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Messages - Paul Uhland

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 20, 2018, 04:58:30 AM »
Reading of wall progress reminds me of WWII reports of how Seabees built landing strips on wartime Pacific islands facing incredible obstacles, so our air forces could advance.

Outstanding work on both accounts.

And I see a dirty yellow square behind a tree trunk, mid-picture. Clancy?
 

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 19, 2018, 03:55:31 AM »
What is the lower gray cross timber's function on the south bridge bent?
BTW, the parking lot now looks like Honest Fred's Slightly Used Railway Parts.  ;D

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 17, 2018, 03:28:49 AM »
Fascinating. Superb work.  ;)

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 16, 2018, 05:06:12 PM »
Thanks, guys. Love "snoopervising"  this whole process, never too many pics.
BTW, just got my newsletter.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 16, 2018, 03:40:48 AM »
And, is the cross timber shown to be part of the permanent bridge, or just a level/vertical pile check?
Pile placement, plumbness, look great to frustrated-engineer me.  :D

Will youz guys set up and pop in the other eleven piles ASAP, then haul up and set the short spans cribbings?
No...wait. The big middle span needs to be slid into place first.

The Great Main Span Placement should be THE area event of this decade!  ;D

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 16, 2018, 03:17:11 AM »
Yikes! Those things should NEVER wash away, could probably anchor the QE2!
Good luck, watch your fingers.  ;)

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 16, 2018, 02:58:07 AM »
You remember how Rose Anne Rosannadanna used to comment/rant on SNL Weekend News..."IF IT AINT ONE THING, IT'S ANOTHER !!"  ::) :'(
Gilda Radner, bless her,  was fabulously funny.  ;D

The wall should work fine, even though you're working with two hundred?-pound blocks.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 15, 2018, 04:38:39 PM »
Am assuming Pinch Point retaining wall will be just elaborate enough to stabilize the roadbed close to Trout Brook, possibly be finished next weekend?

Piledriving is moving right along. Approach spans cribbing is next?

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 14, 2018, 06:05:44 AM »
I second that, John.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:43:47 PM »
Great to see the start of TB construction and major Extension work underway.
Please don't spare the pics!  :)

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Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: MNG attends Gray Town Meeting 8/7/18
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:37:48 PM »
I'm surprised that a statewide association of Maine ng railroads does not already exist, providing a stronger public image, shared support and more useful communication for the benefit of each road.

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 06, 2018, 01:13:25 AM »
Great work. I bet a sturdy retaining wall goes in verrrry sooon!

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:26:07 AM »
Years ago, I ran a 90 lb air hammer for a street contractor. That thing was HEAVY, got heavier through the day, easy to do severe damage to back and shoulders.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:26:02 PM »
Terrific to see so much varied progress, especially by volunteers fitting this work into their daily lives.
But, I'm always concerned too many projects will overwhelm available doers.
So far, planned improvements...TOM track extension, Trout Bridge preps, caboose/box 67 rebuilds, machine shop re-dos, with track grade help by contractor Verney, are exciting to witness.
 
Could be my impatience to see everything done by tomorrow is showing?  ;)

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Volunteers / Re: July 2018 Work Planning
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:48:41 AM »
Joe...noticed the property was getting a bit raggedy-looking, like my place now that our NM summer monsoon finally started.
 
GOATS...are the answer, like ng 'roads in Switzerland use, per vids I've seen.  ;)
Seriously.

Howzabout discount rides to neighboring farm fams willing to rent their grass chompers to WW&F?
Good PR.

Using neighbor draft horses Bill and Bob to do commemorative track work recently was a genius idea.

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