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    • January 2, 2020 10:58 PM EST
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      WSRR 2020 Mik's Build Challenge Leroy's

      This year the boys in the WSRR's shop are going to build Leroy's Transfer and Warehouse.  It will be a two story warehouse structure with an attached office and rail loading dock.  The office will be heated with an open hearth fireplace so it will definitely need a chimney.  Obligatory napkin drawing attached.

       

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    • January 4, 2020 4:52 PM EST
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      Ok, here is the first rendering of Leroy's.  Still a lot of detail to go like doors, windows, stairs, hoist beam and a deck mounted hoist to name a few. But you get the over all feel of the project.  Here is a view from the front.  Rails service will be provided from the front.

       

       

      There will be a hoist mounted on the front right corner of the deck.  Aaaarhhgggggg, I just noticed that I have got to make the interior floors level with the deck.  I'll get that fixed in round 2.  That's a nice benefit of 3D modeling is yo can see some of the design issues before you commit to cutting material.

       

      Here is a shot from the back where vehicle access will be.

       

       

      Thanks for following along.

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    • January 4, 2020 4:56 PM EST
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         Oh, yeah. Looking good. Quite a transfer from that napkin!

       

      This post was edited by John Passaro at January 4, 2020 4:57 PM EST
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    • January 4, 2020 5:02 PM EST
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      Thanks, John.  The hard part is translating the model to real wood 

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    • January 4, 2020 5:03 PM EST
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      Ok, I fixed the floor issue.

       

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    • January 4, 2020 5:33 PM EST
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      Nice, Dan. How come there are doors going into empty space on the 2nd floor? I assume you are going to change that...

    • January 4, 2020 8:53 PM EST
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      Jim Rowson said:

      Nice, Dan. How come there are doors going into empty space on the 2nd floor? I assume you are going to change that...

      Jim, that’s the idiot door. Helps remove them from the gene pool 

      Actually, there will be a set of stairs and a landing above the first floor door. Just haven’t got to them yet. 

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    • January 4, 2020 9:07 PM EST
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      I dont see a chimney. . . Of course I dont see it on mine either. 

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    • January 4, 2020 9:11 PM EST
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      Chimney, Leroy don’t need no stinkin‘ chimney   Yep, I was just getting ready to post that I left off the main subject of the entire build.  I’ll remedy that here shortly. 

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    • January 7, 2020 7:11 PM EST
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      Here is an updated model that includes the newly delivered chimney and jib crane less all the mechanical details (those will come).

       

      This post was edited by Dan Hilyer at January 10, 2020 6:33 PM EST
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    • January 7, 2020 8:00 PM EST
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      Looks good Dan

    • January 8, 2020 10:12 PM EST
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      Here is the beginnings of the single drum double purchase hand winch model for the jib crane.  Once the model is complete and working, I will 3D print all the parts.

       

       

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    • January 9, 2020 10:51 PM EST
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      Today's progress on the winch model.

       

       

      This post was edited by Dan Hilyer at January 10, 2020 2:07 AM EST
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    • January 9, 2020 11:03 PM EST
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      Now If it were to so happen that one of those were to end up in my mail box I am sure I wouldn't be to upset. . . Nice work Dan.

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    • January 10, 2020 12:45 AM EST
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      Next year's Mik!  Come on Dan, crank a few out

       

    • January 10, 2020 1:13 AM EST
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         You didn't know this, Dan, but one of my cousins is a building inspector for Chambers County. He says your chimney doesn't need to be taller than the overall structure, which would ordinarily be required, because it is far enough away from the main structure that it doesn't present a fire hazard from sparks.

       

         I just thought you'd be relieved and happy to hear that.

       

       

       

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    • January 10, 2020 2:14 AM EST
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      Here is an animation of the working winch.

       

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      John Passaro said:

         You didn't know this, Dan, but one of my cousins is a building inspector for Chambers County. He says your chimney doesn't need to be taller than the overall structure, which would ordinarily be required, because it is far enough away from the main structure that it doesn't present a fire hazard from sparks.

       

         I just thought you'd be relieved and happy to hear that.

       

       

       

      Right, most building codes I have delt with over the years require the flue/chimney to be 1 foot higher than anything within 10 feet horizontally.  So as you said It looks like Dan is in the clear, so to speak.

       

       

       

       

    • January 10, 2020 6:27 PM EST
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      Rick Marty said:
      John Passaro said:

         You didn't know this, Dan, but one of my cousins is a building inspector for Chambers County. He says your chimney doesn't need to be taller than the overall structure, which would ordinarily be required, because it is far enough away from the main structure that it doesn't present a fire hazard from sparks.

       

         I just thought you'd be relieved and happy to hear that.

       

       

       

      Right, most building codes I have delt with over the years require the flue/chimney to be 1 foot higher than anything within 10 feet horizontally.  So as you said It looks like Dan is in the clear, so to speak.

       

       

       

       

       We ain't worried about no building inspector out here in the stixs.  The last one that showed up ...... I think he said is name was Picasso or something like that .... well ..... let's just say he wondered off on a long journey and never made it home for supper  If we see we need building codes, I'll write them and I'll enforce them 

      This post was edited by Dan Hilyer at January 10, 2020 6:38 PM EST
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    • January 13, 2020 10:00 PM EST
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      Not much progress to show for the first few days of the build.  Had liquid sunshine to deal with most of the weekend   But we did get a little done.  Here is the first floor of the main warehouse stuck together (not glued yet).  For some size perspective, this structure is ~15" deep, 9 1/2" wide and 7" tall.  There will be another floor identical in size on top of this one, the roof, plus two other smaller structures attached so it will be the largest structure I've built to date for the RR.  The photos are actually from the back.

       

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