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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #105 on: March 09, 2009, 01:52:16 AM »
Someone caught my hidden meaning. Yes, the temporary light was needed when the walls got boarded in. Kind of darkened the place up. Probably will stay there until Josh can get the ok for what lighting that should be there.
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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #106 on: March 16, 2009, 01:47:11 AM »
On page 6 of this subject are photo's of the doors on the frount of the shop extension. The past two Saturdays Zake has been making the trim boards that go around the large doors. The middle door trim was easy. The left and right doors (bay 3, 1) took a lot of time. Zake has to mill the back of the trim where it passes over the large metal door hinges. Plus drill for bolt clearance. Right door (bay 1) was finished. The left door (bay 3) the left side trim was finished. Look closely at the photos of the left door and you will see that half the middle hingle is missing on the right side. We are waiting for it to reappear from under a snow bank.

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« Reply #107 on: March 19, 2009, 03:40:40 AM »
I am looking for a piece of granite to use as a step for the east side shop door.  It should be square cut, about 3 1/2 to 4 feet long, 8 to 10 inches high with a 12 to 14 inch tread.  If someone knows of such a piece within 20 miles of Sheepscot please PM me.

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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #108 on: March 19, 2009, 11:09:41 AM »
I guess granite would neatly solve the problem of rotting door steps.

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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #109 on: March 22, 2009, 01:11:02 PM »
Here's the new framing in bay 1... that's the corner of the 309 on the left side of the frame.

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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #110 on: March 22, 2009, 04:05:30 PM »
I see a lot of shelf space for storage of coffee cans full of nails, bolts, nuts, Etc. on those 2x4's.  Should we send our donations now or later?  (VBG)!!!!!

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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #111 on: March 22, 2009, 04:40:23 PM »
Please don't. Shelves along the wall in Bay 2 and upstairs over Bay 2 already has quite a collection of nails, bolts, screws etc.!
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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #112 on: March 22, 2009, 04:41:03 PM »
I see a lot of shelf space for storage of coffee cans full of nails, bolts, nuts, Etc. on those 2x4's.  Should we send our donations now or later?
It's important that the containers not be labeled and that each container be a random assortment of the aforementioned items. Preferably, no two items in the same container are the same, although it is permissible that all of the items in one container be "too big" and all the items in another container be "too small".

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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #113 on: March 23, 2009, 01:10:09 PM »
John, Great description of the WW&F shop's "can standards".  Steve, Thanks for posting the view of the old part of bay 1.  The new framing looks good.  If you look at the verticle wall posts you'll see the letters SVRR which stands for Sheepscot Valley Railroaders.  The beams were marked for use by the SVRR when Harry started building bay 1 in 1989.  The museum was known as the Sheepscot Valley Railroaders back then.  I still have a SVRR pencil that Harry gave me. 


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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #114 on: March 23, 2009, 02:26:55 PM »
On Saturday the southeast knee wall in the extension had its shelving completed.  A cleanup began in the southern portion of the original building so that the shelving crew will be able to put plywood over the west walls and start putting permanent heavy duty shelving up.  The metal shelving in that area was taken down and stored.  Objects were sorted and either piled for trashing or put in another location.

Next weekend (3/28) I'll be leading the charge to go through all the Halloween stuff on the west wall and either trash it if it's crappy looking or keep it and stash it.  There's a lot of big bulky items that we'll need help with.  That way the shelving crew will be able to access the entire west wall. 

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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #115 on: March 24, 2009, 01:23:47 AM »
More rules for any donated fastener collections:
Any coffee cans of nails, nuts, bolts, or screws must also have sufficient dust and rust so that they fuse into a solid mass.
All items must have been used at least once, and be slightly bent or have the heads stripped.
It's preferred to have some small rusty tacks mixed in.
And, there can never be any more than one less of the quantity that you really, really need to finish a project.
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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #116 on: March 24, 2009, 11:54:01 PM »
  Stewart,   Thank for the history lesson on the shop building wall post.  The work of the all the persons involed in the updating of the shop is greatly appreciated by all the members who live at great distance.   Thanks again, Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #117 on: March 28, 2009, 11:34:07 PM »
The missing hinge piece was located today by a sharp eyed yours truly. If only I could had a glimpse of the pin that holds them together, it would have been perfect. But it is still under the ice and frozen tarp. Zack think he will just make a new one.
 
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Re: Car shop extension 2
« Reply #118 on: July 21, 2009, 11:46:11 PM »
On Monday the east wall of the shop faceing the mainline was painted the last of its primer. Now the passengers see a yellow shop building, even if it is only the primer.