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ALAIN DELASSUS

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #225 on: April 30, 2020, 10:15:35 AM »
Hello ! AMTP Pithiviers Museum is not really a "Don't touch" museum but it's not free of charge. When a visitor buys a ticket at the depot he/she  can both ride the train and visit freely the museum , you can  also buy  tickets to visit the museum only but they are  seldom sold. Mostly there is no conducted visit for individual visitors. A museum docent can  give explanations to a group of visitors if they have asked for it beforehand. All the small artifacts are in  locked showcases and the biggest ones like lanterns are linked together with a padlocked concealed steel caable or fixed to the wall to avoid them being stolen. As regards the  steam locomotives that are in the museum  everybody can climb into the cab as they are not too high, the kids love that. Quite a lot of French/English written notices give explanations to the visitors about what they can admire there.  Between trains the station agent must go  to the museum to see if everything is OK. Moreover the souvenir booth is located at the entrance of the museum and the volunteer in charge of it can also give a quick look around. Fortunately we haven't had any theft or damage so far. My two cent's worth, a security camera connected to the souvenir shop or the dispatcher ought to do the trick.

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #226 on: May 01, 2020, 01:38:35 AM »
Alain
Good thought about camera- not so much about theft, though there are sticky fingered individuals
that want to "Liberate" items - but also to see if there is inappropriate behavior. An intercom
so an admonition may be delivered " I see you". :-)

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #227 on: May 03, 2020, 02:32:49 PM »
At the Western Railway Museum, our car Barn Three is a closed car barn; the only time when visitors can go in there with our highest quality Interurbans is when a Docent takes a tour through the barn. I would hate to see some vandalism in the Rangeley, after all these years. 
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #228 on: May 03, 2020, 07:51:21 PM »
Again, cameras require electricity whether wired or battery operated.  And a base station for recording what they see.  Something to seriously consider at Sheepscot.

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #229 on: May 03, 2020, 09:38:39 PM »
As I recall from my several visits to Portland over the part 20 years or so, whenever the display building was open, there was at least one and usually a couple of people walking around, chatting with visitors and generally keeping an eye on things. In fact, I remember once a volunteer admonished me when I stepped up on a step on "Rangeley" to get a peek inside. Will MNG folks do the same at Sheepscot?

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #230 on: May 05, 2020, 03:36:23 PM »
We got the west wall finished.







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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #231 on: May 05, 2020, 04:48:12 PM »
Looks really good, Brendan and crew. Has the rest of the roofing arrived yet?

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #232 on: May 05, 2020, 05:15:36 PM »
Not yet, we may have to put some temporary covering on the missing roof.  Note that we used a lot of old lumber on the west side sheathing and battens. We have gone through just about all the old lumber.

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #233 on: May 07, 2020, 12:13:47 AM »
Last I knew there was used plywood in the trusses of the older section of the Car Barn
could that not be used temporarily on the roof?
Or is that more work than it is worth?

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #234 on: May 07, 2020, 12:46:08 PM »
Looks first-rate, as usual.  ;)

What is that bulletin board/sign mounted between the east bigger window and bumpout door opening?  :o

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #235 on: May 19, 2020, 05:09:01 PM »
The rest of the steel roof was installed today.

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #236 on: May 19, 2020, 09:16:42 PM »
"The roof is on"
Praise the Lord for those dedicated volunteers !   
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #237 on: May 25, 2020, 12:57:30 PM »
Car barn progress. The roof is complete except for two trim pieces on the end we have to get. Both big doors are built and the double man doors are in.

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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #238 on: May 25, 2020, 12:58:37 PM »
One of the big doors.
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Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #239 on: May 25, 2020, 01:00:03 PM »
The man doors in.
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