Coal Cleaning Plant
This will be mostly a photo
article as the photos are pretty well self explanatory. The base for the
structure was made from PT lumber of various sizes, the large base
section with holes is normal exterior grade plywood. It will be raised
off the ground, completely covered on the top and painted on the bottom
so I'm not concerned about rot on it. To the right are pieces with
holes, these will be the bases for the 'H' columns which will support
the large upper section when complete. The piece that the red arrow is
pointing to is just a temporary support.
next photo shows a couple of the wall sections after being cut out of a
sheet of coroplast. In case you are curious about the pink color, the
sheets these were cut from was part of a shipping container packaging
system for electronic assemblies. In the electronics industry materials
colored pink have been treated to prevent the build up of static
electricity. My former employer used this until the customer went away
at which time they discarded many sheets of this and I lugged a lot of
next photo shows how it was braced internally using 1/2" square PT
lumber which is glued on with a liquid nails type of product.
next photo shows most of the completed assembly before the roof was
installed. Strips were applied over the holes drilled in the base for
the 'H' columns to provide a solid stp for them. The 'H' columns
themselves are standard Plastruct 1/2" x 1/2" plastic 'H' material.
view from a different angle.
I either didn't take and other assembly photos or I haven't located them
if I did. Once the windows and roof were installed and the building
sheathed with Precision Plastics sheets the building was moved outside
to make room for other projects. It sat outside on the layout for over
ten years then in 2017 it was due to be refreshed. Critters had pulled a
couple of the windows out and all sorts of debris found its way inside
including the usual insect varieties.