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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #195 on: September 30, 2015, 12:38:16 PM »
Currently (Wednesday 9/30 12:35 EDT) weather radar shows heavy rain yellow from Freeport to north of Augusta, moving NE, with no other precip to the SW, will be cloudy but dry until next Monday and Wednesday.
Hopefully.
And Hurricane Joaquin, still near the Bahamas, may curve NE off the New England coast.
Let's hope.
My wx story, and I'm stickin' to it.  ;)
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #196 on: September 30, 2015, 04:25:30 PM »
Alna has gotten about 5" of rain since 4:00am this morning.  Not sure how the mainline is but the lower yard isn't too bad.  Upper yard is very muddy and there's a pond on the west side of the car shed that goes about half way inside.  Ditch/culvert work will fix this.  The older ditch along the east side of the roundhouse spur is doing well but there's lots of pooled water along the east side of the car shed, again ditch work will cure this. 

Roads:

Rt. 218 northbound has a washed out shoulder up by the Head Tide church.

Rt. 194 northbound has 6" of standing water just south of the town bridge.

The Cross Road has 4" of rushing water crossing both lanes just west of the power lines.

Rain is letting up as of 4:00pm so things should calm down overnight. 
The good news - the new roof on Harry's garden shed kept the building nice and dry inside!

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #197 on: September 30, 2015, 04:41:20 PM »
Here's hoping the almost-done car barn roof is just as tight, that Mike's coming ditches will drain away and handle any more water.
Again...per SNL's  Roseann Roseanna Danna-"If it ain't one thing, it's another!"
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #198 on: September 30, 2015, 07:15:43 PM »
The ditch on the east side of the car barn will be finished as soon as I can determine the exact location of the coal bin. And also did not want to ditch where the stone will be dumped just yet. Dump trucks and ditches do not always get along. The ditch will run from the southeast corner of the car barn under the roundhouse lead track to the ditch by track 7. The west side ditching problem will be solved, as Stewart said, by installing a culvert to carry the water under the woods track. Also, some drainage pipe will be installed under where all 3 tracks will enter the car barn.

The woods track is the dividing point as to which way the water flows. Currently, everything from the woods track grade east drains to the culvert that goes under the bay 3 switch and under the yard. I am making what I can go north of the Sheepscot tool shed. Lack of trees is going to contribute to the mudding and ponding, which is why I want the trees around the woods track.

I am hoping the backhoe attachment for the tractor is up to the task of digging, because that is all we have for now.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #199 on: September 30, 2015, 08:33:58 PM »
Mike is the plan to remove the backhoe from the Mitsubishi tractor to the John Deere ?  Fred L. Kuhns

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« Reply #200 on: September 30, 2015, 08:36:17 PM »
The Mitsubishi lost the backhoe almost the day it arrived.  For a while it was on the John Deere but was removed about a year ago. 

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #201 on: September 30, 2015, 08:48:24 PM »
We took the backhoe off the itty bitty when it arrived, because the mitsubishi was not big enough. It was installed on the John Deere, but with us having the excavator, it was not used. So it was removed and the grader blade installed.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #202 on: October 01, 2015, 01:07:28 AM »
Storm timing couldn't have been worse. Good luck in cleaning up what damage occurred.
Update--looks like rain damage looks minimal, thank goodness.
I would hope the remaining car barn roof work will be done this Saturday, west wall staging removed so Mike can get on with ditching and culvert work, WWF prep work done.
Good luck.
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« Reply #203 on: October 03, 2015, 08:02:25 PM »
Car barn west roof is done, plus Mike's grading:



I decided to put down a ceremonial first tie, right by the door.  There was a piece of heavy rail nearby, so I stuck that on top of it:

I make no claims about the correctness of its location.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #204 on: October 05, 2015, 06:22:49 PM »
Today, the carpenters installed most of the purlins in the south gable.  Since it's fund drive time I'll point out that the crew is rather frugal.  Most of the 2X4's are from the old staging and all the screws used to set the purlins and backers in place are ones that had been removed from the staging.  Fred and his demolition relocation crew kept all the screws in a sub sandwich container from the Alna Store.  The system worked well today although the crew started thinking about lunch at 9:30 am.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #205 on: October 05, 2015, 06:46:42 PM »
It would be nice if the Bobcat we had at the Spring Work Weekend was available this fall to transport ballast and other materials into the new carbarn, at least until the last track goes in.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #206 on: October 05, 2015, 07:54:54 PM »
The bobcat is not available. We'll just use Fred's tractor.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #207 on: October 06, 2015, 01:52:22 AM »
I'm hoping all the floor 'greenery' will be grubbed out before ballast goes down. Don't need squishy sub-grade, weeds growing in there.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #208 on: October 07, 2015, 01:53:45 AM »
"Start"
"As you said, the buildings you saw in CT were depression era / WWII structures made from scrap."

Just reading Sloane's Age of Barns - reminded me many hinges made of leather.
Don't guess there are many scrap harness parts around ant more - leather hinge probably worth more
than an iron one today.

Would be interesting to see a shed (out house) like that near the Saw Mill.

It has been wet enough here that we have very little Fall Colors - mostly leaves are just falling off.

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Car Barn Tracks--Riveting Switch Frogs on 10/7
« Reply #209 on: October 07, 2015, 07:25:11 PM »
Here Jason and crew were working on the setup before actual riveting began.



Jonathan has a bunch of rivets toasty warm.



Quite a toggle linkage. No less than seven pin joints.



Jonathan feeds a rivet from below. Jason has tongs ready to grasp it.



He’s got it!



Frantic jockeying by crew to position the rivet on the die.



All done. (Sorry…..this camera man missed the actual squeeze.)