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Brendan Barry

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Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« Reply #285 on: September 07, 2016, 11:05:52 PM »
Turntable updates.

Main beams going together.









Queen posts being cut.





Ballast and tamping track 7 .







Cross beams being installed on the turntable bridge.











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« Reply #286 on: September 08, 2016, 04:10:09 AM »
Amazing work. The turntable is really looking quite impressive.

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« Reply #287 on: September 08, 2016, 12:44:02 PM »
Amazing work. The turntable is really looking quite impressive.
Agreed!  I'm bummed I haven't been around much this summer to help.

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« Reply #288 on: September 08, 2016, 10:30:13 PM »
More pictures from today.









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Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« Reply #289 on: September 09, 2016, 06:06:16 AM »
Since the bridge is being built upside down, what are the plams for flipping it? Flip and set on the pivot at the same time? Really need a crane due to the size of it now.
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« Reply #290 on: September 09, 2016, 06:49:07 AM »
We had been counting on hiring a crane for this purpose right along. A few weeks ago, one of our members who owns a marine construction business offered to donate crane services. 

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« Reply #291 on: September 09, 2016, 09:51:12 AM »
Awesome. Thanks
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« Reply #292 on: September 09, 2016, 03:15:30 PM »
With all the people there on Thursday I was thinking we should have had them circle around and pick it up and move it over to the spot it needs to be on.

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« Reply #293 on: September 09, 2016, 10:51:37 PM »
Thanks for asking that question Mike - I was wondering.

Does any one know how it was done originally?

Built at plant - then disassembled - then reassembled on site?
Was it just built on site with precut / predrilled (Jig drilled) timbers?

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Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« Reply #294 on: September 10, 2016, 08:14:34 PM »
More turntable progress.













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Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« Reply #295 on: September 11, 2016, 09:56:58 AM »
That is an awesome piece of woodwork! Is there a photo of the center pivot available? before it gets covered up!
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Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« Reply #296 on: September 11, 2016, 03:10:08 PM »
Hi Win. Yesterday I noticed the male center pivot casting set up in a lathe for machining.
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« Reply #297 on: September 11, 2016, 03:44:25 PM »
Amazing amount of work completed by Randy, Zack and crew on the turntable bridge this past week, especially Friday, considering it was in the mid-90s.  Great to see in person.
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« Reply #298 on: September 11, 2016, 10:18:28 PM »
Win, I just reread your post.    Go to page 7 of this thread. The first photo show the castings for the turntable. On lower left side of the rail cart are the two pivot castings.
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« Reply #299 on: September 12, 2016, 09:31:13 AM »
OK Dwight - thanks for pointing those out!

The turntable bridge looks like it belongs in a shipyard - or should come out of one!

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