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1  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread on: May 21, 2017, 12:19:51 PM
WOW!  I can't wait for Monday!  LOOK AT ALL THAT FLAT SPACE!!!!!
2  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 Official Work Thread on: May 19, 2017, 12:43:08 AM
Given the ornateness of the car as built, and the constant dumbing down of the niceties thereafter, we've got every reason to believe the center piece, the long skinny one which we got from the car, is original.  There are about 14 or 15 like it in the car; the others are clear plain panes, or plastic.  

Looking at the interior builders photo on the Delaware public archives, zooming in on those windows, shows a pattern.  Obviously color and the exact pattern can't be discerned, but what circumstantial evidence we have supports our belief.  

I presume they were made by hot stamping colored glass in 1894, just as now.

See ya
Jason
3  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Flatcar 118 repairs on: May 18, 2017, 09:04:30 PM
The original car had southern yellow pine side, intermediate and center sills.  It had oak end sills, needle beams, and draft gear.  That is from the Portland Co specs. 

We use oak when oak was specified; we use Doug Fir when southern yellow pine was specified.

See ya
Jason
4  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 17, 2017, 01:04:12 PM
We should be getting stone on Friday.  If there's a willing Saturday crew, it'd be great to dress the main around MP 7 where the lifting happened.

Hopefully, beginning in June, a Saturday crew can run stone to some specific areas, so the weekday crew can lift and tamp once or twice a month.

See ya
Jason
5  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread on: May 17, 2017, 12:53:07 PM
I believe there may be a time for that- but probably not this time.  Mike has broken the entire stretch of mainline down the mountain into a series of segments or sections.  This year is the first section, and the work required during the mandated work window is all machine work.  Some work stages of some sections will require a major hand work effort, but at the moment it looks like those efforts don't need to be held to the mandated work window.  As such, Mike has been aiming those for the existing work weekends.

See ya
Jason
6  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Down the Mountain to Trout Brook - Official Work Thread on: May 17, 2017, 02:38:22 AM
The work window of July to Oct 1 is set by regulation, not us.

While I've been involved on the periphery of the planning process to reconstruct the railroad down the mountain; Mike has been at the center of it for several years.  The amount of foresight and planning required of him to integrate multiple permitting agencies, railroad operational needs, equipment needs, material supply needs, etc, has been staggering.  To say he's been doing an admiral job would be a ridiculous understatement. 

See ya
Jason
7  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 08, 2017, 11:47:01 PM
Tomorrow's planned track work will continue in a modified fashion.  We won't be building new track, as we want to put more time and planning into the "west yard facilities" design.  Instead, we need to prepare the existing woods track for use by Monson 3, which leaves in a couple of weeks.

Any help still appreciated!

Jason
8  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 03, 2017, 09:55:45 PM
Weekday Track Building!

We need to extend the woods track by about 120' to allow Monson 3 to get loaded onto a truck, allow the culverts to be loaded on flatcars, and ultimately have a track in front of the rail pile.

We are tentatively planning next Tuesday as the day, though it could extend to Wednesday and possibly the following week.

We'll take any help we can get those days, and encourage the effort to be continued as desired on other days (such as Saturday).

Let us know if you can make it!

See ya
Jason
9  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread on: May 01, 2017, 06:07:32 PM
Man, those wheels are going to take a long, long time to finish...
10  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread on: May 01, 2017, 03:56:42 PM
The storage area is working great- just as designed.

Car looks great.  Getting wheels done is a priority.

see ya
Jason
11  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: April 2017 Work Planning on: April 30, 2017, 11:57:59 AM
Not much in the way of flanging this weekend.  It's too busy to focus on it too much- but after an attempt, we found we need to modify a die and develop a jig to hold the backhead stiff as it's top radius is formed. Neither are a big deal, but were enough to bring progress this weekend to a halt.

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Jason
12  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread on: April 27, 2017, 02:20:14 AM
It looks great but...  can you make it 3/8" wider?
13  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: 2017 Spring Work Weekend on: April 26, 2017, 11:04:43 AM
I would just go through Bath.  The viaduct project has proven to be extremely well planned and executed- its three weeks ahead of schedule and almost done (they're paving today).  The planning extends to the traffic plan; you might get a 5 or 10 minute delay; Richmond would add an hour or more. 

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Jason
14  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: 2017 Spring Work Weekend on: April 23, 2017, 07:52:09 PM
The latest version of the work weekend track crew plan looks roughly like this:

Thursday: crew 1: run stone to MP 7 lift areas
Friday: crew 1: run stone to Mountain extension
Saturday: crew 1: lift and shovel tamp Mountain extension
Saturday: crew 2: finish running stone to Mountain extension, then finish running stone to MP 7 lift area, then lift and power tamp MP 7
Sunday: crew 1: finish tamping mountain and MP 7, in that order.

Note one crew only both Friday and Sunday.  Saturday two track crews only if sufficient help on hand.

See ya
Jason
15  The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Original Railway / Re: Fred Fogg on: April 22, 2017, 03:30:40 AM
Col. Wildes repeatedly refers to 4' 8-1/2" gauge as "common gauge," not standard gauge. 

I need to start doing that.  The audacity to think that their 4' 8-1/2" is "standard."  As much gall as the "standard railroad of the world" Pennsylvania!

No offense to all you common gauge fans out there...

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Jason
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