was born and grew up in the 1920s - Urphar and Wertheim.