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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: April 23, 2019, 11:31:38 PM »
It was orange when we got it, so I figured it was easier to match. It actually should have been red, following our color scheme. For the most part, Red is equipment with a motor, yellow has no motor.

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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: April 23, 2019, 01:54:31 PM »
Yes. I have a couple of things to try and do to it, but it will be there.

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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: April 23, 2019, 01:18:49 AM »
I slobbered a little orange pain on tonight, and patched the gas tank. More paint tomorrow after a quick weld job. I will see if my little welder is up to the task of welding 1/8 inch steel.


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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 22, 2019, 11:18:46 AM »
A few pictures I grabbed Saturday..







Looking at the bridge from Sawmill Curve

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Work and Events / Re: Spring Work Weekend 2019
« on: April 22, 2019, 11:10:40 AM »


Most of the shovels that we have, ready to be put to use this weekend.

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Work and Events / Re: 2019 Easter Express
« on: April 22, 2019, 12:54:02 AM »
I have fixed my images above, and added some.

Here are a few more.

Train #4 with Monson 3 departing Sheepscot Runaround



Had to step away for a bit, but made it back for Train #6 to head out.



#9 with Train #7 awaits the arrival of Train #6 from Alna Center.



43 minutes after Train #6 departed and had just returned, Train #7 departs



The next few pictures are of Monson 3 backing Train # 8 into the platform for loading.







Catherine waters Monson 3 again, ready for their last trip to Alna Center



On the siding, ready to go



And clearing the North Yatd switch


#9 with train #9, simmering while loading..



And the 9's are headed North. The last train of the day.


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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: April 21, 2019, 11:42:56 PM »
With the help of my daughters boyfriend, I finished rebuilding the leaking cylinder last night. We installed it back on the machine, and he was very interested on how it works. So this afternoon, with Joe here, I fired it up. We ran the cylinders through the cycles, getting out the air. Joe was still scratching his head, trying to figure just what did what. So I pointed a few things out, fired it up and I ran it through again.

I have figured out that the cylinders were leaking from hard rubber O-rings, most likely caused by overheating the machine. There are specific instructions telling you how to avoid that.

We also discovered that the carburetor float must be sticking, because gas dripped from the carburetor as soon as I turned it on. I may try to clean it, but if not, someone can fuss with that later.

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Volunteers / Re: April 2019 Work Reports
« on: April 21, 2019, 11:33:43 PM »
Facebook has been instrumental for gaining more ground as far as advertising. Families will travel some decent distances for an event like we had. I noticed families didn't mind the rain and even came prepared for it with extra clothes and plastic bags to sit on. Plenty of smiling faces and friendly waves when they returned.

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Work and Events / Re: 2019 Easter Express
« on: April 21, 2019, 04:35:10 PM »
Train #3 departing the Sheepscot siding









Monson 3 has uncoupled from train #4 to take on water under the watchfull eye of Conductor Reidy. This would be Catherine's first time using our tank.




Below, Train #3 is returning..





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Work and Events / Re: 2019 Easter Express
« on: April 21, 2019, 01:36:08 AM »
A few of about the 100 Sheepscot photos I took. Damp days make for great photos..



Monson 3, with train #2, departing the Sheepscot Runaround track. The trains would load passengers, then move over to the passing siding to await the arrival of the previous train.



I have changed my photo hosting site...

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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:45:55 AM »
I still need to make the other cylinder repair. But I took a few minutes and made this tonight before I take it apart, maybe Thursday night.

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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: April 17, 2019, 04:49:22 PM »
Good thinking John.. Probably only paint left at that point, which I have picked up already.

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Volunteers / Re: April 2019 Work Reports
« on: April 17, 2019, 10:07:20 AM »
The report we got Saturday night was they were finished for now. They had run out of wall insulation, and did not want to use the ceiling/roof insulation for the wall. The current plan is to finish it in the fall. Subject to change of course.

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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: April 17, 2019, 01:06:58 AM »
The Battle of Wisconsin of 2019 has ended. Finally, after setting the points, a little gas in the spark plug hole, two pulls on the rope, the beast sounded off. We still fought each other for the next 20 minutes or so, but I figured the right combination out finally and it stayed running. So I let it run. Quickly opening the overhead door for fresh air, I bolted the head on and started moving levers. And it responded. It will take some getting used to, but it should be easy to get the hang of.

Two things I found tonight that leak. The In & Out cylinder. Built like the other cylinder I repaired, except it is welded to the head. So I will try to take that apart and replace the O-rings. The other is the gas tank. It looks like either a seam is leaking or possibly a small hole in the tank. I think I can get something to repair it with. Coat the inside.

Then, the only thing left is paint. I would like to be finished with this and have it back to Sheepscot for SWW for all to see, but that may be pushing it. I will see what happens this weekend.

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