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Messages - Jason M Lamontagne

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 20, 2018, 10:16:50 AM »
Hello all,

Any extra hands today would be helpful.  We are scheduled to receive a truck shipment at Sheepscot, but my time must be spent on the bridge site laying out for the next round of piles.  We could really use help with both projects.

Thanks,
Jason

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 12, 2018, 06:11:17 PM »
2.5 CCA

About 8’ of clay, then 2-3’ of till engagement.  Larger piles doesn’t mean greater carrying capacity- as the limiting factor is the till engagement, which is limited by hammer size, which is limited by crane size, which is limited by the permit restriction of working from the top of the roadbed.


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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 09, 2018, 11:22:49 PM »
We were wet and busy.  I got a couple, one of which mike just posted on the bridge thread.  I believe Dave B got some.  I got video but don’t know how to send such a large file from my phone.

See ya
Jason

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:58:00 AM »
Jeff Schumaker named him- I think he was thinking the name needed to blend in with “moose trout.” 

Marty probably doesn’t mind what you call him, though I would try his patience too much...

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 06, 2018, 03:04:54 PM »
Thanks, Ed.

Friday switching will be steam.  We should already have a crew for that.  Additional crew welcome.  Bridge work too.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Google Maps
« on: August 04, 2018, 01:14:51 AM »
I wonder why my satellite image is what everyone else sees on google earth... maybe I’m just on the cutting edge?

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Museum Discussion / Google Maps
« on: August 03, 2018, 05:25:15 PM »
August 3, 2018

New Google Maps satellite view shows the turntable, bridge under construction in lot, new track on Davis Grade (albeit a little wiggly), and a steam train just north of Sheepscot Mills Crossing.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wiscasset,+Waterville+and+Farmington+Railway+Museum/@44.0616691,-69.623761,661m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4caded372f244245:0x99e60ff947391b9f!8m2!3d44.060622!4d-69.623688

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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:18:32 AM »
Additional Saturday Aug 4 projects:

Bridge beam drilling and bolting (Joe)
Crane tower fab (Alan)

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:15:00 AM »
Hand spiking is the last, great bastion of building our railroad by hand, as many other concessions are made out of necessity. 

Handling those pneumatic spikers is no easy feat for those of us of “average” build.  Anyone bulked enough to handle one properly shouldn’t be trifled with.  I know from a touch of experience (trying to handle a pneumatic spiking hammer, not getting beat up by a pneumatic spiking hammer operator).  There is no ability to finnesse track gauge by drawing a rail with spiking technique.

If the mood of the crew swings towards automation in this regard- we’ll certainlu give it fair consideration- as we always strive to do.  We want to hear from those folks who would otherwise be wielding spike mauls.  I figure this FWW we can take the crews temperature again.  The introduction of such devices would be well thought out and executed.  If a couple showed up by surprise, I’m sorry to say they’d likely go unused that weekend.

See ya
Jason

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Volunteers / Re: July 2018 Work Planning
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:01:22 PM »
The first of the evening concert series is Saturday.  Well want to get 100 chairs delivered to AC and set up under the tent (which is being delivered and set up by a tent rental company).

Also we’ll want to focus a team on continuing the bridge sub assembly bolting at SS during the day.

See ya
Jason

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Volunteers / Re: July 2018 Work Planning
« on: July 19, 2018, 10:30:59 AM »
Hi Bill,

I’ve sent you a PM about this Saturday’s train.  Plz check it out before locking in too many plans Saturday morning.  You should have time to run Joe up anyway.

It’ll be great to have you early, and for the month!

See ya
Jason

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 14, 2018, 11:32:39 AM »
Tie spacing on the approaches is 18” on center.  South-side approach is about 13’, while north-side approach is about 11’.  Those are c-c clear span support dimensions.

Many of the 8x8’s in Mikes second photo are the 6x10x12’ approach span ties.  There are also a lot of timbers on hand to build the timber abutments (which the land-end of the approach spans land on).

See ya
Jason


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Volunteers / Re: July 2018 Work Planning
« on: July 13, 2018, 11:53:42 PM »
Crew call!  Tuesday, July 17 will be a big day.  Prep for abutments on site, including survey, hand leveling, silt fencing, haying.  Locating piles, etc.  If we have enough crew we’ll leave some folks at Sheepscot to continue abutment assembly. 

If we REALLY have enough folks, we’ll all line up along both sides of the bridge, pick it up, walk it north up 218, then walk it across the brook.

The last part is optional...

See ya
Jason

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 13, 2018, 11:53:23 PM »
Crew call!  Tuesday, July 17 will be a big day.  Prep for abutments on site, including survey, hand leveling, silt fencing, haying.  Locating piles, etc.  If we have enough crew we’ll leave some folks at Sheepscot to continue abutment assembly. 

If we REALLY have enough folks, we’ll all line up along both sides of the bridge, pick it up, walk it north up 218, then walk it across the brook.

The last part is optional...

See ya
Jason

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Volunteers / Re: July 2018 Work Planning
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:15:40 AM »
Bill and Charlie: that last weekend of July will be prime bridge time.  While we don’t know the day by day until we’re closer, nearly certain there’ll be bridge work on our plate.  The influx of volunteers will be welcome.

Thanks!
Jason

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