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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #75 on: March 26, 2021, 05:01:19 PM »
Outside tracks are named.
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« Reply #76 on: March 26, 2021, 06:30:01 PM »
So what about the proposed outside storage track adjacent to roundhouse track 3. Will it be No. 4 or maybe 3A?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't turntable tracks that aren't attached to anything and aren't under cover called Garden Tracks?
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« Reply #77 on: May 08, 2021, 04:47:29 PM »
Thursday we plumbed all the various drains together and extended the culverts 80 feet to fill in the drainage ditch between the yard and roundhouse site.









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« Reply #78 on: May 09, 2021, 07:46:04 AM »
Thank you so much for the report and pics. An other episode of Rebuilbing Maine History is building up.

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« Reply #79 on: May 09, 2021, 09:48:13 AM »
Quite an impressive bit of digging. Thanks for the photos.

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« Reply #80 on: May 09, 2021, 05:25:23 PM »
Out of curiosity what is the time frame for reestablishing a connection to the turntable?  Will it be severed for the duration of construction or as short as possible?

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« Reply #81 on: May 09, 2021, 08:09:15 PM »
I had heard the turntable would be usable by Memorial weekend.

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« Reply #82 on: May 09, 2021, 09:18:03 PM »
The photo below is from the 2016 Turntable Construction thread:



You can see the large drainage ditch to the left of the #9 locomotive. Comparing this photo to the 'ditch / big culvert' photo posted above  by Brendan (look at his 3rd photo down) you can see why the turntable access track nearest the shop had to be removed for excavator access to the ditch area to install the various drainage pipes.   Once the new culvert area (former ditch) is filled & graded, that turntable access track can be restored, even though the roundhouse area still has construction ongoing.

This schematic from linked from page 2 of this thread is helpful in visualizing the positioning of the various elements in that area:

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« Reply #83 on: May 10, 2021, 12:14:37 PM »
It is not clear from the drawings what the walls are going to be made out of? Will they be wood or some other material?
Great Drawings by the way!

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #84 on: May 20, 2021, 05:04:15 PM »
The footings are in for the foundation.























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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #85 on: May 20, 2021, 05:21:04 PM »
Thanks Brendan!
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« Reply #86 on: May 20, 2021, 05:25:47 PM »
Thanks Brendan!
Are those guys really wearing flannel shirts?

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« Reply #87 on: May 20, 2021, 10:26:00 PM »
Looking great!
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #88 on: May 21, 2021, 09:11:55 AM »
It is not clear from the drawings what the walls are going to be made out of? Will they be wood or some other material?
Great Drawings by the way!

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Hey Ted, the actual structure itself will be wood just like the original Wiscasset enginehouse.

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« Reply #89 on: May 22, 2021, 08:32:19 AM »
Years ago, there was talk of making it out of concrete block, for fire protection. It was to be sided with wood, but I'm guessing the plan has changed.

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