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CavalryTrooper25
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Posted - 07/21/2015 :  11:33:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob;

Have you considered putting some sort of roof, or awning over the ice deck? To protect the ice from sun/rain/snow during icing (all of which protects the men as well, but the ice is what costs money).

It could even be a fold out, and back canvas awning that the crew can fold out to cover the ice deck during warmer weather, or rain, that when the icing is done, can be folded back out of the way to protect it from damage.

Yet another thought.

Bruce




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railman28
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Posted - 07/21/2015 :  4:28:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Horse thank you.
The ice platform will have a roof. Just haven't planed the final configuration or roof type yet. I'm leaning toward CI center peak with about 8' clearance over the deck.

I spent the morning putting a roof on the new garden shed.


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railman28
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Posted - 07/25/2015 :  1:42:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Horse, I'm always on the lookout for a good barn to model. How about posting pictures of yours.

One project is done;


Now I can get back to the little buildings. That is once I stop covering for the people on Vacation.



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masonamerican
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Posted - 07/25/2015 :  5:42:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Go back to modeling now

Håkan



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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

Posted - 07/25/2015 :  10:41:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Horse, I'm always on the lookout for a good barn to model. How about posting pictures of yours.



Bob;

I can do that, but it may not be as much help as you might hope. This past spring the owner had the entire building sided in metal siding, re roofed with metal roofing, and now most of the interior is sheathed with plywood, so very little of the original framing is still visible, I just remember that when I moved in some 20 years ago, it was, and how it was laid out.

I will go over tomorrow, if I can, and see what I can find for you.

Horse




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railman28
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Posted - 07/26/2015 :  1:34:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Horse, I too Googled bank barns and found several fine examples. One of which I'm sure I can shoehorn into the Slough.

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railman28
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Posted - 07/27/2015 :  4:10:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Turning my attention back to the slaughter house's main building I started restoring it's loading dock. Taking the portion of the icing dock that I had cut away I added the meat rack rail and it hangers. Looking at the result I decided it was too heavy built for it's purpose. The CI roof isn't that heavy. What was heavy was a carcass loaded meat rack which would be supported by the 2x10's which would be supported by 8x8 posts. So, I removed most of the 2x8 decking and this was the result;

And here laying about in place;


I decided I wanted the roof to cover the walkway and building access to the left so I added roof support. I don't know how I could of done this without rusty stump's jigs;


Hopefully latter today I can glue it to the building.


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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

Posted - 07/27/2015 :  6:54:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Bob;

That is really shaping up nicely!

Horse




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masonamerican
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Posted - 07/29/2015 :  2:52:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good! I must see if I can order such a jig.

Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 07/31/2015 :  01:20:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Håkan,
A little progress made;





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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/31/2015 :  08:15:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice. I like the complexity of your structure cluster. Neat how you've made it all logical and functional.
Mike


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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

Posted - 08/01/2015 :  11:15:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Bob;

Looks great. The side walkway on the meat loading dock, that is strictly for humans, IE no meat will pass there?

Reason I ask, is you may want to consider an additional canopy type roof to protect that section of walkway. A steeply angled lightly constructed wooden canopy coming down to about 8 feet above the walkway deck to reduce the rain, snow, wind effect on that walkway, and to prevent dirt, and dust from entering through the side door..

Yet another thought.

Horse




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railman28
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Posted - 08/01/2015 :  1:51:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Mike, I'm happy enjoying my build.

Horse, Thank you and yes, the side walkway is for personal use. And you made a good point there so I have changed my plans for that section of roof. Not that you'll see in the pictures yet as this roof well be CI and what is seen here is the is the necessary sub-roofing which is needed for support;






I then painted both sides of the cardboard flat black but decided to spare you all a picture of drying paint.


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Edited by - railman28 on 08/01/2015 2:04:02 PM

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railman28
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Posted - 08/02/2015 :  12:51:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just got time to post an update picture that looks almost like the last one.
Sub-roof painted and glued in place;




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CavalryTrooper25
Crew Chief

Posted - 08/03/2015 :  09:29:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Really starting to shape up Bob!

Horse




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