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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1800 on: March 23, 2020, 09:03:18 AM »
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Nothing. Leveling happens at the top as the benchwork frame is laid out. The legs have already been cut 1/4" below the exact level line in each location so I have a little bit of wiggle room before bolting the frame in place. This is permanent construction, the main object of this system is to avoid poking holes in the concrete for anchors.

The original support I had in mind was a steel stud backbone frame half-wall held down with .22-caliber shot anchors, Tapcons or wedge anchors, but I couldn't bring myself to desecrating the floor like that.  :scared:

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1801 on: March 23, 2020, 12:31:03 PM »
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OK I was thinking more of a threaded fitting on the end of the post with a hex plug inside to raise or lower the post.  Also if there is a HForH store nearby, sometimes these fittings are plentiful.

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1802 on: March 23, 2020, 01:15:28 PM »
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Just catching up on all your goings on this year, and your museum volunteering ordeal struck a chord with me.

I volunteer for a small museum with a RR, and while our internal issues are essentially limited to lack of funds and some of our long standing members being unwilling to multitask or at least say Yes to a good idea, our issues that are similar to yours come from external sources. Namely disgruntled ex members (with one in particular) that likes to really stir up trouble with our state overlords. With have other issues involving the state as well, but that’s just bureaucratic bull$h!t.

If it wasn’t for the fact that our actual active membership base is a good group of guys, I’d beat feet and run.
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1803 on: March 23, 2020, 09:12:56 PM »
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Yeah, Cody... I've been pitching in a little bit at the museum with forensic accounting due to the former director's fiscal mismanagement, but I've washed my hands, mostly. There are a couple of projects I'd like to see through to completion, but I told them in October, without prevarication, that I was entirely too busy with many other things and was backing away. The $#!+ disturbers got what they wanted... and have their hands full in just the trying to keep the place open.

Test "fit" of the new trestle leg system. 'Xactly as designed!:



The black objects at the bottom are rubber "quick plugs". Tip o' the hat to the plumbing staffer with the idea at our Menards. Nice and grippy - perfect for feet!
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1804 on: March 25, 2020, 05:14:26 PM »
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First span in the Phase 1 benchwork frame:



This and the next span will be relatively easy. The rest of the peninsula adds a few challenges - a slight skew, curved sections, rounded end, and a level change in the frame, maybe two levels, for a little more land profiling drama.
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1805 on: March 26, 2020, 06:10:05 AM »
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Very nice

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1806 on: March 30, 2020, 04:08:35 PM »
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Looking great!!! Can't wait to see how you tackle the subtle curve! Also, whoever made that station in the background did a pretty great job  :D

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1807 on: March 30, 2020, 05:05:46 PM »
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Ha ha ha! You funny!  :P

(For the peanut gallery, that's the Kelso depot Craig is talking about. He printed it on his FDM machine. Truth is, it turned out really great, so, yes, thanks, Craig! I have some finish work to do on it, mostly printing windows, and it will be a feature LDE on that bit of benchwork.)
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1808 on: March 30, 2020, 07:00:42 PM »
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How many MRRs do you know of that include a zen garden?:



  :D

Darn bagged sand I picked-up from Menards to weigh down the benchwork legs was wet. It was packed wet at the source, and bagged in plastic. Looks like it's going to take about a day of this to dry each bagful. :|
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1809 on: March 30, 2020, 08:06:44 PM »
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I consider my ballast to be a zen garden.  :lol:

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1810 on: March 30, 2020, 08:08:04 PM »
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Touché.  :P
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1811 on: March 30, 2020, 08:48:55 PM »
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Made these on a whim a long, long time ago. They have been the handiest thing ever since. Don't know how I lived without them. Concrete filled. I think they are about 10 lbs or a little better.

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1812 on: March 30, 2020, 09:08:15 PM »
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How many MRRs do you know of that include a zen garden?:



  :D

Darn bagged sand I picked-up from Menards to weigh down the benchwork legs was wet. It was packed wet at the source, and bagged in plastic. Looks like it's going to take about a day of this to dry each bagful. :|

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1813 on: March 30, 2020, 09:16:19 PM »
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Dehumidifier: "Oh, COME ON... That's not fair!!!

"Yeah, life's a beach."
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1814 on: March 30, 2020, 10:18:44 PM »
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Hmmm... Buy the sand for weight and then dry it out so it is lighter. Isn't that counterproductive? When you think about it, Menards gave you more weight than you paid for.  :P
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