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February 2017 Work Planning
« on: February 01, 2017, 12:06:05 PM »
Anticipated work for February 4, 2017

* Boxcar 67
* Work flat 1015
* Tree cutting at TOM

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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 11:32:13 PM »
I will be late in the morning, so will be staying at Sheepscot.
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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017, 11:34:44 PM »
I'd like the journal boxes for 67's trucks to be cleared of gunk.  Followed by the other metal truck components.  I've conveyed to Mike the details of the job, and asked him to look for volunteers like Jay Barta, or others who don't mind some general work.

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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2017, 10:12:22 PM »
Work done Saturday, Feb. 4th, 2017

* Bulldozer - Mike worked on the dozer, installing the repaired radiator and fixing the bracket that holds the radiator and hood.

* Archives - Linda worked on the catalog system.

* Boxcar #67 - Zack installed the rest of the diagonal braces while Carlos and Gerry cleaned truck frame parts. The floor around the car was cleaned of scrap wood and the pieces taken to AC for the depot stove.

* Coach #8 - The south end was cleaned where the new combine door will be installed. 

* Campus - Cash bottles were collected from all the buildings and we have 3 full bags to redeem.

* Kitchen - The crew served a nice lasagna lunch and made preperations to feed the train crews for next Saturday's Mass Bay RRE Charter.

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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 10:43:04 PM »
While I was at it, I replaced the lower radiator hose and fan belt. The belt proved to be a bit of a challenge. I had to remove the hydraulic pump that mounts to the front of the motor to get the belt off. It was an original belt, with a Case number, so it served it's time, 43+ years.

Also, I fixed a bolt that had broken off in the alternator, and repaired the wire to the headlights, because it had rubbed through.
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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 11:17:12 PM »
After only 43 years on the belt, I would contact Case to inquire about a warranty replacement as it should have lasted at least 50 years.

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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2017, 10:28:47 PM »
After only 43 years on the belt, I would contact Case to inquire about a warranty replacement as it should have lasted at least 50 years.
None of us has a belt that has lasted that long. ;D
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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2017, 12:50:11 AM »
Well the belt was still whole, so I tagged it and hung it on the wall.
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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2017, 01:45:08 AM »
Well, I still wear a belt I've had since high school, although not in the same hole. That was 1965. You do the math!

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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 01:49:51 AM »
Eric made a time lapse video of the Coach 3 siding re-installation

https://youtu.be/1YCKajV-eU4
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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2017, 03:29:49 PM »
Thats a nice video Eric,  thanks

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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2017, 09:33:36 PM »
Wow!...Now I know how so much gets done in such a short time at the WW&F!  ;)
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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2017, 07:55:19 PM »
Work prep for Mass Bay Charter Saturday Feb 11:

Tuesday: let it snow.
Wednesday:  Plow, flange main line  (Plow Crew Help is welcome!).  Move crane to ToM.  Prep 9 for boiler fill. 
Thursday:  let it snow.
Friday:  Plow, flange main line (Plow Crew Help is welcome!).  Fill and fire 3 (MNG crew).   If time:  fill and fire 9. 
Saturday:  Charter is from 12:30 till 3:30.  Prep will begin around 9.

Other work:
Coach 8's door addition project is being paused and cleaned up so the car can be in service this week.
We are preparing parts to assemble trucks for box 67.

Near future: 
Trucks under 67 so it's mobile.
Move 67 to access bay 2 crane.
Use bay 2 crane to re-arrange boiler steel on flat 126
Begin prepping boiler barrels for welding.
Fill flanging machine with oil, commence testing.

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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2017, 01:30:54 AM »
Alrighty then...some serious work ahead!  ;)
Please share lots of project pics with us, the "away crowd".  :D
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Re: February 2017 Work Planning
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2017, 12:13:27 PM »
Anticipated work for weekend of Feb 11:

* Plow crew on Friday.
* Steam loco fire-ups Friday
* Board meeting Friday evening
* Saturday is the Mass Bay RRE photo charter.  80 people expected mid day.  #9 and #3 will be the star attractions.
* Boxcar 67