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February 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 30, 2019, 11:45:42 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Feb 2:

* Mountain Extension: felling trees & burning slash working between the bridge and the clearing.
* Car shop insulation
* Flatcar 34

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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 09:32:51 PM »
Work done on Saturday Feb 2:

* Mountain Extension: we cut another 100 feet.  Next week we'll get the two big pines by the bridge and that will be it for the northern part of the section between end of track and the bridge.  There's still the southern part of that section to cut.
* Flatcar 34: Zack got the rods in for the truck side-to-side trusses.

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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 10:54:12 PM »
Does Zack have builder's drawings to go by with his restoration work?  I wish we could do a restoration video series with him - his woodworking is more art than just measure and cut.
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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 11:47:38 PM »
Zacks progress so far



Starting the morning, walking in



Lunch time



2 shots from the north end of Saw Mill Curve. Leon and HWMNBM, standing about 100 feet south of the bridge.





End of day



Now, how about a little look back at a year ago. And compare to today.

January 29th 2019, according to my google account





Today





Next weekend we should finish cutting the north end by the bridge.

In 2 weeks, we will be at the end of track, and the north end of Saw Mill Curve working towards the end of track and possibly in between for our Steam and Saws event.
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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 02:22:01 AM »
I forgot to mention, Fred really likes the bottle jack trick I started using to make the trees fall somewhere near we want them. Just a little extra persuation. Better than a wedge.. So if you happen to notice a stump with a notch or a pocket cut out of it, that is why..
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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 02:45:01 AM »
Some more Mountain Extension tree clearing photos from today can be found here

Some photos from Saturday morning:
Our weekday crew has been busy insulating the shop building.  Here's a photo of ceiling Rockwool insulation installed over bay 3, looking toward the south door.


View of bay 3 looking toward the north door.


Fred Morse tends the north coal stove between bays 2 and 3.


Early Saturday morning view of the B&SR flatcar work in bay 2.  Mike posted a later view showing today's progress on the car.
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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 02:57:43 PM »
Quite a bit of progress occurring in the shop. The flatcar is nicely taking shape.

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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 04:30:12 PM »
Has the other stove arrived yet? Do they make any difference in the temperature?

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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 08:28:09 PM »
Has the third stove arrived? The third stove is the same as the first stove.

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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2019, 10:23:39 PM »
A third stove? Oh, my.

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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 10:25:17 PM »
Unless things have changed (which happens about every 15 minutes), there's only two stoves.

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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 04:34:16 AM »
Is that sign on the door behind Fred directed at the stove?

We can't say the stove is too young to smoke - maybe tell it that "smoking is
not good for you."?   ::)

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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2019, 01:21:37 PM »
Unless things have changed (which happens about every 15 minutes), there's only two stoves.

I thought it was every five minutes. ::)

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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2019, 11:56:45 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Feb 9:

* Mountain Extension: tree cutting immediately south of the bridge, this will be the last on this stretch before we move south.
* Flatcar 34
* Insulation
* Board meeting at 4

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Re: February 2019 Work Reports
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2019, 10:55:22 PM »
Saturdays location of cutting and burning may change. Gusty winds of up to 40mph are expected. Depending on direction, I may elect to not cut by the bridge, and instead work near Saw Mill curve. Wind direction will determine that Saturday morning. But we will still be cutting...
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