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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2018, 10:21:07 PM »
FWW Day 1 (Friday), Track crew report:

I think we can all agree that the crane system is a success.  There were two cycles of track laying, as the train went back at noon for a reload.  It took about 2.5 hours to put down a train's load of ties and rail.  Sorry, but I can't remember how much that is!  The end of track at the end of the day today was at the former slide location.

I can't report about the rest of the campus as I had to head straight home once I got back.

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2018, 10:35:50 PM »
560 track feet is able to be laid per day at two cycles per day. Everyone that was on the track crew today did a spectacular job. Wish I could have stayed and helped out all day. :/
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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2018, 11:22:41 PM »
Today's rail ended past the pinch point, halfway to our 1400 foot goal!  Some of us remember last winter when the pinch point was only a 12 inch icy path...progress!

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2018, 11:35:52 PM »
That's not the pinch point, it was the slide.  The pinch point is where the vertical wall is.  We'll encounter that tomorrow about lunchtime.

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2018, 11:38:31 PM »
John, your wire and roll stand is on the work train in the caboose.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2018, 12:46:46 AM »
John, your wire and roll stand is on the work train in the caboose.
Great! Thanks! Does the roll stand include the piece of pipe that goes between the uprights of the reel stand? Also, is the wire 14-2 UFB (gray stuff)? I will be bringing a 4x4 phone post with me when I come on Sunday afternoon.
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p.s. I know that Mike is preparing to bury the wire, so we should consider this to be a temporary installation.

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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2018, 05:01:36 AM »
Yes, the pipe is included with the reel. Provided no one takes it out. I will.make sure it gets delivered at ToM Sunday morning so you are not trying to hunt it down.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2018, 09:51:28 AM »
I put all of it including the pipe on the caboose day before yesterday I’ll make sure it’s still there today. The caboose has been going up with the word train every day.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2018, 04:01:30 PM »
Hey Everyone,

In the event of my absence today, here is the slideshow that was promised to be debuted tonight. Unfortunately I was unable to include everything I really wanted to, but think this really shows the major projects that were done behind the scenes this year. Next year I will include a slideshow with fewer words, and show more. Thank you everyone for your generous support, and time. Without all of you, this would still be a dream.

https://youtu.be/ziJApvP1Qvg

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2018, 11:11:21 PM »
Woops, sorry Joe, it was the slide...

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2018, 11:20:18 PM »
Joe, really nice.  You are getting a lot better at this.  And using Johnny Cash was inspirational...

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2018, 11:42:13 PM »
FWW Day 2 (Saturday) - Track report:

* We got in two cycles but not quite 560 feet due to needing to reject one rail for cracks.  The end of track is nearly on the straightaway.  We started at the north end of the slide area in the morning.

Observations from back at Sheepscot:
* New parking lot: a large swath of area was cleared of trees and undergrowth.
* Two of the mentioned projects were prepping for crane rail in the car shop and clearing the walls of stuff in preparation for insulation.  I didn't see anything that looked like crane rails going in, but can't really comment on the clearing of the walls.
* Mike dug a large ditch and Josh filled it with conduit.  Much of the ditch is closed up.  This is preparation for buried utilities.

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2018, 11:49:44 PM »
Where is the end of track today in relation to the (former) Pinch Point and/or location points on the map?

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2018, 12:09:20 AM »
 Other things accomplished:
The decking in the handrails on the back porch were finished along with the shake siding for the basement entrance dog house which was never installed when the entrance foyer was built because of the close proximity of the old porch.
The crane rails for bay 3 are outside of bay three and the brackets from which they will be suspended are almost completed. There are a great number of brackets required to support the crane rails.
Of course trains were run and a great deal of food was prepared and consumed.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2018, 12:12:24 AM »
Wayne, the end of track is currently just south of location 9. North of the pinch point.
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