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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #375 on: September 25, 2020, 07:03:52 AM »
I will not be at the museum Saturday. We will get back to the Pavilion next weekend.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #376 on: September 25, 2020, 11:29:27 AM »
Hey Ted,

Just a reminder: 

4' 8 1/2" =  Broad Gauge
3'  0"      =  Std. Gauge
2'  0"      =  "Not so" Narrow Gauge
1'  6"      =  Definitely Narrow Gauge

Per Standards of the Union of "Not So" Professional Track Layers of America - NE Division, Local #9
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #377 on: September 25, 2020, 12:58:00 PM »
Hey Ted,

Just a reminder: 

4' 8 1/2" =  Broad Gauge
3'  0"      =  Std. Gauge
2'  0"      =  "Not so" Narrow Gauge
1'  6"      =  Definitely Narrow Gauge

Per Standards of the Union of "Not So" Professional Track Layers of America - NE Division, Local #9
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch and the Ravenglass and Eskdale railways, both in the UK are 15 inch gauge. And yes....they are common carriers.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #378 on: September 25, 2020, 06:42:09 PM »
Thanks Keith for the reminder:

So please add:

1' 3"  =  Just a "Wee" Narrow Gauge

N-S PTLA, NE Div., Local 9   8)
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #379 on: September 29, 2020, 04:05:19 PM »
 You guys are so narrow-minded; what are you ever going to do if you visit the Baltimore Trolley Museum which is five-foot, four and a half inches gauge?

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #380 on: September 29, 2020, 05:28:43 PM »
Ted,

BSM is 5 feet 4 and a half inches, about 2 inches wider than Pennsylvania Standard Gauge.

From someone that built a fair bit of the track there...

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #381 on: September 29, 2020, 05:33:29 PM »
The steam railroads of the day didn't want trolley/streetcar lines interchanging freight cars with them, so most trolley lines had to be a different gauge than 4 foot 8 1/2 inches.  If the trolleys wanted to also deliver freight, they would have to transload the contents which would make it more expensive than using the standard-gauge railroads.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #382 on: October 03, 2020, 09:37:08 PM »
A great day today. We had about 10 volunteers helping.

8:48. First side was done



9:30. While the Presidential Inspection was occuring, we finished the second side, and had a coffee break.



After a short break, we set the trusses on the headers, and hooked everything together before lunch. After lunch we added some bracing and finished strapping some of the ridge, then managed to get Clancy out of the Pavilion.

We then moved our assembly area over by the stack of trusses. We have the next 5 ready to go. And a solid plan to get the rest up the following weekend.



The cost of 2x4s continue to rise. An 8 foot is up to $6.24, and a 10 foot is $9.36. Both are more than double of what we paid when we started this project in December..
 We are ok on funding, but we may just get the building up and not have much left over. We will see..


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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #383 on: October 04, 2020, 12:20:21 AM »
Good job of work and thanks for the report. At this rate you'll definetely win the race against the snow.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #384 on: October 10, 2020, 09:16:40 PM »
Another day, another group of trusses built and installed. We had great help, and great suggestions how to get the trusses from the ground to being set, after my initial plan did not work as expected.

We took our time this morning, and enjoyed some great conversation. But, by 9:30, we had one side done, and 10 we were done with the other.





Going up..



We got busy tying everything together, and at 2pm, I took this.



End of the day, we had put 2 trusses under what we had built over the winter. 4 trusses left..we will set those one at a time on Saturday, and then attach the strapping..





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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #385 on: October 10, 2020, 10:37:12 PM »
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #386 on: October 11, 2020, 07:46:36 AM »
We had it on the front portion. Had not thought about doing it for this section.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #387 on: October 24, 2020, 08:34:37 PM »
Another great day today. We even got Brian W. on the roof. He was not as comfortable up there as I was, but he really wanted to help...

We had just set the 2nd truss in this picture



All four are in place (11:24am), the truck moved out and staging built just after lunch.



We then started with strapping the roof.

We finished anoit 3 then picked up a bit before we left.



We will work again on it November 14th. This will be final bracing and trim to be ready for the steel roof, which may be right after Thanksgiving.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #388 on: October 24, 2020, 09:20:25 PM »
Some more photos of a busy day at Alna Center.

We saw several full (sold-out under pandemic socially-distanced guidelines) trains pass by between Sheepscot and Top of Mountain for Pumpkin Pickin' at SeaLyon Farm.  Based on our guests expressions seen on the passing trains, it looks like all had a good time.  Here's the 11 a.m. train from Sheepscot, passing by Alna Center at 11.14 a.m.  It appears No. 9's consist was WW&F flatcar No. 118, Maine Locomotive & Machine Works open excursion car No. 130, WW&F coach No. 8 and WW&F caboose No. 320.


Here's a view from the Alna Center depot toward the pavilion, with Clancy holding a truss in position.


Mike Fox operates Clancy to lift the last truss into position.  The last truss was set around 11.24 a.m.


After lunch, the 2x10" edging and 2x4" strapping was completed.  This 1.26 p.m. photo shows the process, with (left-to-right) Zack Wyllie cutting the lumber, James Patten on the staging handing the cut lumber up to the rafters crew, and Brian Whitney and Mike Fox securing the strapping on the trusses on the north side of the pavilion.


Brian and Mike finished up securing the strapping on the north side of the trusses by 1.50 p.m.


The same process was used for the strapping on the south side of the pavilion.  Here Mike is finishing up securing the strapping around 3 p.m.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #389 on: October 25, 2020, 08:07:18 AM »
Thanks Bill. Your photos are better than mine. They show action. 😁
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