Weekend question, 12-8, 9 and 10

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by ezdays, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    There are those modelers that have a neat and tidy layout and an even tidier work area. If it doesn't look good, work or run, into the trash it goes. :eek: Then there's the other 99.95% of us that are of the mindset that we can always get something to run someday, make something look better, find that one "missing" part or you'll never know when something can be used somewhere... so we never seem to throw anything away.hamr Which prompts this question:

    Do you have one or more "junk" piles around your work area, and if so, basically, what's in them?

    We can discuss my junk piles as soon as I can find them all...:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  2. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    I build up junk piles but get rid of stuff every couple of months....sometimes....LOL

  3. Midnight

    Midnight Member

    Well, I don't have anything related to trains in my house but I may be getting something for Christmas. I'll tell you, instead about the junk piles in my locker.
    In one stack, there all my binders and text books lined up nice 'n' neat. Then on the shelf below that are the papers that I can't remember where they're from. On the wall are my reminders pinned up with magnets. That's pretty much it. :/
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    What's a clean area in the workshop or train room look like.
    If someone has one, can they post a pic...I'd like to see what a clean, organized, train room and workshop look like.
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    No Problem Ed.....
    It was like that for 10 minutes :D :D :D

    Lets seeeeeeeeee :)

    Pile Number 1 To left of work area.. Wood scraps of every shape and size, none longer than 2 feet and 1" doameter - mostly trim and small scrap.
    2 ~ to left of that pile... Misc. wire strands, half completed circuits (don't ask - I have no idea what's there)
    3 ~ farther left along wall - Spray paint cans in a milk carton
    4 ~ main shelf unit - 3 shelves - "good" junk including motors that I'll use someday
    5 ~ Further left along front wall now - Pile of cardboard
    6 ~ filing cabinet with Railroad books and pieces of Baldwin loco works that found their way into my pocket as it was being demolished :D :D With permission of course :)
    7 _ Second shelf with organizer - screws, nuts, bolts, small train parts, all kinds of stuff in about 60 compartments and larger wood pieces on shelf below
    8 - Another cabinet with (you were waiting for this) Transforrmers - all 20 work too!!! 3 Loinel and the rest miscellaneous
    9 ~ pile if electrical componants, lights, wires etc
    10 ~ Organiuzer with LED's and other small electrical componants
  6. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    All of my train stuff is packed away in Rubbermaid tubs while I'm in school and between layouts. What's strewn everywhere now, however, is all my lit homework...
  7. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Eighty eight, this ain't the month.......sign1

  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    sign1 sign1 sign1 sign1
  9. cedarcreekrr

    cedarcreekrr Member

    I start one project and then I,ll start another until I have about four or five cluttering up the room. Someday I might actually finish one .
  10. zedob

    zedob Member

    I am a professed Packrat and have filled up shops with stuff/junk. I've had to cut back, it was too much. I still trying to train myself to put my tools away after each daily use. It's easier if every tool has a home to go to everynight, but they still have to actually get there. :thumb:

    That's the problem.:D
  11. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

    Being stuck in the apartment, I dont have a workbench. Not letting that stop me, I scratchbuild on the floor. So sadly everyday my floor has all sorts of styrene scraps and bits of wood. Also bottles of pain everywhere and brushes. Even worse, I rarely vacume...im afraid id suck up something I need!

    Then again the day will come when I lodge something into my bare foot!

  12. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I have most of my "junk" organized in drawers and boxes.
    Current and future projects are in their own boxes on shelves, parts are stored according to manufacturer and application (loco, rolling stock, Building) in drawers and boxes.
  13. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    That's a sick photo Mikey. I don't even have a portion of my layout that looks that uncluttered! LOL! I have seven projects going on my workbench right now. When I get frustrated with one, I move to another. I have three eight foot shelves under the layout with projects/kits waiting for me to start. I have another shelf with completed stuff that hasn't made it to the layout yet, in some cases I would have to move tools, paint, wire etc. to position them. I did finally buy one of those lazy-susan organizers for my workbench tools but haven't been able to clear enough space to put it in yet. That's a Christmas holiday project. As whether any of my piles are junk, no way! Last month I gathered a shoebox full of junk accumulated over twenty years and actually disposed of it, well almost a shoebox full. Mostly it was paint bottles with dried out paint.
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    announce1 No Noooo No -- Old paint doesn't count!!!! :D :D

    Ya have to throw out "Potentially Good stuff" for it to count! tooth1 goldtoth1 tooth1
    Like I said, that bench was clean for a few minutes LOL Not very long at all :D :D :D
  15. b28_82

    b28_82 Member

    I have no junk.... Its perfectly good stuff :D

    Seriously a lot of it is in Rubbermaid containers because of the recent move.
  16. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Neat and Tidy??? What does that mean?
  17. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Each pile is kept in Athearn blue boxes so they can easily be ignored, moved or organized into my multi drawer parts bins later.
  18. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    I'll show you junk

    I'll take up a lot of space w/pics. Fist, my back yard, bottom: trains and wood shop, top: all trains. First pics are downstairs, the 1st 5, I believe. All others are up. Built in '88, and had 5 heart attacks, 3 back surgeries, and a new knee since.


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  19. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    First one downstairs, second one upstairs.


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  20. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    Look at these and I'll bore you no more.


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