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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #120 on: June 01, 2021, 04:55:28 PM »
The foundation was poured this afternoon.















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« Reply #121 on: June 02, 2021, 09:06:52 AM »
Thanks for all the photos, Brendan.

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« Reply #122 on: June 02, 2021, 12:27:59 PM »
Thank you so much for the pics as usual things come along steadily. No down time.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #123 on: June 02, 2021, 10:47:51 PM »
The forms were stripped today.









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« Reply #124 on: June 03, 2021, 10:07:53 AM »
Impressive.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #125 on: June 03, 2021, 10:41:50 AM »
No down time. Well done.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #126 on: June 04, 2021, 06:36:23 PM »
That looks nice, are the walls of the pit going to be block?
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« Reply #127 on: June 04, 2021, 07:07:31 PM »
The walls for the pit are already there. The cement you see in the center is the footer for the posts that will hold up the track and locomotives. The floor will be poured over the footer, then the supports can be fabricated and installed.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #128 on: June 04, 2021, 07:27:38 PM »
So the pit is the width of the bay??   Great!!

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« Reply #129 on: June 05, 2021, 03:10:08 PM »
Being from the South, I am not familiar with this type construction. I assume the deep foundation walls are so that the footers are below the frost line? The areas inside the foundation walls will be backfilled to the floor level and the concrete floor poured on top?  Here we would just use a simple monolithic slab foundation.  Great work and very interesting to watch. Will the building walls be stud construction or post-and-beam?

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« Reply #130 on: June 05, 2021, 04:33:31 PM »
Being the curious bird that I am; can you gave some numbers on the budget for the building? I will not be offended if you would not want to make the numbers public!

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #131 on: June 05, 2021, 06:09:25 PM »
We budgeted $150,000 to build the building so that we could close it up, but that was before the price of everything took off to the stratosphere. 

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #132 on: June 05, 2021, 07:13:07 PM »
I would suggest that if the lumber cannot be sourced locally from a nearby sawmill then I would temporarily cover the foundation area and postpone wood construction until lumber prices return to some sort of sanity.  If my local yards and distribution centers are any indication the lumber is beginning to back up due to basically no one buying lumber except for one or two pieces.  Even the big builders are putting development on hold.  The logjam is building and I predict by late summer / early fall that lumber prices are going to crash.
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« Reply #133 on: June 05, 2021, 07:18:00 PM »
The wood is indeed being sourced from a local sawmill, with pricing only moderately above what we were expecting- at least according to the last I heard from Brendan.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #134 on: June 05, 2021, 08:17:41 PM »
Being from the South, I am not familiar with this type construction. I assume the deep foundation walls are so that the footers are below the frost line? The areas inside the foundation walls will be backfilled to the floor level and the concrete floor poured on top?  Here we would just use a simple monolithic slab foundation.  Great work and very interesting to watch. Will the building walls be stud construction or post-and-beam?

Most of what you see will be below ground level. And yes, this is to get below the frost line. This provides a very solid foundation for the building.
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