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Mike Fox

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Re: The roundhouse floor
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2014, 06:17:35 PM »
Sorry to pass along, but all tie ends are gone. They do have this nice invention now to put on concrete floors, called a rubber matt. Eases back pain and strain when standing for long periods compared to standing on a hard surface like wood or cement.
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Terry Harper

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Re: The roundhouse floor
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2014, 06:20:30 PM »
Hello Mike,

The best thing I have found are the stall matts sold at Tractor Supply. They don't slip and they are comfy to the aging feet.
I have half a one in front of my mill and another for the lathe.

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Terry

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Re: The roundhouse floor
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2014, 07:25:20 PM »
Terry,

  Yes, the stall matts are perfect. Designed for a horse, so works great for floors, also as a cabinet or tool box lining in your truck.
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Wayne Laepple

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Re: The roundhouse floor
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2014, 08:40:17 PM »
I've been in quite a few roundhouses over the years. The big ones owned by Class I railroads had concrete floors and all the fixings. Only the oldest ones had wood block floors. Most shortline structures had dirt or cinder floors, perhaps with a section of plank flooring or a concrete apron  for a workbench or two.

Stephen Piwowarski

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Re: The roundhouse floor
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2014, 11:27:01 PM »
The DL&W at Scranton has a pod block floor. I suspect others did too. I wonder what the original roundhouse had in Wiscasset? I suspect it may have been dirt.

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Re: The roundhouse floor
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2014, 10:50:26 PM »
Industrial wood block flooring is still available. 
http://www.jennisonwright.com/woodblock.html
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Re: The roundhouse floor
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2014, 04:05:53 PM »
Wood block floors are great to work on. One of the companies I have worked in still had wood block flooring in the maintenance area. It saved more than a few pieces of machined work that was accidently dropped. Very labor intensive to install but easy to maintain.
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