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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2016, 07:25:59 AM »

Anticipated work for weekend of Saturday October 8: Fall Work Weekend.  There's people at the Museum working now, through Monday and beyond.

* Board meeting on Friday evening (this is a change from our regular meeting schedule of the 2nd Friday of the month)
* Top of the Mountain mill spur
* Turntable
* Main line maintenance
* Kitchen crew (lunches and dinners)
* Train crew
* Woods track construction
* Tracks 7 and 8 extension to turntable wall
* Flanging machine work
* Brief Riveter demonstration
* Painting car storage barn
* Archive computer equipment help

As of this morning, most of the weather models have Matthew missing New England by a lot.  We may get some rain, but stay tuned.
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2016, 07:39:48 AM »

Also shop work including

Flanging machine
Finish riveting boiler display (1 rivet, don't blink...)

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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2016, 10:10:47 AM »



* Board meeting on Friday evening (this is a change from our regular meeting schedule of the 2nd Friday of the month)


Crud. I had anticipated it for next week with a meeting scheduled Thursday. The info learned would be fresh in the mind. Oh well, we will take notes.

And I better finish up last months stuff. Busy week in and out of the membership office.
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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2016, 01:03:31 PM »

Yes...although yesterday's NWS Matthew storm track predicted possible travel to the Maine area, latest forecast now predicts storm to turn east out over the Atlantic, well to the south.
It better, with all the WW&F work planned for the next few days!
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« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2016, 08:10:27 PM »

With all the tracks going in at the Top of the Mountain, it's time somebody made and planted a Yard Limit sign (2, actually, since we'll need one on the north side).
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« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2016, 10:06:27 PM »

We could take the YL signs from AC and move them to TOM.
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2016, 07:22:58 AM »

AC is still officially designated as a yard, so those signs can't be taken.  We've discussed changing that designation; if so it will appear in the next time table, which will be due out by spring anyway.

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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2016, 11:24:23 AM »

BTW, what is the WW&F yard  limit speed and the reason for it?
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2016, 05:05:47 PM »

Yard limits is restricted speed, defined in the timetable as there are special instructions on the operation within certain tracks and certain locations.

All railroads have yard limits at restricted speed due to any movement can be made within yard limits without dispatcher permission provided they clear up before any scheduled train thus the need to be able to stop within one half the range of vision.
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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2016, 06:13:17 PM »

Joe is exactly right- great answer.

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« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2016, 06:43:47 PM »

Work done today - Saturday October 8

* Turntable: The crane operator arrived and the crane lifted the table up and over to the spider.  It quickly became apparent that some shoveling was needed.  When the table was finally dropped into home, it rotated very easily.  By the end of the day the trusses were getting put up, the timbers on which the rail sits had been drilled down through in a few places and bolts put in.  Lots of other turntable-related stuff was happening.
* Woods track: Built with a curve toward the parking lot.  It is about 2 lengths short.
* Flanger: Machine crews were drilling holes, etc in big pieces of steel.
* Meals: Kitchen crews got out lunch and supper.
* Painting: Folks got the east and south wall of the car barn painted in yellow paint.

Lots of other stuff happening, but I'm not sure exactly all that happened.
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« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2016, 08:37:51 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2016, 04:09:11 PM »

 Great to see all the progress made over the last several days, the number of volunteers are making things happen. Hope the weather holds for Sunday and Monday.
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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2016, 12:58:03 PM »

Looks like the coal pile needs to move before roundhouse/track work starts. Where to?
Am assuming the building goes up first, then the two 'whisker' spurs go in.
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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2016, 01:27:52 PM »

Actually the run through track will have to come out to build.
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