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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #360 on: March 31, 2023, 08:09:07 AM »
With our best mechanics being the ones in "the hole", maybe the signage should read:  Caution - Ace in the Hole !!!! :o
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #361 on: March 31, 2023, 05:35:31 PM »
Perhaps this is a dumb question; but why are not the windows on the east side evenly spaced? I do like the look of all those cedar shingles!

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #362 on: March 31, 2023, 06:49:18 PM »
Perhaps this is a dumb question; but why are not the windows on the east side evenly spaced?

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The new engine house is a replica of the original W&Q/WW&F Wiscasset engine house so the window spacing matches the 1894 version.  Harry once explained that the window spacing allowed for a diagonal wind brace timber to be built into the wall fairly close to the center.  That's why there was no 4th window and there is a wide space between the second and third window. 

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #363 on: March 31, 2023, 07:58:20 PM »
With the original engine house exposed on the shoreline as it was, I'm sure some of the Nor'easter winds that came across the river/bay were tremendous.  Diagonal bracing was a very prudent addition to the structure.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #364 on: April 08, 2023, 03:49:59 PM »
Floor at the north end of the pit. The outside floor sections hinge up and the center sections are removable. The south end of the pit will receive the same setup.





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« Reply #365 on: April 08, 2023, 08:02:19 PM »
A few more photos, showing Brendan and others at work on the engine house earlier today.

Brendan cutting planks for the wooden platform over the pit.


Brendan demonstrates how the east panel by the person door lifts.


And a west panel lift.  Sandy River combine in place for our temporary gift shop prevents a complete lift.


Stewart shingling the upper east side wall of bay 1, as Fred Morse looks on.  Fred did much of the lower shingling on the building.


And Zack Wyllie completed the shingling of the east wall center bay 2.  Here he's working on prep for the last shingle.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #366 on: April 15, 2023, 09:14:51 PM »




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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #367 on: April 18, 2023, 09:37:37 AM »
I greatly appreciate the design choice of having the hinged floor panel mechanically prevent the man door from opening when raised.  What an excellent and simple built-in safety feature!
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #368 on: April 19, 2023, 11:47:32 AM »
Singling is almost finished. When do the doors get built?

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #369 on: April 22, 2023, 07:37:35 PM »
Lumber staged on railcar 1005 for the first track door.


Stewart removing straps from one of the stall 1 windows so it can be opened.


Grounds prepared for construction of the garden track next to the engine house this coming Friday.


Rail to be used for the garden track on B&SR flatcar 34.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #370 on: May 01, 2023, 05:24:31 AM »




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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #371 on: May 02, 2023, 08:40:03 AM »
No. 9 spent Friday night tucked in her new home over the pit. Earlier the oil pads in the driving boxes were replaced with new oil-resistant material. The pit makes any work like this so much easier.



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« Reply #372 on: June 24, 2023, 09:50:31 PM »
After the installation of insulation by Brendan in the walls of engine house stall 3 this past week, strapping was installed today (June 24th) for the installation of interior wall sheathing.  Left-to-right, Zack Wyllie, Stewart Rhine and Fred Morse at work early today.


Later in the day, with the strapping installed.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #373 on: June 27, 2023, 05:19:20 PM »
Pictures from the last week or so.



















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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #374 on: June 27, 2023, 08:05:25 PM »
Ok, I have to be the one to ask, why are some of the strapping pieces horizontal and some angular?  I thought the framing structure was more than strong enough to prevent the structure from twisting.
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