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Paul Uhland

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #240 on: November 05, 2015, 11:40:01 AM »
I thought all interior trackwork would be leveled, surfaced, ballasted so that correct door heights could be set, doors built soon?
Also, parked cars now need to be pulled outside for finish-up work, at least one track at a time.
This Peanut Gallery fan would like to know.   ;)
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #241 on: November 05, 2015, 02:23:40 PM »
Not to get too far off the topic, but what truck work is planned for 65?  Going to swap the trucks with 67?  ;)

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #242 on: November 05, 2015, 06:07:11 PM »
Paul, my guess is the ballast, tamping will happen at the Spring Work Weekend, April 29-May 1, 2016.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #243 on: November 05, 2015, 07:46:49 PM »
Dave,

#65's trucks have gotten too compressed so the car sits lower than it should.  We need to pull the trucks, loosen or remove the arch bar bolts and re-line the truck frames.  When the frames are true, tighten the bolts and check everything.  Final test is putting the trucks back under the car and seeing how they handle the weight when the car sits and is tracking.

Jason can explain it better but that's the basic problem and repair.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #244 on: November 06, 2015, 03:41:22 PM »
Dwight...appreciate the reply, which, IIRC was the plan, along with immediate, high-priority car storage , and a full plate of projects for the winter:  9 steamup, Kubota fix, TOM-north ROW, switch/track work, 67 rebuild, section house finish, etc.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #245 on: November 06, 2015, 06:15:10 PM »
a crew will be busy for some time putting all the battens on the south end, than on the long East and West walls. Later there's the high North End above the doors that need the boards and battens.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #246 on: November 06, 2015, 06:22:21 PM »
Zack and Fred put more battens on the south end today.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #247 on: November 07, 2015, 07:36:47 PM »
South end finished and side door installed.



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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #248 on: November 07, 2015, 08:40:57 PM »
Very NICE!

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #249 on: November 07, 2015, 08:58:18 PM »
An overall of the north yard taken at dusk tonight, so pardon the fuzziness..

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #250 on: November 08, 2015, 05:42:53 PM »
 Brendan, Great to see the south end finished along with the man door installed. Hope the snow will hold off so the carpenter crew can finish the north end gable before real winter arrives.  Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #251 on: November 09, 2015, 12:06:57 AM »
Betcha the north gable end and big door frames trim are done very soon, with tarps enclosing the openings over the winter.

I keep seeing a puddle on the cb floor between 1 and 2 track.
Please say it's not a roof leak.  ???
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #252 on: November 09, 2015, 09:05:56 AM »
Paul, it probably is light coming in from the sky lites.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #253 on: November 09, 2015, 09:18:09 AM »
Hi Paul, you are correct. We do have a low spot with some water.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #254 on: November 09, 2015, 04:41:28 PM »
There is ( was) a roof leak as I had placed a 5 gallon bucket under it to catch the water The leak was between track 1 and 2 and 1/3 of the way from the south wall..

On another note, the Koppel cars would be great for ballasting within the car barn. Just a suggestion. to save carrying buckets of ballast.