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 Posted: Sat Jul 20th, 2019 01:52 pm
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And here's a "normal" outhouse...





With a "quarter moon" on the door.

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Here's an outhouse at Morrison Borax I put together out of scrap balsa. 

Still needs a bit of weathering, and needs to be permanently installed on the layout.




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W C Greene wrote:
Long ago, errant teens and other bad boys (girls evidently didn't participate)
would push over the outhouse... sometimes with some poor soul inside.
Ahhh, I miss those early days, of course I didn't live back then.


That's possible again now, with those nasty plastic port-a-potties!  


That's how Uncle Pete resolved the problem for his track gangs....

Have also seen a picture with a custom made loooong rod between the tamper and the potty,
for the sake of fresh air at work,
but cant find it anymore.







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Another DOUBLE-DECKER outhouse.


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I think I would rather use the upper level rather than the lower level,

building materials were very different in those days.


So one should be the looong drop and the other should be a short drop.


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Traditional masonry housing blocks for workers at the clay pits and brick factories south of Vienna were built like this.

A two story outhouse connected to the block itself with a bridge like structure, to keep flies and stench from the rooms.

Some of those blocks still exist, but the stinking toilet towers have been removed long ago.

At some of those houses, its still obvious where the bridge once connected.




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" ... outhouse at Morrison Borax I put together ... "  :old dude:



Good to see the borax mine has got a decent well maintained biffy.  :mex:

All that mining junque behind it, sure has gone VERY rusty & corroded.  L:





I'm a bit worried about Woodies outhouse though !  :w:

Seems like the door is all rotten at the bottom ! ... Is it all ship shape & Bristol in there ?  ???





Might wanna check out the plumbing  :dt:  ...

... & that the prickly cactus, isn't growing up on the INSIDE of the outhouse as well !  :shocked:  :shocked:



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Howdy Si, I can tell that you aren't familiar with old outhouses...
you might be lucky that just the door had rot.
Old OH's in the "city" areas also had a door low down on the back,
so that the "honey dipper" man could clean them out.
Back then, many folks made jokes about the sanitation expert,
but that fellow was one of the best paid fellows around.
Who else wanted the job?

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W C Greene wrote: And here's a "normal" outhouse...






Odd placement of the crescent,
as that would place it below eye level of someone sitting there.
You usually placed that much higher up for some light to come in.



As for porta potties,
when I was in the Army, I ran logistic support for a joint Army/Marine test,
involving a special type of projectile fired from a 155MM howitzer.

One of the people I had to endure was a Marine Lt.Col. that everyone hated.
He treated his people like dirt and stayed in a hotel far off the firing center, I was told.

Anyway, he was in a porta john not far from the gun line,
when his private helicopter came in to pick him up.
It flipped over a porta-john and the Marines started cringing.

One ran past me and I asked who was in there, and he replied it was that Colonel.
My people could barely contain their laughter when they pulled the plastic porta-john off that man,
who was now completely half blue and half brown.

One of my tracked mechanics came up and shrugged and said,
"Maybe his call sign should be Brother Smurf from now on"
and I've never laughed so loud, so long or so hard in my life.

I'm normally not one to laugh at other people's misfortunes,
and if it'd been ANY other person out there I'd have felt terrible for them...
But not this guy.
Brother Smurf.
I still snicker every time I ever think of it.




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" you might be lucky that just the door had rot "


Howdy Woodie  :cb:


Just rattling your seat a bit.  ;)

If your door does fall off though ...  :doh:

... these rednecks found an ol' fridge came in handy !  :shocked:





Could be a bit chilly inside during the winter !  :w:



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