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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Robert Hale on March 20, 2019, 01:14:37 PM »
Looks like a counter-weight is needed.
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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on March 20, 2019, 12:28:08 PM »
Mike,

Is there a potential tipping problem, since the wheels have been moved in to the proper gauge? In the first photo, the wheels on the left appear to be off the ground.

Jeff S.
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Volunteers / Re: March 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by James Patten on March 20, 2019, 11:04:04 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday March 23:

* Flatcar 34
* Shop insulation/sheathing/organizing
* Car Host training class

I'm doubting that we'll be doing anymore upline tree cutting, as Spring has Sprung and mud season is here.  A lot of the snow is disappearing, plus I think it'll be raining on Saturday.
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Volunteers / Re: March 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Jason M Lamontagne on March 20, 2019, 08:03:53 AM »
Flatcar 34 needs to be serviceable for SWW, so there isn’t time to build new trucks.  While subject to revision pending the outcome of inspection after cleaning, we tentatively plan to change one wheel set, add brakes to one truck, paint and install them.

See ya
Jason
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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bill Baskerville on March 20, 2019, 02:40:39 AM »
Took a few minutes last week and fired up the steam cleaner. The orange is growing on me.. I think I'll just touch it up.
Mike, you do great work.  The tie changer cleaned up real nice.  Good job!
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Volunteers / Re: March 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by John Kokas on March 19, 2019, 11:53:42 PM »
Might it be the time for some new trucks to be manufactured?
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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on March 19, 2019, 11:30:50 PM »
Took a few minutes last week and fired up the steam cleaner. The orange is growing on me.. I think I'll just touch it up.



This cylinder was wet when I picked it up. Leaked all over the pallet it sits on, so I figured it should be fixed. There was a little ridge that I had to remove to get the guts out. The only thing I could reach it with was my dremmel with an engraving type bit.





Once it was apart, I had to remove the 3 o-rings so I can match sizes





I found the o-rings to be very hard, and in fact the one that I suspected of leaking was so hard it broke on removal (bottom one in the stack).

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Volunteers / Re: March 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Bob Holmes on March 19, 2019, 11:10:36 PM »
Yes, they are now in the shop in Bays 1 and 3.  Decisions to be made to get the best set of trucks/wheels under 34 so it can be the workhorse it needs to be...
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Volunteers / Re: March 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by John Kokas on March 19, 2019, 10:03:54 PM »
I assume the trucks need some TLC before going under #34.
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Volunteers / Re: March 2019 Work Reports
« Last post by Brendan Barry on March 19, 2019, 09:37:15 PM »
We lifted B&SR boxcar 56 off of it's trucks today. The trucks are going under B&SR flatcar 34. When boxcar 56 is rebuilt we will use the swing motion Bridgeton trucks that are under WW&F flatcar 126 and 126 will get a new set of common bolster trucks.

The trucks sitting on the roundhouse track where we picked up the car.



Next to the coal pile at the bottom of the driveway.





In the parking lot after squeezing between the house and the bathrooms.



Placed temporarily on the west side of the parking lot.

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