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Mike Fox

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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2020, 09:24:02 PM »
Just a few shots today..



Did not have my phone with me most of the morning, so I did not show the build up. James was happy when he got the water to flow through. A little more work to do, but ready for track.





I had to leave so I just tossed the ties back on the grade. Some are upside down, and none are spaced out. Most are good, but there may be one or 2 that need replacing.

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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2020, 09:37:46 AM »
Good job of work Mike and thanks for the pics.

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« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2020, 09:30:06 PM »
Great-looking car barn, close to done.
Do I see part of a Great Door maybe ready for hanging, hmmmmm?
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« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2020, 07:00:31 AM »
The man doors were also put in Saturday.

The big doors need material to make the hinges, which Brendan will do tomorrow.  I guess they'll be hung during the week.

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« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2020, 12:30:46 PM »
Excellento!
Always concerned about security.

Per finding the WW&F  phone line during repairs/construction...
How about laying the line a standard distance from the nearest track rail, and/or pounding in short, plain lath pieces every 50 feet or so to not attract woods vandals? 
 

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« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2020, 05:32:03 PM »
I did a less-than-thorough but still intent look to see if i could find the phone line east of the new culvert, but could not see it - it was not obviously on top of the ground.  I did not try to find it south of the area and trace back, either.

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« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2020, 05:47:02 PM »
I did a less-than-thorough but still intent look to see if i could find the phone line east of the new culvert, but could not see it - it was not obviously on top of the ground.  I did not try to find it south of the area and trace back, either.
Did you carry an operating metal-blade weed whacker? They are almost as good finding the wire as using bare feet to find something at home.

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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2020, 12:04:27 PM »
Oooooh....bet that could ruin your day!   >:(
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« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2020, 12:15:07 PM »
I blew out my flip flop
Stepped on a pop top
Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home

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« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2020, 01:21:13 PM »
Did a little wood splitting today, we seem to have a never ending supply.

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« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2020, 02:24:51 PM »
Did a little wood splitting today, we seem to have a never ending supply.

Well, at least to the steam crew, thanks to you!
What–me worry?

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« Reply #56 on: May 26, 2020, 03:22:00 PM »
Hope to see you soon Bill.

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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2020, 04:28:33 PM »
Moved some wood this morning then after lunch loaded Two flatcars with ballast. Tractor broke down, left it at Steve P's house. Gut feeling, injector pump. Groan!!!

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Re: May 2020 Work reports
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2020, 07:18:07 PM »
Fred, I went and checked on it. I think new fuel filters would be the first thing to try.
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« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2020, 08:12:36 PM »
There was a crew called this week to reinstall the track at the deep culvert location I finished last weekend. They worked on Wednesday, one of the hotest May days I remember, getting the rails back in place. If you know anything about heat and steel, you can imagine what they were dealing with. Well, Jason sent me this picture, and it shows exactly what happened.




They fought in the heat, and got all the new ties ready for us to put in.

So we had our work cut out for us..

We arrived on site about 8:40, and I took this picture before 9. We tried lining as it was, but was not moving. I suggested loosening the middle joint bars (I removed 2 length of rails and did not undo the joint) and it went easier. Here is Dana tightening the joint bars with the impact wrench.
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We installed the remaining ties, around 20 of then am started spiking. Because we were asked to identify people, left to right is James P., Bryce Weeks in the black shirt, Dana Deering swinging the spike maul, Bob Longo in the beard, and President Dave Buczkowski manning the tie nipper. After lunch we were joined by Dan M., which may be noticed in a later picture.





Story Time with Bob Longo..Note the proper social distancing..





They just crossed the new track that we had blocked up temporarily to go get ballast.



And they returned with the first load of ballast



1st load down..





Last (2nd load) done at 3:40..







And this week this is what the Sheepscot Car Barn looks like





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