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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Stephen Hussar on May 13, 2018, 10:17:02 AM »
I agree! Although hearing the pitch of the sound change as you ride through will be cool, and will sort of make up
for the visual loss of not seeing the trusses
 
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Volunteers / Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Last post by Harold Downey on May 13, 2018, 02:09:18 AM »
The new Hercules mill is now running. Its electrical control internals are a bit bodged up.  But all feeds and speeds are functional.   Linc will be comparing its accuracy to the original Hercules mill this coming week so that we can decide which one will stay. 
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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on May 13, 2018, 01:47:04 AM »
No more duck under. I wished after that I would have video'd this. The tree and stump fell in rather spectacular fashion..

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Volunteers / Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« Last post by James Patten on May 13, 2018, 12:42:34 AM »
Work done on Saturday May 12 2018:

* E-waste: today was an electronics waste acceptance day, so we rounded up old non-working TVs and computers and sent them off.
* Ditching: Mike ditched more of the west side on Davis Grade, and dropped off the gunk at Brook Crossing for the bulldozer to take care of.  Where he has ditched the water flows through rather nicely, rather than sitting in a stagnate pool.
* Caboose 320: Today the cupola came off via the forklift.  Fortunately both the carbody and the cupola top are in solid shape.
* Machine shop: Trying to get one of the newly moved machines to work.
* Percival House: Zack and Sonja worked on the stairs all day, however they're in no different shape tonight than they work this morning!  I think they may have done prep work for the rest of the stairs.
* Mountain Extension: Mike took Jeff Verney on a tour of the work to be done.
* Board meeting.  Long meeting.
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General Discussion / A reminder
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on May 12, 2018, 01:31:26 AM »
Just a little note to remind anyone who might be contemplating a trip to the mid-Atlantic region this summer. The 70th annual reunion of the Rough & Tumble Engineers will take place at Kinzers, PA August 15-18, 2018. A huge event, with more than 100 steam tractors, stationary engines, a belt-driven machine shop, lots of gas tractors, many stationary natural gas, diesel and gasoline engines, etc. Sawmill and shingle mill, too. Steam shovels, too. Not far from the Strasburg Rail Road and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, either.
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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Gordon Cook on May 11, 2018, 10:49:05 PM »
Ya know, I'm sure it's the wine that's talking, but covering those trusses is like covering a work of art.
I completely understand the historical and practical reasons, but there could be a couple of steel beams under there!
It's like building a box around #9!!
Only partly :)
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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bill Baskerville on May 11, 2018, 01:26:18 PM »
Man, that bridge is huge........
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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on May 11, 2018, 01:25:21 PM »
Impressive.

Jeff S.
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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on May 11, 2018, 10:56:56 AM »
Work has continued this week on the Sheathing, and as of this photo taken Thursday, borrowed from the Facebook team, the west side is complete.



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Museum Discussion / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on May 10, 2018, 08:37:55 PM »
Meanwhile, the Facebook page has reached over 5300 likes & followers! Great job to Stewart, Cindy, and the rest of the Facebook team!
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