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Andre Anderson

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2014, 11:43:03 PM »
I continue to be amazed by the scope of the work accomplished in such a short time! Great pictures!
I can't resist asking: would a discussion about stub switches be considered pointless?

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2014, 12:43:00 AM »
Ed,

Spacing for the tracks was to be 10 feet on center, but that may increase to 12 feet with the increase of the width of the building. That gives you just a little over 2 feet between the outside of the car and the outside wall. But 6 feet between the cars. Room for working if it comes to that eventually.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2014, 11:21:59 PM »
Pictures from Saturday 10/25/14. All the posts for the west wall are up and the headers are all up on the east wall. The rest of the beams were unloaded from the trailer and moved closer to the work site today and the trailer was dropped off at Fred's Used Lumber Emporium to be loaded up this week.













The pile of lumber to the right of the car barn is the roof trusses.





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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2014, 11:31:29 PM »
That will be quite a large structure by the time it's done.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2014, 12:25:30 AM »
I believe the original plan for the car house was an open-sided pole barn. That plan has obviously changed dramatically. For the edification of those of us who weren't in on it, what is the current thinking?

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2014, 12:30:51 AM »
Wayne,

   Trussed roof, with steel roofing. Sides will be added. Open about 6 inches top and bottom of the walls so the building can breathe well. A man door will be on the south end of the East wall. 3 large doors on the north end for track entry. It was decided to build something permanent rather than temporary, like the pole barn, for about the same price.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2014, 12:45:19 AM »
Poles were not as forth coming as we had hoped- the timber for this structure was purchased at the sawyer's cost- thanks to Brendan's friend Dean Copeland again.  The entire structure will be less than $20,000.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2014, 01:35:43 AM »
Thanks for the information. Makes perfect sense to me. I hope the openings will be covered with chicken wire or some sort of screening to keep the birds out!

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2014, 01:44:19 AM »
Ok, since we now know what the roofing material will be, what type (style) of metal roofing? Corrugated tin? 2-1/2" or 1-1/4'?

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2014, 02:55:23 AM »
I would put the man door on the east corner of the south wall. Snow fall from roof will not block the man door.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2014, 04:35:59 PM »
Good point, Dwight.
Also screening on the lower 6" to keep out critters of the four legged variety.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2014, 11:12:56 PM »
Jason, The BOD are very fortunate to have Brendan and Dean to help in providing the timber for such a outstanding structure. The appearance of the Car Barn will look more like it would have in the 1920's and 1930's. The BOD idea to build permanent was a very wise decision.  Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2014, 02:13:21 PM »
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2014, 08:47:40 PM »
I would put the man door on the east corner of the south wall. Snow fall from roof will not block the man door.

Would it be good to consider two man doors (or people doors?) on the south wall to open into the interior spaces between the three tracks? That way the entrances would not be blocked by railroad equipment.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2014, 12:27:32 AM »
Ed,

If it was me I would leave 3 or 4 feet between the end of the track and the wall so if some gets carried away (and they will) they won't shove a car through the back wall. that would leave room for the door to open and still be able to walk around the cars.

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