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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sun May 17, 2020 9:44 pm

Senior management is on the record for claiming civil engineering is a winter time sport here in Brisbane. So the push is on to clean up the mess and have a reasonable environment to operate wine and smelly cheese night steam specials in the coming summer months. Due to C19 work practices only the two Senior management members were working on site. Stage 2 of the orchid House Loop tunnel concrete was poured. One side and roof to be poured in the comming weekends. Tunnel portals are on contract to be constructed by the local potting works at Potters Junction. Then Terra forming and cuttings and many shovel fills of fill be applied at the Orchid house Loop.

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by FWLR » Tue May 19, 2020 10:48 am

Looks to be hard work there Dazza. Must admit though, the tunnel will be fantastic when you have it finished. Looking forward to more on the progress.

Like MAM in her supervisory role... :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue May 19, 2020 10:31 pm

FWLR wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:48 am
Looks to be hard work there Dazza. Must admit though, the tunnel will be fantastic when you have it finished. Looking forward to more on the progress.

Like MAM in her supervisory role... :lol: :lol:

Thankyou. MAM not only supervises but gets stuck in as well. She turns her hand to every thing.There will be a sizable pile of earth and cuttings leading into the cuttings. A few tons of fill to be shoveled, it all keeps me a wee bit of fitness and strength for my firing turns at the Rattler so I enjoy the psychical effort,



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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Tue May 19, 2020 10:37 pm

A Butternut lies undisturbed, till its stalk dries off, a rogue from the garden above. The inner wall of the Orchid house loop awaits the pour, weather permitting at the Potters Orchid Railway this arvo.

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by FWLR » Wed May 20, 2020 7:14 am

I have seen MAM doing so much to help with your line before Dazza. She is a star isn't she.

Mmmm, Butternut squash..... :thumbright:
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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Thu May 21, 2020 10:43 pm

" Are you sure you did not pick up some old plans for Saint Nazaire uboat pens by mistake ? "

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat May 23, 2020 10:26 pm

Winter time sport continues at the Potters Orchid Railway. Tunnel prototype construction. Spray the tunnel walls Matt black. Protective ply placed over the track, (past track bed formation template) , fill between the tunnel walls with Pavers and sand. Mix 1-10 ration of Clay powder (supplied by the Pottery at Potters Junction) with sand. Wet to form a sort of paste. Place on top of filled tunnel. Screen off. Pad down, place paper onto top. Senior manager undertook this skilled task. (this method is used for making pottery kilns and senior management is keen to give this a go for experience)

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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat May 23, 2020 10:27 pm

Oh for f--ks sake Wallace, how did you end up in there ?

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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat May 23, 2020 10:30 pm

Next process at the POR was 1/4 Galv rod to assist with direct hits from 12,000lb tall boys. Some Chook wire (Aussie technical term ) and then more concrete. Site foredog was keeping a close look on progress. MAM (senior management) enjoys a trowel.

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Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat May 23, 2020 10:32 pm

"Preston, I have found Trousers!"

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat May 23, 2020 10:33 pm

MAM, Senior Manager who wears the Red Pull over says, "While you are on a roll, get stuck into the tunnel at Potter's Junction, the team are in full swing at this tunnel making caper." It is well known that MAM has personal interests and real estate at Potters Junction and home made Salmon Fish and hand cut Chips are on the menu this evening for the team so .......................of we go. We know she is right, get it done and dusted and then go back to start the terra forming processes.

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sat May 23, 2020 10:36 pm

Since the past lessons learnt from Wallace using the historical plans for Saint Nazaire Uboat pens the Orchid House Loop the construction team have made considerable reductions in concrete pour volume. The POR accounts department now have noticeably less perspiration on their brows and have reduced their alcoholic beverage consumption. The base is poured and if all goes well the walls will be done in the few days time.

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Jimmyb » Sun May 24, 2020 9:16 am

Well Dazza that is looking very good, very professional, beats my tunnel hands down :)
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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun May 24, 2020 7:51 pm

Jimmyb wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:16 am
Well Dazza that is looking very good, very professional, beats my tunnel hands down :)
And mine! Great job Dazza, that's a bit of quality civil engineering.

I'm looking forward to seeing construction progress.

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Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Post by Hydrostatic Dazza » Sun May 24, 2020 10:46 pm

Thanks for the compliments, much appreciated. The proof will in 5-10 years time and the tunnels are holding up well and proving to be low maintenance. The whole budget for this POR has blown out of the water and over one ton of concrete has been mixed and we reckon it will be 1.5 to 2 tons will be used. None of which will be visible when the terra forming is completed.
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