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Gordon Cook

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #150 on: April 09, 2020, 05:56:07 PM »
Question: Is there a plan to extend the middle track south from the barn?

No.
Any further track expansion would cross over a septic tank, then end up colliding with the Percival House.
The Percival House would then be the subject of this mid-50s song:
https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/2390684/Rusty+Draper/In+the+Middle+of+the+House

I wonder what the whistle signal for passing through the kitchen is?
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #151 on: April 09, 2020, 06:57:34 PM »
I wonder what the whistle signal for passing through the kitchen is?

It should be a bell.  That's the signal we get from our kitchen crew when lunch is ready.
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« Reply #152 on: April 10, 2020, 11:18:43 AM »
At the risk of wandering into the whimsical:

Maybe bend a little to the west and set up a 'run by' window. At least the engine crews would always be able to get lunch.
 
(Way too much time on my very clean hands.)  ::)
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #153 on: April 10, 2020, 12:22:06 PM »
Gorden you're a genius!  Come off the roundhouse run-through track, swing to the right next to the house so the train crew can use the Drive-Through, then across Cross Rd. on a balloon track and rejoin the ROW just south of Cross Road and reconnect to the main.  Crew gets fed, watered, train turned, and positioned for next trip all in one move!  Brilliant !!!   ;) ;D 8)
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« Reply #154 on: April 10, 2020, 12:45:26 PM »
 ;D Now we all have too much time on our hands....... :o
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #155 on: April 16, 2020, 04:39:50 PM »
The front wall was finished this morning.










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« Reply #156 on: April 16, 2020, 05:39:32 PM »
Wow!  Great progress.  Thanks Brendan.
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #157 on: April 16, 2020, 07:29:51 PM »
Brendan, your photos help keep us energized.  Thanks!!

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #158 on: April 16, 2020, 08:10:03 PM »
One of these boards is not like the other  ....  You have to sing it.  :)

Really, what's with the yellowish board that is narrower than the others?

 

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #159 on: April 16, 2020, 08:13:49 PM »
Likely reused from the former facade of the building. It looks narrower because of the missing paint where the battens overlapped.
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #160 on: April 16, 2020, 09:02:04 PM »
Funny Harold. I did the same exact thing when I spotted it. Very frugal to reuse where possible..
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #161 on: April 16, 2020, 09:25:26 PM »
Excellent! The building looks better every time I see it. Thanks for your hard work, Brendan.

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #162 on: April 17, 2020, 05:07:36 PM »
The west wall still needs sheathing. ?
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #163 on: April 18, 2020, 08:20:40 AM »
I'm glad to see that progress is still being made on the extension.

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #164 on: April 18, 2020, 04:40:29 PM »
Just like the old days, A small group of people working on the same project to get it done. In hope it goes that way for a while.