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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2021, 01:27:46 PM »
The roundhouse will have a full roof. The illustrations are "cut away" so to reveal the contents and configuration of the interior.
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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2021, 01:45:06 PM »
Indeed. The "trellis" roof is suitable for a garden arbor; not so much for a roundhouse ;D

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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2021, 02:39:52 PM »
Is it planned to have a drop pit?

The inspection pit Brendan mentioned in post#1 is visible in several images.   One of the images shows that a portion of the pit to be wider. Below is a  larger screenshot of the pit detail ....

    (It is useful to look at the images with a big monitor.)  :)   


Note: After I posted my original response, it occurred to me that 'drop pit' and 'inspection' pit were not really the same thing.  So I was modifying my post as Mike posted his.

The entirety of bay 1 will be a pit. The idea being you can remove different sections of the floor to access different points as needed. All of the white sections you see are cover plates like the ones "removed" for you to see below the rails.
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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2021, 04:53:39 PM »
The bumpout on the east side of the roundhouse that was to be the blacksmith shop, was eliminated so that we can have an additional track on the east side of the roundhouse. This will allow access to the north yard via the turntable without needing to pass through bay one. Operationally, this is much desirable, as it keeps the ability to use the north yard as a run-around. As part of this reconfiguration, the "kink" in the existing run-through track will be eliminated.
Is there a revised plan view of the proposed campus that shows the "additional track on the east side of the round house"?  Will the Bay 1 run thru track connect to the relocated north yard run-around track on the north side of the roundhouse?
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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2021, 05:21:28 PM »
Here you go. (white lines are 2' contours.)

Since I'm sure someone will question it, the "Coal Bin" out by the garage is for truck delivery purposes. A smaller coal pile is planned somewhere behind the roundhouse (along with a proper ash pit.)

Also the blue bumpout on the Car Barn Exhibit hall is a proposed concept only. If built, it is intended for storage and display of smaller motor cars and the SR&RL Railbus.

The current gully/drain between the roundhouse run-through track and the roundhouse lead track will be filled with a basin installed, etc. This also allows the run-around track to sneak by the East side of the roundhouse.
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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2021, 09:24:46 PM »
As fast as the WW&F folks work, the next time I log into this forum I will probably see a post about the first loco entering the new roundhouse...
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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2021, 09:55:55 AM »
As fast as the WW&F folks work, the next time I log into this forum I will probably see a post about the first loco entering the new roundhouse...

Rick, Maybe you should log in more often!

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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2021, 10:06:16 AM »
The first locos are already there - it's just that the roundhouse hasn't been built yet!

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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2021, 02:54:09 PM »
I am pleased to see the traditional wood hinged doors; not like the steel roll up doors I see on the East Broadtop Roundhouse in Pennsylvania.

The Roundhouse will be a great addition to the museum campus.

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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2021, 04:07:22 PM »
the steel roll up doors I see on the East Broadtop Roundhouse in Pennsylvania.

Though not quite as romantic, they ARE authentic in the EBT case.

Still, I wouldn't expect anything else BUT wood in Maine.


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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2021, 05:07:38 AM »
The numbering of the bays appears odd to me.
On the car shop as you look at the building from the yard, they are numbered one through four from left to right.
On the round house drawings as you face the building from the turntable Bay one is on the right. I would think you would want a common numbering system where all tracks are numbered from left to right in ascending order.

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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2021, 11:11:47 AM »
The ordering makes sense if you go by proximity to the mainline. Bay 1 is closest to the main on the barns.
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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2021, 11:19:49 AM »
Literally every engine house I have ever encountered, and I worked for the railroad as a career the stalls were numbered left to right. Not from proximity to the mainline.

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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2021, 11:28:34 AM »
Here's the most recent timetable map of Sheepscot, not reflecting all the proposed changes in Ed's map earlier in this thread or turntable track laid for the MNG locomotives.

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Re: Engine House Construction.
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2021, 12:28:57 PM »
Remember, this is a mirrored replication of the Wiscasset Roundhouse. The track 1 there was the run through track. Ours will be the same.
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