Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Al Michelis

Pages: [1] 2 3
1
Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2018
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:09:03 AM »
Lite rain in the morning.  Maybe we should tarp the benches and save us from having to dry them.

2
Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 04, 2018, 03:12:17 PM »
John,

I'll give you a hand.
Thanks! I'll be there Sunday afternoon and Monday. :)
-John M

I can't be there on Monday.  Have appointments in Augusta.  Perhaps we will finish on Sunday.

3
Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:04:25 PM »
John,

I'll give you a hand. 

4
Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 28, 2018, 11:47:14 PM »
Ten days, counting.
 
Would do now what I didn't when fellow-westerner Ira posted me, asking if I was going to Work Weekend with him a couple years ago; but, worsening sciatica these days says--not a good idea.
Sorry.

BTW, how's Bridgework finish-up coming?
To me, this is exciting, like September New Car Rollout years ago. ;D

Paul, Bridge work is completed for this year.  They finished on Thursday.

5
Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 28, 2018, 11:41:49 PM »
Taking winter off is not in our DNA.  It's a great time to do tree clearing and burning...

And a lot of organizing and clean up around Sheepscot and the ROW.  We aren't knee deep in snow all winter and there is lots to get done before Spring.  So if you are feeling house bound, closed in and need to get out - you know where we are.

6
Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:28:25 PM »
ORF = Old Rail Fan???

Jeff S.

I'll go with that.  I like that better than "Old Retired Fart"

7
Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 23, 2018, 06:23:26 PM »
Alex,
I know that snap track seems like a good idea, but I can't see it working for us.  How would you deal with the curves on our ROW?  This is not flex track.  Also, we have been experimenting with staggered joints to relieve the stress caused by #52.  If that is working well, Joe might want to continue this on the new track.  Besides that, we have much to accomplish between work weekends and building snap track likely doesn't fit within our current task list.  May I suggest that you review the 5 year plan and suggest ways to help us ORF's find easier ways to get this done and save money at the same time.

I want to thank all of you younger ORF's that could still muscle all that heavy stuff around.  We couldn't have accomplished what we have without your dedication.  I don't know how you get the time away from your jobs and wives, but thanks to you un-retired younger folks as well.

See Joe's last post.

Al M

8
Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:58:54 AM »
John,
What about the suitcase connectors designed for phone wires. I've used them inside, but do not know if they are good outside in the weather. A standard phone splice doesn't get soldered, but what do you use to heat the shrink tubing? Your tape technique should protect the repair.

9
Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 16, 2018, 02:16:17 PM »
I've seen no signs of ballast in the areas I've been to. The ties had to have been laid on the ground. Track must have been very unstable.

10
Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:36:08 AM »
Fred's crew cut and stacked ties and cleaned up the cut offs.

11
Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 12:25:28 PM »
I wouldn't drive until were sure there are no nails and screws.
Just to be clear, Fred means the area where the the bridge was in the parking lot. Lots of screws and nails there. Someone will put cones around the area.

12
Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 08, 2018, 09:49:13 PM »
James said the Bridge has been delivered. Where is it "parked"? I am curious to know if the bridge had to be backed down the right of way which would be no small feat. Also will the truck and dollies be used to roll the bridge over the temporary span? I assume yes.
After some initial difficulties, the bridge was indeed delivered to the site.  It went so well that the crew there continued on and set the bridge over the brook. I'm sure it will be lowered into place very soon.  Hopefully, video and pictures will be available tomorrow if not later today.

13
Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 06, 2018, 12:27:26 PM »
As I understand it, bridge move tentatively scheduled at 5:30 AM.  IF all goes well, the bridge should arrive at 218 ROW before 7:00 (three miles at 3MPH).
The contractor is saying 9:00am - 5:30am would certainly be a much better time. Maybe Jason can change his mind.

14
Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:51:10 PM »
Since the bridge is apparently not going to be moved when 'we' would like it to be, the parking lot situation is going to be critical in the morning. Let's park off campus in the morning. I volunteer to help with parking and would like at least 2 others to help in the morning. We will need to keep the public out of the way of the bridge move. Once the bridge is on 218, we can resume(?) our normal tasks.

15
Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 29, 2018, 04:51:50 PM »
Also need to get 3 more coats of Copper Naphthenate (CuCnH2n-zO4) on the outrigger supports.

Pages: [1] 2 3