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Carl G. Soderstrom

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 01, 2015, 10:49:31 PM »
Are the wheels on the velocipede stamped or cast?

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2015, 11:10:03 PM »
 A great idea to build the section house on such a special week end.  All the pictures and written discussion will be remembered for years.  Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2015, 07:24:49 AM »
Are the wheels on the velocipede stamped or cast?

What I want to know is: Do the wheels on the velocipede go 'round and 'round? 

Velocipede wheels are stamped.  We have a 3-wheeled version regauged from wide (56-1/2") gauge.  It's not complete, however.

Sorry- I do have a 2 yr old!

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2015, 07:26:57 AM »
Steve P. and Gordon --

I believe the parts you've seen around the shop are/were for velocipedes rather than a four-wheel "Irish mail" inspection car.

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2015, 08:14:00 AM »
With regard to the door of the Whitefield structure, the Lackawanna tool houses that I was around for a few years had an interesting locking mechanism. Rather than the usual strap hasp, there was a large staple driven into the door post and a long pin with a loop on the end. There was a hole in the door post into which the pin was inserted, and then a lock was passed through the loop in the pin and the staple. Inside, the pin fit into a hole in the door to secure it.

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2015, 12:36:45 PM »
Thanks for the answers.
It would appear that the method used to get the handcars out evolved over the years.
On the two pictures in Ed's post, my guess is that the first one is older because of the dress of the crew, more like pre-1900.
Do we know the dates of the pictures?
Are those lunch pails?
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« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2015, 04:34:48 PM »
What I want to know is: Do the wheels on the velocipede go 'round and 'round? 

Sorry- I do have a 2 yr old!

Jason
Never too late for a second childhood. Enjoy! ;D

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #67 on: July 02, 2015, 04:53:44 PM »
Today -

* Some clean up after the rain storm. 

* Rake boards installed on the south end and front. 

Next steps -

* Cut down the rear roof rafters overhang to 4" so the back rake board can be set.

* Install north end rake boards.

* Set shadow boards all around so the flashing and ice & water shield roof covering can be applied.

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #68 on: July 02, 2015, 05:04:20 PM »
It's a shame we don't have a working shingle mill (yet), a I see from the original section house photographs a very nicely shingled structure.  It will be nice when we can make our own - now there's a school trip experience!
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Carl G. Soderstrom

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #69 on: July 03, 2015, 12:53:20 AM »
Jason
You have a 2 year old what?

Cheddar not too bad
Whiskey kind of raw
Bread kind of stale

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« Reply #70 on: July 03, 2015, 04:18:42 AM »
Jason
You have a 2 year old what?

Cheddar not too bad
Whiskey kind of raw
Bread kind of stale

It took a moment to figure out the joke, ::) then I had a good belly laugh!  ;D
And your right whiskey only two years old is not drinkable.  :o

Andre

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #71 on: July 03, 2015, 10:16:00 PM »
Some of the older section cars had a metal rim. But used wooden "spokes" for the hub.

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #72 on: July 14, 2015, 09:16:40 AM »
Yesterday, Steve P., Brendan and Hansel pulled an "all nighter" and got the ice & water shield coating on the roof by around 9:30 pm.  The adhesive is better to work when there's no sun so they decided to work after dark.  Next step will be to apply the rolled roofing.  Not sure when that will be but at least the roof is now water proof.  

Thanks to Brendan, Hansel & Steve P. for going the extra milepost!
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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #73 on: July 15, 2015, 02:56:45 PM »
I wanted to thank Brendan Barry too. He was up on the roof with us the entire time. Actually, we finished up (ran out of...) the ice and water shield at around 9:00-9:30. Is the last piece of ice and water shield now installed? We were one pass short.

The rest of the time Hansel and I spent disassembling the nice power hacksaw in hopes of getting it functioning again. It is now much cleaner, but I'd still like to take some of the grease fitting off of the "parts" saw to replace the oil cups which tend to throw oil everywhere... I think we can solve the clutch issue temporarily by putting a piece of sheet brass through the english wheel and using it as a shim between the flywheel hub and the clutch itself. That will get it working. A longer term solution would be to  braze in some brass to enlarge the clutch. That could then be turned. I think it is brass there to provide a clutch wear surface softer than the cast iron.  I'll look into that when I'm up next. For now, the parts are all stowed together, although the flywheel is off the "parts" saw.

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Re: Whitefield Section House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #74 on: July 15, 2015, 08:37:38 PM »
Whitefield section house on Monday, July 13, following the efforts of Steve P, Hansel and Brendan well into the preceding night. View from back shows the one pass at top remaining to be done.