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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #435 on: February 26, 2024, 05:43:28 PM »
Zack Wyllie finished up the shingling of the northwest corner of the center stall.  Zack at work this morning.




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« Reply #436 on: February 27, 2024, 02:58:37 PM »
Bill,
        That is an angle I have not seen before. It appears that the building is an exact replica of the original; except that
it has a lot more cement in the foundation and the floor. It is a most excellent project. Mr Morse would be pleased to
have such a well done project named after him!

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« Reply #437 on: February 28, 2024, 02:47:53 PM »
Recent work:

Brendan installed the special door handles that Leon Weeks custom fabricated for the building and he built drop-bar door latches for the 3 sets of stall doors.  The west stall doorway had door jamb header and side plates built and a rain strip installed on Tuesday.

There is a current photo of the west stall door woodwork on the WW&F FB page.
 

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« Reply #438 on: February 28, 2024, 09:58:05 PM »
Pardon the ignorance, but what is the rain strip?  Thx

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« Reply #439 on: February 29, 2024, 06:41:08 AM »
Pardon the ignorance, but what is the rain strip?  Thx

It's the trim piece that's attached to the outer edge of one door.  It covers the gap between the two doors when they are closed. 

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #440 on: February 29, 2024, 07:35:25 PM »
Door number 5 being moved into the third stall.



The front doors last Friday.





A couple of pics taken while the photographers were setting up for the night shoot earlier this month.





Coach 3 in stall one for a truck swap and over the pit to adjust the brake rigging.








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« Reply #441 on: March 01, 2024, 01:08:22 AM »
Some years ago I used the modest pit in Shop Bay 4 to drill one or two holes in the frame of Number 9. Sitting on the edge of the pit with my legs dangling down (I have short legs), I could lean into the work directly in front of me at elbow height. It was great!
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« Reply #442 on: March 02, 2024, 03:56:31 PM »
Good progress today - March 2nd. 

The team of Chris L., Zack and myself finished the trim work and rain strip on the east stall doors and added most of the jamb/trim work to the center stall doors.  Leon brought two more of his custom built door handles and Brendan worked on the delivery doors in the afternoon.  Newsletter editor Bill R. did photojournalism of the work site.

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« Reply #443 on: March 02, 2024, 09:46:04 PM »
Close-up of a pair of door handles manufactured by Leon.


And a couple of other photos showing some details on the track door hinges and method of holding the doors closed.




Brendan and Chris working on the installation of door hinges for the delivery doors.




Stewart and Chris working on exterior trim and rain strip for the center track doors.




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« Reply #444 on: March 08, 2024, 08:16:21 AM »
The WW&F Engine House scores an article and photo at the Railfan & Railroad Magazine site:

https://railfan.com/wwf-wraps-up-engine-house-build/


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 WW&F Wraps Up Engine House Build 
   By Justin Franz


Maine’s Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum put the finishing touches on its new three-stall roundhouse over the winter. The building is based on one used by the original railroad into the 1930s. The structure has been dubbed the “Morse Engine House” in honor of longtime volunteer Frederick Morse who passed away in November 2023. Friends remember Morse as “the soul of the WW&F” and over the decades he put in more than 20,000 volunteer hours at the museum.


The roundhouse was finished just in time for a weekend photography event in February and was prominently featured during a night photo session with WW&F 0-4-4T 9. The roundhouse gives the railroad a place to store its two steam locomotives (plus a third being built).


Located in Alna, Me., the WW&F is perhaps the most accurate recreation of the famed Maine two-footers.
 

This article was posted on: March 7, 2024

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