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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2019, 02:37:17 AM »
Beams for 9 were supposed to arrive last Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2019, 12:17:27 PM »
Coach 9 timbers have been delays as the mill is being very particular.  They received a 40 foot long grade 1 DF timber from the Pacific Northwest at great difficulty, and don’t want to scree this up.  We’ve told them not to rush as the space still has the tank flatcar project, and we also don’t want it screwed up.  Expect delivery this month for sure.

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2019, 03:11:51 PM »
Those large trees, man: they just don't grow 'em like they used to.  :-\

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2019, 03:30:24 PM »
Dare I ask what a 40 foot long grade 1 Douglas Fir cost?  The shipping?
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2019, 03:56:13 PM »
Dare I ask what a 40 foot long grade 1 Douglas Fir cost?  The shipping?
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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2019, 01:23:34 AM »
Work report for November 9:

* Pavilion prep: Mike finished with trees, then Jeff Verney showed up in the afternoon with the big excavator.  He was busy stumping and digging when I came by at 2:15.  Mike reported he finished with the ground leveling, will working this week.
* Tank car: Zack finished with the cradle for the tank, and Stewart was painting.
* Machine shop: Alan was trying out a new toy he got, a drill bit sharpener.  He was making good progress.
* House: Linda got on a cleaning tear and cleaned up the office (kicking up a lot of dust and making my sinuses unhappy in the process). 
* Board meeting: Finished at 7:00.

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2019, 03:04:52 AM »
 James forgot something.. Fred was busy this morning, and led (more like pushed) the effort to construct this..





This will be the display track for B&SR Locomotive 8, when it arrives from Portland. It is only temporary, andwill need to be removed to construct the Roundhouse in the future.
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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2019, 03:47:34 AM »
Very clever.
BTW, that closeup of turntable truss work is exquisite!
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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2019, 04:42:19 PM »
A hand brake wheel, shaft and other small parts were cleaned of old yellow paint. These will be mounted on to flat 14. Some machine work may be required before the parts are painted Black and mounted.

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2019, 05:36:03 PM »
I think Fred is on to something.  As we finish the Enginehouse it may behoove us to build 2-3 display tracks off the back (road) side of the turntable as an area for rotating outside displays of equipment.  Since the plan is to have a walkway go past that area towards the station, it would be a great place for pieces to be displayed where people could get up close and look in a safe manner.  Maybe small signs, etc. to explain what the piece is and its purpose.  Just a thought.....
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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2019, 07:24:01 PM »
I wish I could claim credit for the track idea, but I can't. I just hauled the stone,ties,and rails. Others did the real work.

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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2019, 07:41:06 PM »
Hi John,

There really isn't room for tracks along the portion of the turntable ring that is nearest to Cross Road. There is an electrical distribution building that is going there, plus there are setback requirements, etc.

There have been other very preliminary ideas considered - but they depend on the coal facility and pedestrian walkways being completed first.
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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2019, 07:52:12 PM »

* Machine shop: Alan was trying out a new toy he got, a drill bit sharpener.  He was making good progress.

I saw it during the work weekend, as a person who has dulled a drill and had to hand sharpen it to finish some job or other, I can see the usefulness of it. Post a picture and explain the range of sizes it can sharpen to a factory edge for the others members. A great item to have in any shop.
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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2019, 09:53:59 PM »
Can't the display track section just put down be left as a permanent roundhouse  "whisker track",  build  over it?
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Re: November 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2019, 11:05:54 PM »
I expect that the yet-unbuilt roundhouse will have embedded rails similar to the new portion of the car barn, and having wooden ties embedded in the concrete is less than optimum.  Eventually even treated ties will start to decay/shrink/expand, and there are potentially heavy loads getting placed on the concrete floor of a roundhouse.
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