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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #330 on: April 16, 2016, 11:30:05 PM »
Gawdon, the price was right...we kind of have a joke that this way the fire department knows where to respond, "97 Cross Rd, Building 31"
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #331 on: April 17, 2016, 12:55:20 AM »
I'm told these were doors previously used in a location that numbered its doors.

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« Reply #332 on: April 17, 2016, 01:19:34 AM »
Yes John, yet another donation from Fast Freds slightly Used Lumber Emporium. He has everything you need, as long as you need what he has
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #333 on: April 17, 2016, 01:59:20 AM »
I believe the south end people door is marked # 34.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #334 on: April 18, 2016, 12:53:35 AM »
Mod's note: A discussion of Marxes of all types has been moved to the Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery section.
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #335 on: April 18, 2016, 01:23:59 AM »
I was waiting for that to happen.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #336 on: November 02, 2016, 04:28:27 AM »
Re Brendan's second picture posted March 20

I just was reading Jan/Feb 1985 Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette
On page 74 is a West elevation of "Yerington's Barn" Car Storage Building in Carson City NV
Circa 1903 On the Virginia & Truckee RR.

On page 75 is a shot (taken 1937) very similar to Brendan's (It has a 3 way stub switch)  The museum's looks to be an
almost direct copy.

The caption said it was painted Boxcar Red "and had unusual diagonal siding on the doors."
Editor Bob Brown must not have been to New England.

I will see if I can send the images (Scanning is the easy part).

Could this have been a standardized type of building?
 
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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #337 on: November 06, 2016, 01:13:58 AM »
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« Reply #338 on: November 06, 2016, 03:26:11 AM »
If they'd like to make more drawings, we can send them photos of all four sides of our building. ;D

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #339 on: November 06, 2016, 12:09:21 PM »
Interesting assembly for locking the doors, similar to the SR&RL.

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #340 on: November 08, 2016, 04:57:50 AM »
Thanks Mike
You do have photo too, do you not?

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #341 on: November 08, 2016, 12:14:37 PM »
Now I have it...

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #342 on: November 09, 2016, 06:44:23 AM »
Thanks again Mike

I just thought it interesting that the two buildings looked so similar 3/4
of a continent apart. 

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Re: Car Barn - Official Work Thread
« Reply #343 on: November 10, 2016, 04:56:38 AM »
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Maybe they would be interested.
It would be a way to pass the word.
At the time Dick Andrews wrote a "Extra Narrow Gauge Junction"
column about 2 foot RRs 

Editor Bob was unaware the similarities but then the article
was 30+ YA.

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