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I had the building set up by a construction company. I built the second floor, did all of the insulating, wiring, and heating system. There is 5200 square feet of display area, about 1/2 of it will be heated and carpeted.

I plan of setting up everything that I can on mannikins. I have about 60' of glass display cases. I'll put up shelving where possible. There is a lot of work to do yet.

My collection is primarily US from 1903-1945. Everything from insignia to vehicles. 37 years of collecting and a guy can accumulate a lot of stuff.

It's hard to tell if there is even enough room to display it all. I've never seen my whole collection at once. Each section of the rooms will be dedicated to a branch of service. Medical, Engineer, Infantry, Artillery, and so on.

It won't be open to the public, but by appointment only. So...if you're in Oregon someday, and have some time to kill......

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That is amazing that you will be able to display your collection in such a way. The University Museum that I am associated with has nearly 200,000 pieces and a mere 800 sq/ft of display space. The institution doesn't seem to think the students actually need to see or even know that we have a collection. What we wouldn't give for a building like that!

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That is amazing that you will be able to display your collection in such a way. The University Museum that I am associated with has nearly 200,000 pieces and a mere 800 sq/ft of display space. The institution doesn't seem to think the students actually need to see or even know that we have a collection. What we wouldn't give for a building like that!

Well, I could possibly squeeze in 100,000 of your items if you need a place to store them.

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I had the building set up by a construction company. I built the second floor, did all of the insulating, wiring, and heating system.

My sincere congrat's to you...! There is nothing like sweat equity - few of us will ever have this opportunity. Look forward to seeing the completed project!


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All I can say is...HOLY CRAP!!!!

Good work Robin!!!!!!

It takes passion and dedication to get the piont you are at now.

Looking forward to seeing more when it closer to completion.

Cheers

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I had the building set up by a construction company. I built the second floor, did all of the insulating, wiring, and heating system. There is 5200 square feet of display area, about 1/2 of it will be heated and carpeted.

I plan of setting up everything that I can on mannikins. I have about 60' of glass display cases. I'll put up shelving where possible. There is a lot of work to do yet.

My collection is primarily US from 1903-1945. Everything from insignia to vehicles. 37 years of collecting and a guy can accumulate a lot of stuff.

It's hard to tell if there is even enough room to display it all. I've never seen my whole collection at once. Each section of the rooms will be dedicated to a branch of service. Medical, Engineer, Infantry, Artillery, and so on.

It won't be open to the public, but by appointment only. So...if you're in Oregon someday, and have some time to kill......

Since you have such a nice colletion, are you taking measures to have the humidity and tempature controls set for your artifacts?

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There is only one word: IMPRESSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think problems will arise just now. How display your huge collections? By theme, by date, by dimensions, in alphabetical order? After years I'm still thinking how display my poor 200 pieces: complete rig or loose components?

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Man that is awesome, I am in the process of doing the same thing kinda. Since I only collect Army Air Corps, I am actually having a hangar built to display all of my items along with my P-38, P-47's (razorback and bubbletop, ya know to be able to compare side by side), and my P-51. I also have a Japanese Val and an ME-109 but since this is just a US forum Im not going to go in depth about those....................................................(A man can dream, right?) :rolleyes:

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Robin, that is one great looking museum. I can only dream of having something like that.

 

What about posting some of your old war room pics so the newer members can see where you are coming from and what to expect in the new museum. Sort of whet their appetite.

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....................... (drools)........ wow..... I see why you need a building.

If you can, post some better shots of the Springfields.

 

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M1903 rifles are one of my favorites. I started collecting them by year of manufacture. Going from memory, 1907, 1912, 1914, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1928, 1932, 1937, 1941, 1942, 1943. Probably skipped one or two, but you get the idea.

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I agree with your summation, assuming that your putting all this stuff into the 2500 sq.ft. that your heating and carpeting, you probably should start planning the expansion project now. ;)

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