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Messages - Al Michelis

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:58:54 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.

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:16:17 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.

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:36:08 PM »
Fred's crew cut and stacked ties and cleaned up the cut offs.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 01:25:28 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.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 08, 2018, 10:49:13 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.

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:27:26 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.

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:51:10 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.

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Volunteers / Re: September 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 29, 2018, 05:51:50 PM »
Also need to get 3 more coats of Copper Naphthenate (CuCnH2n-zO4) on the outrigger supports.

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Thanks Steve. I fully expect that tonight's concert will be a great success.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 09, 2018, 02:57:30 PM »
I think pounding on those poles might rock his world a bit.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:34:24 PM »
Poor Marty - things will be a little rough for him for a few days.

Impressive photos.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Google Maps
« on: August 05, 2018, 06:59:32 PM »
If you are running the Creators version of Windows 10 and an antivirus program, be aware that Chrome may not work correctly. Until Google fixes it, I would suggest using Firefox or Edge. The Web version of Google Earth will only work with Chrome. You can install Google Earth as separate program. It is free.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Google Maps
« on: August 04, 2018, 10:59:48 AM »
Using Google Earth Pro, I get the same image from 5/4/18 that Jason has.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:54:18 PM »
Wow, that is really great work. Thanks for the pics, it really puts it in perspective.

Tomorrow's rain is currently expected in early afternoon. Hoping we can get some more timbers painted with preservative in the morning. However, this is Maine and Ma Nature doesn't read the forecasts.

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Volunteers / Re: July 2018 Work Planning
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:48:49 PM »
The next 10 days from Weather Underground (usually the most accurate)
https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/me/alna/44.11%2C-69.62

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