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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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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« 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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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #183 on: September 12, 2021, 12:10:50 AM »
How will the rails be mounted to the pit supports?
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« 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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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #187 on: September 12, 2021, 08:18:14 PM »
85 lb rail - impressive size for two foot gauge.

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Or, as we call it down in Portland, light rail.

All seriousness, though. I think the only place that 85lb rail may have existed on an original 2 footer was on Sweet's grade between Phillips and Strong.
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