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Joe Fox

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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2018, 09:30:49 PM »
Thats awesome. Well done.
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2018, 09:43:29 PM »
That's great news -- I'm glad the test run went well.
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2018, 10:22:13 PM »
Triple huzzah!! So good to see the Ingenious Colossal Contraption working as designed.  ;D
Well, well done.
Waiting for feedback from the ICC gandies!  ;)

And many thanks for as many photos as possible.
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2018, 10:37:09 PM »
BTW, if 1400 feet of built track is this FWW goal, and you've just warmed up laying 160 feet after lunch, that's  11.4 percent  of the job.
Slow down, already!   ;D ;D
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2018, 11:52:01 PM »
By next Fall Paul we should be a well oiled machine and able to build all the way to the road if all goes well. Which would be good as that would give us all of 2020 to build the runaround track, turntable, and ballast and tamp it. Very exciting history being made here.
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2018, 12:27:50 AM »
Slow down a little Joe. You don't need to reach the road so soon.. Maybe to the switch area..
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John Kokas

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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2018, 12:36:37 AM »
I figured we would be ballasting down the mountain for SWW and laying track to 218 in the fall.  Let's not lower expectations yet.
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2018, 01:40:45 AM »
We can only ballast in the spring because we still have work to do in the summer.

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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2018, 02:06:54 AM »
The good news is that it only takes six people to pick up, move, place, and bolt a stick, and it's fast and smooth...

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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2018, 03:28:33 AM »
That's what I wanted to hear...well-deserved semi-automation reaches WW&F!  :P  ;)
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2018, 03:31:49 AM »
If I understand this new process correctly, the limiting factor is going to be the number of insta-tracks we have, and thus how quickly the spikers and gaugers working behind the flat can free up the insta-tracks. Do we have any idea whether the insta-track supply will dominate or if the spikers and gaugers will dominate?

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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2018, 04:02:39 AM »
Looking at the schedule for the weekend, it looks like work starts at 7AM on Friday, but breakfast is not served. We're arriving Thursday late afternoon.  Should we plan to go into town to get breakfast on Friday? Or bring a cold cereal and pop-tart style breakfast so that we can eat and be ready to pitch in starting at 7 ?

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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2018, 04:58:57 AM »
Hey Russ, feel free to bring cereal, oatmeal, or other easy breakfast item with you if you'd like.
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2018, 10:37:16 AM »
Spikers will be broken down into teams. The first team will have to gauge and safety spike in order to remove the insta-tracks.
There are plans to make more insta-tracks, with the new ones made from steel.
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Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2018, 01:29:23 PM »
Best wishes to all for safe travels and safe work. I'm sorry I can't be there to share in the fun and excitement. I'll be eagerly awaiting photos and reports. I'll be wearing my collection of WW&F T-shirts and other regalia for the entire weekend in honor of the FWW.
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