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Jeff Schumaker

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #60 on: November 23, 2018, 08:29:06 PM »
Brian isn’t able to be there tomorrow, nor am I, unfortunately.  James is correct on the requested work.  I’ll call in the morning with specifics.  We can also develop plans to keep the crew productive for the remainder of the day.

Brian plans two stub switches in the first 90’ or so of track.  Where that doesn’t leave room for a conventional derail, several of us devised a clever alternative- we have a 3 way stub stand, works like a de rail stand but 3 position.  It’ll be placed on the first (2 way) stub switch, and the stands 3rd position will be the normal position, set to derail away from the main.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #61 on: November 23, 2018, 08:48:47 PM »
I have a 3 way stub switch on my 7 1/2 gauge Sheepscot replica layout. 
I've often thought how effective it could be as a derail when approaching from the frog end but so far, I've managed to avoid going off the track!

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« Reply #62 on: November 23, 2018, 10:30:55 PM »
I can testify that it works very well as a derailer. That's all I'm going to say.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #63 on: November 24, 2018, 02:09:43 AM »
Fred,

Cleverly worded and yet informative response on so many levels.
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #64 on: November 24, 2018, 03:51:08 AM »
Thanks Fred for not blowing me in.     ........OOPS
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #65 on: November 24, 2018, 08:38:53 AM »
I'd forgotten all about you Allen, yours was lighter.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #66 on: November 24, 2018, 04:12:31 PM »
Brian plans two stub switches in the first 90’ or so of track.

So, two stub switches results in three tracks.  will they be (from East to West) beside the east side of his shop, into the east shop bay where Monson 3 was rebuilt and into the wet bay of the shop?
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #67 on: November 24, 2018, 08:32:13 PM »
As of right now, yes. That will allow him to cycle projects in and out of the shop and onto a storage track as needed.
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #68 on: November 24, 2018, 11:00:39 PM »
Images from today, which should be fairly informative

From the north end of the switch looking south.


Closeup of the ties.


You'll notice that Brian appears to have cut ties in half, and then used some full length ones periodically.  He also graded his approach to the building.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #69 on: November 28, 2018, 11:43:16 PM »
The rail was laid out on the siding today. Brian plans on spiking the rail down tomorrow.






























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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #70 on: November 29, 2018, 12:05:48 AM »
Thanks for the excellent photos, Brendan.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #71 on: November 29, 2018, 12:22:04 AM »
It's amazing what we can do now with Insta-Track!  I bet even Brian was surprised.
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #72 on: November 29, 2018, 12:25:38 AM »
Tremendous progress today!  Thanks for posting the photos, Brendan.

I'm glad to see this project come to fruition.
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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #73 on: November 29, 2018, 12:48:36 AM »
Outstanding installation.
Glad the gantry is working so well,  the weather is cooperating, you'running a double-header work train and Brian will finish up spikework.  ;D
I see a frog and switch stand waiting for more trackwork (still including a single-point derail?) with two, long, switch stand ties set.

Excellent pics, Brendan!

Question...why is Brian using extra long ties, every fifth tie? Those, I'm afraid, are dangerous tripping hazards, my ATSF switching days remind me.

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Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« Reply #74 on: November 29, 2018, 01:54:17 AM »
Wow! That was quick!

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