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Bill Baskerville

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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2020, 03:06:03 PM »
A 6' 2x4 on edge under the pilot makes it easy to get rolling.  Leverage my son, leverage.
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2020, 05:31:48 PM »
6 foot pieces of lumber are more rare than steam locomotives up there, Bill. I'm lucky I can find enough kindling for a fire nevermind a complete 2x4.
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2020, 06:51:08 PM »
6 foot pieces of lumber are more rare than steam locomotives up there, Bill. I'm lucky I can find enough kindling for a fire nevermind a complete 2x4.

You steam guys want everything..😁 I'll gather all my scrapwood this summer just for you..
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2020, 07:39:12 PM »
There should be more scrap wood this year from the exhibit hall construction. 

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Think of Fred's motto: "Anything smaller than a 6X6 is just trim."

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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2020, 07:55:05 PM »
Fred should be an honorary member of the steam crew.  He's cut up more firing wood than anyone I know.
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2020, 10:38:19 PM »
6 foot pieces of lumber are more rare than steam locomotives up there, Bill. I'm lucky I can find enough kindling for a fire nevermind a complete 2x4.
Bill, All year I save my Wall Street Journals (the paper is thicker than the other rags) and bring them for the SWW, my Summer 3 1/2 week soiree, and the FWW.  That is so I am assured there is always fire starter for the kindling.  Bringing up kindling is a little harder for my car, hence the hunt for fire starter wood each morning.

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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2020, 11:02:47 AM »
Consider this scenario:  A dead locomotive moved onto the turntable by a second locomotive. Moving it into the roundhouse over the rail gap between the turntable and the roundhouse lead with leverage limited by the turntable bracing.  As time goes by the settling and warping of the turntable may make that a issue even if you get it perfect at first.


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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2020, 12:48:03 PM »
We have two small internal combustion locomotives, either of which is capable of moving a dead locomotive in or out of the proposed roundhouse and onto the turntable. Let's not overthink this.

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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2020, 02:40:00 PM »
Yeah, that turntable is not doing any settling or warping.  You should have seen all the concrete in its foundation.  It's like an iceberg, only a fraction of it is visible above ground.  The foundation goes below the frostline, which in this part of Maine is about 4 feet. 

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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2020, 09:27:14 AM »
If 2x4s of a suitable dimension are not available, or more ooompf 8) is needed in moving a dead locomotive, there is a 'mature' technology solution available  ...


Image source and product page: https://www.aldonco.com/store/p/198-Manual-Car-Mover-with-guard.aspx

Costs more than a 2x4, but very cost effective for small operations.




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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2020, 09:38:54 AM »
Things like brake shoes and cylinder cocks get in the way, though.

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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2020, 09:43:26 AM »
We have a railcar mover similar to the photo at the ready in the shop.
Wayne is correct that its actual use is restricted by various accouterments that interfere with access to the wheels.
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2020, 12:37:26 PM »
It is, however, a great aerobic exercise device.
It only takes moving #9 a few feet to get in your workout.
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2020, 06:04:22 PM »
It has been my experience (limited though it may be) that once you get 9, or any other car, moving, two people can keep it going if it is on level track.
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2020, 07:30:42 PM »
OK, so how did we get #8 and #4 onto the display tracks.  Are we overthinking this?