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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« Reply #195 on: July 26, 2016, 05:10:38 PM »
Forgot to note: 

Before the next phase of form construction there is another set of rebar loops that get added to the top of the ring wall towards the outer edge/roundhouse side.  Adding these loops began today, they are for the narrow part of the wall that the roundhouse/yard tracks rest on.  The wide portion of the ring wall is for the ring rail which supports the end of the bridge when an engine rolls onto it.

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« Reply #196 on: July 26, 2016, 06:33:15 PM »
Here is a snip from the drawing - the upper loops for the retaining wall portion are added next

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« Reply #197 on: July 26, 2016, 07:09:53 PM »
Thanks Harold, that explains it far better.

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« Reply #198 on: July 26, 2016, 08:34:50 PM »
Hard to see in the pictures but more rebar was added today. You can see the tall skinny hoops in Harold's drawing in the second picture.



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« Reply #199 on: July 26, 2016, 08:54:06 PM »
Also looks like the center pivot is in place
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« Reply #200 on: July 27, 2016, 07:18:41 PM »
The rebar work for the next concrete pour was finished today and work started on putting up the concrete forms.

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« Reply #201 on: July 28, 2016, 01:57:04 AM »
How many yards in that center basement?

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« Reply #202 on: July 28, 2016, 06:40:41 AM »
That is looking good.
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« Reply #203 on: July 28, 2016, 07:38:27 AM »
And to think that almost all of what you see will be buried under backfill when it's done...

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« Reply #204 on: July 28, 2016, 09:31:08 AM »
And to think that almost all of what you see will be buried under backfill when it's done...
Thanks to Brendan's great photos, we'll always know. ;D

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« Reply #205 on: July 29, 2016, 11:58:12 AM »
This question may have been answered in one thread or another, but not finding the answer I will ask it here.  The turntable will obviously serve the new to-be-built roundhouse.  Is the plan to use it to turn the engine on the excursions?  If so, wouldn't a wye or turntable be needed at the other end of the line?  Or is that something for the future when the line is extended north?

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« Reply #206 on: July 29, 2016, 12:37:40 PM »
Roger,
We have been thinking about this. We talked about building a wye at TOM, but due to the amount of area need and the lay of the land, it just would not work. Other thoughts are being discussed, but current project focus keeps everyone occupied enough..
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« Reply #207 on: July 29, 2016, 02:25:03 PM »
Regarding turning the engine - for the last 14 or so years all of our motive power has pointed south.  Now we can point it north for a year and everyone will have to come back to take pictures again ;D 

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« Reply #208 on: July 29, 2016, 06:14:42 PM »
#52 faces north now so it could be turned south. 

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Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« Reply #209 on: July 29, 2016, 09:22:43 PM »
You also give the rolling stock a spin annually to equalize weathering.