Friday, June 20, 2014

Engine House Progress

Through the spring, I have been busy working on the Engine House among all my other chores and projects.

The building was sheathed and the roof readied to install.  The metal roofing was custom cut for the building.

The sun rise is a symbol I have used for the farm and is fitting with the Rio Grande Southern which last herald used on their equipment was called the Sunrise Herald.  Here is the smaller "man-door" which allows access to the rear of the building.

The main doors at the front of the building show here along with half the metal roofing installed.  The front eaves will match the back as well but I wanted to do the side (back) which showed FIRST.

The clouds around the sun were added.

The final pieces is the drip edge and the "sky cap" with the star corner block and the "moon knob."  This, as you can see in the prior photo, covers the ends of the vents and the details at the end of the building.  The engine house with the steep pitched roof and decorative ends almost has a Swiss Alpine quality to it.  Well, it is up near the house and so I want it to look really nice.  And to protect the equipment from the weather, animals, insects and falling limbs.

D&RGW 4686 parked outside on the mainline for prospective.  The building is 5' wide and 20' long.  It is stained with deck stain to match the deck on the house.  It also causes this building to blend in with the scenery.