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Messages - Bob Holmes

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Work and Events / Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« on: October 31, 2016, 12:03:38 AM »
Truly amazing...can't wait to see it in action.  Once again, an innovative approach by our museum...

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Volunteers / Re: October 2016 Work Planning
« on: October 27, 2016, 02:22:06 AM »
I'm planning to be there this Saturday, just not at 7:00 am...

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Volunteers / Re: October 2016 Work Planning
« on: October 18, 2016, 11:54:13 PM »
Amen to your comments, Gordon.  What happened Saturday shows the vastly increased flexibility of the two yards due to the turntable, and once again the improvisation of a real working railroad!

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Work and Events / Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« on: October 15, 2016, 11:32:44 PM »
Today I had the chance to help turn #9 on the turntable at the end of the day.  It was amazing how smooth and easy it was to turn.  What a testament to the design and the builders!

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Volunteers / Re: October 2016 Work Planning
« on: October 15, 2016, 11:30:10 PM »
Mike successfully unloaded the bulldozer using a trailer, not a ramp.  He was pleased with the result.

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Work and Events / Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« on: September 30, 2016, 05:11:53 AM »
Brendan, such incredibly cool pictures!!!  Nice job on the endblocks and wheels.  Sure wish I could have been there

Congratulations all.

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Ed, I tried the direct attachment method today (see most recent posts on Turntable discussion), and was extremely disappointed.  The 128k limitation sucks (to be candid).  I know that Brendan and others get full resolution pix posted, so I definitely need your advice about the best way to do this moving forward.

Thanks.

Bob

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Work and Events / Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« on: September 26, 2016, 05:14:10 PM »
Last one -- note weight of Thomas on rail ramp...


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Work and Events / Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« on: September 26, 2016, 05:13:18 PM »
I guess this takes only one picture at a time


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Work and Events / Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« on: September 26, 2016, 05:11:57 PM »
Here are the rest







Pictures are small but they appear to use two rails, without ties, bolted together in gauge as a ramp

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Work and Events / Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« on: September 26, 2016, 05:08:02 PM »
That didn't work.  Trying again...


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Work and Events / Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« on: September 25, 2016, 11:47:16 PM »
As of yesterday, outer wheel blocks still need to be installed before turning the TT over.  Latest "rumor" is that crane will not be until Wednesday.  Check with those that know about crane schedule.

With this message, I am trying to post a photo of Thomas at Chama.  Don't know if I will be successful...

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Well TOM was the ruling grade south, and trains were often doubled.  I suspect there was a lot of activity there.  It was not just your ordinary run-through location.

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Work and Events / Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« on: September 23, 2016, 11:29:00 PM »
Yes, the rail bending crew (Randy, Phil, Phil, and others) did an amazing job of getting nearly perfect circles.  Kudos to them.

The last time I was at the C&TS in 2012, they were using the loading track at Chama to put Thomas the Tank Engine on a trailer.  It had been visiting the C&TS and was on its way to Durango.  I"ll try to find a picture to post.

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Work and Events / Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« on: September 22, 2016, 02:21:40 AM »
All ring rails (upper and lower) have been curved to the correct radius using the manual rail bender.  The total length of the three curved rails for each is longer than needed.  The best curves from each rail will be cut, joined and fastened as described by others.

Work today on the blocks holding the outer turntable wheels.  The axles for those wheels were prepared yesterday.

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