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Miles
Crew Chief

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Posted - 02/24/2008 :  6:06:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Miles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't mean locomotives.

What can be found inside a Steam-Era Roundhouse?

What else? Shelves? Machine tools? Oil drums? What?

Please Post photos if you can, model or Real.

rfmicro
Crew Chief

USA
532 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2008 :  6:37:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Inspection pits, maintenance stands and elevated walkways, cabinets (resin), tables with tools (resin) and lots of lights. You may also want to consider a separate machine shop with belt driven equipment, donkey boiler and belt driven steam motor to run the overhead belt system, little people.
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Dutchman
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USA
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Posted - 02/24/2008 :  7:29:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick had posted a few pictures from inside a real roundhouse. I'll see if I can find it.

Bruce
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Rusty Stumps
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USA
8005 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2008 :  7:47:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heavy overhead cranes in many plus smaller lighter duty cranes.

Walt

In the Crossroads of America.
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Dutchman
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USA
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Posted - 02/24/2008 :  7:55:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some of Rick's roundhouse pictures are near the bottom of this page. Still not the ones I was thinking of.

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5840&whichpage=17&SearchTerms=roundhouse

Bruce
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belg
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USA
4503 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2008 :  8:00:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Miles, here's a link http://www.orhf.org/property/roundhouse/index.html to a more modern version but you could still get a ton of ideas from in there.Air compressor, extra wheelsets, torch/welding equip,wheel grinder, lathe drill press,

http://tiny.cc/poSdn This is a search I did for you on the library of congress.


Pat

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Rick
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USA
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Posted - 02/24/2008 :  8:25:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These the ones you were thinking of Bruce?




Edited by - Rick on 02/24/2008 8:25:55 PM
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Marken
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USA
2972 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2008 :  8:52:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is this the one Bruce?


In memory of Mike Chambers
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desertdrover
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USA
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Posted - 02/24/2008 :  11:07:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



Photo from Inside Altoona Roundhouse.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Thorn Creek and Western
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USA
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Posted - 02/25/2008 :  12:14:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Thorn Creek and Western's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Inside the East Broad Top shops:

-Dave

-Dave
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railmus
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Canada
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Posted - 02/25/2008 :  12:48:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit railmus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tim Warris has some Stratford CNR shop pics on his site. http://www.port-kelsey.com/?cat=13

These should help!
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Dutchman
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USA
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Posted - 02/25/2008 :  08:46:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick & Ken,

Yup, between the two of you, those are the pictures I had in my aging mind.[:-thumbu]

Bruce
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jbvb
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USA
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Posted - 02/25/2008 :  2:34:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Black floors and other surfaces (soot) have been a feature of every working steam enginehouse I've been in.

James
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Miles
Crew Chief

514 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2008 :  4:59:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Miles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks a ton you guys, not I can detail the inside of my roudnhouse with confidence! I'll post a thread sometime soon with the progress.
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Larry Baker
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USA
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Posted - 02/26/2008 :  01:25:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great photos. So many wonderful thing to see in a roundhouse.
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CVSNE
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Posted - 03/01/2008 :  08:53:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit CVSNE's Homepage  Send CVSNE a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the photos they look great. Interior pictures of roundhouses - other than railroad publicity shots - are kind of tough to come by -- most likely since these were poorly lit and full of all kinds of beams, pipes, and the like that would play hell with lighting them for a photograph.

You asked about adding "oil drums" to the interior - notice there aren't many of them (any I could see at first glance) - most railroads had small outbuildings (normally brick) near the roundhouse that was used to store flammables (oil, paint, and the like). This was especially true in the case of a wood house, but you'll notice few if any large scale storage of combustibles in any photos of steam-era roundhouses.

Marty


Marty McGuirk
Manassas, VA
www.centralvermontrailway.blogspot.com
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