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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #195 on: October 03, 2021, 09:41:53 AM »
Let me echo Bill's thanks. I hope to see things in person later today.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #196 on: October 08, 2021, 07:20:48 PM »
* The first section of back wall went up today, 10/8 it's the north wall for the west stall.  The framing has two windows and was built on a horizontal stage and then lifted into place. 

* Dan led a crew prepping the grade and setting ties for the tracks that feed the enginehouse from the turntable. 

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« Reply #197 on: October 08, 2021, 08:51:59 PM »
I suspect that there are other non-Facebook members of this forum, so I am reposting these photos from the NGDF forum.


These are all 'thumbnail' images, so click the image to see larger, and click again for 'full-size' if you wish.






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« Reply #198 on: October 09, 2021, 05:55:21 PM »





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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #199 on: October 09, 2021, 06:15:31 PM »
Looks Good there. Now lets get it done!

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #200 on: October 09, 2021, 06:21:12 PM »
I do not know what you may do, but the examples of roundhouses I have knowledge of had Whitewashed Interior Walls which included the roof framing and underside of the roof.  Probably to assist in lighting in an era where electrical lighting was still underwhelming.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #201 on: October 09, 2021, 07:09:42 PM »
Wow, is that amazing or is that amazing!?  What a dramatic way to show the progress on today's Work Saturday...

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #202 on: October 09, 2021, 07:45:12 PM »
Having engines running or fired up inside the building, and things won’t stay white for very long.

Amazing progress.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #203 on: October 10, 2021, 10:51:00 AM »
Some more photos from yesterday (Saturday, October 9th).

Spiking the east rail on the new House 2 lead.


After House lead 2 was spiked and partially ballasted, Dana Deering prepares to cut the west rail on the new House 3 lead.


The three house leads were completed by mid-afternoon.


Ties were also laid out for the House and Service tracks that lead down from the Sheepscot Upper (Car Barn) Yard.  This photo shows the lower portion of the Service track route to the turntable, bypassing the Engine House.


A view from the upper yard, showing the planned route of the two tracks:  Service track on the left bypassing the engine house, and the House track on the right that will enter on the House pit track.  These tracks will be built another day.


Laying out the last of the ties approaching the Barn 1 switch.


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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #204 on: October 10, 2021, 08:13:53 PM »
Will the bypass track actually clear a wide engine such as no 8?  It looks very close to the engine house corner to me..

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #205 on: October 10, 2021, 08:49:42 PM »
Will the bypass track actually clear a wide engine such as no 8?  It looks very close to the engine house corner to me..

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #206 on: October 10, 2021, 10:08:41 PM »
If I understand it correctly, the issue with the bypass track is not proximity to the engine house, but the angle of the curve around  it. There may be restrictions on what equipment can use the bypass track (no coaches, for example.)
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #207 on: October 10, 2021, 10:40:46 PM »
Perhaps anything too big to get on the turntable can't get past the engine house; think of the engine house clearance as a filter.....

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #208 on: October 11, 2021, 07:49:51 AM »
The photo is a little deceiving. The only thing that may not clear is the Bridgton plow..
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #209 on: October 11, 2021, 07:51:46 AM »
The turntable lead (from the south yard) and the run-through track (from the north yard through the engine house) can both accommodate large pieces of rolling stock.
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