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James Patten

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2015, 08:55:07 PM »
I too wondered why the roof on the east side wasn't finished first before going onto the west side.  Yesterday I found out my answer.  Zack was using some 6x6 timbers to cap the door posts.  He notched them, then found the first one needed additional notching to make it fit (distance at bottom <> distance at top).  There was considerable work being done where the roofing would have been had it been completed, making the job much more difficult.  I would never have thought of that.

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2015, 09:38:17 PM »
We were hoping to work on the roof Sat, BUT, not enough help. We were working on the North end of the building as well as running 2 trains after lunch. More people more work done.

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2015, 12:54:42 AM »
Rather than wait two years to continue from TOM, rent a small excavator for a week or whatever and do the necessary grading to the wash out.
Have the rental company deliver it to the nearest access to TOM.
We can throw down the ties  and save two years time.
I am sure the worker members will be a lot happier.

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2015, 04:06:59 AM »
Dwight, James, Fred...
Many thanks for a most complete explanation of this past weekend's car barn construction phasing and the need for the steps taken.
It all makes complete sense now, especially in light of simultaneously running a railroad and having fewer crewpeople handy.
Good luck with timely completion. Mr. Snow is 'warming up' his  machinery for duty soon.
 
Compared to some projects I have been on, you guys are a great to watch and communicate with.   ;)
Thanks.

And another thing...Ira, your equipment rental idea makes sense.
Mike...is the Kubota badly wounded?
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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2015, 11:45:16 AM »
Potential head gasket issue. Renting is an option, but basically running out of time for any work this year up there. Sheepscot has been the focus, and still plenty to do there to get ready for the work weekend. But what I am thinking now is still trying to get up there with the dozer and see what I can do with that. May not be for the work weekend, but still want to try.
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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2015, 04:13:18 PM »
Mike, agreed that we have a lot to do in Sheepscot and probably that should be the priority this year.  I think we should put maximum effort into getting the carbarn enclosed so that ALL our equipment is out of the weather this winter (I fear a bad one).  Having walked the upper stretch a ways down, I would suggest maybe saving the dozer for a late fall trip to cut timber (open up the ROW) and skid it out before there is too much snow on the ground.  Better to make that mess before finalizing the grade and it might make your job a bit easier in the spring.
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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2015, 09:16:44 PM »
It take 5 people to do the metal roof, 6 would be better. If we have that number this coming Sat, we can get a lot done. We can't do the last few feet on each side until the staging is finished and the trim put on. I think we'll be ready for siding if, we get good weather, by the work weekend' We also have to put in one more set of purlins on the Two long sides and some purlins on both peaks.

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2015, 09:17:23 PM »
Looks like the nearest NAPA shop will get a visit, with a look through their gasket catalog.
My C&TS gofer trips to the one in Chama has saved the day  many times; 175 miles north of Abq, our main NAPA warehouse location with overnight delivery.

With a month 'til  the next annually well-attended 4-day work weekend, I'll bet Sheepscot  car barn sheathing and trackage,  any section house finishup, maybe Woods Track work will get done; won't need worksite rail commute to boot.
Any woods clearing on the TOM-north ROW will be icing on the old cake, with free wood thrown in.  ;D

My bod is no longer up to heavy but healthy fun work.
Always best wishes, though, guys.
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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2015, 12:44:53 AM »
No wood to be cut on the ROW for a bit. All small stuff anyhow. The larger pines will be dealt with then the tracks are near them. Plus we may have a destination for the logs by then.

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2015, 01:58:49 AM »
We will be working on the replica of the Whitefield section house which sits next to the upper yard spur. 

Project needs:

* Apply building wrap
* Install windows and corner boards
* Build sliding door, install door rollers and set door
* Lay spruce flooring and oak rails
* Shingle the walls

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2015, 10:35:11 AM »
Regarding the section house, the goal is to have house wrap, windows, and trimboards in on Friday along with setting up the ledger boards for shingles. This way we will be able to jump between trackwork and shingling, taking advantage of the natural downtime in the track laying process.

It is great to think that with the completion of the track in the car barn and the section house all of the railway's rolling stock and equipment will have indoor storage.

Steve

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2015, 03:02:19 AM »
Just 15 days from track going in here.

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2015, 12:29:09 AM »
We have a surprise for work weekend.



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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2015, 12:35:18 AM »
THAT must have been a fun unload in the driving rain.

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Re: 2015 Fall Work Weekend
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2015, 01:01:55 AM »
I bet it's a little blue tank engine.
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