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James Patten

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Re: May 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2015, 06:15:43 PM »
Work done Saturday May 30

* Car barn - the trusses are up.  The crane arrived bright and early around 7:30, so we got started.  We were just about half done at lunch.  The crane operator repositioned several times throughout the day.  Mike and Brendan were busy setting brackets, while Steve Z and Zack attached the truss on either end.  Fred ran errands, and helped Stewart and Bill R with plywood for stabilization.  Dave B ran the guy line, with Leon and Bill F helping out.  We finished up about 3.
* Loco 9 - Marcel was working on the cab.
* Coach 3 - Team Downey and Jason were trying to finish up on brakes for Coach 3 to get it on the train, but were not able to.  Coach 3 now has brakes both ends like Coach 8, but also has a working staff on the north end.

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Re: May 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2015, 06:35:35 PM »
Outstanding!
See? Toldya it was easy.  ;D
Can't wait for the pics.
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Re: May 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2015, 07:00:19 PM »
It was not easy! Very hard work for everyone!!!

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Re: May 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #48 on: May 30, 2015, 08:04:23 PM »
Sorry I could not be there! You guys never cease to amaze me. I thought I got a lot done today until I saw these pictures. Getting the garden planted doesn't seem like such a big deal now! Great work everyone!

Steve

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Re: May 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2015, 08:33:17 PM »
The car barn crew busted behind today- it was meticulous work in hot, very hot, dry conditions.  That it got done is a testament to the resolve of our group to get big things done.  I was busy with our Texas Boys- but it was a pleasure to watch the truss project progress throughout the day.  Thank you to everyone on today's barn crew!

Now those Downey boys are a story unto their own this visit.  They busted behind just as much today- pushing hard to get coach 3 done.  I got a text at 7:30 tonight declaring their success- they leave tomorrow morning to catch a mid day flight at Logan...  Talk about tenacity...  Thank you team Downey!

The Downey's work deserves a detailed account which we will do in another thread.

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Re: May 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2015, 09:56:15 PM »
There was a pleasant breeze which helped us keep cool.  Nevertheless I got sunburns on my neck and arms.  Ouch.  I recommend something with Aloe Vera in it.

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Re: May 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2015, 06:46:25 AM »
We're doing O.K. We have Two sides almost all framed up, the South end needs more bracing and longitudinal pieces put in to hold the shiplap boards. The North end needs a lot of work, concrete piers to hold the timbers that will support the Three double doors. The trusses will have Two by Fours run the length of the building Two feet apart to support the metal roof. Shiplab boards will be the siding, no small task, then we have to rip out Two inch strips for batting and place them, and of course painting the building. I think we're about one-third done now. We will need all the help we can get to finish the building this year. I don't know the cost of the building, but I think we have had a few costs surprises already.

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Re: May 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2015, 06:00:14 PM »
I know a few fellows that would be willing to drive nails again this Fall Fred. The roof would be the important thing.
Mike
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Re: May 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2015, 08:26:54 PM »
We'll have at least 50 volunteers the weekend of Annie and my wedding. We will need more than the section house to keep that many people engaged. I think 10 or so on the section house is plenty. So if you want some more help with this, we'd be happy to help out.

Steve