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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #450 on: December 27, 2020, 02:29:35 PM »
Fantastic job, Mike.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #451 on: December 27, 2020, 09:06:30 PM »
Mike Fox, Brian Whitney, Zack Wylie, Fred Morse, Dwight Winkley, James Patten, JB Smith along with a few others that my bad memory can’t bring forward right now are owed a big thanks for getting the pavilion completed. Mike promises that the Kubota won’t be the subject of an updated “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel”. This week we’ll do a bit more clearing around the pavilion.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #452 on: December 27, 2020, 10:27:12 PM »
There has been lots of help, some just for part of a day. Every little bit helped. Some knew when to show up. Others were convinced by Fred.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #453 on: December 28, 2020, 01:01:00 PM »
The rebuilding of the pavillon is an other feat to add to those achieved by the WW&F volunteers over the years. The rebuilding that started only 14 months ago in October 19th 2019 has been carried out steadily and efficiently despite the  weather conditions and the unexpected C19 crisis. I congratulate Mike and all those who shared in that task. That vast pavillon that merges perfectly into the  lovely AC scenery will definitely be a great plus that will be able you to plan and  set up events regardless of  the weather. 

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #454 on: December 28, 2020, 11:04:27 PM »
Finally replaced my forgotten password to see that the greed merchants of the internet are trying to swamp WW&F, along with most everything else.
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And so glad to see the Alna pavilion just about ready for good times,  new coach progress beautifully zooming along, electrical system going in, locos 10 and 11 work seriously started. 
Youze guys do some incredible woik!

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #455 on: December 30, 2020, 05:05:18 PM »
The East Broad Top railroad was awarded a 1.4 million dollar grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to assist with 5 projects.  One of them is an "Events Facility" at Colgate Grove, the old end-point of the excursion where the train would be wyed.  The TRAINS Newswire article didn't describe what the "Events Facility" would be - A pavilion or an actual building.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #456 on: January 03, 2021, 12:25:46 PM »
Good job!

With regard to Mike's photo of all the vehicles parked in the Pavilion,  ;D perhaps we should consider installing bollards to protect the roof support posts?  :P

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 8) OK, I'm kidding ... ::)
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #457 on: January 03, 2021, 12:32:01 PM »
May I suggest that the pavilion would be a good place to park motor vehicles and so forth that are not needed at Sheepscot during the winter. It would keep the snow off, at least. It would also free up space in the garage for maintenance on other vehicles.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #458 on: January 03, 2021, 03:04:13 PM »
Not sure we would want to park equipment in there over the winter. Most of it leaks a little something, and would leave a spot on the ground. I know the next suggestion would be drip pans. And if we had to get it out to do Easter in the spring (inclimate weather) we would have to move it all. It would be better to have a dedicated spot elsewhere.

As for the Bollards, we would have to find a 1918 version that would blend better.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #459 on: January 03, 2021, 04:11:37 PM »
If it was anything like the Anthracite RR's, a 1918 bollard would have been a whooped piece of rail driven into the ground.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #460 on: March 01, 2021, 02:39:35 PM »
Mike,
        Are you planning some sort of ground cover to keep the mud down? Maybe some sort of fine gravel? The Pavilion looks great with the corn shed fittings.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #461 on: March 01, 2021, 06:47:01 PM »
Hi Ted.

Yes. We plan to grade the area around the Pavilion and plant grass. Also, a good crushed gravel product topped with a stone dust will be placed inside the building.
Back on the outside, directly under the eaves will be a layer of 1 1/2 stone to prevent erosion and dirt splashback.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #462 on: March 02, 2021, 02:14:17 AM »
We have had excellent luck with Ground Concrete. Locks tight and is water permeable.
May not be available in your area.

We do not have ready access to Granite just Red Rock (Limestone) which breaks down
when driven over after a few years.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #463 on: June 05, 2021, 08:32:11 PM »
Putting these photos here for reference. Most work is done, just a few touch ups next weekend along with seeding and haying.





Getting the 4 loads of Gravel placed inside that our contractor delivered.







I picked up the pile of loam that was by the North Switch at AC and spread it around the Pavilion.













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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #464 on: June 05, 2021, 08:58:36 PM »
Looks great!

. . . just a few touch ups next weekend along with seeding and haying.


Perhaps those seeds should be seed corn -- to go with our corn packing shed;D
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