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Brendan Barry

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Shop building improvements
« on: July 06, 2017, 01:20:44 AM »
To make the shop building more functional the museum is putting a concrete floor in the old sections of bays 2 and 3 in the shop building. Alot of work has already gone into cleaning out and moving shelfs, cabinets and benches out of bay 2. Today work started on removing some of he existing gravel floor so the new concrete floor can be poured.

Kubota and tip car at work in bay 2.





Eric and Steve dumping the tip car over the embankment in the North Yard.



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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 01:39:19 AM »
There are two strong dudes......

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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 04:54:38 AM »
Wow...wasting no time. Good to see MOW Tip Car 1001 doing its job.
Great. Get out the yellow paint, Mike.  ;D
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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 02:24:23 PM »
Thanks for the photos, Brendan.

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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 04:12:42 PM »
Tip cars can stay black. Easier to hide them..
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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 12:09:50 AM »
So that's how tip cars work !!

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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2017, 04:37:11 AM »
Work continued today.


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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2017, 03:32:44 PM »
So, is there a date set for when the concrete will be poured?

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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 04:53:09 PM »
Wow...wasting no time. Good to see MOW Tip Car 1001 doing its job.
Great. Get out the yellow paint, Mike.
Tip Car 1001 came from the Ramsdell Farm (along with #9 and the other cars.) Therefore, it has been speculated (I don't think proven) that it is also from the original WW&F. Perhaps it was used on the wharf on the coal dock? At any rate, it came to us black, and black it should stay (unless there is evidence of it being a different color on the original WW&F.)


So, is there a date set for when the concrete will be poured?
My understanding is that they wanted to see how the cleanup and digout process went before setting a date. Given the photos of the progress, I would imagine that decision will be made shortly. 
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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2017, 08:35:39 PM »
The floor is scheduled to be poured the week of the 17th.

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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2017, 07:53:12 PM »
The concrete floor is on hold for a little while. We found some rot in the mudsills holding up the five posts between bays two and three. The present plan is to replace the five exisiting posts and header with two steel beams and one central post on a new concrete footing. Putting up the steel beams and removing four of the existing posts will create more clear working space between bays two and three.

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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2017, 07:59:00 PM »
That's what I like about this organization. Doing it right ALWAYS trumps getting it done.

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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2017, 08:58:20 PM »
Even though this unexpected development (mentioned above by Brendan) will slow down the concrete floor work, the final result should make working in bays 2 and 3 so much easier. Onward!

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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2017, 10:27:18 PM »
Exisiting building framing between bays 2 and 3. The post with the green dot will remain and the posts with the yellow dots will be removed. The steel ibeams will be placed under the existing wood header along the light gray line.



Sketch of the desired changes sent to our civil engineer for review.


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Re: New concrete floor in bays 2 and 3 of the shop.
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2017, 10:37:05 PM »
Lots of nice HARD work to keep us young and HAPPY!!!!