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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Work and Events => Topic started by: Brendan Barry on July 11, 2019, 07:48:24 PM

Title: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Brendan Barry on July 11, 2019, 07:48:24 PM
Car barn extension progress. All the excavation for the new drainage and the building pad is done. The back wall is removed from the building and track panels for the extension were built this week. The next step is setting the track panels in place and finishing up the gravel pad.

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Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bob Holmes on July 11, 2019, 10:24:38 PM
Brendan, a really good start to a much needed new thread.  This project is "huge" in terms of the MNG collaboration and the future of both museums.  I'm sure everyone on the Forum will want to have regular updates -- and the photographic record is equally important.

Many thanks for kicking this off, and keep us all updated with new photos.

Bob
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Crabb on July 12, 2019, 04:46:35 PM
Brendan; I'll echo Bob's comment thanking you for starting this thread. I'm also sure this will be a popular thread on the Forum given the significance of having the MNG collection at Alna. Look forward to future updates.
Paul C.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Stephen Hussar on July 12, 2019, 09:20:22 PM
THANK YOU, Brendan!!
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on July 14, 2019, 07:14:58 PM
Any idea when the concrete floor will be poured for the extension?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: John Kokas on July 24, 2019, 05:24:08 PM
Do we have all the design documents & permits needed to proceed with the extension?  Is going to become a major project for the FWW crews?
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike Fox on July 24, 2019, 06:10:21 PM
Sorry Jeff, I am not sure why no one has answered you.

The rails need to be completed first. They have been made, and last time I was there one was sitting near where it should go. Once the rails are in, the concrete contractor will be contacted, and we will be put on his schedule.

As for FWW, I think the building should be mostly complete. The mud this spring got them behind a little, and now the moving of the MNG cars has slowed forward progress, or at least none has been reported.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Fred Morse on July 24, 2019, 06:32:34 PM
Been busy hauling things from Portland, From 8AM to 1030PM at night. Got to be able to think when doing the car barn. I'm sure we will get to it soon. As my grammy used to say, there's only so many hours in a day.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike Fox on July 28, 2019, 12:32:37 AM
Snapped a shot of Brendans progress so far. Almost ready for concrete..

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Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 28, 2019, 12:21:40 PM
A couple of photos from yesterday.

Brendan was busy compacting the base for the car barn extension as Dean Copeland brings over more gravel in his mini excavator.
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A sign for the public explaining all the work on the car barn.
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Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Uhland on July 29, 2019, 08:10:04 PM
Classy sign.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Uhland on July 29, 2019, 08:13:12 PM
Small excavators/ powered equipment are SO handy.
On a big Abq main sewer job years ago, we used those push compactors, called them "turtles".

 BTW, what is that machine in the car barn with the big red flywheels?
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: James Patten on July 29, 2019, 08:53:01 PM
It's a steam engine that arrived on site quite a number of years ago, potentially to be used on the saw mill.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Crabb on July 30, 2019, 12:22:21 AM
Will the concrete floor be done in two pours? One for the South extension and the second for the East side. Also any estimate as to when the floor in the existing car barn will be done?
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Uhland on July 30, 2019, 02:55:22 AM
I would think the separate floors will be done as two projects?
And the existing inerior floor will be covered with crushed/rolled asphalt?
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Richard Johnson on August 19, 2019, 12:31:47 PM
Any new updates on car barn extension?
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike Fox on August 19, 2019, 03:00:54 PM
Last weekend Brendan said at the board meeting he needed help for 1 day to get the rails all in place and ready , then he was going to call the cement contractor.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Brendan Barry on September 27, 2019, 09:06:57 PM
The concrete is finally poured.

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Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on September 27, 2019, 09:50:03 PM
Hallelujah!
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Gary Kraske on September 27, 2019, 10:25:44 PM
Beautiful Maine work on a beautiful Maine day!  Congrats.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Uhland on September 27, 2019, 10:29:16 PM
Fantabulous!! Great work, fellers. Sure looked bizzy.
Now, AFAIK... the concrete curing rules...3 days for 50% strength, 7 days 70%, 28 days 90%+.
I can almost hear the hammers and saws ripping into the coming wall and truss  roof work!

Don't forget to chase the graffiti kids and neighborhood doggies away.  ;D
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bill Reidy on September 27, 2019, 10:36:39 PM
That's great news, Brendan.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Joseph Lupinski on September 27, 2019, 11:00:33 PM
So at a future date will you pour a concrete floor for the rest of the car barn?
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: James Patten on September 27, 2019, 11:33:01 PM
The current plan is at some point the eastern bulge to the barn structure will extend further north, but that's Phase II.  Although it wouldn't surprise me to see the rest of the barn get concrete someday, the current plan is to put in reclaim for a floor surface.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bill Baskerville on September 28, 2019, 12:36:06 AM
Brandon and gang,

Great job.  And just in time for the FWW so the rest of us can "hoooo and ahhhhhh" over it.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Steve Smith on September 28, 2019, 03:42:27 AM
Congratulations to all involved with the project! That concrete transporting/pouring rig is a fascinating apparatus...almost seeming to defy the laws of physics that it can reach out so far without the whole works tipping over.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Uhland on September 28, 2019, 04:22:46 AM
That concrete pumper/spreader saves loads of time, trouble and work, quickly getting that heavy, sloppy "mud" placed.
The guy who invented it must be mega-rich.  ;)
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Uhland on September 28, 2019, 04:27:56 AM
James...will the reclaim be crushed, used, compacted asphalt paving?
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: John Kokas on September 28, 2019, 11:38:50 AM
Now the big question is:  Who's going to admit scratching their initials into the new concrete?   ???
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: James Patten on September 28, 2019, 09:08:56 PM
James...will the reclaim be crushed, used, compacted asphalt paving?
Correct
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on September 28, 2019, 10:09:34 PM
Great photos. Looking forward to seeing the pad up close at FWW.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike Fox on September 29, 2019, 12:09:04 AM
Spinney removed the forms today

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Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Crabb on September 29, 2019, 12:14:18 AM
How soon can "construction" begin? Will it be on the FWW project list?
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Al Michelis on September 29, 2019, 11:34:49 AM
Now the big question is:  Who's going to admit scratching their initials into the new concrete?   ???

Fred and I sealed the concrete on Saturday.  There were no scratches, dents nor animal prints (including human). :)
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on September 30, 2019, 04:16:46 PM
Thank you Bredan for the coverage. That museum that is going to host the amazing MNG collection will be surely a plus for the WW&F turnout  as soon as it's open,which wont take long given the pace works are coming along.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: John Kokas on September 30, 2019, 06:49:44 PM
Sooo, when can we get the narrow gauge convention back in Maine?  With all this additional work completed, people will be hopping to see what we have done.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on September 30, 2019, 08:11:54 PM
The narrow gauge convention is planned several years ahead so I would think the next open year is at least five years from now so 2024 or 2025
Mike Nix
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bill Reidy on October 27, 2019, 12:12:39 AM
Brendan Barry and assistants have been busy on the car barn extension.  Leading up to today (Saturday, October 26th), the sills had been installed.  Today, some of the vertical posts were installed.

First thing this morning at 8.41 a.m.  It had rained overnight.
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The view at lunchtime.
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The view at the end of the day.
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Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Brendan Barry on October 31, 2019, 02:27:32 PM
Car barn constuction pictures over the last week.

Removing the trim from the car barn.

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Timber delivery.

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Putting up the frame.

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Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on October 31, 2019, 05:18:19 PM
Thanks for the photos, Brendan. Things are starting to take shape.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bob Holmes on October 31, 2019, 10:52:58 PM
It's amazing what the weekday crew can accomplish in a short period of time.  Congratulations.  (Sorry I could not join you this week...)
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike Fox on November 10, 2019, 02:06:44 AM
Photogenic status as of today, 11/9/19

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Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on November 10, 2019, 12:57:17 PM
Will the rafters bet set next?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Fred Morse on November 10, 2019, 01:01:33 PM
Hope we can put trusses up this coming week. A lot will depend on the weather and wind.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bill Baskerville on November 10, 2019, 01:49:50 PM
The campus will look a lot different this spring, with the display track by the garage, the third turntable lead with a locomotive on it, the expanded car barn. 

I am sure it is in the plan, but might I suggest a gravel path from the parking lot to the car barn to encourage visitors to see what is there?  Perhaps a large sign directing folks to the static display.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on November 10, 2019, 09:27:48 PM
Hope we can put trusses up this coming week. A lot will depend on the weather and wind.

Wind and trusses don't mix.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike Fox on November 10, 2019, 11:57:51 PM

I am sure it is in the plan, but might I suggest a gravel path from the parking lot to the car barn to encourage visitors to see what is there?  Perhaps a large sign directing folks to the static display.

There is the gravel entrance that goes between the car barn and coal pile. This has been solid for a few years, and works well as a walkway. Nice and wide.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bill Baskerville on November 11, 2019, 12:51:46 AM

I am sure it is in the plan, but might I suggest a gravel path from the parking lot to the car barn to encourage visitors to see what is there?  Perhaps a large sign directing folks to the static display.

There is the gravel entrance that goes between the car barn and coal pile. This has been solid for a few years, and works well as a walkway. Nice and wide.
  Thanks Mike, Perhaps we might extend it clearly to the driveway between the restrooms and the Percival house so it looks inviting.  A good sign that welcomes our visitors to tour the preserved rolling stock and, when the extensions are completed, exhibits would be helpful.

Apologies to the team members who are already planning for this when the car barn extension and the exhibit space are completed.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike Fox on November 11, 2019, 11:19:41 AM
Even with a path, unless we tell the public to check the Car Barn, they usually don't. One of the "to-do" items is to improve drainage in the car barn. Jason presented me with an idea, I thought of an easier way (somewhat) and we should get it done soon.

We have a walkway plan, including board walks in places, for around the Sheepscot campus. Maybe when we get done building buildings, we can start on that plan.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on November 11, 2019, 02:51:04 PM
Maybe the car barn should be renamed "museum building" with a sign on it. While built as a car barn it is changing into to a museum + car storage. Also numerous  no smoking signs would be a good idea. I'm thinking at all entrances, and every 15 feet on each wall and maybe on stands between the cars.
Mike N.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 11, 2019, 02:56:22 PM
The exhibit space will have a large, welcoming barn-style door. Paths (and maybe a small garden) are planned to make the entrance obvious and inviting.

As Mike (Fox) said, we have lots of plans to improve the paths and signage around the campus. We just need to get past the "active construction" phase first.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bill Baskerville on November 11, 2019, 05:04:35 PM
I knew you guys (that's northern for y'all) would have it under control with a great plan.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bob Holmes on November 11, 2019, 11:54:53 PM
Just weighing in on pathways at Sheepscot.

I think they should be a MUCH higher priority than we're talking about here.  Think about visitors with lessened mobility, families with kids, obvious ways to get from here (mostly the parking lot) to there.

Right now, we direct them from parking to around the back side of the turntable to the ticket office.  None of that ground is level, and varies from grassy to muddy to wet.

I respectfully disagree with Mike that the ground to the car barn is solid and level and inviting.  It's only OK if we want to improve the visitor experience.

Making these good walkways would be such an easy project compared to the Bridge, the Mountain Extension, etc., etc.  I can't see that they are that hard to do.

Bob
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike Fox on November 12, 2019, 12:47:35 AM
Bob,
We would be essentially throwing money away to improve an area before we are done working on it. We have graveled the road to the car barn, eliminating the mud that was there. Room for even more improvement? Yes. But, we are building the extension to the car barn, and I think the planned main entrance will be in the front, with an improved walk way and an easy walking surface. That would be the ideal spot to start, because we will be done work in that area.

I had planned to improve the walkway on the southside of the turn table this year after the electrical building was finished, but neither happened.

We are also planning a board walk across the front of the roundhouse that will lead you to the north side of the shop. That will be a huge improvement. This board walk will have to be rugged, because we all know someone will drive the tractor on it to get to the shop.. This is one that could be started, but can't be done until the roundhouse is..
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Stephen Greif on November 12, 2019, 12:55:26 AM
Have to agree with mike, side walks, paving stones and wooden walkways should only ever be installed after all heavy construction work is completed on a project/area for the foreseeable future. Motor vehicles can do alot of damage to concrete sidewalks if they are not designed for vehicle traffic which increases cost.

Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on November 12, 2019, 02:45:15 AM
It sound like the project is in good hands and everything has been thought out.
Mike N.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Uhland on November 12, 2019, 04:39:54 PM
Looks like we'll all have to wait for car barn extension work to finish, along with parking lots cleanup, roundhose erection,  before finish sitework can be put in as a single project.
Logical, economical steps at  construction work dictate this way of doing the job.
I think the Sheepscot campus will look much better, soon.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Fred Morse on November 12, 2019, 05:27:07 PM
Right now its covered with ice! Winter is a little early this year. Lets hope it will melt someday.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bob Holmes on November 12, 2019, 11:29:02 PM
Mike, you make compelling points that I agree with.  Still, the sooner the better for better walkway navigation around Sheepscot.  Keep in mind ease of walking for visitors traveling from/to both the parking lot and the restrooms.  Not prototypical but essential as we grow as both the museum and the display of the Narrow Gauge Collection.

Bob
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike Fox on November 12, 2019, 11:50:03 PM
Agreed Bob. We definately have room for improvements.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Mike Fox on November 16, 2019, 11:06:00 PM
Brendan drilling holes for bolts.

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Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Uhland on November 18, 2019, 04:40:29 PM
Great progress!
Will the old, partially gone upper gable sheathing be totally removed?
Looks sleazy, even if coming roof trusses, deck, hide it.
Will east, Phase II slab be started before Phase I work is completed?

Be kind, Mr. Weather Man.


Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 18, 2019, 04:51:38 PM
Trusses are scheduled to go up on Wed., 11/20/2019. Anyone in the area who is available to help is welcome to pitch in.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Uhland on November 18, 2019, 05:00:40 PM
If  my sciatica wasn't bugging me so much, I'd be on the next Jet Blue, Boston? nonstop '' redeye'' out of Abq, could also visit cuz in Rockport.
Good luck.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Brendan Barry on November 19, 2019, 09:13:01 PM
The rain stopped this morning for a couple of hours so we got a head start on installing the trusses. A third of the building was done by lunch time before the rain started back up.

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Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Carl G. Soderstrom on November 20, 2019, 04:50:26 AM
Are the spacers/stableizers something you made or are they commercial in your area?
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Uhland on November 20, 2019, 05:58:03 AM
Youz guys are animals!  ;D

Great work.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on November 20, 2019, 12:42:44 PM
I hope the rain holds off today.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Graham Buxton on November 20, 2019, 12:49:50 PM
Are the spacers/stableizers something you made or are they commercial in your area?
I don't know the specific product used in the car barn expansion, but similar 16" and 24" Simpson Strong-Tie TSBR truss spacer-restraints are a standard item and should be available from (or can be "ordered from") Strong-Tie dealers:
https://www.strongtie.com/spacingrestraintandbracingproducts_platedtrussconnectors/tsbr_restraint/p/tsbr#ProductDetails (https://www.strongtie.com/spacingrestraintandbracingproducts_platedtrussconnectors/tsbr_restraint/p/tsbr#ProductDetails)

Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on November 20, 2019, 03:06:32 PM
Talk about some dank weather there!   No snow in sight according to the weather forecast, although I do know you're able to keep on working rain or shine   I 'll  pray to God so he holds the snow back until the roof is laid and the walls up yet.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Paul Uhland on November 20, 2019, 03:46:19 PM
Looks like metal Strong Tie spacers are being used, have to be the best "bridging" available.
Is further work possible today (Wednesday)?
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 20, 2019, 03:48:01 PM
Work is ongoing today (Wed, 11/20/2019.)
I hope we see some progress photos tonight!
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Brendan Barry on November 20, 2019, 08:24:08 PM
All the trusses are up and a start was made on the roof purlins on the west side of the building.

(https://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/bbarry74/carbarn/IMG_0796.jpg)

(https://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/bbarry74/carbarn/IMG_0798.jpg)

(https://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/bbarry74/carbarn/IMG_0801.jpg)

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(https://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/bbarry74/carbarn/IMG_0806.jpg)

(https://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/bbarry74/carbarn/IMG_0808.jpg)

Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bill Reidy on November 20, 2019, 09:53:58 PM
Great progress and photos!  Thanks Brendan.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Bob Holmes on November 20, 2019, 11:43:32 PM
Weekday crew:  love you guys!
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Carl G. Soderstrom on November 21, 2019, 02:55:28 AM
Thanks Graham for the info.

Don't see them around here but maybe closer to the Twin Cities.
Could see where they would be handy for a small crew.
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on November 21, 2019, 08:25:33 AM
Thanks Brendan for keeping us posting on a day to day basis . At this rate I'm sure the car barn extension will be roofed within the weekend. Great job !
Title: Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on November 21, 2019, 12:49:54 PM
Yes, great job, in spite of the not so great weather.

Jeff S.