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"Was It Really That Cold?" - More Progress at the Roundhouse!

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Thanks to Wilson, James, Lance and Richard we had another success in our series of winter gatherings at the roundhouse. It was -10C outside but with benefit of a gigantic but temporary propane-fired hot water heating system in stalls 18 to 32 the roundhouse interior felt barely above freezing. The heating was installed to allow a new concrete floor to be poured sometime soon and make life a little more agreeable for the construction trades hard at work during the week.
Our primary work today was to move construction forward on the speeder passenger car. The frame cross members are now fitted and bolted as are the steel "V" braces for the frame end timbers. The six cross members are substantial and each of the twelve joints required drilling a hole through eight inches of solid wood.
"Was it really that cold?" In the pictures above, we see our bundled up volunteers as they work. From left to right, we find Richard working on the drill press; Wilson chamfering bolt ends on the linisher; everyone hard at work bolting up parts on the new speeder passenger car and in the final picture, the crew admires their handiwork at the end of the work session.
Story by Michael Guy; Photos by Lance Gleich

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