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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2017, 02:46:32 AM »
Rain or shine?

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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2017, 03:06:37 AM »
Weather Underground...69% chance rain, Friday Afternoon tapering through early Saturday morning.
Boots and slickers time.
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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2017, 12:04:04 PM »
I am hoping for shine but reality will be clouds with a chance of showers. Rain coats a possibility.,
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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2017, 09:58:30 PM »
Work done on Saturday August 19:

* Culvert placement: It is placed, both halves are together.
* Car shop: The second steel beam is up, and all the posts have been placed and are bearing weight.  The southern half of the old shop looks very different without all those posts there.  All the tie cribbing is still in place.
* Linda got some archival photos scanned.

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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2017, 11:17:05 PM »
I am planning on being at the museum this Tuesday to do track work from 8a.m. till around 1:00p.m. Work to be done will depend on crew availability.

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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2017, 12:16:19 AM »
Joe, I am on vacation this week and am planning to be there Tuesday to help you.

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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2017, 02:17:24 AM »
Work done Sunday, August 20th -

* Shop building - All the ties that were used for bracing up the second floor were removed from the building and piled by the run through track.

* Turntable - Switch locks were installed and the chains secured for the bolt latches on both ends of the bridge.  This allows for the table to be lined for various tracks without "loosing" the lock at the other end of the bridge or on the end of the wrong feeder track.

* Charters - 320 was rented for a birthday party which helped boost our ticket and gift shop sales higher than Saturday.

* Chow - Nancy Weeks made a nice cookout style lunch, thank you Nancy!

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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2017, 11:44:22 PM »
Work done on Tuesday Aug 22: (a rare mid-week day for me)

* Track work: Joe, Randy, Mark and myself set out to tamp with the Tamper.  The hydraulic motor kept quitting on us - the hydraulic does the up/down, in/out and movement of the car.  We got on the other side of Jayne's Way and attempted some tamping, but the hydraulic quit again and we decided we'd had enough.  Pushed it back by hand and into the shop, where in the afternoon people were taking apart the carburetor to see if that might be the issue.
* Telephone line: John M and Fred went up in the morning to trouble shoot the line.  John went again in the afternoon, not sure if he took anyone.
* Shop: Stewart finished the temporary re-wiring to get the lights clipped to the I-beams, and we took down the staging and stored it in car barn.  We then put small "caps" over the end of the west wall posts for concreting.
* Machine shop cleanup: Moved some air tools and boiler tools upstairs.
* Archives: Linda was at it again.
* Harold was busy on the computer.

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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2017, 01:09:04 AM »
Not to state the obvious, but the gas for the hydraulic motor comes from the plastic tank. Make sure that has gas in it. We have had that error before...
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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2017, 01:21:21 AM »
We put gas in all proper tanks.  There was plenty of gas.

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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2017, 01:35:08 AM »
Sounds like maybe it's time to park Big Joe until those who have made all the various modifications to it can take it out and be frustrated. After all, I understand there are a lot of ties that need to be replaced.

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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2017, 10:58:58 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of August 26, 2017:

* Car shop
* Mountain ROW Culvert: packing in material around the sides of the culvert.  We're renting a compactor.
* Ice Cream social: PM trains, the second class train will be another full-sized train.

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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2017, 12:15:52 PM »
Big Joe's hydraulic power unit was fixed yesterday afternoon by Harold, with help from Randy, Phil B, and others. 

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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2017, 08:46:21 PM »
Mike...I take it you are renting a backfill compactor "turtle" and/or "jumping jack(s)", having run them in my utility contractor work days.
How many weekends are scheduled to fill the washout hole up to track subgrade level?
Is further mainline extension prep work on tap this summer/FWW?

Busy WW&F work is being compared to the fast return of Denver, South Park & Pacific ng steam to Como, CO,  their quickly-rebuilt turntable in front of a renovated, 1879 classic 6-stall stone roundhouse, with just-trucked-in,  rebuilt 2-6-2 woodburner #4 "Klondike Kate" and a rider gon, giving rides to a crowd of local folks last weekend on just-built 3' gauge track a couple hundred feet between their recently rebuilt depot, and the 'house where Kate now lives.
 
As with WW&F, much more work is also planned there by a crew of mega-motivated Rocky Mountain railfans.

See many recent DSP&P/Como posts on Narrow Gauge Discussion Forum.
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Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2017, 09:20:10 PM »
Tie changing would be nice, however this time of year changing them by hand gets intolerable to do it alone after 8a.m. and after last year, I will not be changing any ties alone. I did 12 last year, that was enough for me.