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big air
11-01-2008, 02:08 PM
Our lass is doing her nut because ive got car bits everywhere :o and actually its getting on my nerves aswell because i can't find nothing.:D
so ive decided to do out the out house benches etc so i can put all my car gear in there, and it will be my escape room :o so is your lass/mam dad doing your head in about your gear, and where do you tinker with your cars ;)

Chrislong
11-01-2008, 02:11 PM
My stuff is always left in its hauler bags, and cardboard boxes for the spares and bits which i don't take to the track. They're all left behind/under my bed.

When I need to work on my cars, I will lay a towel out in the kitchen and do it there. if its a long job, and it overflows to another day of work then I still put everything away but the half assembled car is left on a towel on the floor in the spare room.

Mike Hudson
11-01-2008, 02:15 PM
I put a towel out in my room and do everthing there. I tidy most of my stuff away before i go to bed incase step on something sharp in the mourning...:D

rcracer
11-01-2008, 02:16 PM
you want to see Garrys bedroom :o omg its a hazard :D

DCM
11-01-2008, 02:18 PM
I do it where ever I like, no misses and no mam to nag me.... only the kids and they are used to it... be surprised how much room 4 peoples cars and gear takes up.... then spraying too....

jimmy
11-01-2008, 02:29 PM
I pit in the kitchen, cellar and living room - all concurrently.

Wraggy
11-01-2008, 02:30 PM
i built a shed out in the back garden with a pit table built in ,
has lights and heating ..

its my get away place ..

Thomas P
11-01-2008, 02:31 PM
Erlier i was in the master bedroom..but my other half didnt like it...i ws passed to laundry room...like a dog =)

4 cars to hold in perfect condition..

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o306/gabbax_74/Blandat/S5030696.jpg

losixxx
11-01-2008, 02:34 PM
got my garage converted to an office as i work mainly from home, well it was an office to start with now 50% of it is workshop! includes workbench with power and light, shelving for my cars/heli's. im still a crap driver but at least the mr's doesnt bend my ear about stuff everywere :D

Chrislong
11-01-2008, 02:37 PM
i built a shed out in the back garden with a pit table built in ,
has lights and heating ..

its my get away place ..

Sounds a great idea! Bet there's atleast a radio in there too. Thats what id do if kitchen became an issue, one of those sheds with a sun-terrace and a rocking chair.

Southwell
11-01-2008, 02:39 PM
Erm, in my games room, obviously :D

_JP_
11-01-2008, 02:45 PM
at the moment I have a small desk in the spare room, this is about to turn into a 6ft work bench :)


maybe as soon as tomorrow, but within the next few weeks hehe, non of this packing away lark!

Wraggy
11-01-2008, 02:58 PM
Sounds a great idea! Bet there's atleast a radio in there too. .
but of course !!! im aiming for a telly soon to :D

Lee Martin
11-01-2008, 02:59 PM
mines in my shack...its ace...although im messy! lol....ill put pics up soon!

Bathy
11-01-2008, 03:08 PM
My home... its a pit!

Lee Martin
11-01-2008, 03:09 PM
and tht car of yours!

Markoxx4
11-01-2008, 03:11 PM
I have a whole spare bedroom room dedicated to my rc cars...has its own en-suit aswell!!!!

was soldering the other night and the solder irons end fell off into my box of tyres, burn straight through and onto the carpet... nearly set the house of fire!!!

Dangerous stuff this rc racing!!!

footey
11-01-2008, 03:18 PM
ye same here total use of the spare bedroom

chris_dono
11-01-2008, 03:21 PM
I use 1/2 the through lounge

Lee
11-01-2008, 03:28 PM
I have the garage, i put extra lighting up in there, i have an "L" shape at the back of the garage the back wall for electric and the side part of the L for nitro, its messy!!

I also have a 42" plasma on the wall to keep me warm:D but when i get shut of the mrs i thing it will all move inside with me and ill put the R6 on the balcony off the living room:D


Note: Must get rid of her indoors;)

josh_smaxx
11-01-2008, 04:06 PM
I keep all the stuff in the porch and use the dining table :D mam doesnt like it but she darnt touch it incase she breaks something so i win :D Dad doesnt care less, he should be he knows i should be in the garage if it wernt for his crap so he lets me be.

Crazy L
11-01-2008, 04:31 PM
ill put the R6 on the balcony ;)

Wouldn't it be better riding the R6, I would keep my bike in the hallway if it would fit. I have no missus to nag me, 'cept some blokes wife who comes round quite often, but she doesn't nag ;)

Alas, I have my spare room, a home made rack behind the door to keep the cars/trucks on, and a "desk" to work on, with drawers to keep stuff in, a halogen desk lamp (4 from wilkinsons :D) and a lot of floor space.

antnee
11-01-2008, 04:45 PM
I have no missus to nag me, 'cept some blokes wife who comes round quite often, but she doesn't nag ;)

lol!!!

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/47/dsc00377cp7.jpg

thats mine, dominates my room!

Lee
11-01-2008, 05:05 PM
lol!!!

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/47/dsc00377cp7.jpg

thats mine, dominates my room!

Did you fall over?:confused:


Crazy LQuote:
Originally Posted by Lee http://www.oople.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?p=83694#post83694)
ill put the R6 on the balcony ;)

Wouldn't it be better riding the R6

Yes but its january and the north east of england:(

racingdwarf
11-01-2008, 05:17 PM
I built shed, fitted with kitchen worktops,lots of lights, heat, tv, radio, It's my space.....no kids....no wife:rolleyes:. But I don't leave the cars or radio gear in there, leave them in the house so they are safe and insured when I'm not home

mark christopher
11-01-2008, 05:33 PM
40 foot X 20 foot heated garage, with a seperate secure dedicated model lock up,(also houses my Trials motor bike) with acess to compressor, hot/cold water, digi TV and lots of peace from her indoors

Lee
11-01-2008, 05:38 PM
lots of peace from her indoors


this line just keeps coming up time and time again:D

big air
11-01-2008, 05:41 PM
I built shed, fitted with kitchen worktops,lots of lights, heat, tv, radio, It's my space.....no kids....no wife:rolleyes:. But I don't leave the cars or radio gear in there, leave them in the house so they are safe and insured when I'm not home


My kinda shed :D

tc2k
11-01-2008, 05:52 PM
In the cupboard, dont even touch my stuff, too much effort.

RogerM
11-01-2008, 06:36 PM
Where ever it gets put after a meeting lol!!

Most of it lives in the conservatory but I do all my work in the lounge .... well it's the only room with a plasma and cable ...

As for the other half she's a gem ... and the racing kit is the least of her worries!!!
She actually cleans my car if it's too muddy as a while back I absolutely wrecked the bathroom trying to get a Pred clean before it set to concrete, after that she figures it's better if she does it ... :)

ashleyb4
11-01-2008, 07:06 PM
I pit in my garage it has a radio extra lighting overhead storage and a settie. But i aint got a heater yet. But i have alots of room for all my stuff. and a big table my uncle kicked from MFI

A

Albertini
11-01-2008, 08:50 PM
I have my own little corner in amongst my daughters redundant toys in the garage. Tucked away behind the shower-room its a bit cramped but at least its attached to the house.:)
1721

bondy
11-01-2008, 09:06 PM
40 foot X 20 foot heated garage, with a seperate secure dedicated model lock up,(also houses my Trials motor bike) with acess to compressor, hot/cold water, digi TV and lots of peace from her indoors


You flash git mark .. Mines only 15 ft by 9 ft Workbench,table,comfy chair,heating/power/hifi no tv but my have old laptop wireless which talks to my 500gb hard drive indoors with all the films tv on i ever need/shelving and a secure cabinet for all the dear stuff. oh and my little motorbike has a little spot. Its only 8.1ft long 3ft wide 1800cc :o

mole2k
11-01-2008, 09:42 PM
I threw all the clothes out of the walk-in wardrobe onto the floor where i prefer them and converted the wardrobe to a little rc cupboard.

The entire wardrobe/room is full at the moment with models and various stuff though.
http://www.mole2k.co.uk/rc/_MG_6380.jpg

telboy
11-01-2008, 09:52 PM
God,,,
everyone keep going on about getting away from 'er indoors. I can't!!

I only have the living room table to do any car work on, due to the shed being full of shells and paint.:) But even then, I can't get away from her cos she come out to moan about how long I'm spending in there!?:wtf:

Mind you, at the moment the whole house is full of bodyshells and she only moans a couple of times........per hour!
:D

But yes the dining table is my pit....and sometime she even lets me leave things out until the next morning.:) when its not being worked on it just sits under the stairs in hauler bag and polybutler.

strobe
11-01-2008, 10:08 PM
I have put up a 10'x8' Shed at the back of the garage.
No room left in garage. 3 Quad bikes and a moto-x bike are kept in there.
Got kicked out of the house by the wife. Don't get nagged at any more.
The shed has a few creature comforts in there. TV, HI-FI and a Gas Heater. Have insulated the inside panels to keep the heat in. A bit chilly out there at the moment.
Do you think that wiring the TV to the Sky box in the house is going a bit OTT.

Andy Moore
12-01-2008, 05:44 AM
At home? I just do it at work!

:p jk, although a lot of other wrenching goes on there.

daz
12-01-2008, 08:02 AM
What you bunch of wimps need is sorting out!! Ive gone the other way and built the wife a little shed with no tv, radio or heating so SHE can do her ironing washing and stuff what woman do in there and leave me in peace. I let her out once in a while to vacuum the house and make me tea tho.

























ps best not let her see this she will probably kill me

Lee
12-01-2008, 09:57 AM
class daz, i knew i could improve mine somehow!!:D

sim
12-01-2008, 02:08 PM
Moved into a new house with an extra room seven months ago. I let my wife decide on the decor of the whole house but kept that 1 room for me to "decorate".

http://www.bigbigplanet.com/rccars/RC_room.jpg

josh_smaxx
12-01-2008, 02:25 PM
Moved into a new house with an extra room seven months ago. I let my wife decide on the decor of the whole house but kept that 1 room for me to "decorate".

http://www.bigbigplanet.com/rccars/RC_room.jpg

Too clean :rolleyes::p

telboy
12-01-2008, 03:25 PM
Nah, Not realy. You should the inside of a F1 Teams factory.....now thats clean!!

Me and mr christopher visited the Spyker factory earlier in the year with RRCi, and even a team as small as them had a spotless work area.

josh_smaxx
12-01-2008, 03:36 PM
True, i can never seem to keep my pit area clean at all, stuff everywhere, it just jumps out of its box and spreads all over the place :eh?:

Also, did anyone else notice the hammer on that pic? :D

sim
12-01-2008, 04:58 PM
Ya, I keep that hammer near the table in case I need to make parts fit.

losidan
13-01-2008, 07:59 PM
we only live in a one bedroom house so there is none of this. it is all packed away in boxes and stored on the top of wardrobes or in cupboards...apart from me cars and toolbox which live in the corner of the bedroom!!!! I either get my pit table out in the room downstairs or clear the missus table in the bedroom and turn that intoo a pit table.

so long as it is all cleared away it is usually ok but her indoors is getting hacked off with it being in the bedroom.

_JP_
13-01-2008, 08:14 PM
well a friend popped today and helped to make a start on the improved pit area,
got to get some new shelves to go all the way across then I will be sorted.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m316/jamminjp/Racing%20Pics/IMG_10661.jpg

ashleyb4
13-01-2008, 08:24 PM
nice! very nice!

oh and the the work area is nice to

A

Albertini
13-01-2008, 09:35 PM
well a friend popped today and helped to make a start on the improved pit area,
got to get some new shelves to go all the way across then I will be sorted.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m316/jamminjp/Racing%20Pics/IMG_10661.jpg


Shelves that go all the way across would not be a good idea........would spoil your ....er.....view.:D

David Church
13-01-2008, 09:45 PM
You lot work on your cars at home?????? DOH, that's what I am doing wrong????? :o

_JP_
13-01-2008, 09:54 PM
lol :) well she is blocked now
been doing a bit more work

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m316/jamminjp/Racing%20Pics/IMG_10671.jpg

barnyard
13-01-2008, 09:59 PM
my guess is the laptop will have moving pictures on it to make up for the spoilt view

_JP_
13-01-2008, 10:33 PM
well its got a usb tv to go on it :)

Mrs oOple
13-01-2008, 10:58 PM
JP I am sure the young lady will move over to the otherwise unoccupied area of your wall, right above your polyB.

_JP_
13-01-2008, 11:28 PM
she may do, she was covered by a wardrobe for 2 years lol I had forgot she was there.

ashleyb4
13-01-2008, 11:40 PM
wow lucky jason i havent got naked girls hiding behind me wardrobe lucky!

A

Lee Martin
14-01-2008, 10:17 AM
JP!

i can see my old touring car shell under your desk!!!!! u steal it?

terry.sc
14-01-2008, 11:51 AM
Mine is all in the garage.
http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=67274&id=297

Unfortunately my cars have to share the space with all my work tools and equipment as well, so it's hard to find places for anything to go, as well as usually having several projects on the go at the same time.

_JP_
14-01-2008, 01:04 PM
JP!

i can see my old touring car shell under your desk!!!!! u steal it?

LOL no I paid for it

how do you work in that mess :D

Lee Martin
14-01-2008, 01:52 PM
didu get it from me then????

man tht was ages ago. lol

Wraggy
14-01-2008, 02:03 PM
i can see my old touring car shell under your desk!!!!! u steal it?
Pidge you did Snoring cars !!!!!!!!!

Lee Martin
14-01-2008, 02:16 PM
only used it twice!!!! lol!

that bored the hell outof me!

_JP_
14-01-2008, 05:25 PM
didu get it from me then????

man tht was ages ago. lol

lol no, close! :)

ianplimmer
14-01-2008, 07:00 PM
integral garage with heating,internet and hifi

spend most of my time in there

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k299/ianplimmer/workshop001.jpg

mobile chicane
15-01-2008, 05:37 PM
on the dining room table which is solid oak and cost me 5 from a bloke in the paper, cars all live in an ikea shelving unit in the dining room.

I have a 27ft garage but thats where my 3 motorbikes and all my tools and other stuff live.

_JP_
15-01-2008, 11:37 PM
changed again :)

ripped an LCD apart and hung it on the wall, built a small PC to go under the shelf today, just need some speakers now and a slide out tray for the keyboard and mouse :D

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m316/jamminjp/Racing%20Pics/IMG_10681.jpg

Almost done!

Southwell
16-01-2008, 07:50 AM
Nice JP! Did you just strip out a laptops internals? I like that idea!

_JP_
16-01-2008, 08:24 AM
no its an old LCD monitor, only 1024x768 but ok for web and music, TV aint working too good at the moment, crappy epia miniITX pc lol

Southwell
16-01-2008, 08:55 AM
Ah right, looked like a laptop screen from here lol. Ive got an old lcd lying around, might have to copy :D

losixxx
16-01-2008, 09:57 AM
bit of a mess at the moment but this is my garage!! sofa and lcd with freeview behind me heating, carpets and attic to store all my junk..heaven

ashleyb4
16-01-2008, 10:02 AM
haha im going to show these pictures to my dad and say thats how i want my garage.

A

Mike Hudson
16-01-2008, 12:09 PM
As soon as the spare room in my house is cleaned out of all the junk i am moving my stuff in there... or maybe even move in there myself then i'll have 2 rooms :p

CraigM2610
16-01-2008, 04:55 PM
i hav to pit in the dining room :wtf:

hav to clear away if its before any meal lol (gets very annoying)
my mum nd dad arent to pleased i use it but ive got nowhere else to
go :(:D

josh_smaxx
16-01-2008, 05:07 PM
A few months before christmas there was talk of getting our garage extended to give a bigger workshop for my dad and a decent one for me (all with drill press, bench grinder and welder ect :cool:) but unfortunately it never materialised :( might have to start stoking the fire again :D

LEGEND
16-01-2008, 08:49 PM
My pit area is currently very tidy due to the fact that if i do not put everything away, she will just throw it out. At first i didn't take her seriously, but when she threw out half the spares for my 18th scale i started to believe her. So now it is almost imaculate.:D

josh_smaxx
16-01-2008, 09:44 PM
My pit area is currently very tidy due to the fact that if i do not put everything away, she will just throw it out. At first i didn't take her seriously, but when she threw out half the spares for my 18th scale i started to believe her. So now it is almost imaculate.:D

:D Thats class, unlucky but class :D

Chris Harte
16-01-2008, 10:07 PM
I pit off my bed cover and from my hauler bag. Everything gets stored in the back of my wardrobe in the hauler bag. I have a neat pile of boxes where all the boxes get stored in case I need to take anything back.

gramey
16-01-2008, 10:41 PM
:)Electric TC's indoors on the dining room table and 1/8th truggies out in the garage as even my long suffering wife wouldn't put up with them in the house after a wet day's racing on dirt!:D

Lee Martin
17-01-2008, 10:30 AM
heres my little love shack....

bit messy at mo!! but u get the gist!

:D

Nick Goodall
17-01-2008, 10:31 AM
heres my little love shack....

bit messy at mo!! but u get the gist!

:D

That was quick :D

Lee's little love shack - seen many a new face hasn't it? lol

markwilliamson2001
17-01-2008, 10:33 AM
LOL @ Nicks comment!!

Lee Martin
17-01-2008, 10:41 AM
ahem................seen much much nakedness indeed lol

Wraggy
17-01-2008, 11:16 AM
ahem................seen much much nakedness indeed lol
we dont wanna know what you and Teddy get up to thanks :p;)

chrispattinson
18-01-2008, 11:43 AM
I just pit in a spare cupboard at home:

http://thumb16.webshots.net/t/24/665/7/88/19/2316788190067279656fuOWWb_th.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2316788190067279656fuOWWb)

James
04-08-2010, 07:46 PM
Used to pit cross legged on a storage room floor but all set up now :thumbsup:

Holeshot
27-12-2010, 12:51 AM
Abit messy at the moment. Use to be just one big open area under the house. When renovations got done got a small bench top with pegboard above and lockable cabinet next to it for RC's.

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/H0LESH0T/Misc/100_4241.jpg

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/H0LESH0T/Misc/100_4242.jpg

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/H0LESH0T/Misc/100_4243.jpg

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx265/H0LESH0T/Misc/100_4244.jpg

emtee
29-12-2010, 12:36 AM
Storage in the conservatory but the pit area is the kitchen worktop,
spraying gets done in the kitchen too... usually when the wife is out however... :thumbsup:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/mcom59/beetleblue001-1.jpg

Aran
29-12-2010, 01:25 AM
I have half a garage to use/store my car stuff.

Recently got some shelving units for my cars and bits and carpet! But its a bit cold at the moment to go in there a sort it all out, quite fancy a kitchen worktop in there and maybe some sort of computer.

Jamie B4
29-12-2010, 07:26 AM
Shouldn't really be advertising this boyos as we know how many times people complain about stuff being nicked and usually its the model car stuff they are after shhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

reelman_fishing
29-12-2010, 11:00 AM
I was thinking the same myself Jamie! Way advertise your prize possessions.:o:o

36racing
29-12-2010, 02:38 PM
i use my garage my workshop out back and my spare room!