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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 08, 2020, 07:39:12 PM »
There should be more scrap wood this year from the exhibit hall construction. 

P.S.
Think of Fred's motto: "Anything smaller than a 6X6 is just trim."
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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on May 08, 2020, 06:51:08 PM »
6 foot pieces of lumber are more rare than steam locomotives up there, Bill. I'm lucky I can find enough kindling for a fire nevermind a complete 2x4.

You steam guys want everything..😁 I'll gather all my scrapwood this summer just for you..
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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bill Piche on May 08, 2020, 05:31:48 PM »
6 foot pieces of lumber are more rare than steam locomotives up there, Bill. I'm lucky I can find enough kindling for a fire nevermind a complete 2x4.
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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bill Baskerville on May 08, 2020, 03:06:03 PM »
A 6' 2x4 on edge under the pilot makes it easy to get rolling.  Leverage my son, leverage.
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Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on May 08, 2020, 03:05:14 PM »
As of right now, I will not be completing the first repair on Saturday. The inclimate weather and a sudden appointment right after lunch pretty much kills the job.
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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bill Piche on May 08, 2020, 02:34:38 PM »
I have helped push No. 9 and No. 10 in and out of the shop on several occasions. Not that hard.

Depends on which track and how many people you have. Gordon and I had a hell of a time getting 9 out the door in bay 3 by ourselves last spring. The unseasonable humidity didn't help much, nor did that 9 doesn't like to be pushed on flat ground. Once we got her over the tipping point at the door to bay 3 she rolled fine, but those first 25 feet were killer.
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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on May 08, 2020, 01:37:30 PM »
I have helped push No. 9 and No. 10 in and out of the shop on several occasions. Not that hard.
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"Nee" (actually née) is originally from French meaning "born as", used to indicate a woman's maiden name. (Trains are female, after all.)
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The ex is simple, last owner. Exx is the owner before that and so on. Someone can follow the lineage of a locomotive that way. Nee is new or originating railroad I believe. I just wish that there was a standard way of using the terminology..
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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Last post by John Kokas on May 08, 2020, 12:34:42 PM »
Or completely replace all the axle, truck, and drive-rod bearing to roller bearings and re-balance the drivers, then a couple of guys would be able to just push the engine around.   :D

To all non-believers, there is film on youtube showing a NYC 4-8-4- Niagara with all roller bearings and rod bearings being pushed by 4 guys.
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