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Re: Shop Building & Machinery Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #210 on: March 17, 2019, 03:38:13 PM »
All of the original bit of Bay 1 still needs insulation, as well as portions of the east wall of the extension where heavy steel sits near the wall.  There are still quite a few insulation bundles around.

Ceiling probably won't happen until later in the year.

Second coal stove may not get installed until later in the year.

Yesterday Fred started the stove up in the morning, but by afternoon it was equally warm inside as out, so we opened up the doors and let the sun in.

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« Reply #211 on: March 23, 2019, 07:59:57 PM »
All the wall sheathing in the shop extension was finished today.

The front wall of the shop with the new shelving up.



Jay putting up the last board on the east wall.

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« Reply #212 on: March 25, 2019, 02:31:56 PM »
With all the new sheathing, and organizing of tools, I won't recognize the place.

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« Reply #213 on: March 25, 2019, 02:44:09 PM »
With all the new sheathing, and organizing of tools, I won't recognize the place.

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Recognize the place?  All the old places that we use to look to find things have now all moved.  I know it is a much better state than before, but the transition will take a little time.

On a positive note, things should now stay in their place so we can get our various projects completed in a more timely fashion.  My hat's off to all who have helped to make this all possible. 

I am really looking forward to the SWW to see all the accomplishments.

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« Reply #214 on: March 25, 2019, 02:47:59 PM »
Any plans to install some or all of the ceiling during SWW, or will all hands be needed for ballasting on the Mountain Extension?

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« Reply #215 on: March 26, 2019, 10:05:24 PM »
The insulation crew finished the east wall of bay 1 today.







Window trim going on the east wall of the shop extension.



The last pieces of crane rail being prepped for installation.



Removing some of the upper section of the wall between bays 1 and 2.









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« Reply #216 on: March 27, 2019, 01:01:42 AM »
OK the obvious question...why the wall work?
And the finished Car 34 woodwork looks gorgeous, Zack!
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« Reply #217 on: March 27, 2019, 06:56:00 AM »
The third photo shows you why. The big bundles of insulation are blocking floor space. Very hard to walk around the shop. And the walls (plus the ceiling) of bay 1 still need to be insulated.

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« Reply #218 on: March 27, 2019, 04:13:08 PM »
Looks to me like those original high wall segments  would be blocking Bay 1 ceiling work access  over the parked Loco, so down they came.
Whatever makes your choo-choo chuff.  ;D
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« Reply #219 on: March 28, 2019, 10:09:54 AM »
I see the flatcar is still on blocks. How are the trucks coming along?

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Re: Shop Building & Machinery Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #220 on: March 28, 2019, 10:42:21 AM »
New volunteer Brian Strait was working diligently to prepare the non-brake set of trucks for paint on Saturday, 3/23. When I left him (at 6pm) he was working in a cloud of dust trying to remove 100+ years of grime and rust. I think the goal was to have that truck painted this week.

There was a wheel trade for the truck with brakes that took place on Saturday as well. That truck needs some additional work, then can be scraped, reassembled, and painted.
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Re: Shop Building & Machinery Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #221 on: March 28, 2019, 04:40:43 PM »
Go, Brian!
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Re: Shop Building & Machinery Improvements - Official Work Thread
« Reply #222 on: March 28, 2019, 05:53:21 PM »
Latest I read...per Jason, those trucks are a HOT item, need finishup ASAP!  :P
Expect to see 34 outside and rolling sometime next week. ;)
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« Reply #223 on: March 28, 2019, 07:03:51 PM »
Is there any budget/priority to finish putting a concrete floor in Bay 1 this year?
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« Reply #224 on: March 28, 2019, 07:07:15 PM »
The insulation crew hard at work.







The pile is getting smaller.





The windows are trimmed out on the east wall of the shop extension.



The upper wall removal between bays 1 and is finished.









The rest of the crane rail is up. Bay 3 has a dual gauge section at the north end to clear the stove pipe. The north crane bridge will run on the narrow section and be narrower to fit by the stove pipe. Running the crane beams farther apart in the rest of the bay allows for wider crane bridges over the machine shop area.


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