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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #210 on: October 11, 2021, 08:09:51 AM »
not sure that the Bridgeton plow could even make it to the service track

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« Reply #211 on: October 11, 2021, 08:38:56 AM »
The centerline of the service track clears the corner of the engine house by 5’, providing a 10’ loading gauge window.  This is the same as the width of the shop doors, and the new doors into stall 1 of the enginehouse.

The service track required a 25 degree curve for the layout to work.  The 25 degree curve will be constructed to 24-1/2” gauge.  Doing so should allow access by all equipment- however this will be carefully and directly confirmed after construction.  Recall that that historically the sharpest main line curve on the WW&F was 20 degrees- we are quite certain there were sharper yard track curves (such as the one just north of the shop in Wiscasset).

The intent is that the service track (all the way to barn 1 switch) be kept clear of parked equipment so it is available for servicing locomotives and accessing the north yard (and the turntable from the north yard).  As a norm, trains or equipment shouldn’t be parked so as to block this usage- though I’m sure we’ll have some exceptions based on circumstance.

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« Reply #212 on: October 11, 2021, 08:47:23 AM »
As may be apparent, the sharpness of the service track curve and the clearance of the service track to the southeast corner of the enginehouse were two of three pinch points which we had to optimize.  The third pinch point was the clearance between the northwest corner(s) of the enginehouse to the southeast corner of the car barn.  We wanted to keep that pinch point as wide as possible to permit the passage of emergency vehicles with a safe margin.

The variable was the rotational position of the enginehouse- rotating it east gives more room to the car barn but makes for a sharper service track curve and tighter clearance at the se enginehouse corner.  Swinging it west does the opposite.

I’ll see if I can send a map of our actual CAD layout to Ed as an image or pdf for Ed to post.

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Jason
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« Reply #213 on: October 11, 2021, 07:16:18 PM »
Jason, thanks.  This is very helpful...

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« Reply #214 on: October 12, 2021, 08:31:16 AM »
Will there be another track from the turntable to the left of the engine house for storage or display track?
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« Reply #215 on: October 12, 2021, 10:00:02 AM »
Not at this time.

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« Reply #216 on: October 12, 2021, 12:51:05 PM »
Some more photos from yesterday (Saturday, October 9th).

Spiking the east rail on the new House 2 lead.

Finally a photo with me in it! Unfortunately, all you can see is my hat, on the right.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #217 on: October 13, 2021, 07:52:49 AM »
New boom truck on loan from Chesterfield Associates for engine house construction.









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« Reply #218 on: October 13, 2021, 09:16:40 AM »
Great progress!  I see a gap between the north wall of Bay 3 and the west wall of Bay 2; out of curiosity, how come?

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« Reply #219 on: October 13, 2021, 09:48:30 AM »
New boom truck on loan from Chesterfield Associates

It's great to have friends with a Biiiiiiig toy box!  :o :)
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« Reply #220 on: October 13, 2021, 09:50:15 AM »
So when did the crane truck show up?

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« Reply #221 on: October 13, 2021, 11:43:32 AM »
Great progress!  I see a gap between the north wall of Bay 3 and the west wall of Bay 2; out of curiosity, how come?

Dave Crow

There is a 12”x12” beam that’s sits in the gap on top of the vertical timber.

The crane truck showed up Tuesday morning.
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« Reply #222 on: October 13, 2021, 11:53:32 AM »
Thanks for the explanation, Brendan.

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« Reply #223 on: October 15, 2021, 07:24:40 PM »
Today, October 15th -

Exterior sheathing boards were applied to the north wall of the center stall thanks to Brendan, Fred, Bryce, Dan and Dwight.

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« Reply #224 on: October 15, 2021, 08:00:42 PM »
Engine House sheathing photos from the NGDF forum thread:





Those are 'thumbnails' - click image to see larger, click again for full size.



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