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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #180 on: September 10, 2021, 06:49:04 AM »
Very exciting times are ahead. 😁

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« Reply #181 on: September 10, 2021, 09:36:52 AM »
Things are moving right along.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #182 on: September 11, 2021, 09:59:50 PM »
First 2 support posts have been completed by Bryce and were set into their approximate place in the pit..





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« Reply #183 on: September 12, 2021, 12:10:50 AM »
How will the rails be mounted to the pit supports?
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« Reply #184 on: September 12, 2021, 09:59:42 AM »
A few Saturday, September 11th photos.

Close-ups of the two pit rail supports.  Bryce Weeks says 16 more will be made.




Work started this day on the building sill plates.


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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #185 on: September 12, 2021, 02:21:37 PM »
How will the rails be mounted to the pit supports?
The top of the posts in my first photo can be seen 2 holes in the plate. The rail sits between those holes then is clamped to it. It will be 85# rail, which can support more weight between the posts than we will ever put on. Jason ran the the calculations and could supply the details.
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #186 on: September 12, 2021, 04:24:14 PM »
85 lb rail - impressive size for two foot gauge.

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« Reply #187 on: September 12, 2021, 08:18:14 PM »
85 lb rail - impressive size for two foot gauge.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #188 on: September 25, 2021, 04:52:51 PM »
The first two sections of wall were stood up after lunch today.











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« Reply #189 on: September 25, 2021, 07:25:56 PM »
A couple more..







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And for a good idea of the size of the front of the enginehouse, Dan posed by the West wall for me while I took a picture from in front of the bathroom.

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« Reply #190 on: September 25, 2021, 08:36:40 PM »
Wow, you guys will have it constructed before I get up there next weekend.
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« Reply #191 on: September 26, 2021, 06:36:41 AM »
Thank you Mike for those pictures I'm astounded at. I do agree with Bill  at this rate you'll have set the small fir tree at the top of the building next time I log on to the forum. What most surprises me is that you guys are  currently working on quite a lot of projects like SS roundhouse, TB turntable, coach #9, boxcar 56, locomotive #11,Wilmar tamper, trackworks, you name it and you never put one of those works on the backburner they all come along steadily with the same pace. Hat off.

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« Reply #192 on: September 26, 2021, 06:10:35 PM »
Wow, you guys will have it constructed before I get up there next weekend.

Bill,

They still have a lot to do, so I think there will be work left for you when you get there.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #193 on: October 02, 2021, 07:34:59 PM »
As James said in the Work Reports, with the threat of Clancy leaving, it was decided to stand the walls that were built. I asked Brendan if he was ok with it because he was unable to be there today.

Standing the last section of East wall, an error was discovered, which was the door opening was 4 inches south in the cement, versus what was on the west side and what was built in the wall.  We discussed for a few minutes but then jumped to the west side to get those up. After the west wall (and lunch) we tackled the east wall. We planned to reuse nearly all we took out, and added 2 studs. Fred was very pleased with the results (we made him stay until near completion) and we were too.

Speaking of Fred.. From the staging





Lunch!



East wall after the modifications









West wall





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« Reply #194 on: October 02, 2021, 09:06:53 PM »
Thanks, Mike, for today's photos.  Glad to see that Fred was keeping everyone on the straight and narrow.

And thanks to Chesterfield Associates for the use of Clancy.
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