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Bill Reidy

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Re: October 2014 work planning
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2014, 12:43:26 AM »
Thanks Mike and Start.  Wish I could be back soon to help.
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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: October 2014 work planning
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2014, 09:13:47 PM »
Work done today, Saturday, October 25th -

It was clear and 64, good for working outside.

* Car Storage Building - (1) The rest of the east wall headers were put up. The process involved hauling them part way by train.  (2) All the west support posts were cut to size, erected and braced. Staging will be set up next.  (3) The rest of the lumber was removed from the trailer, sorted by size and stacked next to the coal pocket.

* #9 - Jason worked on a number of parts. Leon worked on the ash pan.

* Equipment - Bill F. worked on the heavy duty power hack saw.

* Percival House - Bridget cleared the garden and she and Cindy reset the kitchen for normal lunch operations.  They prepared a nice lunch for about a dozen volunteers.


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Re: October 2014 work planning
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2014, 10:40:04 PM »
Don't forget the canal I dug! It was like a lake up there!  :D

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Re: October 2014 work planning
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2014, 11:19:08 PM »
Yes Hansel. By the lime you were done we had a canal. Hope it helps.
Mike
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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: October 2014 work planning
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2014, 08:11:48 PM »
This Week -

* Locomotive 9 - Jason, Brendan, Phil, Jonathan and Leon worked on a number of projects including: (1) ashpan, (2) blower feed and nozzle, (3) steam header pipes, (4) boiler drain/access holes, (5) filling the boiler.

* Car storage building - Brendan delivered a load of wood from Fred to be used for staging and bracing.  Zack, Fred, Steve Z. and Dwight built staging along the west side wall posts. The work required extra temporary sills where the mud is thick (which is just about everywhere).  They also moved the rail pile that would be inside the building.  The 36' beam arrived that will be part of the south end wall.

* R-O-W - Fred and Dwight cut wood in a number of places along the mainline including Rosewood Crossing.  Logs from their work were brought to Alna Center for the Victorian Christmas bonfire.

* Upper Yard - The railroad got 30' longer this week as the last two rails were set and spiked at the south end of the roundhouse track.  The extension makes operations safer for engine crews bringing locomotives over to the coal pocket.

* Archives - A major shipment of archival grade storage containers arrived so Linda can continue working and sorting historic material.

* Restroom building - More painting was done to the front (under the porch) and west side.
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Re: October 2014 work planning
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2014, 02:15:46 AM »
You folks sure have been busy, according to Stewart's report.

No. 9 -- filling the boiler.... was that followed by filling the firebox with tinder and wood? Is a steam test in the offing?


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Re: October 2014 work planning
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2014, 11:51:57 AM »
Hydro first...  The ashpan isn't installed or quite finished yet. Steam test soon- no whistle for now (the most common question). 

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Re: October 2014 work planning
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2014, 03:25:28 PM »
 Stewart,  Thanks for the report of last weeks work.  Hope the weather will allow the restrooms painting to be completed in next few weeks, they look really good in gray.  Fred L. Kuhns