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Title: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on July 01, 2020, 07:32:02 AM
Anticipated work for July 4, 2020 (there are no parades anywhere, so you may as well come here to help):

* Rock the Mountain: We'll be able to do one round of 4 cars, as Jeff will be "upta camp".  Departure 8:30.
* Car barn: doors?
* Painting: Stewart?
* Vehicle repairs.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on July 01, 2020, 09:12:08 AM
Since I can't make Saturday, I will be there Friday, 7/3 at the Pavilion if anyone wants to come help. Laying out the remaing post holes and start digging them.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on July 01, 2020, 03:49:54 PM
Work done Wednesday, July 1:

* Coach 9: Eric was busy on coach 9.
* Switching: Barn bay 2 was switched so that Coach 3 was southernmost, and the cars were pushed in so that 3 was on the concrete in hopes of working on piping/etc.  Alas that didn't happen because the forklift died.  However it was good exercise as it proves that 3 coaches can fit in the barn on each track.  Also the Barn bay 1 cars were moved north a little so that work could happen on the transition joint to firm it up. 
* Ballast: Jeff was going to load the cars (after I left).
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on July 03, 2020, 08:19:40 PM
The ballast pile is getting smaller.. The 4 cars are loaded..

(https://i.postimg.cc/mkfJGyrR/0703200811.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on July 04, 2020, 01:05:55 PM
Hey, nice loader! When did the museum score a unit like that? :)
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Graham Buxton on July 04, 2020, 01:14:38 PM
I suspect that loader belongs to 'contractor' Jeff Verney.  ;D
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on July 04, 2020, 03:59:03 PM
Graham is correct about the loader.

Work done on Saturday July 4:

* Ballast: We unloaded 4 flatcars today, a crew of 8 or 9.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on July 04, 2020, 04:00:38 PM
I only wish we had one like that. Yes, that is Contractor
 Jeffs. Our loader is up on blocks currently with wheels and planetaries removed, to repair the brakes. We also found a bad bushing in the rear end, so the repair will be a little longer than anticipated. Hoping it is back in service for FWW.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on July 04, 2020, 04:04:54 PM
Jeff has very kindly been donating his services to load flatcars each week. 
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on July 04, 2020, 10:02:19 PM
There were three packages for Brendan on the lunch table today. Looks like many of his parts came in.
Dave
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on July 08, 2020, 09:55:36 AM
Anticipated work for Saturday July 11:

* Rock the Mountain.  There may only be 3 flatcars, as 205 returned to Portland for ROW cleanup.
* Vehicle repair
* Pavilion
* Board meeting at 4
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on July 08, 2020, 10:17:49 AM
Rain is expected. I will have to put on my rain gear again.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Stephen Lennox on July 09, 2020, 06:38:22 PM
Work completed Tuesday 7 July

*  Steve L, Mark and Ben inspected rail joints and ties between Sheepscot Mills and Alna Center.
    49 rail joints were tightened.

*  Steve L, Mark and Ben replaced 4 ties

*  Randy started mowing around the Sheepscot campus.


Work completed Wednesday 8 July

*  Eric and Ron did more work on coach #9.

*  Jay worked on various motorized equipment.

*  Brendan was working on the car barn.

*  James N was busy in the machine shop welding on #9 and other projects.

*  Linda was busy in the gift shop.

*  Bryce and Dan worked on track tamping at Sheepscot Mills and replacing 2 ties. Their day ended
    with staging the 4th flat car back at Alna Center.

*  Jason, Steve L, Mark and the crew from Maine Locomotive and Machine Company did repair work
    to the Sheepscot Mills switch.

*  Randy completed mowings at Sheepscot campus and Alna Center.

*  Fred and JB stopped in as I was leaving to start work.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bob Holmes on July 09, 2020, 07:10:07 PM
Steve, thanks for great report.  Not sure where exactly Sheepscot Mills is...please help me to understand.

Bob
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on July 09, 2020, 08:08:12 PM
Sheepscot Mills = Maine Locomotive & Machine.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on July 09, 2020, 08:28:37 PM
We may rename it in the next Timetable.  There’s no road name sign on 218 for that one anyway.

Thanks for the great report Steve- please keep doing it and I’m sorry I haven’t been able to
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on July 09, 2020, 08:43:31 PM
I second Jason. Keep up the reports Steve! The weekday crew should be duly credited for all the great work they do.
Dave
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on July 10, 2020, 04:16:20 PM
I will echo Jason's and Dave's requests. It's great to hear what happens during the week at the museum.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 10, 2020, 06:10:59 PM
Thanks Steve!
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bob Holmes on July 10, 2020, 07:30:53 PM
OK, thanks.  That orients me, but doesn't necessarily make sense.  Is there a Mill there?

Bob
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bob Holmes on July 10, 2020, 07:39:42 PM
Sorry to intrude on the work reports, but I can't find anything about what equipment was moved from Portland to Alna.  It was probably n another site.  B

But the question I have is whether or not all MNG equipment has been moved to Alna in order to save it.  Or there "stuff" still in Portland that needs to be salvaged.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 10, 2020, 08:33:04 PM
My understanding is that the migration of equipment from Portland to Alna (WW&F or ML&W) is now complete. MNG has plans to build a new ramp track in a different location - but there may be issues with access and maneuverability.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Philip Marshall on July 10, 2020, 08:38:13 PM
Is the SR&RL Vose railcar still coming?
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on July 10, 2020, 09:18:03 PM
I have been asking for years to have someone post the expected weekday work as well as the work done. More may come help if the work interests them. Thank you Steve for the report.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 10, 2020, 09:44:38 PM
Is the SR&RL Vose railcar still coming?

If I recall correctly, the Vose railcar is currently in the care of a member/volunteer from MNG. I don't know if it will be moved to Sheepscot.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on July 11, 2020, 09:39:37 AM
OK, thanks.  That orients me, but doesn't necessarily make sense.  Is there a Mill there?

Bob

I believe at one time there were plans to put a sawmill there, using equipment obtained by the museum and Brian Fanslau, of ML&M. This predated the acquisition of the shingle mill. The plans changed, but the location name didn't. I'm sure Jason or someone can add or corrrect what I have forgotten.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 11, 2020, 10:52:53 AM
OK, thanks.  That orients me, but doesn't necessarily make sense.  Is there a Mill there?

Bob

I believe at one time there were plans to put a sawmill there, using equipment obtained by the museum and Brian Fanslau, of ML&M. This predated the acquisition of the shingle mill. The plans changed, but the location name didn't. I'm sure Jason or someone can add or corrrect what I have forgotten.

Jeff S.

I believe this is the history: It was originally planned to put the sawmill there, and some preparation work was done in the form of setting posts to eventually support the "log carriage track" (I'm sure there's a proper term for this which I don't know).  Then the Museum purchased the Clark property to secure the right-of-way at Top of the Mountain, and with this came a large amount of land west of the track.  That, plus the acquisition of a shingle mill and the growth of Maine Locomotive & Machine led to the relocation of the planned sawmill to Top of the Mountain.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Graham Buxton on July 11, 2020, 11:26:34 AM
There is a Youtube video (posted by Brendan Barry)  of the "sawmill" being removed from  Sheepscot Mills during FWW 2012:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1LTAvrmSCI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1LTAvrmSCI)
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Roger Cole on July 11, 2020, 06:12:50 PM
If you're into sawmills, check out this steam-powered mill in California. It would be great if the sawmill at TOM was powered by steam.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAvurSjBVW8
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on July 11, 2020, 07:58:52 PM
Work done on Saturday July 11:

* Ballasting: Two flatcars were emptied on the Mountain today - we had a minimal crew.  There's probably about 6 cars left before there's ballast on all of it, although it will still need to be jacked and tamped then re-ballasted.
* Pavilion: Mike did some digging before the Kubota died.
* Car barn doors: The straps are on, Stewart was measuring for alterations to the boards bordering the door opening.  Doors planned to be hung on Tuesday.
* Board meeting.

Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Stephen Lennox on July 12, 2020, 05:55:36 PM
Anticipated work for Tuesday July 14 and Wednesday July 15 2020
Note volunteers should bring their own lunch.
Note also scheduled work may change on any given day.

Tuesday:
*  Car barn doors to be hung
*  Ballasting (unload two cars of stone)
*  Switch SS yard
*  Tie pick up
*  Tie replacement time permitting

Wednesday:
*  Finish locomotive #9
*  Coach #9
*  Track work, inspection time permitting.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on July 15, 2020, 06:47:08 AM
Anticipated work for Saturday July 18, 2020:

* Rock the Mountain - at least in the morning. 
* Pavilion
* Vehicle repairs
* Car barn extension
* #9 repairs
* Coach 9
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on July 15, 2020, 07:16:57 AM
Pavilion..something will happen..
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Stephen Lennox on July 16, 2020, 10:21:50 AM
Work completed on Tuesday 14 July 2020:

*  Brendan, Stuart and crew installed the new car barn doors
*  Mark, JB, Dan, Nick Steve L. unloaded one flat car of ballast in 2 locations
    on the Main and Cockeyed Curve.
*  James N was welding in the shop on various items.
*  Fred and Brendan picked parts for the tractor
*  Every one worked and prep for #9 pilot.
*  Bryce and Dan went up the line picking up old ties.
*  Jay was working on mowers and log split-er.
*  Linda was working on archives.
*  Heavy rains and lightning altered the days work plans.

Work completed on Wednesday 15 July 2020

*  A good size crew of volunteers today.
*  Dana, Mark, Steve L and 2 new volunteers Linda and Conrad tamped the Cockeyed
    curve ballasted sections.
*  Jay spent more time on the split-er and securing the bay 3 gantry stops.
*  Eric and Ron were busy on coach #9 and set up to put the frame together once the bay was cleared.
*  James N again was welding
*  Stuart was painting on the car barn doors, note each week Stuart makes a weekly dump run.     
*  Linda was in the archives.
*  Cindy R. has been filling gift shop orders daily.
*  Bob L, Ed, Jason had a full day of switching to include #10 to bay 1, Rangely and number #7
    to the new section of the car barn.
*  Randy mowed the entire Alna Center area and continued prep on #9.
*  Steve P provided a shop tour for several visitors.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Tom Casper on July 16, 2020, 10:57:53 AM
Stephen,  Nice report on the 2 days.  Thanks from the away crowd for doing that!

Tom C.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 16, 2020, 12:20:59 PM
Quote
Dana, Mark, Steve L and 2 new volunteers Linda and Conrad tamped the Cockeyed curve ballasted sections.

Linda and Conrad are a new addition to our volunteer corps who found us on Facebook several months ago, and have been waiting patiently until regular weekday volunteering opened up again. We're glad they found us!
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Dana Deering on July 16, 2020, 12:35:22 PM
The track crew also jacked up the bay 4 lead then leveled and tamped it. We also finally removed the big oak limb that was hanging over the tracks at Cock Eye Curve.  A lot of work got done yesterday on many projects. A good day!
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on July 16, 2020, 03:27:41 PM
Awe, you took the big limb down? That was a long sucker and survived the highest load moved on the WW&F to date (trusses)..but glad it has been removed before it bevame an issue.

Another great report Steve. Please keep them coming. Makes me wish I could miss work to be able to attend

Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Dana Deering on July 17, 2020, 07:25:14 AM
That was one heavy limb! It wasn’t far from being an issue.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Keith Taylor on July 17, 2020, 08:19:39 AM
That was one heavy limb! It wasn’t far from being an issue.
I’m going to go out in a limb here and say it was time........

Keith
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on July 17, 2020, 09:26:42 AM
I see you branched that topic right into a pun. I knew no one would leaf it alone..
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 17, 2020, 09:55:16 AM
Now you've uprooted things, Mike.
Don't make me truncate this thread.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Keith Taylor on July 17, 2020, 10:44:20 AM
Now you've uprooted things, Mike.
Don't make me truncate this thread.
Gee Ed...you don’t have to bark at us.

Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Vincent "Lightning" LeRow on July 17, 2020, 12:34:12 PM
I hope Ed leaves us be...
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on July 17, 2020, 01:08:16 PM
These puns are the root of the problem.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on July 17, 2020, 03:24:07 PM
I saw some puns on here. Better cut it off before it grows too unwieldy. Then again, if I log off, I might pine to read it once again.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: John McNamara on July 17, 2020, 03:47:14 PM
In the words of The Beetles, "Leaf it Be."
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on July 17, 2020, 04:14:34 PM
Any more tree puns and Fred will be here with his chainsaw.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: John Kokas on July 17, 2020, 04:29:35 PM
I think you all need to stay away from the wood for awhile - beginning to sound like the Beaver family newsletter..... :o
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Dana Deering on July 17, 2020, 05:22:50 PM
I should’ve cut the whole tree down. Then I could’ve made a stump speech and formEd that splinter group. Instead of having a board of directors I could be a director of boards. Oak-Kay enough for now before I become so poplar that some son of a birch tries to cy-press my speech.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Fred Morse on July 17, 2020, 05:32:50 PM
Don't let all this pine stuff needle you. Also, Where did you pitch the wood when you got done? All this wood talk could give me a splitting headache.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on July 17, 2020, 05:36:24 PM
I'm not touching this one with a 10' pole-saw!!  :-*
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: John Kokas on July 17, 2020, 05:54:19 PM
Yep, I can't touch that either.  I just might as well pack up and head back to the lodge.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 17, 2020, 06:12:40 PM
I should’ve cut the whole tree down. Then I could’ve made a stump speech and formEd that splinter group. Instead of having a board of directors I could be a director of boards. Oak-Kay enough for now before I become so poplar that some son of a birch tries to cy-press my speech.

That's some chestnut you just posted, Dana.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 17, 2020, 09:36:34 PM
I think it may be time to split this post.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Dana Deering on July 18, 2020, 05:34:43 AM
Fred, we left it next to the tracks in just in case we need to use it to open a branch line.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on July 18, 2020, 06:15:03 PM
Dragging this thread back to the trunk line....

Work done on Saturday July 18:

* Ballasting: 3 cars unloaded in the morning by a crew of around 15, I think.  We finished up the unballasted sections south of the bridge.
* Car barn: Stewart was painting on the doors.
* Pavilion: Jeff Verney dug Mike some holes.
* Yard track work: Steve P led a crew that found the unspiked tie under the Bay 4 joint into the car shop.  Then a really bad tie was replaced on the run-around track.
* Machine shop: I saw Carlos and Jerry in, but didn't catch on what they were doing.
* Tank car: the donor who gave the money to restore Tank car 14 was at the Museum for a short ceremony for the plaque denoting his effort in memory of his father.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on July 18, 2020, 06:50:53 PM
James,

Any photos of the ceremony?

Jeff S.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on July 18, 2020, 07:02:09 PM
Yes, quite a few.  Just haven't uploaded to my computer yet.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bob Holmes on July 18, 2020, 07:07:43 PM
Yes, please, photos, including where it was placed on the tank car.

Does Catherine have any idea in when they want to put on the SONY lettering??

Bob
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on July 18, 2020, 07:59:11 PM
Here are some ballsting photos.

Contractor Jeff has been great. Loading every week. I think he just likes to play with his toys.

(https://i.postimg.cc/5y3jJb4B/0718200853a.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0Q7bt7hH/0718200853b.jpg)

Bob Longo sent these next ones to me to post.
They are probably not in order.

(https://i.postimg.cc/Fz9sD8y7/616772362.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mD3g3BFv/616772804.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/dVD3bbzC/IMG-3049.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/V6PNbd59/IMG-3051.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/mgqkBds5/IMG-3052.jpg)

Unloading the third flat..

(https://i.postimg.cc/8C655hkP/IMG-3053.jpg)

While this may not be the ceremony, I did get the aftermath. This reflection shot shows Dave B (left) is talking with 3 generations of railroaders. It was great to see them again.

(https://i.postimg.cc/nLyXY3SD/0718201239b.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 18, 2020, 09:12:00 PM
Quote
I think he just likes to play with his toys.

Ahem. Doesn't that apply to ALL of us???  :D
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on July 20, 2020, 08:21:06 AM
Thanks Mike for the report and pics. Happy about the weather being on your side this time around to carry out that gruelling task.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: john d Stone on July 20, 2020, 04:08:55 PM
Wow! You guys are really making tremendous headway with the ballasting (and anything else you touch)! Thank you all for your dedication and hard labor!
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Stephen Lennox on July 20, 2020, 04:31:52 PM
Anticipated work for Tuesday July 20 and Wednesday July 21 2020
Note volunteers should bring their own lunch.
Note also scheduled work may change on any given day.

Tuesday:
*  Locomotive #9 pilot
*  Shop work and clean up
*  Sheepscot campus clean up
*  Tie pick up


Wednesday:
*  Finish locomotive #9
*  Coach #9
*  Open
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Stephen Lennox on July 21, 2020, 06:02:50 PM
Wednesday  22 July 2020 work report change

*  A long track lift is now scheduled. The lift will be at Fossel Crossing
    The work train will leave approximately 0930, volunteers should bring their lunch.

*  An immediate repair to be made to a rail joint in the north end of Albee field area.

*  Shop work, mount #9 pilot.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bill Reidy on July 21, 2020, 06:33:17 PM
Thanks Steve.  Glad to see the addition of your reports on daily progress.  All are greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: John McNamara on July 21, 2020, 07:21:36 PM
Wednesday  22 July 2020 work report change

*  A long track lift is now scheduled. The lift will be at Fossel Crossing
    The work train will leave approximately 0930, volunteers should bring their lunch.

There's a phone post at Fossel Crossing. Can someone please being a field phone and confirm the ability to call Sheepscot from here? Thanks!
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Stephen Lennox on July 21, 2020, 09:20:25 PM
John, I'll bring one with me and give it a try.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on July 22, 2020, 06:48:11 AM
Anticipated work for Saturday, July 25.

* Rock the Mountain Extension - More ballasting, either exclusively north of the bridge or reballasting where the lift is happening today.
* Pavilion
* Car barn extension
* #9 repairs
* Coach 9
* Vehicle repairs
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on July 22, 2020, 12:17:11 PM
Auburn Concrete is scheduled for 9am delivery Saturday. Pouring the footers at AC, plus the floor for the electrical building and a step for the house..
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on July 22, 2020, 04:12:39 PM
Looks like a full day on Saturday.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Stephen Lennox on July 23, 2020, 10:24:58 AM
Work completed Tuesday July 21 and Wednesday July 22, 2020.

Tuesday:

*  Track inspection from Alna Center to TOM.
     45 joint bars tightened.  One immediate rail joint repair needed.

*  Coach #9 construction, frame assembly begins.

*  Tie pick up and replacement along ROW, pick up stalled due to a wasp attack.

*  Shop work, building #52 springs.

*  Beginning of SS pick up and maintenance.

*  Work on locomotive #9 pilot.

*  Archive and Gift work Shop.

*  Tamper maintenance

Wednesday:

*  Crew to assemble locomotive #9 pilot.

*  Crew working track to include completing rail joint repair, track lift
    at Foster Rd. crossing. More ballast expected to complete the lift.

*  Work on MNG locomotives (Catherine)

*  Brake repair on coach #3

*  Dump, campus maintenance.

Sorry if I have missed anything, 14 volunteers today.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Wayne Laepple on July 23, 2020, 04:54:05 PM
A good report, Steve. I like the details.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Tom Casper on July 24, 2020, 11:00:47 AM
Me too Stephen.  Thank you.

Tom C.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on July 24, 2020, 11:57:20 AM
Stephen thanks for this itemized report. I'm happy  about seeing things coming along on every front despite the situation. I can't wait for the reopening.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: James Patten on July 25, 2020, 04:21:13 PM
Work done on Saturday, July 25:

* Ballasting: Two flatcars of ballast were spread where the lift happened this week (the end of the road on the Fossel property), then the third flatcar was emptied at various spots along the grade that needed it, with the remainder put beyond the bridge.
* Water tank: Zack and Stewart cleaned out the inside of the tank, and filled it.
* Gift shop: Stewart did some organizing in the gift shop.
* Concrete delivery: Concrete was poured for the floor of the electrical distribution building, the bottom of the north stairs at the Percival house, and the pavilion foundations.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Mike Fox on July 25, 2020, 07:31:03 PM
Brendan and I hustled to build and set forms for the electrical building and the step for the stairs. We finished the second form and the truck pulled in.
Cement showed up just before 9..

(https://i.postimg.cc/x1wJrsRj/0725200851.jpg)

And he left the Pavilion an hour later

(https://i.postimg.cc/G3KyBxcz/0725200956.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Gm8850vS/0725201055.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SsqnRJ3w/0725201055a.jpg)

I gave the step a brushed finish and edged with my edger

(https://i.postimg.cc/FsnkpFkL/0725201159.jpg)

Brendan set the anchors for the electrical building while I was headed to AC

(https://i.postimg.cc/Dz1W7qjr/0725201200a.jpg)

I walked in the shop just as Jerry (right) and Carlos were getting the riveter to move.

(https://i.postimg.cc/c4J8ftCW/0725201201.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Bob Holmes on July 25, 2020, 07:40:33 PM
Creating the pad for the electrical building, IMHO, is a HUGE step forward, and one I've been hoping for at least a couple of years.

Modern electrical distribution is Critical for our growth, and has been underappreciated.  Example: we need power in the expanded carbarn and museum.

Hopefully, we can make building the structure to support this asap.

Bob
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Stephen Lennox on July 26, 2020, 08:19:14 PM
Anticipated work for Tuesday 28 July and Wednesday 29 July 2020

Tuesday 28 July

*  SS campus parking lot pick up and relocate various materials and equipment.
*  Coach #9 (pending).
*  Coach #3 brake plumbing (pending).


Wednesday 29 July

*  Continue or complete the parking lot work.
*  Coach’s #3 and #9  (pending).
*  Rules Training prep work.
*  SS yard work.

Pending:  Reference to key project personel.
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Stephen Lennox on July 30, 2020, 10:16:20 AM
Completed work Tuesday July 28 and Wednesday July 29, 2020.

Tuesday:

*  Parking lot material relocation and clean up starts, large rail pile moved to rear lot.
*  Switching, SRRL coaches moved to main line, flat cars staged on loading ramp.
*  Shop work, various projects to include coach #3 brake plumbing and repair on brake
    wheel staff, work continues on springs for #52.
*  Fire wood moved and stacked, (Fred gets a new piece of rolling stock)
*  Archive work on going.
*  Ground clean up at SS and Alna Center.
*  Painting and spruce up of SS station and gift shop.
*  Locomotive #9 pilot completed
*  Small engine repair on various machines.
* 14 volunteers.

Wednesday:

*  Parking lot work continues which included steering hose break down and repair.
*  Flat car #34 loaded with B&SR machine shop (lathe etc.)
*  Rules Review prep..
*  Coach #3 plumbing continues, brake staff repaired.
*  Coach #9 assembly continues
*  Log splitter repaired.
*  Prep for Annual picnic startes (this has been on going)
*  Gift shop on line sales moving right along includes orders, pack and shipping.
*  Weed whacking around Alna Center
*  Rail Car gets a look over, a few repairs makes a test run to AC.
*  Switching and several SS yard projects done in prep for Rules Review.
*  15 volunteers

Note:  There is continual work being done at various times of the day and evening, from                                                                 
           Saturday through out the week to include dump runs, building repairs, vehicle repairs and finishing             
           little projects that seldom get noticed but helps make our railroad shine.



Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 30, 2020, 10:33:17 AM
Add to Wednesday:
* Benches for 118 outdoor/open seating were scraped for painting.

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Note:  There is continual work being done at various times of the day and evening, from                                                                 
           Saturday through out the week to include dump runs, building repairs, vehicle repairs and finishing             
           little projects that seldom get noticed but helps make our railroad shine.

And a big shout out and "thank you" to those who do all of this.

There are also countless hours of volunteer projects occurring off-site. This includes everything from various administrative tasks to at-home shop projects. If you have spare time, and want to help, please let us know!
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Fred Morse on July 30, 2020, 01:19:14 PM
Thanks Jay for repairing the wood splitter, it needed a lot of work. Fred
Title: Re: July 2020 Work Reports
Post by: Paul Uhland on July 30, 2020, 04:07:21 PM
With little reporting recently about new construction, cleanup and upkeep  around WW&F, what a pleasant surprise to read of so many projects receiving attention!  ;D
I would guess the frustration over having so much to do, being stalled by coronavirus, then finding ways to continue needed tasks is motivating "gitting 'er done", railroad-wide.   ;)
 
Love dose pics !