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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Harold Downey on August 12, 2018, 03:14:30 PM »
I believe the green color is evidence of treatment.  Wood is not naturally that color (except poplar).
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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by John L Dobson on August 12, 2018, 02:26:25 PM »
Are the piles rot-proofed in any way?
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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on August 12, 2018, 02:24:12 PM »
Putting out a request for help for Saturday morning. I can only be there until just after lunch, and will need a hand guiding the blocks into place, and helping get the truck back,out of the mud, if it should get stuck again. I have got a little work to do first with the Kubota, so that will be first. I want to set the last 3 bottom blocks, and help lining these up will make it easier.

I am also planning on Sunday as well, trying to get as much as possible done. A hand would be welcomed that day as well, but not as needed as Saturday.
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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on August 12, 2018, 01:21:56 PM »
Design load was for 10 tons per pile, but that was using smaller piles. Not sure where we are with the larger piles, but will be fine.

The soil is also the determining factor for the piles. There is about 12 feet (if I remember correctly) of clay that these are going through to get to the glacial till, which is what I am in building the wall. I am told there is a noticeable increase in resistance when the pile reaches the glacial till. That is very good load bearing material.

There is ledge relatively close by, but too deep to find with the piles.
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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by John Kokas on August 12, 2018, 01:00:46 PM »
Depth is not the determining factor,. These are friction piles which means the soil resistance against the pile determines the load.  I have had 25 ton piles at 30 feet and the same resistance on other piles at 80 feet.  I actually had a 40 ton pile go 100 feet and disappear into the soil as we discovered an underground cavern.  I will let Jason or Mike give us the exact design load.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bill Baskerville on August 12, 2018, 12:09:04 PM »
 According to my rough calculations from the first one on Thursday they are probably about 20 some feet into the ground. Jason of course knows exactly how they are.
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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Last post by Joe Fox on August 12, 2018, 10:21:11 AM »
Special thanks to Steve Lennox for the finess with the tie.
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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Last post by Dave Buczkowski on August 12, 2018, 02:41:14 AM »
I was really impressed by the re-enactment group. Having the 102 from Connecticut join the 103rd was a great addition. I missed the mortar and Hotchkiss firing but did see the Model T ambulance in action. Alna Center is perfect for this kind of thing. The group leaders were extremely pleased with how things went. I look forward to an even bigger encampment next year.
Thanks to all who helped out today. I was pleased to see new faces. And Joe cleans up real well, tie and all, as conductor.
Dave
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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Last post by John McNamara on August 12, 2018, 02:05:56 AM »


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good yard management at Sheepscot by Jason and James

Voice communication is impossible.  It's really hard to see much of anything.  Thankfully Jason seemed to know when I would need to know what to do next and signal it from around the middle switch.  I told him we need a flag system or something.

The mag phone department might be able to come up with something.🤔
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Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« Last post by Bill Reidy on August 12, 2018, 02:04:41 AM »
I dont know what the final head counts were today, but the steam train seemed to do very well, especially on the 10:30 and 12 departures. And a decent charge of first time visitors, and many familiar faces. A fun time was had by all, and everyone that I talked to had a great time.

And Joe as conductor looked especially sharp today wearing a tie.  I told him I was going to wear a torn tee-shirt as conductor for future second-class trains, rather than my usual WW&F denim shirt.

Yes -- a fun time by all, based on the conversations I had today.  Always great to see both first-time visitors and familiar faces enjoying their time at our Museum.

I was surprised by the strong passenger count I saw on the 3 p.m. steam train.  Good sight late in the day.
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