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The Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) => Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum => Topic started by: Ed Lecuyer on March 05, 2010, 03:26:41 PM

Title: 90 MPH Winds Tear Roof Off Engine House
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on March 05, 2010, 03:26:41 PM
Not news that MNG needs right now:
http://rypn.sunserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29034 (http://rypn.sunserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29034)
http://www.mngrr.org/Engine-House-Damage.html (http://www.mngrr.org/Engine-House-Damage.html)

Here's hoping they can rebuild.
Title: Re: 90 MPH Winds Tear Roof Off Engine House
Post by: Mike Fox on March 07, 2010, 11:09:28 AM
That's too bad. I wonder if there will be a run on Blue Tarps at BJs?  Hope they get things secured before items sort of walk away.
Title: Re: 90 MPH Winds Tear Roof Off Engine House
Post by: Vincent "Lightning" LeRow on March 07, 2010, 02:05:33 PM
The 'valuables' were locked up this Saturday along with tarping the locomotives as best as we could.  The building itself is a wreck with many of the internal support braces wither snapped or destroyed.  You could see the building (what's left of it) sway in the slight breezes we had that day. :(
Title: Re: 90 MPH Winds Tear Roof Off Engine House
Post by: Bill Fortier on March 07, 2010, 03:40:40 PM
Are those "buildings" made of OSB or flakeboard on splined ribs? Woah. I cringe at the sight of OSB sheathing on a frame structure, even knowing that it'll be covered with a waterproof barrier and weatherproof siding. Tarps over 'fallaparticleboard' is pushing it for anything more than temporary shelter.
Title: Re: 90 MPH Winds Tear Roof Off Engine House
Post by: Hans Brandes on March 07, 2010, 04:07:42 PM
The ribs are trusses that are 1x4 innner and outer separated by blocks for spacers. Gussets are at the peak for 'rigidity'.

We will do what we can to patch this derelict. Unfortunately, with a lease that only goes 2 years and is up for renewal we can not even plan anything more permanent until we have a longer term agreement or our own piece of land.

As mentioned before, WW&F can be thankful for having its own property and having the forethought to put up a real structure for a shop and car barn.

Hans
Title: Re: 90 MPH Winds Tear Roof Off Engine House
Post by: Mike Fox on March 09, 2010, 08:19:18 PM
I remember when they constructed this Enginehouse. It was supposed to be temporary then, I think it was 1996 or 1997. That temporary structure did good to last the harsh Maine weather for atleast 13 years.