Everything seems so simple until you start getting into the details. Building a room in the basement for the LK&O is turning out to be no different. Laying out and building the walls was easy. A trip to Home Depot, a couple of evenings measuring, cutting and nailing, and presto I had walls. But wait. When the walls were temporarily put into place for the final fit check I had a realization. With the walls in place I would not have good access to the steel beam supporting the 1st floor nor would I be able to get to the house plumbing that was along the beam. Both of these issues are important. The steel beam needs a thorough wire brushing, a coat of Rust-Oleum Rusty Metal Primer, and two coats of Rust-Oleum Alkyd Enamel. The plumbing needs a vent and drain tie-in for a wash tub that will eventually be in the basement. Wall building was brought to a halt. The beam and plumbing must come first. So, the walls were set aside and the beam painting has begun.
The 2×6 walls fit nice but are temporarily stored.
It is good there is no time line for completion. As much as I want to see the trains rolling on the rails, I want even more so to do things correctly and in the right order so there are no regrets later.