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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 20, 2018, 11:21:03 PM »
Gordon, the cat is officially out of the bag. We have signed an agreement with Maine Narrow Gauge to restore the Bridgton & Saco River RR flanger to operation, at which point we get to use and store it (under cover) for a period of 5 years. Jason, Randy and I had an outing in I think February to inspect it, then form a proposal and restoration plan. Just another great show of cooperation between museums.

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/08/20-maine-museums-cooperate-to-restore-2-foot-flanger

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:04:40 PM »
Looks great Harold.

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:15:27 AM »
And I forgot.. Looking up at Clancy from the brook. Do you see it?


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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:08:35 AM »
Finally, a decent day. And got a lot done. There are now 11 blocks set. Did 5 by myself, using the kubota as my fine tuning machine. Start came up in the afternoon and helped me set the final 4 of the day. He then got the treat of holding onto Clancy's wheel as she was towed by Casey to solid ground..


8 blocks on Clancy..


I came up with a new method to get the block to the crane. I unloaded the truck and drove the truck into position, then lugged the blocks to it. Dozer does not like this new method, but we made it..



1st block this morning..


Found an old track bolt when digging for the 3rd tier block


End of day.


Brookside..

I also cemented in the hook holes to keep water from standing on the block, then possibly freezing.



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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 19, 2018, 01:33:46 AM »
Joe had a crew today help sort the rail..his pictures..








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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 18, 2018, 06:30:10 PM »
Mice sabotaged us today. Ate through the fuel line on the boom truck..



And the dozer died and would not restart. Checked it over andfigure the coil is bad. Picked up a new one..

Hoping tomorrow goes better..

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 17, 2018, 01:10:04 AM »
Really sucks when things you have to do get in the way of the things you want to do..

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 16, 2018, 08:19:41 AM »
There are 2 more piles that need to be driven. These are the outside "Batter Piles". They are driven at an angle (I forget the degree) that will protect these main piles.

Pictured is one of caps. Another one needs to go on, along with some bracing.

For reference, the trusses of the bridge sit on the 2 groups of 4 piles on the outside. The center 3 piles are under the approach span.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 16, 2018, 01:13:41 AM »
Bob Holmes sent me this photo..



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Should have known you would use that music..

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:22:36 AM »
That is great. We really need that to help keep our members up to date on our progress. I also like the split map feature. Very cool.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 13, 2018, 05:53:37 PM »
Pneumaticly driven pile driver.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 12, 2018, 08:41:21 PM »
Those are called batter piles.

The south west side was armored originally when built, and is still in great shape. And during our research found that adding any armorment could cause more harm than intended erosion control.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 12, 2018, 02:24:12 PM »
Putting out a request for help for Saturday morning. I can only be there until just after lunch, and will need a hand guiding the blocks into place, and helping get the truck back,out of the mud, if it should get stuck again. I have got a little work to do first with the Kubota, so that will be first. I want to set the last 3 bottom blocks, and help lining these up will make it easier.

I am also planning on Sunday as well, trying to get as much as possible done. A hand would be welcomed that day as well, but not as needed as Saturday.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 12, 2018, 01:21:56 PM »
Design load was for 10 tons per pile, but that was using smaller piles. Not sure where we are with the larger piles, but will be fine.

The soil is also the determining factor for the piles. There is about 12 feet (if I remember correctly) of clay that these are going through to get to the glacial till, which is what I am in building the wall. I am told there is a noticeable increase in resistance when the pile reaches the glacial till. That is very good load bearing material.

There is ledge relatively close by, but too deep to find with the piles.

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