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Brendan Barry

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #90 on: November 16, 2015, 11:44:46 PM »
Finished floor and rails set in place for awaiting installation.



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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #91 on: November 17, 2015, 02:59:47 PM »
Will the coming ramp connection be fixed in place?
Will the "rails" continue to the threshold's outer edge?
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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #92 on: November 17, 2015, 04:38:59 PM »
Rails have been set, they stop just inside where the door will slide.  The ramp will be built when the spur is jacked and tamped to correct height.  Ramp rails will tie into the sill to help guide handcars in and out.

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #93 on: November 18, 2015, 07:44:30 PM »
Handcars moved into the section house today.



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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #94 on: November 18, 2015, 08:02:18 PM »
Thanks for the photos, Brendan. The grinding wheel looks right at home with the handcars.

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #95 on: November 18, 2015, 08:46:50 PM »
Really looks great! Are the rails made of hardwood?

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #96 on: November 18, 2015, 09:56:14 PM »
Still plenty of room in there for one of the work cars. That wooden work flat would look nice in there.
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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #97 on: November 18, 2015, 10:26:32 PM »
I was thinking it would be nice to clear out the original section house just to clean it out, and maybe store some items in the WSH and the rest back in the original section building.

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #98 on: November 18, 2015, 10:39:28 PM »
Several years ago, when I wrote to the Board and Stewart redrew my original plans for the Whitefield section house, I suggested that tools and other items used only occasionally could be stored in the Whitefield building. For example, now that we have a power rail drill, the old hand-cranked drill would be a candidate. Perhaps the Insta-tracks. Etc.

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #99 on: November 18, 2015, 11:22:38 PM »
John, Yes, we used Oak rails.

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #100 on: November 18, 2015, 11:47:30 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #101 on: November 18, 2015, 11:51:31 PM »
If we put iron strap on top of the oak rails we will have come full circle to the original tracks when RR's started in this country.
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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #102 on: November 19, 2015, 08:09:39 PM »
How about a shelf high up along the rear wall and maybe a couple of shelves along the north wall?

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #103 on: November 19, 2015, 08:31:25 PM »
If we put iron strap on top of the oak rails we will have come full circle to the original tracks when RR's started in this country.
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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #104 on: November 19, 2015, 09:19:31 PM »
Looking at the pix of the Section House with the two hand cars and grinding wheel I think some of the tools like the old hand rail drill will make a great display for the Section house along with freeing up some space in our real tool storage places.  Perhaps a few 'Ground Maps' placed near the Rest Rooms and the Station would help encourage our visitors to 'wander around' to see what will now be a little bit hidden in the Car Barn and the Section House.
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