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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #420 on: November 02, 2023, 12:38:56 PM »
   (Given that a locomotive seems to be currently being kept warm inside the building, is there a significant benefit to be gained from functional smoke jacks -- enough to offset the heat loss from poking holes in the roof?)

There are many reasons why you might want the ability to park a locomotive under fire inside the building, even if just temporarily (especially over the service pit). One major benefit is the ability to kindle the fire from a cold or standby-hot state, obviating the need to first drag the engine out with the diesel every operating day. We also currently have a policy of not opening the throttle once the fire has been dumped - whether the put-away diesel shove could be eliminated in this case is a question for the locomotive dept.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #421 on: November 03, 2023, 09:45:10 PM »
Corrugated roofing going on the engine house last Tuesday.









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« Reply #422 on: November 05, 2023, 08:41:29 AM »
Thanks for the photos. Fred wasn't up there to supervise?

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #423 on: December 04, 2023, 05:34:54 PM »
Front doors on bay 1



















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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #424 on: December 05, 2023, 08:39:17 AM »
Looks good, Brendan.

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« Reply #425 on: January 16, 2024, 10:18:53 AM »
Sunday afternoon 1/14 and all-day Monday 1/15, Brendan and his crew (that included James and Roger on Monday) finished fabricating and installing the strap hinges on the (second) center stall door.  By Monday afternoon the door was lifted into place and the pintles secured to the post, so the center stall now has a full set of working doors.  The west stall has been partially cleared out to facilitate building / hanging the last set of doors which have to be built.

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« Reply #426 on: January 28, 2024, 06:02:02 PM »
* Engine house work Saturday - January 27th, (most of the day) and Sunday afternoon - January 28th.

Brendan and his crew moved the 5th / mostly completed door over to the west stall.  The east corner boards were cut and the top section installed.  Some shingle work was done above the east stall door as well.  Casing and trim boards were installed on the posts between the east and center stall.  The center stall doors were fastened closed to get measurements for the casing boards which may be cut and primed on Monday or Tuesday depending on the weather.

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« Reply #427 on: February 04, 2024, 09:19:28 PM »
Brendan's crew pulled off an almost impossible feat by working on the Morse engine house about 7 straight hours on Saturday.  The impetus was the night photo session for visiting Winter Photo event photographers to be held that night.  By supper time the west stall door casing was installed along with new corner boards and header shingles.  Everything including the 6th door was prime painted while the sun was on the front to dry the paint.  When Mellanie was done with touch up paint, she set about cleaning the entire inside of the building with help from a few other volunteers.  Lumber was moved, tools stored, floors swept and general clean up made the place perfect for tours and photo sessions inside and out.  Zack, Brian, Mellanie and a few others helped Brendan astonish the visitors who saw an un-finished messy construction site in the morning and a finished, cleaned engine house at the end of the day.  Fred would be so proud.

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« Reply #428 on: February 04, 2024, 09:54:35 PM »
WELL DONE BRENDAN AND CREW!!!
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #429 on: February 05, 2024, 10:06:26 AM »
Looking forward to seeing photos of the completed work.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #430 on: February 09, 2024, 01:26:41 PM »
I have a question. Why weren't the smoke jacks put in when the roof was bare? I'm assuming to there wasn't a risk of leaking, just curious.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #431 on: February 10, 2024, 08:36:53 PM »
Easy enough to cut a hole in the roof when the pipes go in.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #432 on: February 10, 2024, 08:44:42 PM »
Easy enough to cut a hole in the roof when the pipes go in.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #433 on: February 10, 2024, 10:41:16 PM »
Zack and I finished the wood trim work on the northeast corner of the engine house today, 2/10/24.  Warm weather allowed us to finish the paint work as well.  There's only a small amount of shingles to be installed above the rear doors of the east stall for that section to be complete.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #434 on: February 26, 2024, 03:13:08 PM »
Folks,
            I would like to see a picture of where the last door goes.

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