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Title: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on May 03, 2017, 12:20:16 PM
Anticipated work for Saturday May 6:

* Annual Meeting.  Annual meeting is in the Alna Meeting house.  I think the time is 2 PM but don't take my word for that.
* Boxcar 67
* Start of regular public train service.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 03, 2017, 06:52:03 PM
1015 work will include painting the bottom of it, then flipping the car, trying to stay out of the paint. I have some welding to do once it is right side up, but will wait a week so the paint is dry.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on May 03, 2017, 08:55:45 PM
Weekday Track Building!

We need to extend the woods track by about 120' to allow Monson 3 to get loaded onto a truck, allow the culverts to be loaded on flatcars, and ultimately have a track in front of the rail pile.

We are tentatively planning next Tuesday as the day, though it could extend to Wednesday and possibly the following week.

We'll take any help we can get those days, and encourage the effort to be continued as desired on other days (such as Saturday).

Let us know if you can make it!

See ya
Jason
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 04, 2017, 01:51:11 AM
And in regards to the track laying, I will be trenching the parking lot Saturday in preparation for this.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jonathan B. Smith on May 04, 2017, 11:25:37 AM
Count me in for Tuesday's track laying
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on May 06, 2017, 01:01:07 AM
A Profuse Panorama of Photos ;D, perhaps snapped from the garage roof, could highlight the timely put-together of  WW&F's road-rail vehicle transfer site/handy construction materials storage/pickup "dump", and new storage container access.
Oh, it also abuts the main parking area for train riders, volunteer workers. :D
Go to it!

Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on May 06, 2017, 11:27:32 PM
Work done on Saturday May 6:

* Boxcar 67: more painting, some lumber work.
* Equipment car 1015: The underside (facing upward) was painted yellow, then the car was flipped right side up and placed on blocks in anticipation of wheels.  Mike took a few pictures for Paul.
* Annual Meeting at 2 at the Alna Meeting House.  No drama.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 07, 2017, 12:19:09 AM
Here is some pictures of the roll over project today.
Not as exciting as rolling the frame to a box car, but still took some rigging and blocking.


(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0506171059_zps1fxpywpx.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0506171128_zpsolimwjnz.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0506171129_zps0gzqzxdd.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0506171251_zpsc3qdts6y.jpg)





Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Dwight Winkley on May 07, 2017, 02:05:26 AM
Mike did more welding on  car 1015.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on May 07, 2017, 05:34:17 AM
Thanks, Mike. That's definitely a hefty transporter.
RowMowMfg  comes through again!
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 07, 2017, 11:54:03 AM
I did weld some while everone was at the annual meeting, finishing the storage box on the front. I did quite a bit of the frame, but had to keep putting out fires where there was excess paint, so I will finish that Saturday. And then more Paint.

Trackwork is still planned for this week, but not to the extent that was mentioned. Jason will advise when.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on May 08, 2017, 10:47:01 PM
Tomorrow's planned track work will continue in a modified fashion.  We won't be building new track, as we want to put more time and planning into the "west yard facilities" design.  Instead, we need to prepare the existing woods track for use by Monson 3, which leaves in a couple of weeks.

Any help still appreciated!

Jason
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bob Holmes on May 08, 2017, 11:58:31 PM
Good idea to have a West Yard master plan!!
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on May 10, 2017, 10:59:41 AM
Anticipated work for Saturday May 13:

* Boxcar 67
* Transporter 1015
* Last week, Fred talked about going up line to clean up fallen limbs from alongside the track.  Maybe we should do that this week.

Oh, and there's a board meeting Friday evening.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on May 10, 2017, 01:58:08 PM
Photos from Jason...
(http://wwfry.org/pics/for_forum/IMG_4186.JPG)

(http://wwfry.org/pics/for_forum/IMG_4187.JPG)

(http://wwfry.org/pics/for_forum/IMG_4188.JPG)
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on May 11, 2017, 12:58:17 AM
Interesting last pic shows cribbing-raised track, either as an approach to a coming WW&F/Cross Road Overpass, or an aid in transferring rail equipment to/from highway transport.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on May 11, 2017, 01:04:52 AM
This will serve as a ramp to help load and or unload rail equipment such as Monson #3 going back to Phillips.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on May 11, 2017, 04:37:11 AM
Thought so.
Similar setups exist on Durango & Silverton, Cumbres & Toltec, Silverton Northern.
Will this be permanent?
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 11, 2017, 10:51:58 AM
Until we have the woods track figured out, I would consider this temporary. But even our temporary stuff has a way of being semi-permanent
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: John Scott on May 11, 2017, 11:30:17 AM
Evolved railways are the most interesting kind!
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on May 12, 2017, 05:46:30 PM
I was wondering how the needed, extended woods transfer track would blend in,  being that it goes by the parking lot's  adjacent storage area and new container access.   ???
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on May 13, 2017, 10:03:25 PM
Work done on Saturday May 13:

* At Friday night's board meeting we officially moved our meetings to second Saturdays starting at 4.  This way several of the non-retired folk that travel a ways will be able to make meetings easier.
* Equipment car 1015: More yellow paint.  Mostly all painted with the first coat.  Plus Mike did some welding on it first.  Meanwhile Fred supervised the cutting of some pipe for sleeves for the wheels.
* Boxcar 67: Zack mostly finished the interior boards that go in below the belt rail.
* Jason was researching and printing out the needed DEP applications.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 13, 2017, 10:21:08 PM
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0513171236a_zpso4nm8nvs.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0513171236b_zpsy6imegb3.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0513171236_zpsev3foiht.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0513171235_zpso8yvvklz.jpg)

Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bob Holmes on May 13, 2017, 11:37:59 PM
Beautiful.  I love the bright yellow on both of Mike's cars.  Should we consider painting ALL MOW equipment in a uniform yellow color with black lettering?  It would make striking appearance in the yards.

Bob 
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 14, 2017, 12:15:01 AM
The crane was this same color, as the other 2 work flats. Faded some though.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on May 14, 2017, 01:56:33 PM
Mike,

1015 is coming along nicely. How much longer until it's rail worthy?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 14, 2017, 06:57:17 PM
Hoping this week to grab what lumber is needed for the deck, and finish painting Saturday. And as soon as the wheels are done, they can be mounted and it should be done. A couple of weeks would be my guess. Hoping the car is complete minus axles after Saturday
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bob Holmes on May 14, 2017, 11:55:49 PM
Re painting, saw the recent picture of the crane.  How about the tamper?  Or is there anything else I'm not familiar with?

Bob
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 15, 2017, 01:00:00 AM
The tamper wound up red because that is the Paint that was on hand. I would not expect a repaint of that anytime soon.

Thinking about it more though, we have yellow for non motorized, and red for things with a motor on them Tamper and RowMow 1. Black is the color of the Tipcars. So there is a pattern, if you make one.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on May 17, 2017, 10:57:08 AM
Anticipated work for Saturday May 20:

* Boxcar 67
* Equipment car 1015
* Flatcar 118
* Branch/debris clearing on the side of the ROW.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on May 17, 2017, 12:04:12 PM
We should be getting stone on Friday.  If there's a willing Saturday crew, it'd be great to dress the main around MP 7 where the lifting happened.

Hopefully, beginning in June, a Saturday crew can run stone to some specific areas, so the weekday crew can lift and tamp once or twice a month.

See ya
Jason
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on May 17, 2017, 10:33:00 PM
It would be nice to lign the track before tapping as well. There are many spots where the train "hunts". Especially MP7 to A.C. Problem is trying to find 10 willing guys to lign.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on May 21, 2017, 12:25:00 AM
Work done on Saturday May 20:

* Boxcar 67: The exterior wall sheathing is done, and interior woodwork below the belt rail.
* Equipment work car 1015: As of 3 when I left, most of the boards were on.  I expect they all were put on.  No thanks to the drill bits which kept giving out on the hard steel.  We kept playing musical drill bits.  And kept sending Fred to Ames Supply.
* Passenger trains: I ran the first "second class" train since the new timetable went into effect, using the railcar.

Unfortunately there was no stone that had been delivered, so we were unable to put out any.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 21, 2017, 12:35:39 AM
See the 1015 pictures in the work and events section.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 21, 2017, 02:23:42 AM
Also from Saturday:

* Model AA truck - The truck was fired up (it always starts) the engine warmed up and the oil changed.  Other things, radiator, etc. were checked so the truck will be ready for service this Summer.

* Storage container - More work was done on the access road with some material added and grade work done.

* Car barn - More paint was ordered since we went through 5 gallons during the week.  The building will take another 10 gallons or so.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Dwight Winkley on May 21, 2017, 02:55:57 AM
More May 20 work.

Car 67, Zack started work on making a new side door.

This years wood treatment of the turntable was started.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 21, 2017, 08:30:12 PM
Forgot to mention, Tuesday the culverts are expected to arrive. Late morning to mid-day. I probably won't know an exact time until that morning.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on May 22, 2017, 02:51:52 AM
Mike...IIRC, the pipes are 48 inchers, biggies. Will two go in the first washout, or one each into both washouts?
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on May 22, 2017, 03:18:14 AM
 Paul, I think the two pipes are connected end to end in the first wash out.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 22, 2017, 12:18:18 PM
Two longer ones for the first washout, and then there is another washout with similar flow further North we need the second ones for. There was a savings in shipping both locations together.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 22, 2017, 08:09:21 PM
Culverts are on the way. Driver said he probably will sleep there tonight
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 22, 2017, 11:16:42 PM
A little birdie just told me that the culverts are at Sheepscot.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 23, 2017, 01:00:21 AM
Yep, and the driver just got a tour of the shop.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on May 23, 2017, 04:15:54 AM
The Culverts are coming! The Culverts are coming!
Wait...they arrived.  :D
So with FOUR big culvert sections that need parking, and 3's coming sendoff, no wonder all the prep work at the lot. 
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 23, 2017, 02:49:48 PM
From Jason this morning
(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/image1_zpsu82d1mab.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on May 23, 2017, 03:42:30 PM
I tried fixing the link but it didn't work.  There's an issue on Photobucket's end.

If you go to Mike's photobucket account you can see a thumbnail of the photo.  I'll wait for Mike's permission before I do that directly.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 23, 2017, 05:33:16 PM
Works on my end. Seeing the photo fine. I will check the link
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on May 23, 2017, 05:43:14 PM
It worked after I refreshed the page.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on May 24, 2017, 11:11:04 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of May 27: the first full weekend of our summer season.  Steam!

* Stone: If we have taken delivery of any stone, we should spread some of it out by MP 7, and anywhere else the weekday crew want to work.
* 1015: Wheel installation, maybe?
* Boxcar 67
* Rules review and training trip
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 24, 2017, 12:09:41 PM
Wheel installation and a little modification to the towbar and tow point. Touch up painting. And after lunch I would luke to walk the mountain again, with a tape measure, to get accurate measurements of the locations. We are doing this in feet from MP 7, and will probably start there to verify the wheel measurements from a couple years ago.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on May 24, 2017, 08:48:10 PM
There is a flatcar full of stone sitting at Alna Center as we speak.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on May 24, 2017, 09:46:28 PM
I will be around tomorrow, most likely to begin the annual walk, and start assessing track work that needs to be done. Once completed, a plan can be formed to hopefully get a crew of 8-12 guys together sometime soon to do some work. There are lots of spots that should be ligned prior to being surfaced.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Fred Morse on May 30, 2017, 07:31:27 PM
A flatcar was loaded with stone today for Sat.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Dwight Winkley on May 30, 2017, 08:56:09 PM
Will someone please make a post about the work done last Saturday May 27th. at Sheepscott.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on May 30, 2017, 10:22:00 PM
Saturday, May 27 got sucked into an alternate universe...
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on May 30, 2017, 11:12:09 PM
Yes, you can read about it on RYPN.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Dwight Winkley on May 31, 2017, 01:33:39 AM
how can it get lost if  last Saturday's work is not posted. if the work was posted and was lost, than repost it.
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 31, 2017, 10:46:55 AM
The Sunday post on facebook has some of the news -

* Equipment car 1015 - A drawbar plate was added and the first wheelset was installed on the south end.  The other wheelset is under the car but not yet set in the bearings.

* Boxcar #67 - Zack built the second door and the screw holes have been filled on the first door.  Primer paint will be done this week.

* Coach #8 - Randy set the side door on rollers and tested the open/close travel.  The door hangers and track were painted.  Measurements were taken to install the guide rail on the floor. (This has now been installed and tested)

* Track - Joe walked the mainline and marked ties for replacement.  A load of stone was taken to ToM and spread on the mill spur.

* Freight car trucks -Jay got one truck ready to swap with ML&M in exchange for the correct truck for #67 so the car will have a matched set. (The exchange was yesterday).

* Visitors - Combined totals from Saturday and Sunday were about 110.

 
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Dwight Winkley on May 31, 2017, 01:50:10 PM
Thank You Stewart.

dwight
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on May 31, 2017, 04:13:54 PM
Yes, thanks.
Internet, shminternet,  great WW&F work continues!
 
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Dwight Winkley on June 01, 2017, 01:42:54 AM
Got word that turntable had more wood treatment applied last Saturday, the 27th
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Bob Holmes on June 01, 2017, 02:13:41 AM
Re 67 trucks:  ML&M?  Can someone elaborate on the story behind mismatched and now matched trucks?

Thanks.

Bob
Title: Re: May 2017 Work Planning
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on June 01, 2017, 02:40:14 AM
Yes, the turntable received more wood treatment, although there is still more to do; the underside and a lot of nooks and crannies are going to need it as the water always seems to go where the preservative cannot get to. Bob. C. was hard at work on it but could use extra hands.

ML&M is Maine Locomotive & Machine, our neighbors in Sheepscot Mills. I'll let someone else elaborate on the details of the swap.