Saturday, June 18, 2011

Completing the upper yard subroadbed - Part 1

Well, some months ago we left off building the upper yard until we could finish the lower storage yard. It is now done and I have to get back to framing and sheathing the upper yard area. This is going to be a bit of an engineering challenge as I am directly over the lower 8 track yard.

In the first shot, I raised the side member of the extension with dadoed ends to accept the flexible plywood that will form the curves.

In the second shot, I have started making the first curved corner that will have the yard doubling back on itself.

The last shot shows the corner in place and the cross members up, complete with the risers that support it off of the framing of the lower storage yard.

The challenge still faces us as we have to form a corner with no structure to support the various members.

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