OCSMR-Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders Club moved. Pictures to show our progress. Opening thread updated about musuem/club history.

Over the night, we had quite a bit of rain, somewhere over 4 inches resulting in some flooding in the basement.

The hallway was fairly wet.

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The rest of the hallway was even more wet and...

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…extended to the boiler room.

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The chem lab was also flooded.

The O-Gauge room had water lining up with and slightly wider than the door.  Fortunately the water did not extend to the NW corner where we had items stored in cardboard boxes.  Will have to put them on pallets just in case.

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The HO-Gauge room did not escape the flood.

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Thanks to the heroic efforts of Al, Eric, Frank and Tom, the water was sopped up in under two hours.  Fans and A/C were left on to further dry out the floor.  No real damage except for some of the ends of our wood in the hall getting wet.

We're not sure how the water got in.  Doesn't appear to be poor drainage from the roof downspouts.  Best guess is that the water entered thru the boiler room door and traveled up the hall and flooded the rooms.  This is the first time the chem lab and HO room had water.  Both of them are on the same side of the building.

The museum also had some more flooding than usual.  The archive room floor had water from a chronic leak in the chimney area on the other side of the hall.

Oddly, there was no water leakage, just some dampness, in the NE corner of the O-gauge room.  An area prone to leakage.

Guess some leakage is not unusual for a 90 year old just like the rest of us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The retaining wall is complete as far as fitting.  The masons didn't have much choice in stone color for the final section of the retaining wall.  A change in color is definitely in order

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The HO helix continues on.  Not sure when it's going to stop.  Sure looks like it's more than high enough.

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The retaining wall is complete as far as fitting.  The masons didn't have much choice in stone color for the final section of the retaining wall.  A change in color is definitely in order.

Guess Bud is going to use his own paint mixture called "conrete" color!   

Ted Bertiger

Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders Lakewood, N.J.

www.ocsmr.com

 

Final color of the retaining wall.  Used a spray can "primer"ly color.  Had a can of black thinking to add some hi-lites to the stone but that paint started to dissolve the surface on a test piece a bit, so went with just one color.

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Another segment added to the HO helix awaiting track installation.  Looks like its just about ready to connect to the upper level.  Will be interesting to see how the helix to the lower level will be built.

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Nothing was done on the layout last weekend due to the annual Renaissance Faire held in the park.  Would have been there but didn't have any medieval trains to run (steam punk doesn't count - too recent).  

Ted sorted thru a lot of our archival junque (both O and HO) that has accumulated over the years.  Kept a few things like switches and power supplies.  Everything else was either tossed or boxed to be sold next weekend at the local train show in Toms River.

Filled in the "extension" with acoustic tile and started to frame out the extension of the upper level in the northeast corner.  Ran out of 1x4 stock and stopped.  Need more wood (we're OK with screws tho).

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The HO helix finally reached the summit.  Tom, Mark and Chris in the back contemplating.

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Has a runaround to allow continuous running on the upper loop.

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Fitting of plywood for the upper level extension in the northeast corner.  The area extending to the right of the vertical support will be cut off and the area will be extended a little past the side joint on the right.  This will let us use some of the operating accessories we have.

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The HO helix has reached the summit.  The connecting trackwork is almost complete.

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Come to our Halloween Train Show on Saturday, October 27th from 1 to 4 pm.  Artwork by the renowned Johnbrandt was displayed on our table at the Toms River Train Show this Sunday.

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BTW, Mark, the junque Ted brought from the club gave us a tidy little sum.

 

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So... been a few weeks since work has commenced and the worker bees been busy cutting masonite panels to wrap around the elevated trestles with rock paper being glued onto it. 

Given the instructions from Bud the layout master builder, he requested the panels be cut 1/4" above the ceiling tiles which was done. Came out real nice with one part of the layout completed today except for the excess trimming of the rock paper. Will do that once the glue dries. Much easier to do the trimming then.

Work to continue next Saturday (without me) since I will be traveling back from York and the following Saturday on tne 27th is our Halloween open house.

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Ted Bertiger

Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders Lakewood, N.J.

www.ocsmr.com

 

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Been trying to shake an upper respiratory for the last week or so.  Won't be able to give a grade or critique until I see the results first hand.  However, they may be moot since all the stone work will probably be complete and the mortar set.  Other than that,  it ain't too bad.

 

Let the critics arrive from the ones who don't participate in working on tne layout with Bud being that exception. He's way more than his share.

Bud, it came out real nice, 1/4" above the layout with a rising or lowering cut on the grade. Next up wil be behind the roundhouse.

 

Ted Bertiger

Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders Lakewood, N.J.

www.ocsmr.com

 

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