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Messages - Bill Baskerville

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Moderator Announcements / Re: FORUM SWITCHOVER - 08/12 - 08/13
« on: August 20, 2017, 11:36:21 AM »
Ed,

I do like the 'Go Down', 'Go Up' buttons.

Bill

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 This afternoon the second pipe and the joining section were put on a flat car and delivered to the end of track where the crane is ready to lift them into place tomorrow. There should be a team ready to go with Mike to the end of track to get this done before the first train of the day.

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Work and Events / Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« on: August 11, 2017, 11:08:43 PM »
The Northyard car bar the switch for track number three and the woods track is now in service. It is safety spiked. 

Today Jim and myself with Bob and Jason's help salvaged the remaining parts to get the switch stand installed and adjusted.

Tuesday Steve, Mark and Phil can finish spiking the slide plates and we will be done.

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Moderator Announcements / Re: FORUM SWITCHOVER - 08/12 - 08/13
« on: August 11, 2017, 12:44:06 PM »
As one who only gets to spend 4 or 5 weeks a year at the museum I get my daily Maine narrow gauge "fix" from the forum. The posts keep me up to date on our restoration progress and connected to our museum.

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Work and Events / Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« on: August 11, 2017, 12:09:10 AM »
Wayne and Jim worked on the track three switch today. They made the final adjustments to the points and set the number one and number to throw bars. What remains is salvaging two more parts off of one of the old rusted up switch stands, spiking in the slide plates and the switch stand.

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Work and Events / Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:52:08 PM »
Today a great team came together and while Mark was finishing machining and drilling the points Steve, Phil, Wayne, Dwight and a few others relocated the head blocks, bent the stock rails and did a lot of other preparation work. This afternoon the points were installed.

Tomorrow we hope to fab up the throw bars and mount the switch stand, spike in the slide plates and few a other parts.

The good news is that the wood/strap points so loved by all are now gone to a better home in the weeds.

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Work and Events / Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« on: August 09, 2017, 12:44:33 AM »
Today, thanks to Steve L., Phil and a few others, the car barn track 2 switch was completed and is now in service. Late in the day a few of us found a switch stand for track 3 that we got working. Tomorrow we hope to get the throw bar parts freeded up and finish machining the second point. After drilling 19 more holes we can start putting the track 3 switch together

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Volunteers / Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« on: August 09, 2017, 12:39:19 AM »
Today, thanks to Steve L., Phil and a few others, the car barn track 2 switch was completed and is now in service. Late in the day a few of us found a switch stand for track 3 that we got working. Tomorrow we hope to get the throw bar parts freeded up and finish machining the second point. After drilling 19 more holes we can start putting the track 3 switch together.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Tie delivery
« on: August 07, 2017, 12:17:38 AM »
Start calls it the Jenga stack all the time.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« on: August 06, 2017, 09:48:30 AM »
Day before yesterday on the car barn track 2 switch the transit clips were finished and installed. Yesterday the spacer bars were cut and installed south of the point heels, the spacer bar was drilled and installed midway between the points and the throw bar was drilled and installed at the facing end of the points.  I spent the afternoon with Mike's crew at TOM putting in the first pipe.

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Work and Events / Re: Shop building improvements
« on: August 06, 2017, 12:03:27 AM »
No wonder Joe is looking for ties. They are all hidden in the car shop.

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Work and Events / Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« on: August 04, 2017, 01:25:24 AM »
  One pair of transit clips are Used to bolt to the web of the points and attach them to the throw bar. A second pair is used about midway up the point rails toward the point heel and attach the points to a spacer bar.  Fabrication of the transit clips was finished today and I will start bolting them in tomorrow.

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: Trip to Poland
« on: August 02, 2017, 03:24:46 AM »
I am supprised that no one has committed on Dave going to the land of the great kielbasa. 

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Volunteers / Re: July 2017 Work Planning
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:35:08 PM »
Bill, what software did you use?

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Work and Events / Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« on: July 31, 2017, 12:30:14 AM »
Mike, thanks for posting the pix of switch progress. A close look will show the missing throw bar, gauge bar, throw rod, switch stand and associated transit clips. However it is a lot closer to being finished.

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