Monday, 24 September 2007

The scale of the problem................

Thanks to Mrs Mop's untiring industry in my little hobby room yesterday, I do now have space to move around in and have spent a dispiriting few hours trying to assess what to do next with my toy shop.

Why dispiriting?

Well I am now re-acquainted with the reason why my enthusiasm for the project had waned somewhat.

There are lots of things to do which isn't the problem.

The problem is this
Before I can move on I need to sort out the electrics for all the display cabinets. If you read way back in these posts, you will recall that I was very excited about my idea to light every display case.

Great idea. No question.


The shop has three floors with two rooms on each floor
There will be a total of 14 display cabinets, a variety of double, triple and some corner units. Not content with simply lighting each cabinet, I decided to light each individual bay in each cabinet.

A grand total of 30 bays. Which means 30 individual bulbs, each with 24" of wire ending in a little white plug.

Which means an unholy tangle of wires running behind the cabinets and converging on a long connector strip tucked neatly in the corners where they will be hidden behind the angled corner units.

So I have no choice.

I have pondered long and hard, aided and abetted by small dog, who helpfully brought her squeaky ball along to help my deliberations.

I now have the tedious, repetitive task of taking off every plug, meticulously measuring the distance to the connector, accurately cutting the wire to length and refitting the plug, soldering each wire to ensure a good connection.

It'll take hours, days, weeks even........... :-(

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