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Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #180 on: March 28, 2019, 02:42:21 PM »
New volunteer Brian Strait was working diligently to prepare the non-brake set of trucks for paint on Saturday, 3/23. When I left him (at 6pm) he was working in a cloud of dust trying to remove 100+ years of grime and rust. I think the goal was to have that truck painted this week.

There was a wheel trade for the truck with brakes that took place on Saturday as well. That truck needs some additional work, then can be scraped, reassembled, and painted.
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« Reply #181 on: March 28, 2019, 08:40:43 PM »
Go, Brian!
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« Reply #182 on: March 28, 2019, 09:53:21 PM »
Latest I read...per Jason, those trucks are a HOT item, need finishup ASAP!  :P
Expect to see 34 outside and rolling sometime next week. ;)
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« Reply #183 on: March 28, 2019, 11:03:51 PM »
Is there any budget/priority to finish putting a concrete floor in Bay 1 this year?
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« Reply #184 on: March 28, 2019, 11:07:15 PM »
The insulation crew hard at work.







The pile is getting smaller.





The windows are trimmed out on the east wall of the shop extension.



The upper wall removal between bays 1 and is finished.









The rest of the crane rail is up. Bay 3 has a dual gauge section at the north end to clear the stove pipe. The north crane bridge will run on the narrow section and be narrower to fit by the stove pipe. Running the crane beams farther apart in the rest of the bay allows for wider crane bridges over the machine shop area.


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Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #185 on: March 28, 2019, 11:09:33 PM »
If there is a chance for concrete in the "old" half of Bay 1, perhaps a pit should be included, since Bay 1 is the preferred stall for the operational steam locomotive.

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« Reply #186 on: March 28, 2019, 11:20:42 PM »
"Dual-gauge crane rail" <---- Love it!

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« Reply #187 on: March 28, 2019, 11:28:32 PM »
Is there any budget/priority to finish putting a concrete floor in Bay 1 this year?

There is no present plan or labor hours available to concrete bay 1 right now. Bay 1 is mostly used for parking the steam engine and really isn't used for maintenance. Putting a concrete floor in would also involve taking out all the posts between bays 1 and 2 and putting steel beams up and a center post to support the second floor . Bay 1 is supported on mudsills on all four sides right now that would need to be removed and replaced with concrete footers.

Remember we have to lengthen and widen the car barn this summer. The car barn is a priority project to get the coaches from Portland  undercover and provide us with museum dispaly space. We also have a 30' x 80' pavilion to put up at Alna Center and 2000' of track to put down this year.

OK the obvious question...why the wall work?
And the finished Car 34 woodwork looks gorgeous, Zack!

The bottom of the wall was removed last year when we put the concrete floor in. The upper portion was serving no purpose other than blocking the light in the shop.
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Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #188 on: March 28, 2019, 11:49:18 PM »
Note my comment about Bay 1 began with the word "If." What you say makes total sense to me under the current circumstances.

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Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #189 on: March 29, 2019, 12:28:46 AM »
Seems like a lot of insulating has gotten done in the last few weeks. But in reality it has been a very steady progress all winter. Glad to see it done. Way to go guys.
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« Reply #190 on: March 29, 2019, 12:51:47 AM »
Thinking longer term, a new and better pit in the roundhouse would be a preferred way to go...

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« Reply #191 on: March 29, 2019, 12:58:34 AM »
Seems like a lot of insulating has gotten done in the last few weeks. But in reality it has been a very steady progress all winter. Glad to see it done. Way to go guys.

I was thinking last Saturday when I saw the insulation work completed how many volunteer had that work taken over the winter?  Yup -- way to go guys.  Terrific job done.
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« Reply #192 on: March 29, 2019, 01:07:19 AM »
It was largely Randy and Steve doing the high rise balancing act, and Jay doing the carpentry.  Others as well contributed.  It has been a steady weekday project for some time now...

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Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #193 on: March 29, 2019, 05:14:17 AM »
Congrats on completing wall insulation. Sharp-looking sheathing/wall trim is progressing.
And you have your red wallboard lift ready for coming ceiling finish work.
Brighter ceilings will make the shop lighter, help make work easier.  8)

Monumental!

 
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Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #194 on: March 29, 2019, 11:41:54 AM »
Well done you guys! I guess it has  been  more itchy than sexy  to insulate  such a large shop but all due to you and the potbellies it will become a nice and warm place to work all along winter. Things will come along still faster that way.