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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Work and Events => Topic started by: John McNamara on July 13, 2021, 12:45:35 PM

Title: Trouble-shooting the WW&F Magneto Phone System
Post by: John McNamara on July 13, 2021, 12:45:35 PM
As you know, the track-side magneto telephone line is an important part of WW&F operations. For several weeks, line defects between Brook Crossing and Sheepscot Station have disabled communication between these points. I have purchased a very fancy cable tester and have made some tests, but walking problems have limited my ability to pursue the results of these tests. I can use the cable tester to roughly locate the faults, but I need help to visually confirm the damage locations.
Is there someone available to assist some afternoon? Let's arrange something so I can bring a field phone and the magic tester.
Thanks!
John McNamara “Chief Ding-a-ling”
Title: Re: Trouble-shooting the WW&F Magneto Phone System
Post by: Brian Whitney on July 14, 2021, 08:03:08 AM
I can help one day next week. Let me know a good day.
Brian W.
Title: Re: Trouble-shooting the WW&F Magneto Phone System
Post by: John McNamara on July 14, 2021, 01:58:02 PM
Tuesday, 20 July, or Wednesday, 21 July, would be good. Your preference?
Saturday 24 July will be occupied by Rules Day.
Thanks!
John M
Title: Re: Trouble-shooting the WW&F Magneto Phone System
Post by: Brian Whitney on July 14, 2021, 02:27:25 PM
I'm there every Tuesday working with Steve Lennox. Maybe he can spare me for the afternoon, if not I can come back on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Trouble-shooting the WW&F Magneto Phone System
Post by: Russ Nelson on July 21, 2021, 01:29:52 AM
As you know, the track-side magneto telephone line is an important part of WW&F operations. For several weeks, line defects between Brook Crossing and Sheepscot Station have disabled communication between these points. I have purchased a very fancy cable tester and have made some tests, but walking problems have limited my ability to pursue the results of these tests. I can use the cable tester to roughly locate the faults, but I need help to visually confirm the damage locations.
Is there someone available to assist some afternoon? Let's arrange something so I can bring a field phone and the magic tester.
My wife and I will be there August 3-5 looking for work. She'll probably be working on the computers in the office, but I'm up for field work. Plus I'm an official Electrical Engineer!