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Carl G. Soderstrom

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #75 on: November 20, 2019, 11:55:28 PM »
Thanks Graham for the info.

Don't see them around here but maybe closer to the Twin Cities.
Could see where they would be handy for a small crew.

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« Reply #76 on: November 21, 2019, 05:25:33 AM »
Thanks Brendan for keeping us posting on a day to day basis . At this rate I'm sure the car barn extension will be roofed within the weekend. Great job !

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« Reply #77 on: November 21, 2019, 09:49:54 AM »
Yes, great job, in spite of the not so great weather.

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #78 on: December 28, 2019, 12:24:23 PM »
Progress over the last couple of weeks.

















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« Reply #79 on: December 28, 2019, 01:54:25 PM »
I see that the angled braces between the main posts and the lateral beams on the middle panel of the main structure (aligned with the 2nd of the 3 tracks) are further apart than the angled braces on the panels on either side.   That sort of suggests that there might be plans for a set of large equipment doors in the middle panel.

Is that the plan?   And if so, are tracks going to extend through those doors, or if not, what are the large doors for?
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #80 on: December 28, 2019, 02:32:40 PM »
There will be a large barn door in the middle bay. The basic look of the building facade is to resemble a typical New England Barn. This will provide the main public access to the exhibits contained within the structure.

The middle track can not be extended further (through the barn door), due to the placement of the septic system.
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #81 on: December 28, 2019, 08:14:50 PM »
Stewart was working on the Flying Rafters today.

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #82 on: December 29, 2019, 08:48:40 AM »
Thanks for the report. At this rate you're soon going to have a neat  casket to shelter and present the gems of the Maine Narrow Gauge Collection; Having a museum is always a plus for a tourist Ry, we do know that in Pithiviers. BTW  are you going to extend the concrete floor to the rest of the carn barn ? I wonder if the word casket is the apposite one. Have an happy Newyear's eve party you all and take a rest, you deserve it.

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« Reply #83 on: December 29, 2019, 10:07:47 AM »
Hmm, in English, the most common usage for "casket" is to mean the box that a dead person is buried in.   :)

A very generic word for the carbarn would be a structure, or a building.

My understanding is that the rest of the carbarn [dirt] floor will likely be covered with 'reclaim' (at some future date), which is recycled crushed asphalt (road material), compacted in place. 
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #84 on: December 29, 2019, 10:29:09 AM »
Nice to see all the recent progress, and that you've had decent weather to work in.

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #85 on: December 29, 2019, 01:03:57 PM »
Some of hope there will be a concrete floor in the whole building, Subject to donations of course.

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« Reply #86 on: December 29, 2019, 02:05:43 PM »
A Casket could also be a box to display Gems or treasure. Not used much any more.
A Treasure Chest.

Alain has it right - Gems will be displayed.
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #87 on: December 30, 2019, 04:48:00 AM »
Cabinet?

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« Reply #88 on: December 30, 2019, 10:19:16 AM »
Thank John and Carl  Actually I think the word jewel box or case would have been the right word it means  coffret or écrin à bijoux in French.

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« Reply #89 on: December 30, 2019, 11:49:04 AM »
A Casket could also be a box to display Gems or treasure. Not used much any more.
A Treasure Chest.

Alain has it right - Gems will be displayed.

True.  It's not used in that context any more, but I remember an old, old song that my grandmother used to sing about a rosewood casket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWbt22aun9M