Proposed: Three building auction complex, with hotel on 156 acres South of Indianapolis, to serve the 5- state area of all auction needs.
Plan view of the North left hand portion of the machinery, and furniture building showing the layout of the cart track system that will be used. The carts are lined up on the tracks a week in advance for viewing.
The tilt up panels are not shown on the North side as well as on the West side of the machinery and furniture building. This is to help discern the column lay out of the roof structure and spacing between the carts and the columns. The carts shown are the last cart in the line of carts that are connected together. The carts can be placed from either end of the track making a total of 24 connected carts for a one half day auction.
The outside track on the West and East side of the building is dedicated to loading of incoming merchandize.
The North side of the building will be for unloading tractor trailers from recessed ramps to the ground floor.
The West and East unloading platforms are 12’ wide from the cart to the wall and on the North side it will be 15’3” wide from the cart to the outside wall allowing more room for a fork truck to maneuver.
The track guide is 1 ½” wide and 3” deep and made of 16 gauge stainless steel with a ¼” 90 degree edge on either side at the top. The bottom side will have a ½” rebar 3” long welded every 2’ in the middle protruding down at a 45o that goes in the concrete. The floor of the building will be graded to 3 ½” below the finished floor, but where the track will go another 6” x 8” deep trench will be dug to receive concrete for the track. The track will be staked on both sides, and secured while pouring of the concrete. The top of the track elevation will be held to the finish floor and for straightness. Then after the concrete is set enough the bracing will be removed leaving both sides of the track exposed for the floor pouring on another day. The rebar imbedded in the set concrete will give the track enough support for rigidity to receive the screed later on.
There will be a wood block 11/2” wide x 3” long block and 3” high every 2’ inserted into the tract to keep it from collapsing during the floor pour. Top of the track will be covered with tape so concrete will not go down into the track. The track will be the guide for the vibrating screed to rest on as it will screed 50’ at a time. Extra time will be allowed for the placement of the track because of all of the curves and switches. The guide that is recessed into the track will be made of 11/8” x 10” x 6 steel plate with top and bottom rollers 1 3/8” in diameter at both ends that run against the sides of the track.
The center of the guide will attach to the middle of the cart; the same configuration will apply to the other end of the cart. Working drawings will be shown in another segment. Like we have stated before, all we are trying to do is give you an overall view, and conception of what it will look like in a working atmosphere. The curvature of the track will all be the same 19’ 6” radius to the center and will be a slip joint connection on the outside and spot welded for rigidity. The curved track will have to be made in three parts and mig welded together. This will have to be made in a jig to maintain accuracy.
It will take several drawings, to define all of the intricacies involved about the track, the carts and the switches.
The roof structure is not shown but will be configured as the same as the hotel building, thus allowing as much light as possible to view the carts that are lined up for each day of the week. There is a 4’ walkway between the carts allowing for freedom of access to view both rows at the same time. The size of the carts is 8' wide and 12' long, allowing for numerous sizes of merchandise to be placed on the cart in different configurations.
There will be four ramps on the North side of this building to unload tractor trailers at the floor elevation.
This is the third part, of a four part series about what is expected in the future by these writers.
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