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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #105 on: June 12, 2015, 11:55:45 AM »
My bro and I built a small horse barn on our property here in Abq years ago, kept wall openings on the hay room side to prevent spontaneous combustion, used good old chicken wire to keep out critters.
Not up to Architectural Digest standards, but worked fine.  ;D
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #106 on: June 19, 2015, 05:38:18 PM »
There was a big crew working on the car barn today. Most of the wall to truss bracing has been installed in the building allowing the temporary braces holding the walls plumb to be removed. I believe the temporary braces still at the open end of the building will be removed after the door openings are framed in.



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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #107 on: June 22, 2015, 09:57:46 PM »
I've forgotten. How long is the car barn?

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #108 on: June 23, 2015, 05:40:56 AM »
Steve,

It's 110'

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #109 on: July 07, 2015, 12:41:00 PM »
Folks,
         i just found this part of the web site.

What a great job all of you folks are doing there. Thank you to all the photographers and builders!!
That building will be functional and a pleasure to look at!

It sure is built to last; as apposed to a simple pole structure. Those roof trusses are amazing! They don't call Maine the Pine Trees State for nothing!

I will repeat something I said on another part of the discussion. As soon as the cars start going in sometime in the Fall; people should be able to give car barn tours. The public loves to go on tours. I have been giving them at the Western Railway Museum since 2002 and all you need if a few facts and figures on the cars.

Again great work everybody!

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #110 on: July 24, 2015, 06:47:27 PM »
All the strapping for the metal roof is on the west side of the barn and steady progress is being made on the east side. Barn board was ordered two weeks ago from the sawmill for the siding material and should be onsite at the beginning of September to close the barn in.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #111 on: July 24, 2015, 10:44:41 PM »
 Brendan, The total amount of lumber in board feet used in the building of the Car Barn ?  Just think only 10 mouths ago was the start date of such a fine structure.  The work has progress well, over coming rain, snow, and ice was sometimes a matter of just waiting for better weather. Again thanks on the updates and to all the volunteers working on the Car Barn.  Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #112 on: July 24, 2015, 11:47:32 PM »
Is there an updated spot where there is a map of the WW&F campus?
I kinda remember one awhile back but lost its location.

You know where buildings are situated, where the TT & Roundhouse will be and the connecting
track. Somehow the descriptions on the photos don't jibe with the way I remember the layout
when I was there.

Granted it was (Holy Cow) 8 years ago.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #113 on: July 25, 2015, 12:37:23 AM »
Hi Carl,

In the absence of a map, take a look at the satellite view of the property on Google Maps. The image appears to be from the fall of 2014, so it's recent enough to be useful.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Alna,+ME/@44.0610152,-69.6243557,127m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x4caded7b33a79bb9:0xc7478cd6aed0e353

The two structures at the northeast corner of the parking lot behind Percival house are the garage and the restroom building. The carbarn now occupies the empty space just to the east of and behind these two.

The roundhouse is going to go right between the shop and Percival house, with the turntable facing the road. In fact you can see the roundhouse lead track already in place in the satellite view, so just follow it down past the carbarn site and it will take you to the right spot, next to the northwest corner of the shop

I hope this helps,

Philip

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #114 on: July 25, 2015, 10:39:05 PM »
Carl, back in Oct. 2009 I downloaded a pdf file that Ed Lecuyer had posted, just where on the Forum I don't recall. But it was Pages 3 and 4 of what I think was the WW&F 5-year plan as of that time. The title on Pages 3 & 4 was "Project Site Map:Multi-Phase/Multi-Year Plan.

The lefthand page, page 3, had a map showing the locations of all the planned (as of then) buildings & the turntable. I think the map may have been one that Frank Knight drew. The map didn't show the garage for the tractors, I presume because that hadn't been planned yet. Nor of course the Whitefield Section House.

The trouble with my file is that the drawing is super tiny. I wonder whether Ed might be able to post that map again, in a size that wouldn't cause terminal eye strain.

Ed, are you reading, I hope?


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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #115 on: July 26, 2015, 10:52:25 AM »
Carl, To see that map, you can try this link to the pdf file containing the pertinent section of the WW&F Long Range Plan:

 http://www.wwfry.org/projects/WWF_Site_Plan_Phase1.pdf

Then go to page 3.

To get there I had to install free version 11.0.10 of Adobe Reader on my Mac

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #116 on: July 27, 2015, 11:19:11 PM »
Steve S

Thanks
For some reason I pictured the Car Barn as running the long way more East West.
And the Turn Table further north

I just upgraded to Snow Leopard so it opened OK

Phil
Your link did not work for me
and when I Googled and Binged it seemed to be older Sat. Shots.

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #117 on: July 28, 2015, 04:55:24 PM »
As requested, here is a current campus map showing the planned improvements:

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #118 on: July 28, 2015, 05:56:55 PM »
Could someone please refresh my memory, What is/will the woods track be used for?

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #119 on: July 28, 2015, 06:21:30 PM »
Could someone please refresh my memory, What is/will the woods track be used for?
Most likely access to storage for rail and other track material, and quite possibly a loading track.

I would like to point out that Prebles will no longer be a station, it will become a substation  ;D