Whilst I'm still working on how to provide more space for layout building in the future, I at least have allocated work space (and a grand plan to use it) and I still have my storage facility. Enter the railway cupboard (though not literally as you are likely to stub your toe!). Our house is blessed with two walk-in wardrobes/closets and the one in the main bedroom has been the railway cupboard for many years. Over that time random shelves have been added and I'd got it pretty much to suit my needs. However, most of the paint and some of the plaster were falling off the wall and the gloss woodwork was going a sour cream shade. So bad in fact, that I didn't take a 'before' picture to go with this 'after' one:
|Refurbished Railway Cupboard.|
But I did....
So one thing that did occur to me was whether 'Shifting Samds' could be rebuilt in a format that took up less storage floorspace? This would actually be a return to the very early days of the design when the idea was that almost everything over fence/figure height would be removable for storage and the board stored in under 6" depth. I produced another of my composite doodles to see how it might look with a few of the bulkier buildings removed:
|A less visually bulky, reduced height 'Shifting Sands'|