We constructed an enginehouse in 2005 to protect our rolling stock and add an interesting feature to the railroad. The enginehouse is 16' x 16' x 6' and has four 15' tracks. Our engines and all other rolling stock are kept there during the summer. In the winter we move them into the basement shop so the engines will be at room temperature for easy starting when it's cold outside. There's a 90' siding off the main line that runs into the shop through a door in the basement. The shop access track has a maximum 2% grade.
Here are some pictures of the enginehouse construction.
Starting to frame the enginehouse
Jeff and a friend working on the ceiling joists
Trimming the ceiling joist edges for the rafters
Ready to install the rafters
We completed the enginehouse just before winter set in.
Some of our rolling stock in front of the enginehouse