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Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2019, 06:34:59 PM »
7 cycles for a goal of 1960 feet.  This is just shy of the large boulder near 218.  The idea is to get as much done as possible while leaving room to remove some of that boulder, prep and install the turntable and northern rail track.  Possibly also a station.

Even building nearly 2000’ this fall- next year will be extremely busy.  Switch, turntable, siding, tail track, ballast 2000’, tamp, dress.  That is why we’re pushing to get as much done this fall as possible.

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Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2019, 06:36:10 PM »
Usually we use a lining bar with a piece of wood underneath to give some leverage.  Someone built a few tie nippers many years ago that were a little too steep of an angle for comfortable leverage, plus the leverage bar had some square corners that made gripping it uncomfortable with the shock from the hammer blow to the tie.

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Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2019, 07:01:22 PM »
A claw bar (spike puller) works well as a tie nipper, too. The two toes hold the tie better than a lining bar, and the heel is a good fulcrum, especially if set on a tie plate or a flat slab of wood.

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Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2019, 07:29:39 PM »
I always put a spike in one spike hole.  Tie plate is put on the ground with the spike head under the plate. Makes a good handle to move the plate to the next tie to be spiked.

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Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2019, 02:29:36 AM »
Does anyone up there use the AREMA nipping spoons?  These are the best for the job.  We have three around here. 
https://www.rrtoolsnsolutions.com/catalog/TrackTools18.asp
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Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2019, 05:24:01 AM »
I’ll be there! ;D

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Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2019, 09:17:18 AM »
Leon Weeks is making some tie nippers of a new design and I'm hoping we might have them to test this coming Saturday.

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Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2019, 05:51:27 PM »
Wondering what time the train to EOT with be leaving Sheepscot Wednesday morning?

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Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2019, 06:27:37 PM »
Work train schedule, this week:
Tues, 9/17: After lunch. (After 12 noon or so.)
Wed, 9/18: 9:00am.
Sat, 9/21: 7-7:30am. (hoped)
Sun, 9/22: 7-7:30am. (hoped)
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