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Mike Fox

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #120 on: July 28, 2015, 08:33:21 PM »
Mark,

I would like to see the woods track used for material storage. Possibly having the southern end of it filled with gravel so a truckload of rail could be unloaded to a rail pile. Then, when needed, a flat car could be loaded from the same pile. It would save some time unloading the trucks. Other items, like switch stands and bridge timbers and such, could be stored there too. And Joint bars. We have a bunch of joint bars that could be sorted and stored there. Too much stuff scattered around, making some places look cluttered. Out of sight, out of mind.
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« Reply #121 on: July 28, 2015, 09:42:01 PM »
I would like to point out that Prebles will no longer be a station, it will become a substation  ;D

Don't worry about the name just yet, I was on the Case before we bought it. ;D

I see a disturbing trend here. James and Mike are joining the [rank] ranks of Fred, Marcel, Ed, and John Stone as punsters.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #122 on: July 28, 2015, 09:48:05 PM »
Man, what a great map! It even shows Barry Lane. Thank you, Ed!

Maybe it would be good to show on our website?

John, you forgot to include the great punster from Colorado!

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #123 on: July 28, 2015, 09:49:06 PM »
Using the Woods track for material storage may not be such a great idea. It was my impression it was to be a location to put such items as spare trucks, push cars, etc. Storing rail there would require some clearing and grading, wouldn't it? And as for storing bars in that area, I would want a fenced area. Bars are too easy for nefarious characters to steal, especially if they are adjacent to the parking lot. We don't want to make larceny at the museum easy!

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #124 on: July 28, 2015, 10:27:09 PM »
I represent the punny people and I feel short circuited. I know that's shocking, John.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #125 on: July 28, 2015, 11:38:12 PM »
Thanks Ed - the map now resides on my desk top - eventually it will lead my WW&F pictures
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #126 on: July 29, 2015, 12:17:19 AM »
Rather than "woods track", maybe "team track" is a better choice.  We could have a loading dock that could be used both for materials handling.and loading our heavy equipment.  I seem to remember a fork lift.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #127 on: July 29, 2015, 02:32:13 AM »
Could someone please refresh my memory, What is/will the woods track be used for?

For storing WOODS, of course!  ;D
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #128 on: July 29, 2015, 02:42:14 AM »
Rather than "woods track", maybe "team track" is a better choice.  We could have a loading dock that could be used both for materials handling.and loading our heavy equipment.  I seem to remeber a fork lift.
(Ok, I lied, so sue me)
I was thinking something similar just now while reading (the more serious posts) this thread.
I've seen a few examples (some of which remain extant) of ramps/platforms with any variety of pedistal/jib or small boom cranes mounted thereon. Perhaps such an arrangement (scaled properly for 2' cars) should be considered? If not for the Woods track, perhaps another location on the campus?

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #129 on: July 29, 2015, 06:49:14 AM »
Wayne, I kind of thought that the trucks may fit in the new building. And as far as access to things like Joint bars, I think getting them closer to where someone may see them will prevent them from walking. Where they are now is not exactly a safe location either.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #130 on: July 29, 2015, 07:40:16 AM »
Lawbreakers are lazy by nature. They won't have the ambition or energy to lug joint bars a quarter mile to the nearest road, but if they are next to a parking lot it's another story!

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #131 on: July 29, 2015, 07:43:46 AM »
Agreed.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #132 on: July 29, 2015, 09:44:39 AM »
Perhaps a small, lockable storage building for the joint bars built on a platform with a jib crane....  :D

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #133 on: July 29, 2015, 10:34:05 AM »
I think a small (22') shipping container would be best for track parts storage.  Dry, lockable, and solid floor where you could palletize a lot of stuff such as joint bars and buckets for bolts and spikes.  A larger container would also handle hand tools, jacks,  etc.  the best part is that they're portable so no structures have to be built.  I could see a small one off to the side of the woods track with another at either Alna Center or end of track to support further construction.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #134 on: July 29, 2015, 12:10:53 PM »
We could build it to look like an old boxcar...
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