Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Before and After - Cleaning House Part III

As I mentioned we had family visiting for an extended time over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was great to see everyone, but the fact that half of the basement was doubling as my son's temporary "bedroom" while he surrendered his usual room to the grandparents meant not a lot got done on the layout. But my mom was looking for some way to help last weekend, so she volunteered to sort out my modeling desk and the set of shelves that I use to hold various layout-building materials.Here's the before shot of the top of my modeling desk. Wonder if my lack of productivity over the last few months had something to do with the fact that I couldn't find anything.  Naah!! That couldn't be it. 
After a LONG Sunday afternoon of sorting all the tools, paint, parts, models, etc . . . here's how my modeling desk looked:

What doesn't show is the inside of the drawers - they're just as neat and orderly as the top. I can't wait to build my next model since I can actually find things!
Thanks mom!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

House Cleaning - Part 2

We have out of town family visiting for Thanksgiving, which means I haven't had a chance to work on modeling projects. But I did take advantage of my dad's visit to get the "back room" cleaned up - I need to add the south end staging to make the railroad operational and with the amount of stuff shoved in the back room that was never going to happen. So Dad and I spent some time this weekend getting the storage/utility room reorganized. I still need to re-sort my "messy modeling bench," but it looks like when it comes time add the south end staging loops we'll be able to maneuver in the utility room!
Only other update I have is we need to have a session to finish the fluorescent light project. Hurricane Sandy caused me to cancel the planned session to finish up the lighting.