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John Kokas

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« Reply #120 on: September 17, 2017, 10:26:12 PM »
I would suggest a couple of free-standing coal stoves with gravity feeds.  Relatively cheap, easy to maintain, and if you want to get fancy there are those that have blower options (1000-2000) cfm for larger spaces.  Can be found online or a decent selection can be bought through tractor supply (TSC).  They have good stuff and are easy to deal with.  I use them all the time.

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« Reply #121 on: September 18, 2017, 11:55:50 AM »
No heat planned. We have some portable patio heaters that work great for taking the chill off
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« Reply #122 on: October 09, 2017, 10:36:43 PM »
B&SR 67 was the first car back in the shop after the tracks were reconnected this weekend.




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« Reply #123 on: October 10, 2017, 03:56:15 AM »
A perfect picture.
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« Reply #124 on: October 10, 2017, 01:10:38 PM »
What happens to the first person that gets the floor greasy or spills oil on it? Smokebox clean-out duty for a week?  :o

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« Reply #125 on: October 10, 2017, 01:22:02 PM »
Too late, the Model T already christened the floor.  Don't know what its punishment will be........   :D

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« Reply #126 on: October 10, 2017, 02:19:17 PM »
Too late, the Model T already christened the floor.  Don't know what its punishment will be........   :D

A night outside might be a good punishment. ;D

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« Reply #127 on: October 11, 2017, 07:51:24 PM »
The floor is sealed, so grease and oil stains should clean up with some kitty litter.

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« Reply #128 on: October 12, 2017, 04:45:29 AM »
Or do it like we did when I was in the Motor Pool -
Oil Absorbent and a 2X4 block , round & round.

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« Reply #129 on: October 12, 2017, 06:04:05 PM »
WOW!! That sure is an improvement! I always wondered how nobody got hurt working on that ballast. This is great and so much safer! I have two bad knees and always had to be double careful on that old floor.
There is one other bad spot that I discovered a few years ago in going from bay 3 into the machine shop where there is an unexpected double step down. Not sure if it is still there or not! Bui I found it!
I really can't believe how much was accomplished this year. I guess we all have to be thankful for a dedicated and skilled volunteer work crew!
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« Reply #130 on: October 13, 2017, 12:07:55 AM »
There is now a gentle two step drop from the new concrete floor to the machine shop.  I was happily surprised, and everyone with bad knees, etc. will really appreciate the upgrade.

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« Reply #131 on: October 13, 2017, 12:32:21 AM »
A few aluminum cookie sheets (like Nancy Weeks uses for her lovely desserts) strategically placed beneath known leaky equipment will solve the oil spot problem. I've been in museums that have one under each locomotive side rod bearing to catch drips.

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« Reply #132 on: October 13, 2017, 01:55:22 AM »
Galvanized oil drip pans, like a really big cookie sheet, may be a better solution and do not have to be food grade.

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« Reply #133 on: October 13, 2017, 03:49:53 PM »
Catch oil in it and I would no longer classify it as food grade  ;)
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