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Jeff Schumaker

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #135 on: October 29, 2018, 10:28:13 PM »
Is it the Bucket Brigade or just a couple of guys working their Bucket List?  We wait with baited moose-breath!   :o

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Don't you mean Moose Trout breath :o???

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #136 on: October 29, 2018, 11:12:43 PM »
All seriousness aside, team, when will the west lot be ready for, and receive, lots of crunchy gravel? ;)

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« Reply #137 on: October 30, 2018, 12:43:38 AM »
Currently our contractor is very busy, and has no time available yet to truck in gravel.
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« Reply #138 on: October 30, 2018, 04:00:43 AM »
If no gravel - will it be smooth enough and frozen for Christmas rush?

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #139 on: October 30, 2018, 08:26:38 PM »
Got the tamper ready and used it some today. Did some work on new flat car sides that Randy and I have developed over the summer. Still need to drill a few more holes for bolting the sides on.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #140 on: October 31, 2018, 12:33:50 AM »
No gravel, no parking. It is clay. Christmas 2019 was the goal anyhow, according to the 5 year plan submitted to the town.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #141 on: October 31, 2018, 01:07:20 AM »
I forgot you are warmer there - here would be 6" frost.
But maybe not this year according to the Wool Caterpillar.  :)

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #142 on: October 31, 2018, 08:31:16 PM »
Even if the gravel were put in today, wouldn't it need time to firm up (i.e., not in time for Victorian Christmas this year)?  I seem to recall it took some time for our existing lot to be usable following the spreading of gravel.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #143 on: October 31, 2018, 09:00:57 PM »
There was never any gravel spread on the first lot.

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #144 on: October 31, 2018, 09:42:22 PM »
Yes Bill. The parking lot behind the house was soft, and still is in places at certain times after Jeff spread the gravel.
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Fred Morse

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #145 on: October 31, 2018, 09:56:59 PM »
There was never any gravel spread on the parking lot, it was all pile of dirt dug up in Wiscasset when rebuilding the water and sewer lines, I think there were 80 truck loads. I stopped and asked the foreman if we could have some and he was glad to give it to us. They also gave some to the Alna fire department. No gravel was bought for the large parking lot and spread on it. There was some bank run gravel placed at 3 car garage and where the bridge was built.

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #146 on: November 01, 2018, 12:13:01 AM »
So Joe...how high are the new removable car sides? Flats are the most versatile railcars there are.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #147 on: November 01, 2018, 04:39:37 AM »
Same height as before, except now with an outer board to direct stone to the shoulders instead of being done entirely by hand. Pictures to follow once they are completed.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #148 on: November 01, 2018, 12:12:06 PM »
During FWW I was wondering to myself on how to build chutes along the side of the flatcar that would guide the stone down to the shoulder of the rail.  I've actually done a few sketches and was going to share them during SWW but it looks like I've been beaten to the punch.  I just hope that we do it in sheet steel so it will stand up to the abuse.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #149 on: November 01, 2018, 12:44:57 PM »
I had doodled around with some sort of chute that would be suspended from the stake pockets to direct ballast into the gauge and/or to the shoulders, so people could push the stone off the car and it would fall  directly to the place needed.

The Victorian Railways' narrow gauge (3'6") railways in Australian had their flatcars built with removable trapdoors along the center line of the cars. There was some sort of boxes that would cover each opening until lifted out, allowing material then to fall and be shoveled through.
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