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Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #180 on: September 27, 2015, 01:32:56 PM »
Mike, It is great to hear about the tractor shed and storage area being added to the west side of the car barn. The BOD idea of one area for both the dozer and storage solved several pressing needs. Great news that work on the car barn roof is finished on the east side.    Fred L. Kuhns

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« Reply #181 on: September 28, 2015, 07:38:57 PM »
Part of car barn siding order was cut at Copeland Lumber's sawmill today with the rest to follow tomorrow. The siding will be up at the railroad next week in time for the work weekend.


Loading up the log deck.



Log deck inside the mill.





Carriage and saw blade.





Log going through the mill.















1,000 board foot lift of our lumber coming out of the mill on the green chain.  The lifted is then banded and picked off the green chain with the loader.





Half of our order of siding material. Each one of those lifts contains a thousand board foot of lumber and weighs about three thousand pounds.











United Timber Bridge Workers, Local 1894, Alna, ME

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #182 on: September 28, 2015, 08:42:28 PM »
Great set of pictures, Brendan. Thank you!

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« Reply #183 on: September 28, 2015, 11:48:17 PM »
Amazing...siding while you wait!  ;D
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« Reply #184 on: September 29, 2015, 01:24:01 AM »
I don't suppose the RR ever did it - but has there been any thought of building a shed with bark on
boards? Down in CT many years ago I saw more than a couple of sheds where the logs were not squared.
The logs were just cut one way - and applied bark side in and bark side out, alternating.(vertical)
These may have been scabs off a larger timber - but they seemed to be 8 - 12 inches wide.
And memory may not be serving me well for it was 65+/- years ago. 

Just to show how it was done when money was very short.

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« Reply #185 on: September 29, 2015, 06:15:52 AM »
That is too cool, Brendan! Thanks for the great pictures, too!
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« Reply #186 on: September 29, 2015, 06:42:09 AM »
Good pictures B.  Dean has a nice mill.

Carl, 

As you said, the buildings you saw in CT were depression era / WWII structures made from scrap.  The WW&F had one building made of rough / bark boards built by the railroad's last owner, Frank Winter.  He set up a saw mill in the Wiscasset upper yard to work lumber from logs brought down from the Palermo area.  There are no known photos of the inside of the mill but a number of 1930's images show the mill on the west side of the mainline. 

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« Reply #187 on: September 29, 2015, 08:50:42 AM »
Nice photos, Brendan.  And thanks to Dean for cutting the boards for us.  I assume Yeti will be doing the hauling north to Sheescot?

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« Reply #188 on: September 29, 2015, 09:56:22 AM »
I had an alert on my phone this morning, warning of potential flash flooding in Lincoln County, which Alna is part of. First I thought, "great, here comes the mud". Now I am thinking it will be a great test for what ditches I have so far around the car barn. My only regret is I did not get the culvert in I wanted, or the perforated pipe north of the doors. That has to get done this weekend, or I will be working under the tracks...
I have ditched the west side up to the staging sloping it to where the culvert will go, with intentions of installing it last weekend. But decided to get the East ditch done as much as possible. Now it looks like I may be working in the rain this weekend. That is ok. Removes all doubt about where the water runs...
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« Reply #189 on: September 29, 2015, 10:49:43 AM »
That's some nice looking wood.  What species is it or is it a mix?
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« Reply #190 on: September 29, 2015, 11:03:13 AM »
Mike...the dozer and you are so essential to getting the car barn done with proper drainage sitework.
Rain be damned, well done.  ;)
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« Reply #191 on: September 29, 2015, 11:08:00 AM »
John, white pine is what they are sawing.
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« Reply #192 on: September 29, 2015, 12:17:14 PM »
White Pine eh!  A shame that I'm down in PA.  I've got a whole stand of white pine to take down but no way to get it to Maine.  Probably 2500-3000 board feet by my conservative estimate.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #193 on: September 29, 2015, 05:14:47 PM »
Offhand, I know the perfect place to store those siding 'lifts' out of the rain!  ;)
Hope the coming storms mostly bypass the WW&F.
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« Reply #194 on: September 29, 2015, 06:30:00 PM »
Hope the coming storms mostly bypass the WW&F.

Actually Maine really needs the rain.  It's been pretty dry all summer long - great tourist weather, not so much for farms.  I think we were on the edge of a drought, but not after tomorrow.