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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #195 on: January 31, 2020, 09:46:12 PM »
Hmm.. Something is missing today from the parkinglot..



We managed to get the trusses to lay down, and loaded them on the flat car that way. My opinion now is that it worked better standing up. But by laying them down, we got the rest on the car.

Tight squeeze between the bathroom and stairs.







2 small clearance issues. One was one of Joes temporary speed restriction signs. Brendan was able to hold it out of the way as we passed.

The other was the target on the south switch at Alna Center. I had measured the distance from the rail to the stand, but did not figure in the size of the target. We were able to creep up to it and Brendan threw the switch just enough to twist the target as the end to the trusses passed. Unloading was interesting, and Brendan lugged the trusses over and leaned them against a tree as I unloaded them with the crane.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #196 on: January 31, 2020, 11:31:39 PM »
Good job getting the rest of the trusses moved!

The other was the target on the south switch at Alna Center. I had measured the distance from the rail to the stand, but did not figure in the size of the target. We were able to creep up to it and Brendan threw the switch just enough to twist the target as the end to the trusses passed.
If you hadn't been able to finesse past the switch that way, Plan B could have been to simply alter the switch target.  :o   And there is even a narrow gauge prototype ...  :)

 
Note how the rod supporting the switch target has been bent backwards, presumably to clear something wide.
Photo is the RGS at Delores CO. Original source and larger version here: https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330coll22/id/75388/rec/15

Curiously, this photo first came to my attention on a WW&F Grand Reunion thread at the NGDF forum, here:
http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,387556
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #197 on: February 01, 2020, 07:22:40 PM »
Trusses moved into the corner today to clean up a little.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #198 on: February 02, 2020, 09:32:19 AM »
Last night at the Board Meeting, we discussed a siding improvement I had discovered, completely by accident. I was looking through my towns history book, looking to see what was in there for the fire department. I found nothing. But, what I did find was the attached image, of a Corn Shop and Husking Shed that was located right down the road from me, and I never knew it. The exact location I am still working on, but I have a strong suspicion.

What we all really like is how the siding covers the angle braces, and neatens up the look of the building. So Brendan will speak to our local Sawyer for me since he has used him several times already, and has to go talk with him anyhow.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #199 on: February 02, 2020, 09:52:43 AM »
Now that is a really nice looking shed.  I totally approve of the design - nice catch Mike.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #200 on: February 02, 2020, 10:24:45 AM »
The ends of the Monson wood shed covered the angle braces in a similar manner, although the siding material was corrugated metal.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #201 on: February 02, 2020, 05:26:25 PM »
That's a very nice-looking building. The siding covering the braces is a perfect addition.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #202 on: February 02, 2020, 11:28:05 PM »
We did have an interesting conversation about incorporating a conveyor system like the photo.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #203 on: February 03, 2020, 08:36:45 AM »
I think the SeaLyon shed would be a good ancillary/storage building for the sawmill/shingle mill.  I remember similar buildings used as drying sheds, lumber bulk storage, etc. by small family run mills when I was a kid.  I believe that and a shed type building similar to the pavilion would do the trick for our mill site.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #204 on: February 03, 2020, 10:34:06 AM »
When we were offered the Lyon Shed, that was my thought. Storage for the saw mill parts. Working with the owner to come up with a plan to move it. Should serve us well if all works out.
I am also discussing the Shingle Mill building. Hoping to get that underway this fall as well.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #205 on: February 03, 2020, 01:00:58 PM »
While I was away from home and from my computer things have been coming along fast in AC as usual. The picture of the Corn Shop and husking shed has immediatly looked very famillar to me  because it is very much like the AMTP carbarn located on the engine shed yard in Pithiviers. The one on Mike's picture is really nice looking and it would be great if the Alna pavilion looked  alike eventually.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #206 on: February 03, 2020, 02:37:12 PM »
A photo of the Portland Canning Co husking shed in Albion is published in Vol III of Gary Kohler & Chris McChesney's Narrow Gauge in the Sheepscot Valley. Page 71.

The Pavillion has the look of a husking shed.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #207 on: February 03, 2020, 05:15:49 PM »
Sealyon building looks like a worthwhile acquisition.

Sheathing covering the post-top diagonal braces makes the Portland building look more substantial and complete.

What's the next move at Alna Pavilion? I am a construction wonk.  ;)
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #208 on: February 03, 2020, 08:45:52 PM »
Sea Lyon shed is large and could serve a variety of purposes.  Storage and support of saw/shingle mills could be one, but perhaps a more important use is also partly as a visitor center and shelter for future TOM events.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #209 on: February 03, 2020, 11:17:00 PM »
Most likely 2 weeks off of work for the Pavilion. When we do get back to it, some more bracing, then trim work, then onto the roofing. Siding may go on at some point after it arrives, which may be a few weeks away.
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