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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #135 on: June 05, 2021, 11:14:49 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?
  Being from Virginia where our footers are 16" below the surface I was stunned during my visit last month when I saw how deep the footers had to be to get below the frost line. 

Now we know why my visits are in spring, summer and fall. 
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #136 on: June 13, 2021, 09:36:06 AM »
Looking great!  Cant wait to see it on my next trip to Maine.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #137 on: June 18, 2021, 06:56:13 AM »
Backfilling inside the building for the floors. The B&SR tank car was used to supply water while compacting the backfill.

















Cutting out fill under the track area. The concrete is deeper under the rails.





Pit floor filled in and compacted bewtween the footers.





Roughing in the new grade down to the roundhouse.



Trenching in the water line from the roundhouse to the water tank.







Water line backfilling done.



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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #138 on: June 18, 2021, 08:55:49 AM »
Thanks for the photos, Brendan. Looks like a lot was accomplished.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #139 on: June 18, 2021, 11:35:28 AM »
What, no picture of how the back hoe got down into the bottom of bays 2 & 3 of the roundhouse to spread the fill?  I think I know how it was done, and why there was no picture of the antics used to get it down in there.  I do think there is a hint of how it was done in one of the pictures.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #140 on: June 18, 2021, 02:04:19 PM »
Great progress!


As far as getting the smaller hoe inside the foundation, I think just dumping a truckload (or more) of rock over the concrete wall into the 'hole', and then having the hoe create its own path down the resulting heaped up pile would work well. Or use the bigger hoe bucket to push some of that rock pile into a sloping ramp.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #141 on: June 19, 2021, 11:12:14 AM »
As far as getting the smaller hoe inside the foundation, I think just dumping a truckload (or more) of rock over the concrete wall into the 'hole', and then having the hoe create its own path down the resulting heaped up pile would work well. Or use the bigger hoe bucket to push some of that rock pile into a sloping ramp.
Graham, Being only a modestly skilled backhoe operator, this was my first thought also.  However, having watched skilled (and perhaps braver) backhoe operators unload a backhoe from the high bed of a dump truck using the bucket as an arm, then load the backhoe back up onto the high dump truck bed, again using the bucket as an arm....  This coupled with the dirt on top of the back wall of bay two led me to believe that the skilled (and brave) method was used.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #142 on: June 19, 2021, 12:09:52 PM »
I have a Terramite T5c backhoe, and tipped it over once on a hill.  :o


You could never pay me enough to unload a  backhoe from up top of a railcar  like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRfBJIzNrYw

If you watch that video, it is apparent for that technique to work, the brakes on the railcar must be released, as the railcar gets rolled out of the way so the backhoe can settle down.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #143 on: June 19, 2021, 03:07:20 PM »
R.J. Corman made a fortune doing that.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #144 on: June 20, 2021, 04:52:46 PM »
Ask Fred how I get our little Kubota around. Makes the video look easy.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #145 on: June 20, 2021, 10:45:59 PM »
Grading the track subgrade from the north yard switch down to the engine house.





Track center line stakes in.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #146 on: June 27, 2021, 06:13:46 PM »
Windows and doors stored in the car barn, seen yesterday.


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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #147 on: July 04, 2021, 11:08:24 AM »
A couple of July 3rd photos.

A sign has been put up to tell our guests about the engine house project.


Looks like rebar work has started for stall 1 pit.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #148 on: July 04, 2021, 03:20:07 PM »
Thanks for the photo update, Bill.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #149 on: July 10, 2021, 10:02:29 PM »
While most volunteers were busy with public activities today, Brendan was busy preparing rail for the engine house.  Once the track is in place, the engine house concrete floor can be poured.

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