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Allan Fisher

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Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« on: September 21, 2008, 03:09:18 AM »
Pouring of the Concrete floor for the Car Shop Addition will be Tuesday Sept. 24., or Wednesday Sept 25.

Anyone who wants a call the night before so they can come and help -please contact me offline with your phone number. Finishing will be done by a contractor.
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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 01:59:04 AM »
Allen Fisher,  Great new to hear that the floor for the shop is going to be installed in the near future. Please provide some pictures if possible.  Thanks Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 07:36:29 PM »
Date problem...
Tuesday is the 23rd, Wednesday is the 24th.
I assume they are coming one of those two days (and not Wednesday the 24th or Thursday the 25th.)
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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 08:10:44 PM »
We will be pouring the floor tomorrow , Tuesday the 23rd.

And 15 -300 pound kegs of 9/16 spikes just arrived at the museum. We bought these ahead for a good price because we are told the manufacturers are going to stop making this size.
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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 10:09:46 PM »
Concrete Floor has been poured, finished and paid for! Thanks to Josh Botting and Steve Zuppa for pitching in to help the Contractor.

15 full kegs of spikes arrived and were moved to the Track Shanty Area.

Remainder of stone and gravel at Sheepscot was cleaned up and loaded on Flat 126

Jason finished the machining of the last of four wheels for the Model T Rail Car. Now waiting for the tires to be delivered in November or December. He started on the pilot wheels for #11.

Sept/Oct Newsletter is being printed at Lincoln County Publishing.
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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 03:50:37 PM »
Photos from Allan Fisher







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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 04:55:01 PM »
Good to see the progress!  Allan, thanks for the pics.  Steve, thanks for the post.

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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 06:11:41 PM »
Steve,
Great pics of the concrete work and the movement of rails.  For those of us who are a bit too far away to be part of such happenings they help to satisfy our desires to see what's happening.  Thanks.
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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 11:00:54 PM »
No problem happy to do it. Been a little bit of a challenge to get on the internet the past couple of weeks here in western Vermont. The attached photo shows my rig on the exterior set of PBS' "Cooks Country." Sort of like riding the rails ;-)  See you all soon!


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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 11:02:53 PM »
Say, is that 2' gauge?
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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2008, 01:14:14 AM »
 Thanks, for the pictures of the shop floor and the rail.  Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2008, 02:14:10 PM »
Steve;
   I think you should put a WW&F Ry logo on the dolly. Spread the word. Nice photos, I was hoping someone would post them and knowing you were in Vermont I wasn't sure I'd get to see any.
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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2008, 04:16:10 PM »
Ditto on the great work, gentlemen!
Steve, Western Vermont isn't a bad place to be this time of year. If you're up near Middlebury we recommend the 'Black Sheep Bistro' in Vergennes.
That sure is an impressive amount of equipment, but I gotta ask what the dolly is used for on a cooking show??
Looks like you're gonna get an action shot of whisking the eggs!! :)
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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2008, 10:59:16 AM »
Hi Gordon, believe it or not the dolly is actually the main camera providing the shot people at home see most of the time. It continuously glides from side to side, following the talent in and out of the scenes and is recording what is known as the "master shot." We have 5 cameras on this season. That's Pete on the right operating the jib camera which gets the overhead close-ups of hands, and the contents of various bowls and mixers. I've been working with most of this same crew for years and actually operated this very dolly on the Julia Child series. And Mike, the gauge is in fact 24 inches!



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Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2008, 02:23:45 PM »
Hey Steve - maybe when Harry's house is redone you could maybe set-up a cooking show for "railroad grub" during the fall work weekend......
Think that could really be a lot of fun.  8)
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