Author Topic: Garage - Official Work Thread  (Read 53527 times)

Mike Fox

  • Museum Member
  • Superintendent
  • ********
  • Posts: 4,543
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #45 on: October 20, 2013, 09:04:17 PM »
As an aside.
For those curious ( and those who really don't care) I made it back home to Colorado last night.
Total stops for no license plates= 0
Total stops for other reasons(non police) many
Average fuel milage= 44 mpg. The diesel just purred.

Good to know Ira. We should have made bets about your travels. There were many doubters, but I figured you could talk your way out of anything.
Mike
Doing way too much to list...

Dave Buczkowski

  • Museum Member
  • Conductor
  • *****
  • Posts: 809
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2013, 09:59:40 PM »
I would have lost any bets long before Ira got anywhere near Colorado. If it were me driving I wouldn't have made it to Route 1 before I was pulled over. Way to go Ira!

Fred L. Kuhns

  • Museum Member
  • Hostler
  • ***
  • Posts: 211
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #47 on: October 20, 2013, 10:07:41 PM »
 Stewart and Brendan,  Thanks for the information and pictures on the garage.  Look forward to seeing the shingles on the roof.  Fred, can be very pride of his hard working crews, thanks for his great leadership. Fred L. Kuhns

Duncan Mackiewicz

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 406
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2013, 04:07:50 PM »
Dave, that would be me also. I figured Ira was going to get one heckuva ticket at least once between Maine and home.

Stewart "Start" Rhine

  • Museum Member
  • Trainmaster
  • *******
  • Posts: 2,841
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2013, 05:20:57 PM »
Hi Ira,

Glad to hear that the "stealth" railfan made it back home ok and that no towns made $$ from your auto.  You should get one of the new WW&F plate frames when you get a license plate - he he.

Garage news:

Today, the east end gable nailers were installed and extra brace plates were added to both end trusses.  This was done because there are no hurricane clips on the end trusses.  A few more nailers were added to the north wall as well. 

There probably won't be much else done this week as there is rain in the forecast.

Start

p.s. to Little Steve.   Yes, Start is my nickname ... I'll tell you the story next time you get to Sheepscot.

Ira Schreiber

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,076
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2013, 07:50:15 PM »
Thanks guys for the kind words. I had a story all ready to relate to the law but I never got a chance to use it. I am, of course, not complaining.

I look forward to seeing the garage completed and all vehicles snug and safe inside for the winter.

Ira

Brendan Barry

  • Museum Member
  • Conductor
  • *****
  • Posts: 910
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2013, 07:59:12 PM »
Monday evening 10/20 roof shingles appeared.

United Timber Bridge Workers, Local 1894, Alna, ME

Stewart "Start" Rhine

  • Museum Member
  • Trainmaster
  • *******
  • Posts: 2,841
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #52 on: October 21, 2013, 08:18:13 PM »
Ahhh, The shingle phantom (Steve Z.) has struck!

Brendan Barry

  • Museum Member
  • Conductor
  • *****
  • Posts: 910
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #53 on: October 24, 2013, 11:50:14 PM »
The shingle phantom must have returned.

United Timber Bridge Workers, Local 1894, Alna, ME

Tom Casper

  • Museum Member
  • Brakeman
  • ***
  • Posts: 181
    • View Profile
    • Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry.
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2013, 10:08:36 AM »
He does do good work!  Does he charge a lot or eat much?

Tom C.
Later:
tom_srclry_com

Stewart "Start" Rhine

  • Museum Member
  • Trainmaster
  • *******
  • Posts: 2,841
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #55 on: October 25, 2013, 12:54:21 PM »
The shingle phantom (who only works around Halloween) and the shingle shadow (who knows what roofing lurks in the heart of Sheepscot) were both seen on the roof Thursday.   They may be back on Saturday.

Today, the east end gable nailers were finished and nailers were installed over the entrance door.  The ground on the east side was cleaned up and the west side ditch was cleaned out.

Start
« Last Edit: October 25, 2013, 04:25:31 PM by Stewart Rhine »

Stewart "Start" Rhine

  • Museum Member
  • Trainmaster
  • *******
  • Posts: 2,841
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2013, 06:10:19 PM »
Today the rest of the brace, rake and shadow boards were installed along the edge of the roof.  With those complete the crew started shingling the rest of the south half.  The south half was finished after lunch and the crew removed the staging along the front of the building.  With the front cleaned up, the tractor and excavator were brought inside to see how much space would remain around them.  With rain in the area the John Deere and Kubota were left inside at the end of the day. 

The next thing(s) to do are start work roofing the north half, add nailers to the west gable and permanent wind braces on the back wall. Nailers need to be set in the west wall as well.  Zack has a contact to get the 10" sheathing boards so we may get the lumber in the next couple of weeks.

Start 

Steve Smith

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 647
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2013, 07:12:09 PM »
Terrific progress! Thanks and congratulations to all involved.

Mike Fox

  • Museum Member
  • Superintendent
  • ********
  • Posts: 4,543
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #58 on: October 26, 2013, 08:11:18 PM »
Photos!  WE NEED PHOTOS!!!  Oh wait. I am the one with those today.




Mike
Doing way too much to list...

Fred L. Kuhns

  • Museum Member
  • Hostler
  • ***
  • Posts: 211
    • View Profile
Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2013, 03:09:27 PM »
 Stewart,  The board and batton construction, are the battons cut from the boards or are they purchased ?  Fred L. Kuhns