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Title: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on May 30, 2018, 10:55:58 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of June 2:

* Caboose 320
* Percival House stairs
* Track work
* Mountain ROW/Trout Brook
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on May 30, 2018, 02:45:41 PM
I will have a mid morning (9am) arrival Saturday. I plan on more pipe work and grading on the 218 end. Things should shape up quickly and be ready for the contractor to haul gravel in just a week or 2.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: John Kokas on May 30, 2018, 02:54:42 PM
Please keep us updated with progress photos!  Can't wait to see it at FWW...
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on June 02, 2018, 11:18:59 PM
Work done on Saturday June 2:

* Percival stairs: the risers and steps are done. 
* Mountain Extension: Mike put in another culvert
* Machine shop: Alan was at work.
* Caboose: Marcel was working on windows.

Generally a slow day for volunteers and visitors.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on June 03, 2018, 01:08:03 AM
And I found stuff. Lots of stuff. Bits and bars, steel plates, and a corner stone for the section house that used to be there. Actually think I found 3 of the 4 corners, but 2 had been moved.. I left one stone where I found it, so it marks the spot..

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0602180952a_zpsze4i2uqs.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0602181022_zpsktlonxet.jpg)
Corner stone

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0602181026_zpse4yj6kfj.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0602181026a_zps3fqa3kgq.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0602181034_zpswspxkxsm.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0602181046_zpsfapspag2.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0602181136a_zpshntszbmz.jpg)

Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on June 03, 2018, 01:05:12 PM
Those are some interesting items you found, Mike.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Wayne Laepple on June 03, 2018, 03:08:53 PM
Some of those rusty bits and pieces look like automobile parts. I sort of recall a 1930's vintage car back in there somewhere. I wonder if someone was scrapping old cars there at one time.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Fred L. Kuhns on June 03, 2018, 04:46:39 PM
Mike, could you provide information on the section house?
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: John Kokas on June 03, 2018, 05:13:40 PM
My question would be; knowing the alignment and need for a passing siding, can we re-erect a section house on the original stones or will we have to move it to another location due to track alignment and/or drainage issues?
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on June 03, 2018, 11:35:15 PM
We are going to have to move it slightly south, mostly because of drainage. I thought I had moved location 17 North enough, but not so far north as to interfere with any other plans up there, but wound up finding another stone today, right where I put this ditch..

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0603181335_zps90bgoblg.jpg)

And end of work today saw this, ready for gravel in the low/soft spot..

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0603181336_zpsld1monxq.jpg)
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on June 03, 2018, 11:51:04 PM
Mike - While exploring up there late Sat, I found many parts to an old (coal?) stove just south of the section house site. Did you see these and do you think they are connected to the RR? There is also some additional metal pieces still buried there.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: John Kokas on June 03, 2018, 11:53:30 PM
Thanks for the progress pics Mike, its so helpful when describing the ongoing work.  Sometimes I'm awestruck at the pace of progress being made.  Can't wait to walk this in the Fall!
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on June 04, 2018, 12:02:52 AM
Ed,
I found the door last weekend and set it on one of the logs. Yesterdays helper found more pieces, probably the same as you. I suspect someone just dumped the stove there, not railroad related. Too far from the section house..
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on June 04, 2018, 06:10:55 PM
Mike...will the construction road from Location 1 to 218/Location 18 after the track is extended?
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on June 04, 2018, 08:39:29 PM
Not quite sure what you are asking Paul. We currently have permission to use the access road we used last year to access the slide this year. After track is laid by the road, we will install a crossing so the land owner can access her back land. As with any private access road, we will seek permission to use it again if we need.

Location 17 is just in from 218. We have no location 18, yet.  When all work is complete, the temporary entrance we are using at 218 will be removed (I estimated with the state 2022) to keep vehicular traffic from the railroad grade. We have had no trouble so far, and want to keep it that way..
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on June 05, 2018, 02:09:28 AM
Mike...I skipped a word.
Will the access/construction road become, where possible, a permanent "service lane" for  the Mountain Extension when  track reaches Location 18, but as you state, blocked to 218 traffic?
There...I said it.  ;)   
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on June 05, 2018, 10:39:16 AM
No permanent service lanes. We will have our usual private access points, and we should only use them when we have permission and absolutely necessary.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on June 05, 2018, 04:11:59 PM
Thanks for unconfusing me.  ;)
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on June 06, 2018, 10:53:04 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of June 9:

* Mountain Extension: Mike will probably place another culvert.
* Percival House: finishing the stairs (railings/etc).
* Track maintenance: more ballasting?  Tamping?  If the tamper's ready it would also be nice to jack and tamp the mainline by the station to make it level again.
* Machine shop/wood shop
* Caboose 320 cupola
* Board meeting Saturday at 4
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on June 06, 2018, 11:06:01 AM
I have hopes of ballasting today, which will prep for tamping to be done on the main line on Saturday (hopefully). There are plans to build some retaining walls this year for Sheepscot, and a few other areas so that need them so that the ballast does not continue to go down the hill sides. Ideally this will be done before jacking and tamping the track.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on June 06, 2018, 12:22:16 PM
Hoping the contractor is able to deliver gravel for us this week. That will take care of the soft spot so Fred can get to the wood.
I plan on installing the entrance culvert. This will require removing a small tree we did not cut, a log it is growing out of, and another loose log in the ditch. Most of the boulders (saving 2 for road blocks) that are near there will be used to help fill in the area we need to. Hoping that after lunch I can start grading between locations 17 and 16.
I then want to move all the stones I found the were for the section house to one location and place the found steel items on top.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on June 09, 2018, 11:53:02 PM
Work done on Saturday June 9:

* Mountain Extension: Contractor delivered gravel yesterday evening so Mike graded, and put in another culvert.
* Percival House: Stairs are done.
* Track maintenance: Tamper is back in service.  I tried it out on the mainline by the station where we had leveled it last year but the tamper had died.  It works great.  It has a new improved squeeze function which really works well.  One flatcar has a load of stone for weekday crew, and the other flatcar is hoping somebody unloads the ties from it.
* Caboose 320: Marcel has been making wood pieces slightly smaller.  The wood he's using for the window/corner frames is largely Douglas Fir.
* Bridge: the bridge is now officially ours, it was turned over to us around noon.  At the board meeting we OK'd staining (don't say painting, Mike will correct you) it B&M red.
* Railcar: Leon and Stewart worked valiantly to fix the fuel issue, but with no success.
* Board meeting.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Bob Holmes on June 09, 2018, 11:56:47 PM
Alright on B&M Red!!
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Reidy on June 10, 2018, 12:35:44 AM
Not McGinnis B&M blue?  So sad!

Sorry.  The stain color choice is great and very appropriate!

Great news on all the progress today!  Glad to hear the improved tamper is working well.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on June 10, 2018, 01:02:30 AM
It’s a Sherwin Williams color known as Rockwood Red or, as Mike and I call it, Rock Ridge Red. Knowing tha he brought a ( three rolls of) dimes to the board meeting may help you understand.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on June 10, 2018, 01:42:50 AM
Have a look at the new complete stair case.

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0609181622_zpsreabqz7h.jpg)

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/0609181622a_zpsxkqeuvcq.jpg)
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on June 10, 2018, 02:43:12 AM
The bridge is ours... Yea!!!
B & M Red Stain... Double Yea!!!

Stain the new porches and stairs after they cure? 
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on June 10, 2018, 03:31:16 AM
Now that's a STAIRS!
Great job.
Paint it, except the handrail tops and treads, building trim white? Former readers of Better Homes and Garages want to know.   ;D
And will you all replace the house's now-gone east handicap ramp, or build another stairway to the 'orphaned'  east doorway and porch, or just remove them?
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 10, 2018, 11:27:29 AM
The east door will have a new smaller porch built with steps leading down to the area in front of the cellar door.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on June 10, 2018, 09:41:47 PM
Who gets to stain the bridge?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on June 10, 2018, 10:48:01 PM
I bet tons of volunteers show up in their bridge-painting duds.  :D
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Bob Holmes on June 10, 2018, 11:23:32 PM
Where will the BBQ grill go?  We can't NOT have a cookout at the house!
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on June 13, 2018, 10:56:20 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of June 16-17:

* Saturday is Alna Day.  Lots of events going on around the railroad, I'm not even sure what's happening where.  Attractions at every station.  We may even be running a tighter schedule, not sure.  So we'll need crowd and parking control as well as railroad crew.
* Sunday is Father's Day
* Mountain Extension work
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on June 13, 2018, 07:19:04 PM
Grass cutting was done today in preparation for this weekends Alna Day celebration as well as the start of our busy season.

Leon cut grass at Alna Center while I cut grass around Sheepscott. After lunch Steve L, Mark, and myself went to ToM to do some cutting in the field. We cut until the string trimmer ran out of string and the three of us got tired. We got roughly 3/4's of the field done. It looks nice, but more cutting would be better.

With all the grass cutting done today, track work was set back a week. And with grass cutting in mind, I found some rail (not the original rails) that we cut that should be relocated or stacked together. -Added to the continuously growing list of track items.

-Speaking of grass cutting, our cutters and ROW Mow departments would love to see the remaining rotten ties picked up and any junk ones disposed of.

Back at the shop guys worked on various projects including the milling machines, tamper, inspecting and making some adjustments on cars and engines as needed, and Fred was doing stuff with some firewood.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Gary Kraske on June 13, 2018, 09:34:07 PM
Would a zero turn cutter be of use?
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Wayne Laepple on June 13, 2018, 10:18:22 PM
Or maybe some sort of walk-behind brush cutter or bush hog?
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on June 16, 2018, 09:46:18 PM
Saturday June 16: Alna Day

The first ever Alna Day was held today and seemed to be a great success.  A half dozen local vendors set up in our car shop, with music in the afternoon.  The Alna VFD, Lincoln County Sheriff, and State Police Incident Command Center were all there with displays.  There were games at Alna Center until 2:00, when the local Masons group took over for their secret ceremonies.  There was a nature hunt at Top of Mountain.  There were "over 100" visitors. 

Meanwhile Mike worked all by himself at 218.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on June 16, 2018, 11:16:08 PM
Nobody visited Mike? Not even Fred?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on June 16, 2018, 11:49:52 PM
I guess Fred did visit because he mentioned going up to visit Mike, but I don't believe anyone was stationed with him.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on June 17, 2018, 01:03:08 AM
I had several visitors. Fred and Zack were there early. Leon stopped by. Then Fred again. Then contractor Jeff. And finally Dave B stopped by to give me his presidential approval. Bugs never left..
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on June 17, 2018, 01:54:18 AM
When I saw Mike’s truck still at 218 after 5 I was a tad concerned so I dropped in. Turns out he was just taking advantage of the time and a half he gets when he puts in OT. Let’s, time and a half times the usual WW&F rate is... Seriously, Mike put in one heck of a day. He signed in at 6:30 a.m. Not sure when he actually finished.
On another front, there were many smiling faces today and first timer Alna residents as well. Steve P is due much praise for his efforts. Annie deserves our gratitude for not physically harming us for taking Steve from his very new newborn. Since Steve has already modestly minimized his efforts I will also thank all those who contributed to today’s success on behalf of Steve.
I have already received a cc of an email from one of the selectmen to Steve praising his and our efforts. I continue to be proud to be associated with the WW&F volunteers and family!
Dave
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on June 17, 2018, 12:57:59 PM
I had several visitors. Fred and Zack were there early. Leon stopped by. Then Fred again. Then contractor Jeff. And finally Dave B stopped by to give me his presidential approval. Bugs never left..

Those bugs are a dedicated bunch.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on June 17, 2018, 01:25:52 PM
Hey everyone, happy fathers day to all the dads out there. This Saturday 6/23 I hope to organize a small track crew and do some track work.

Saturday morning I want to ballast the last little bit of track on the north end of Davis grade, and if there is stone left over I have a few other areas to hit as well. Tenative departure time of around 8a.m.

During train time I hope to get a few guys on some brush cutters and do some brush cutting on Davis grade to ease surface sighting.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Reidy on June 17, 2018, 01:34:01 PM
And a happy Father's Day to you, Joe.

I expect to be at the Museum next Saturday, so I can be available for ballast crew and later brush cutting.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on June 18, 2018, 03:21:12 PM
[Moderator's Note]
A detailed discussion regarding Alna Day 2018 has been moved to the Alna Day topic in the "Work and Events" section.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on June 20, 2018, 10:56:38 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of June 23:

* Track work: Joe hopes to organize a track crew for Saturday
* Mountain Extension: Mike work.
* Caboose 320
* Shop work
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on June 20, 2018, 11:13:45 AM
Track crew may change up a little on Saturday, depends on how commited I am. I really want to see us eliminate one of the speed restrictions Saturday morning or depending on how things go, maybe Saturday afternoon after the last train.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on June 20, 2018, 12:53:55 PM
My time Saturday willbecut shortby an afternoon wedding, but am toying with the idea of working Sunday also to stay on schedule..
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on June 23, 2018, 12:26:12 AM
Kind of a late post, but I will be at the railroad at 430 to head out with the tamper. I hope to be back around 8 to gather the work crew and ballast train.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on June 23, 2018, 09:01:28 PM
Very busy day today. Had a 2 man track crew and we managed to jack and tamp 120ish feet of track and upgrade the speed restriction through the north end of Davis Grade. (Hopefully the empty tie cribs can be filled during the week.) The tamper upgrade is a HUGE improvement.

Shop crew did some machine work and brake work. Work continued on the caboose, and grading at the North end. And a few other various projects.

I have hopes of returning on Saturday 6/30 having a track crew distribute ballast, tamp, or pick up ties. I can not stress how critical it is to get help on track. Like maintaining a house, it is much easier when work is kept up with it. Theres a list of small track projects to be done posted in the house.

Any and all help is always appreciated.

Edit: I can not make it Saturday due to work
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: John McNamara on June 23, 2018, 11:29:03 PM
The tamper upgrade is a HUGE improvement.

Can someone elaborate on the tamper upgrade?

-John M
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on June 24, 2018, 12:50:09 AM
The rest of the pile of hard wood was cut up and hauled back to Sheepscot today from Trout Brook Preserve. The last culvert was installed this morning, and 2 loads of gravel that was delivered yesterday were spread out. 3 more loads are waiting to be pushed around on Sunday.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on June 24, 2018, 01:24:59 AM
Can someone elaborate on the tamper upgrade?

New air compressor (used, but in better shape/more reliable than what was on there), new hydraulic motor (much smaller, quieter, and more reliable than what was on there), new hoses (I think) and a revamping of the squeeze function.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Dwight Winkley on June 24, 2018, 01:47:56 AM
New Hydraulic Motor also has a higher travel speed when you throttle up the engine.

The used air compressor puts out more air 185, CFM ( cubic foot minute)
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Dwight Winkley on June 26, 2018, 08:02:30 PM
Just looked at the Tamper photo on page 2 of the newest Newsletter.

Can you find  the work that ROW-MOW did on the Tamper while it was down for rebuilding?
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on June 27, 2018, 10:53:48 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of June 30/July 1:

* Track work: need to empty the flatcar of stone if it hasn't been already, at the Davis Grade work site (east side of track).  It would be nice to pick up some of the old ties on the side.  It would be nice to do some tamping.
* Bridge: doesn't it need staining?
* Mountain extension work
* Caboose 320
* Machine shop/wood shop set up

And, of course, running trains.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Joe Fox on June 27, 2018, 11:56:11 AM
Ballasting may be done today, and has changed due to tamping and lifting done last Saturday. But picking up old ties would be appreciated and or any ballasting that may be left.  ;)
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Paul Uhland on June 27, 2018, 03:59:52 PM
Boy, lots of impressive improvement work in progress.  :D
Hope you dedicated workers don't get burned out.  :P

Also waiting to see attractive stain work all over the TB bridge.  8)
Big, bare wood surfaces are magnets attracting spray can vandals, at least, unfortunately, here in Abq.  >:(
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on June 27, 2018, 04:30:20 PM
Just looked at the Tamper photo on page 2 of the newest Newsletter.

Can you find  the work that ROW-MOW did on the Tamper while it was down for rebuilding?

Here is my take on the improvements.  They started with that big gray and white thing behind our fearless leader. 

You know we are all behind our fearless leader........ but I digress.  The compressor, though used, is new to us and provides a larger volume of compressed air while also being quieter.  Note the spare wheel mounted on top of it.

It is difficult to see, but there is a new hydraulic pump and motor that also provides greater volume which has the side effect of allowing greater speed up and down the rails to the work site.  Hence, perhaps, the need for a spare wheel should the increased speed result in a flat.

Of course there is the Caribbean style umbrella and cup/water bottle holder for said fearless leader.  Operating Big-Joe requires such exertion that keeping cool and hydrated are important and necessary sub tasks.  Perhaps future upgrades could include a fan to keep the black flies away during the early spring work weekends.

The plumbing rework is an artwork in itself to behold.

There were also upgrades to the tool box, jack squeezing mechanism and probably a few more that I have missed.    I am sure our able Row-Mow expert Jay Barta could expound on them.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Reidy on June 28, 2018, 01:05:06 AM
I am on vacation this week and was able to make a rare Wednesday visit to Sheepscot.  The mid-week volunteers were very busy today.

First thing, Stewart led a small crew to put down clean dirt and grade rainwater away from the west side of the restroom building.  Hay was put down after to hold the soil in place.  A rainstorm is expected tomorrow.

A ballast train was then assembled in the north yard for the trip north to the area of this past spring's work weekend trackwork south of Sutter's.

(https://i.imgur.com/xAUAkvM.jpg)

We unloaded the car and returned to Sheepscot.  Upon return, a peek into bay 2 of the shop building revealed work is well underway on the first of two temporary steel spans that will be used to support the placement of the historic Moose Brook bridge later this year.

(https://i.imgur.com/JDDbwkK.jpg)

Fred said he was tired after the ballast train (he did quite of bit of the shovelling) and did not want to get a load of pine logs today from the right-of-way north of Trout Brook, but 10 or so minutes later he said let's go get a load of pine.  So before lunch, Fred, Al Michelis and I went up and loaded the pickup truck with pine.  There were no signs of new deer, moose or moose trout tracks.

(https://i.imgur.com/E3u8KOS.jpg)

A work of art.

(https://i.imgur.com/sXQmyUJ.jpg)

Fred estimates there are about eight loads of pine remaining to be picked up.  Fred, Al and I had a good lunch at The Alna Store on the trip back to Sheepscot.  After lunch, Fred and I delivered the pine logs to a neighbor at the other end of Cross Road. 

The afternoon was spent sorting and stacking 30+ large timbers to be used for the approach spans for Trout Brook.  Jason handled the forklift, as Randy Beach (right) directed.

(https://i.imgur.com/oPTFM7R.jpg)

The timbers were put into two piles, sorted primarily by length.  Tarps were then put over both piles, as a soaking rain is expected tomorrow.  The timbers need to be kept dry for preparation work.

(https://i.imgur.com/v4ZjAHP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yTNCUOZ.jpg)

Meanwhile, Zack set a pair of steps in the ground by the driveway outside the first floor northside platform and steps.

(https://i.imgur.com/uATgXta.jpg)

Warm day today but not oppressive.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on June 28, 2018, 01:33:58 AM
a peek into bay 2 of the shop building revealed work is well underway on the first of two temporary steel spans that will be used to support the placement of the historic Moose Brook bridge later this year.

Wow, that 'temporary span' (one of two) could be the bridge except for it's lack of historic accuracy.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on June 28, 2018, 02:01:44 PM
Quite a bit going on yesterday, I see.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Alan Downey on June 29, 2018, 07:55:05 PM
I'll be working on a couple different things at the same time tomorrow, but shop setup will be happening. As most  have noticed, we have been putting our new vertical mill in service, and refurbishing our horizontal mill. All of our other machines need TLC, and  I will be continuing to spearhead that effort over the coming weeks. If you are looking for something to do, or wish to get more familiar machine tools- come and find me- I have plenty of tasks that need interested people.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Bill Baskerville on June 29, 2018, 11:18:37 PM
If you are looking for something to do, or wish to get more familiar machine tools- come and find me- I have plenty of tasks that need interested people.

Alan,  I will be there in three weeks for three weeks and generally follow Jason's lead for tasks.  If there are still things to be accomplished, perhaps I may be released from track duties for shop work.  I do know he has some tasks on 52 that he wants me to work on.  Of course I have my annual weed attack to accomplish so the track looks a little more 'well used' by the annual picnic.

See all y'all soon,

Bill
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: James Patten on June 30, 2018, 09:51:25 PM
Work done on Saturday June 30:

Quite warm and humid today (I hesitate to say hot, as it will definitely be hot tomorrow)

* Mountain Extension: Mike finished ditching and culverting between the bridge and 218.  He mentioned that our contractor has been delivering material to The Slide on the Mountain.
* Machine shop: Linc has been getting the machines fettled.  Today they got the Kearney going, then drained it and refilled it with oil.  Alan was running a crew of Bryce and others, looked like they were oiling, cleaning, and investigating Coach 3 brake issues.  The crane rail arrived yesterday for putting a crane in Bay 3 (and I think 1 as well).
* Bridge: Zack was working on getting ties/timbers in, first for the long pieces which will be dropped to move the work site, then for others.  I don't think he got far.  Meanwhile Brendan and Alan were welding on the steel temporary bridge girders. 
* Boxcar 309: The north truck has been pulled for a couple of weeks to work on correcting the bent truck frame.  Eric S has been overseeing it (I think) and today finished with attaching a stiffener in each corner of the truck frame. 
* Visitors: we had a two visitors from the UK who came via Ffestiniog Travel and stayed the day.  Meanwhile I played tour guide for them and several other groups today.
* Wood: Early in the day Fred cut up a load of softwood at the 218 worksite and delivered it up the road.
Title: Re: June 2018 Work Planning
Post by: Mike Fox on July 01, 2018, 12:08:07 AM
I did not finish ditching.. One more ditch to dig. Wood was in the way so instead of handling it all, I worked someplace else. We have had 16 loads of gravel delivered so far. I am ready for a couple more.