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Ortner Roundhouse Progress

Discussion in 'Ortner Railroad' started by dclong, May 19, 2016.

  1. dclong

    dclong Ortner Engineer Moderator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Just wanted to post a quick pic of the roundhouse progress so far. I'm guessing the building will go up fast since the concrete walls are up![​IMG]
     
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  2. Darren Gunderson

    Darren Gunderson 20 Minneapolis #8702 Crew WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Dawn,
    I think you may have posted the wrong picture. This appears to be a squarehouse, not a roundhouse.
     
  3. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Sorry Dawn (Per PM)! Saw this thread after I sent it!

    Trust me Darren... it's round! It's going to be one cool exhibit after Ortner crew and Merlyn Meyer and the Earls Mill crew add their touch!

    I see the unmistakeable top of a GoPro case in the bottom of your picture Dawn! This must mean there is a time lapse presentation coming?
     
  4. dclong

    dclong Ortner Engineer Moderator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Good eye, Mark! I hope so...
     
  5. dclong

    dclong Ortner Engineer Moderator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    More Pictures of the progress:


    Pour day - We missed this unfortunately, but Karl Grefsrud and his strapping young sons did a fantastic job of prepping, forming, pouring and finishing the concrete walls. Many thanks to them for all their work! We are hoping we recruited a few more members!! Thanks too to Peter and Pat Masley for being available when we couldnt be there. Their return to MN timing couldnt have been better!!
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    Remove the forms day
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    This is something not seen often in the wild, out in the open. A very RARE glimpse of Peter sitting down. Ya! I know. I didn't realize he could do that either. I jest, but Peter is one of the reasons we get so much done when he puts our minds to it! He keeps us from just going back to the camper and lighting a fire. You all know what I mean! :) Down in the corner is Pat's finger. That reminds me to THANK her for all the fantastic pictures (especially this uncommon one!) you rock, Pat. And if I do say, you have a very attractive finger....
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    Picture after waterproofing and foam and drain tile
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    Dan loves the Cadillac. He's the king of getting around in that tight space. One would think it would be VERY easy to slip up and bump the walls. Promise, that didnt happen. If I didnt get a picture of it, it didnt happen.
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    Peter sent me these pictures of them building the rafters. Thanks to Peter, Merlyn, Kerry and Howie for helping with this task. We were sorry to miss this too (darn work and home stuff really gets in the way of the fun stuff!).
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    Howie is rockin' wood cutter (yes, that is the technical term).
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    Hey! that looks like a rafter! Fantastic!
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    Some final words on this project so far. I have to send out many thank you's to all involved. I wish I could remember EVERYONE that has had a hand in this progress, but you all know who you are. This project has been a fantastic feat of teamwork. Many thanks across the grounds for the help, guidance and support. It's going to be a handsome exhibit. More to come!
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2016
  6. craig mattson

    craig mattson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Looking good. Nice work guys!
     
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  7. mrnewway

    mrnewway Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    The concrete bucket for the BOBCAT looks interesting, Will that stay on the grounds or is it borrowed?
    The progress looks very good, good help, good supervision can't ask for anything better.
    Looks like Merlyn has a good crew on the rafters, and looks like it will be in the dry in no time.
     
  8. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Outstanding!

    See... you promise Merlyn that he doesn't have to touch concrete, or shingles.... or sheetrock :)... and things start happening! You could not be in better hands! I knew if you guys got those (concrete) walls up, you would have an exhibit this year! I'm really looking forward to seeing it done!

    I suppose you're going to want a light bulb and an outlet in there...:Shrugs: Better meet with Mr. Stoltz soon. Maybe Steam school weekend?
     
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  9. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    That Bobcat and the bucket belong to the concrete guys Jim. The concrete bucket was cool, and would be a good accessory to have on hand for ours. Probably could build one for ours if we cannot find one somewhere.

    Bet it would work good pouring concrete in existing buildings around existing displays :)...
     
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  10. dclong

    dclong Ortner Engineer Moderator WMSTR Lifetime Member

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    Is that rounder enough for you Darren?

    Yes! Power would be great! Wood walls going up starting tomorrow.... Yee haw!
     
  11. dclong

    dclong Ortner Engineer Moderator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    We made Merlyn do concrete work yesterday! We were off a bit on the front so we had augment a bit. He was a good sport!! Can't thank him enough - he rocks!
     
  12. dclong

    dclong Ortner Engineer Moderator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    More pictures of the progress today! Hopefully these pics do a better job of reflecting the round in roundhouse. :)

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  13. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Looking great! I see you found the scaffolding!
     
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  14. mrnewway

    mrnewway Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Keep posting photo's, good progress has been made so far this year and keep on schedule.
    I am surprised as to the progress, good help, plenty of material, and good supervision.
    Much better then last year but we do learn a lot over the winter:bonk:.
     
  15. Darren Gunderson

    Darren Gunderson 20 Minneapolis #8702 Crew WMSTR Lifetime Member

    "Is that rounder enough for you Darren?"
    OK, I concede Dawn. I guess it can be called a roundhouse now. :)
    All kidding aside, it really looks good. That is going to be a great addition.
    Darren
     
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  16. JCShellyG

    JCShellyG Intermediate Poster

    Wow! It's looking great! How exciting! Looking forward to seeing it in person in about 2 weeks!
     
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  17. dclong

    dclong Ortner Engineer Moderator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    More Progress!

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    Starting to get the rafters up!

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    Merlyn takes the high ground!

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    After Friday progress. Thanks to Merlyn for all his help and guidance. Also many thanks to the Villiame crew (looking fantastic!!!!) for helping us heft those rafters up!

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    Kerry ponders life after digging Panama Canal to drain Lake Mead after a big rain. You can just tell by the look on his face he's satisfied with his accomplishment. After draining, we were able to get back to work.

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    Good progress this weekend!! Thanks to all who helped get it this far. Exciting!!
     
  18. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Looks awesome! I stopped by before I left on Saturday evening, but everyone was gone. Sorry I missed you guys.
     
  19. dclong

    dclong Ortner Engineer Moderator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Made much progress on the roundhouse the past few weekends. Thanks to Kerry and Dan for taking pictures.

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    Looking pretty fantastic! thanks for everyone for all of the help! We're so excited with the progress!!
     
  20. Ned

    Ned Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Looks great!!
     
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