Latest on the Armstrong Turntable at CERRM
Bundle of timbers that have been notched. After the other bundle has been notched they will be sent out to get creosoted we don't have to worry about them in our lifetime.
The slabs of Oak that have been removed from the timbers are being saved for future restoration use and is currently stacked and drying in the roundhouse. Not sure what restoration project they will be used for, but I am sure 40 slabs of 8"x5'-8" straight grain Oak in thicknesses of 3/4-2.25 inches will come in handy at some point.
Progress is continuing at the Ct Eastern RR Museum, for finishing of the Turntable. The table is receiving a final gloss black paint inside and out by our volunteers, the timbers are being notched, and final preparations are being made to mount the ring rail.
Since this bridge is not original to the site, it was originally installed in Dudley MA on the B&A, the bridge had to be modified slightly due to it being longer then the pit was wide and the ring rail will be mounted on leveling compound instead of ties. Luckily for the museum the bridge had 4 inch long extensions at the end of the bridge, when these were removed and capped off the bridge fit the pit. Unfortunately the ends of the bridge are deeper then the original bridge so we are unable to use wood ties under the ring rail, so we will be bolting it directly the brownstone and Leveling Epoxy will be used to support the ring rail.
Photographed by Rich Cizik, September 9, 2007.
Added to the photo archive by Rich Cizik, September 10, 2007.
Railroad: Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum.
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