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Author Topic: October 2016 Work Planning  (Read 8717 times)
Charlie Lacasse
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« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2016, 02:34:49 AM »

Its really awesome to see how much work has been accomplished just since the work weekend. I'm with you guys in spirit, since L.L. Bean is now in its busy season and I'm stuck working lots of overtime to keep up with the demand of the iconic bean boot. I can't wait to be able to return to the museum and help out with some of these awesome projects!!!

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« Reply #76 on: October 26, 2016, 05:16:52 AM »

The siding will get those first, but I don't think there are enough for the amount of rail on the small flat. We'll put them somewhere where they can easily be picked up if needed. At least they have been cut and are ready for anywhere we want them. I do worry about putting lots of ties on such an unbalanced load of rail. All I can say is good luck!
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« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2016, 06:23:01 AM »

There aren't enough of the odd ball ones, but will be nice to get them used up. I am hoping the ground up there isn't too tacky, but I think it will be. There are some plywood pieces in the east ditch near the south run around switch if someone wants or needs to build a walkway.
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« Reply #78 on: October 26, 2016, 06:45:16 AM »

I was hopeing to put the plywood out today.
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« Reply #79 on: October 26, 2016, 07:03:22 AM »

Anticipated work for Saturday October 29:

* Sawmill Siding: Dana wants to start building that.
* Boxcar 67
* Passenger trains: today is the last scheduled passenger day of the season.  I believe we've broken records this year!

Saturday is the start of deer hunting season in Maine, so wear your blaze orange.  The Alna VFD is having their hunter's breakfast Saturday morning 4 - 9:30, for anyone interested in supporting them.  Good breakfast!
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« Reply #80 on: October 26, 2016, 10:49:41 AM »

Ties were laid out this morning for the mill siding.



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« Reply #81 on: October 26, 2016, 03:14:38 PM »

What a great looking switch in that first picture.

Admittedly an biased comment, since it is the first one I ever built (with the help of a bunch of WW&F loving friends).

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« Reply #82 on: October 26, 2016, 04:24:08 PM »

I think that whole area up there is great, since we did everything ourselves. Including all the tree removal, stump removal, surveying and grading.
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« Reply #83 on: October 26, 2016, 05:00:15 PM »

Mike, It looks great thanks to you. It will get even better when we do more clearing this winter, be nice to see the lay of the land west/northwest of what is cleared now.
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« Reply #84 on: October 26, 2016, 06:47:59 PM »

Not me. Us. We did it. And we continue to do it. Yes, we can clear off more of the plateau, I just hope there is enough time to stump it next summer.
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« Reply #85 on: October 26, 2016, 08:28:22 PM »

How much chair factory rail or other 60 lb rail do we have on hand? I think its best to save the 1.5 miles for main line and use other rail for less used tracks, like the woods parking lot track or ToM siding.
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« Reply #86 on: October 26, 2016, 10:22:06 PM »

I'm planning to be there this Saturday, just not at 7:00 am...
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« Reply #87 on: October 26, 2016, 11:53:51 PM »

In my earlier post, I neglected two important and critical parts of the new switch.  A volunteer donated the funds for the frog and points, which were purchased, and Jason provided a two page "switch installation guide" for dummies with me being the switch installer dummy.

Of course each of the four days we had three or four volunteers who provided all the man/woman power to keep the project moving.  This also included several volunteers in the shop who provided machining skills when we needed parts fabricated.

Like Mike said earlier, it takes a team.  We are fortunate to have such great team members.

Bill
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« Reply #88 on: October 28, 2016, 12:24:34 PM »

It looks like we will have a weather window on Saturday so I say we go for it and get the siding started.  See you in the morning.  Bring your boots and rain gear!
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« Reply #89 on: October 28, 2016, 01:29:59 PM »

Dana;
Bill and I will be there about 7:40 though I'm not a big fan of cold and wet conditions.
Dave
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