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Joe Fox

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #150 on: November 01, 2018, 03:47:47 PM »
For this, the side boards will be made of wood, however if we decide to make another piece to angle stone into the middle, that could be attached to the wood and made of light sheet steel. Also I am in the development stage for designing something for the tank/flat car to have a chute angled to the center of the opening on the flat car deck. This could give us a center dump car that would need one or two guys to help move ballast to the chute, and a side dumping car with a few guys to shovel the ballast against the sides, and a regular sided flat car.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #151 on: November 01, 2018, 04:05:29 PM »
Steel would be very loud.. Just saying..
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #152 on: November 07, 2018, 04:16:39 PM »
I like the side board idea.  Several of us on ballast duty standing on the ground would hold shovels to direct the ballast shoveled from the deck to a point under the car.  The only problem was putting to much off the deck to where the trucks were. 
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« Reply #153 on: November 07, 2018, 04:54:05 PM »
I hope that there will be some kind of deflector or protection panel system to make sure that the outer sills of the car do not get damaged from ballast deflecting of the angled board.  The ballast stones are jagged and can ruin the out sides of the sills over time.

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #154 on: November 07, 2018, 05:05:33 PM »
This is fascinating to see you all inventing new ways to minimize back-breaking track maintenance/construction labor. Terrific!

When I watched, and photo'd, NM Rail Runner construction (~ten years ago), a crosswise tie was slowly pushed along new rails  by the rear wheelset of a fully loaded Herzog hopper car discharging ballast. Worked fine to evenly spread the stone until a ballast regulator came along, leveled it to tie top height and sloped the edges.

Very little heavy labor involved.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #155 on: November 07, 2018, 05:39:13 PM »
Marcel,

Joe and I have discussed just that:  a sheet metal shield to protect the side sills.

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #156 on: November 07, 2018, 08:52:45 PM »
Still need something to deflect ballast to center of rails.

A panel hanging on chains? At center section of car.

You may need skirts to protect trucks and drop ballast on tie ends

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #157 on: November 07, 2018, 10:55:54 PM »
A couple of pick-up truck loads of cut up ties were taken to the transfer station today. Maybe 5 0r 6 more loads will clear the yard for this year I hope. Thanks to Brendan, Leon, and Steve Z for the help.

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #158 on: January 15, 2019, 01:39:23 PM »
Maybe a bit late, but here are my photos and video from the work weekend. Just in case you think I only took photos, some of the photos are of me working.  :D

https://photos.app.goo.gl/D44wB1YQjxhs25eM6

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #159 on: January 15, 2019, 02:03:06 PM »
Never to late for pics Russ.  Thanks for the post.

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« Reply #160 on: January 15, 2019, 05:01:20 PM »
Fantastic photos! Well worth waiting for :)

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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #161 on: January 15, 2019, 07:45:05 PM »
Russ,  Great Photos and Videos.  Thanks for sharing.  They came at the appropriate time for us to remember the great fall work week end and weather.  A nice repast in the middle of the winter snowy blahs.
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Re: October 2018 Work reports
« Reply #162 on: January 17, 2019, 08:11:19 AM »
Thank so much you Russ for these very interesting pics and videos of that outstanding  weekend. I do like the videos of the gantry that show really how  this well designed rig works. I like as well the videos about the guys nailing down the spikes into the ties, it's a technique we don't use in France.