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New house - New War Room - Bigger, better, blinding!

Post by RRPG » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:32 pm

Hi All

Three weeks ago we moved house. Our new house has a double garage and my wife kindly agreed to letting me have one half for a new War Room to house my collection. She was pleased it wasn't going to be in the house any more me thinks!

Anyway, 2 weeks after the move, work started on dry lining and kitting out the garage half. Managed to get it all done, with help from friends and family, over one weekend, then all I had to do was move the collection in!

I am very pleased to say I am nearly finished, so thought I’d share it with you.

Still got to label everything, but with this room being at least twice as big as my old War Room, I’ve been able to spread things out a lot more.

It was a hell of a lot of hard work but I am so pleased I’ve done it as my new War Room is BLOODY AWESOME!!!

Hope you like it :) :)

Everything in cabinets has been recovered by my own fair hand, and quite a bit of what is out of cupboards as well!!! Still amazes me the amount of WW2 relics out there, waiting to be found.

Everything you see is completely inert and abides by all current firearms legislation. There is not one ounce of explosive/propellent in the room and not one single item could be made ‘live’ ever again.

Before and after shots below......

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The door now reveals......

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What do you reckon? I think it's better than before. Been able to spread stuff out so you can actually see it!

:) :)

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Re: New house - New War Room - Bigger, better, blinding!

Post by meadowman » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:37 pm

WOW ::g ::g ::g

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Re: New house - New War Room - Bigger, better, blinding!

Post by smudge.g » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:39 pm

Holy crap - now thats what i call a man cave!!! You must have a very understanding/sympathetic partner to allow you to keep that in the first place. If I leave the house for a day or two with work, my 'finds' shelf has been 'cleaned' ie cleared!! That is an incredible archive and i cant imagine how many hours of hunting/digging has gone into all that recovery. You should charge an entrance fee for public to view! very very impressive. :) :)
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Post by Bully1970 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:40 pm

Truly epic collection x;

Well jell rl;

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Post by RRPG » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:16 pm

Thanks all :)

20+ years of digging nothing but WW2 relics does add up over the years. Hate to think how much soil I've shifted!
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Re: New house - New War Room - Bigger, better, blinding!

Post by jcmaloney » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:42 pm

There are 15 Poles living in the other half of the garage!! lol

Nice work Mr T..... see thee Sunday to find some proper metal. ::g
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Post by amphora » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:44 pm

WTF! What a great collection! Compliments! ::g
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Post by Marcadia » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:02 pm

Lost for words........... :D
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Post by DAVYBFAST » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:06 pm

Stark raving bonkers I love it RRPG ::g

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Post by tigtog » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:26 pm

Spot on looks great enjoy
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Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:52 pm

Hello 'RRPG' Whilst I admit that I have no interest in items like this, I'm compelled to say that your enthusiasm, knowledge and dedication to your chosen 'specialised subject' is nothing less than fantastic!! My hat is well and truly 'Doffed' ::g With my sincere congratulations on a superb display. ::g ::g Regard ss47
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Post by Johnnn » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:03 am

RRPG, that is superb and very well displayed ::g ::g ..HH....Johnnn

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Post by RRPG » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:41 am

Thanks everyone :)
Men can only ever do one thing at a time so, whatever it is you want me for, SOD OFF ! I am doing THIS !

Lots of videos of WW2 relics being recovered on my channel! Go view it!

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Post by jeff82 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:42 am

That is fantastic RPG .. love it .. if it were me I would have my bed and a kettle out there ::g
U have a great collection ..your very own museum ..I'm jealous in a big way ..thanks for sharing
(Do I spy a 1/24 typhoon hanging ?)
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My war room needs a good tidy and sort out ..
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Post by beaubrummell » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:50 am

Stunning mate. As was said earlier, you should charge an entrance fee. ::g
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Post by RRPG » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:21 pm

Thanks guys.

jeff82 - Yep, you do. 1/24th Typhoon :) Also some of those very cheap but look-good-in-the-end Revell 1/32nd scale models.

bb - If only my mrs would let me! I think the thought of loads of people walking through the house to get to the room would fill her with dread :)
Men can only ever do one thing at a time so, whatever it is you want me for, SOD OFF ! I am doing THIS !

Lots of videos of WW2 relics being recovered on my channel! Go view it!

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Post by Belso » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:52 pm

Stunning collection B-)
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Post by jeff82 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:56 pm

Yup I got a couple of 1/32 revell models .. the Tiffy is a cracker for detail ..
Nice job again on your hard work ..
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Post by RRPG » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:13 pm

Thanks :)
Men can only ever do one thing at a time so, whatever it is you want me for, SOD OFF ! I am doing THIS !

Lots of videos of WW2 relics being recovered on my channel! Go view it!

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Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:26 pm

OMG WOW!!! s;..
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Post by jeff82 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:20 pm

Pic 14 .. I just noticed the exhaust stubs .. what r they off? And same cabinet ..is that a radiator or oil cooler?
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Post by Wansdyke44 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:58 pm

Looking good Steve. ::g
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Post by RRPG » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:21 pm

jeff82 wrote:Pic 14 .. I just noticed the exhaust stubs .. what r they off? And same cabinet ..is that a radiator or oil cooler?
The ones in the glass cabinet are P51 Merlin stubs. And which bit are you referring to? That cabinet is full of aircraft parts. The mesh screens top are carburetor screens from Allinson and Merlin engines, (Merlin one is laid flat on the very top shelf).

Also, look in pic 5. You will see a Merlin exhaust stub off a Lancaster, and also a triple port off a Mosquito NF1. :)

Wansdyke - Thanks mate :)
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Post by Dakaras » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:18 pm

Just awesome!

Ive only just started out id have to go for 50 years to even started to catch up!

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Post by KTM666 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:36 am

WOW! Some collection you've amassed, most impressive. x;
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Post by RRPG » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:15 pm

Thanks chaps :)
Men can only ever do one thing at a time so, whatever it is you want me for, SOD OFF ! I am doing THIS !

Lots of videos of WW2 relics being recovered on my channel! Go view it!

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Post by alloverover » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:53 pm

Thats the sort of space I dream of having, to do what I want with, good on ya Steve, lovely to see somebody expanding mate ::g ::g

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Post by RRPG » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:40 pm

Thanks buddy. My wife is a good ol' bird really..... :) :)
Men can only ever do one thing at a time so, whatever it is you want me for, SOD OFF ! I am doing THIS !

Lots of videos of WW2 relics being recovered on my channel! Go view it!

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Post by stejens » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:33 am

All the pictures are missing :(
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Re: New house - New War Room - Bigger, better, blinding!

Post by MilitaryMetalMagnut » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:20 am

stejens wrote:
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All the pictures are missing :(
That's because of Photobucket no longer allowing us to share pictures on other websites B| ;;z
I now use imgur, very good it is too ::g
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