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JemC

The Obsey

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In the famous words of Bilbao Baggins, I'm going on an adventure!

Almost 2 years ago i got rid of my old shed with the intention of replacing it with a R O R shed, 
Well a lot has happened since then, but no R O R shed ? No way i could build one, my DIY skills are rubbish.

My mount and scope plus other bits have sat in the garage ever since, mainly because it's such a pain to drag everything out and set up only to be thwarted by cloud/rain, so i decided that they would stay in the garage until the arrival of R O R shed,

so fast forward 2 years.....

Well! while browsing some astro sites i happened across an advertisement which said something like wooden observatory for sale, 7ft x 7.5ft, buyer to dismantle and remove, so me being in need of one had a look at the pictures he posted, that will do nicely i thought, so i contacted the seller and asked for more info and pictures,

It's not a roof that rolls off onto supports, it turns out 1/2 of the roof rolls over the other 1/2 with a front section of the shed that drops down,

I was happy with what i received from the seller, he couldn't have been more helpful and seems a really nice bloke, 

Right then, where are you located mate i asked, 

Bovey Tracey he replied,

to be honest, i had never heard of it, so time to consult google maps..

Well it turns out it's only about 270 miles one way from my house in Lancashire ? (so round trip of approx 540 miles)

Time to make a decision, do the positives outweigh the negatives, is it going to be a cost effective solution in getting my R O R shed ? 

after doing some calculations and a little more contact with the seller, the answer to the 2 questions above is YES  ?

I have hired a box van for this coming Saturday,shangied my brother in law to accompany me and..

I'm going on an adventure to Bovey Tracy to dismantle it and give it a new home in sunny Lancashire,

even though my DIY skills are rubbish i feel i have to give this a go,

All in with the cost of The Obsey (as it is now known until i can think of something better) and with the hire van/fuel and brother in laws dinner

it's going to set me back approximately £570 and a day out, I'm well chuffed with that, the cheapest quote i had to have one built was £1000

I have a couple of pictures of the obsey in it's current location if anyone would like to see them,

Sorry to waffle on so long,

Thanks for reading

JemC

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Yes agree pictures please always good to see alternative  obsys

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That's a bit of a trek!  Still, at least it's mostly just chugging down the motorway.  Best of luck with it, and yes, do post pictures :)

James

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3 hours ago, JemC said:

 

Well it turns out it's only about 270 miles one way from my house in Lancashire

Only ?

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3 hours ago, daz said:

Pictures!! :D

 

3 hours ago, mog3768 said:

Yes agree pictures please always good to see alternative  obsys

Ok here they are,

once i have it home will take a few of my own,

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obsey3.jpg.2fe926cdf0e68fe4bcb80fbe6f580891.jpg

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Aha!  I saw that one a few days ago.  Hadn't internalised that it was down this way though.

James

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That is quite a neat solution and an exitingn find for you!

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Well it looks like you have bagged a  bargain  there. Good Luck with  transport and reassemble.

 

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Well, that was a long day,

Left home this morning 07:30, drove down to Bovey Tracey, dismantled the obsey, loaded onto van, drove back home and finished unloading into back garden 21:00, first part of the adventure complete,

I'm ready for a brew,

 

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I would of wanted something a little stronger. Look forward to the next episode 

Please keep posting future developments

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2 hours ago, Spaced Out said:

I bet you're fired up to get it assembled ! ?

I certainly am,

I am hoping to have it up by next weekend all being well,

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