Author Topic: December 2018 Work Reports  (Read 7990 times)

Bill Baskerville

  • Museum Member
  • Conductor
  • *****
  • Posts: 772
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2018, 03:53:44 AM »
At the risk of starting a brouhaha, I also saw the pix of the stove on Facebook.  I am sure everyone knows that the stove will heat the place a lot better if you close those great big doors just beyond the stove...
Wascally Wabbit & Gofer

Steve Smith

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 578
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2018, 03:59:44 AM »

I think you've got an open and shut case there, Bill. ::)

Stewart "Start" Rhine

  • Museum Member
  • Trainmaster
  • *******
  • Posts: 2,802
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2018, 04:33:38 AM »
The doors were only open long enough for the stove sealer and new pipe to heat up and stop smoking.  It was noted in the photo captions.

ALAIN DELASSUS

  • Museum Member
  • Brakeman
  • ***
  • Posts: 173
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2018, 07:07:04 AM »
Doors open or shut the AMTP volunteers are going to envy you. Although the temps out here can't be liken to those in Alna, winter is mostly damp and the moisture is awful high in the engineshed , water srteams down everywhere  and if you want to work, you have to open all the doors to try to dry things off, if the sun is out of course.  BTW I love the agent station it's so US RR typical . 

John Scott

  • Museum Member
  • Switchman
  • **
  • Posts: 88
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2018, 07:11:45 AM »
Nice to see so many famous people identified in the photographs of this thread.

James Patten

  • Global Moderator
  • Superintendent
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,180
  • Loco for 6
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2018, 11:48:10 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Dec 15: Victorian Christmas!

The only official thing anyone will be working on this Saturday will be the efficient operation of Victorian Christmas.  We need parking control, crowd control, ticket booth, train crews, refreshment organizers, tour guides, etc. etc.  Ground crews needed at both Sheepscot and Alna Center.

Volunteers should make every effort NOT to park at Sheepscot.  With no snow on the ground, the corner lot is available for such.

Ho ho ho!

John Kokas

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,009
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #66 on: December 12, 2018, 01:43:00 PM »
So how did the test fire of the stove work?  Might need a ceiling fan or two to get the air circulating properly.
Moxie Bootlegger

Dwight Winkley

  • Museum Member
  • Hostler
  • ***
  • Posts: 295
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #67 on: December 12, 2018, 02:41:03 PM »
Hope a fence put around the coal stove. Don't want anyone with burnt fingers.

Carl G. Soderstrom

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 342
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #68 on: December 13, 2018, 05:05:39 AM »
A pedestal or box fan would work - I speak from experience. ;D

James Patten

  • Global Moderator
  • Superintendent
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,180
  • Loco for 6
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #69 on: December 15, 2018, 11:41:55 PM »
Work on Saturday Dec 15:

Victorian Christmas had 875 people.  Things moved along relatively efficiently, it seemed.  Everyone seemed happy.

James Patten

  • Global Moderator
  • Superintendent
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,180
  • Loco for 6
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #70 on: December 19, 2018, 12:11:39 PM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Dec 22:

* More free trains on Saturday, these running on the regular season time table (4 trains), for anyone that happens to show up looking for VC.  However no Santa, no horses, just a train ride.

Not sure what else will be happening.  Most people are probably getting ready for Christmas.

Paul Uhland

  • Museum Member
  • Conductor
  • *****
  • Posts: 791
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #71 on: December 20, 2018, 04:44:31 PM »
Is the second shop stove installed, building insulation underway, gantry work finished?
I'm sure these will be welcomed shop upgrades, help 10 get rebuilt, other indoor rolling stock work finished sooner.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2018, 04:57:49 PM by Paul Uhland »
Paul Uhland

James Patten

  • Global Moderator
  • Superintendent
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,180
  • Loco for 6
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #72 on: December 20, 2018, 04:54:11 PM »
Jason is busy arranging getting the insulation.  I know because he keeps asking me for money, tax ID, tax exempt form....

John Kokas

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,009
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #73 on: December 20, 2018, 06:36:12 PM »
So how did the 1st coal stove work out for VC?  Any idea of degrees of temperature difference?
Moxie Bootlegger

Wayne Laepple

  • Museum Member
  • Supervisor
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,606
    • View Profile
Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« Reply #74 on: December 20, 2018, 09:37:08 PM »
During the Victorian Christmas event last Saturday, the coal stove was not in use. This was because Eric Schade's live steam G-scale railway was set up right next to it, and the tables serving hot cider, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies was nearby. So the doors to Bay 2 were wide open at the north end of the building, and the doors to bay 3 on the south end were as well.