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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 ūüė쬆No 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 ūüėě (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¬†¬†ūüėĀ

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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Pictures!! :D

 

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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 ūüė≥

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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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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 ! ūüĎć

I certainly am,

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

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