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Messages - James Patten

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General Discussion / Re: Tie Laying
« on: December 01, 2021, 12:49:14 PM »
I'm surprised that body armor isn't also required now-a-days to spike.  It can really hurt if your spike comes out back toward you and hits you.

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Volunteers / December 2021 Work Reports
« on: December 01, 2021, 07:50:13 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday December 4:

* Engine house construction
* Vehicle repair
* Christmas trains to SeaLyon Farms (sold out).

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General Discussion / Re: Tie Laying
« on: November 28, 2021, 09:00:12 PM »
Either the fellow was breathing in Helium, or the video was sped up some.  I like the spade, though.

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Volunteers / Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« on: November 27, 2021, 06:58:08 PM »
Work done on Saturday Nov 27:

* Coach 9: Alan was working on journal boxes.
* Boxcar 56: Marcel finished the south wall of the boxcar, and started to work on attaching the grab irons.
* Vehicles: I think Mike was working on vehicle repairs
* Computer: I fought with the office computer all day, and the computer won.
* Train ops: I think the trains were full.

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Volunteers / Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« on: November 24, 2021, 08:38:50 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday, Nov 27:

* Engine house assembly
* Woods track crossing
* Coach 9/machine shop
* First Saturday of Christmas trains to SeaLyon Farm.

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: November 22, 2021, 06:32:03 PM »
AND, Wayne, the tool you need will be guaranteed to be at the other end of the line, even if you have the toolcar with you.

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Volunteers / Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« on: November 20, 2021, 07:05:49 PM »
Work done on Saturday November 20:

* Boxcar 56 - A crew worked on siding the car.
* Coach 9 - Alan was working on Coach 9 journal boxes.
* Ballasting - A crew ballasted the new yard track.
* Engine house - New rafters were beveled.
 

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Volunteers / Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« on: November 17, 2021, 07:52:03 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Nov 20:

* Track laying(?) or at least spiking, I think at Trout Brook.
* Engine house
* Machine shop/Coach 9
* Boxcar 67 painting
* Boxcar 56 reassembly

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Volunteers / Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« on: November 13, 2021, 08:33:05 PM »
Work done Saturday Nov 13:

* Track: a crew spiked most of the service track and all of the enginehouse run-through track today.
* Engine house: Fred was driving the whip on rafters, getting them cut and beveled.  They ran out at noon and more arrived.  Brendan put up a couple in the afternoon.  There was a crew siding the west wall.
* Merchandise move: Nicole and I, helped by Brian and Dave, moved store inventory from upstairs in the car shop to the Percival basement.  A huge thank-you to Nicole for doing a lot of bringing things down the stairs.
* Coach 9: Alan was working on pedestals and other stuff for the coach.
* Mike was working on something but I didn't catch what.  He ran the Barth tractor up to SeaLyon.
* Board meeting.

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Volunteers / Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« on: November 10, 2021, 01:46:15 PM »
Anticipated work for Saturday November 13:

* Track laying/spiking - I think, either at Sheepscot, Trout Brook, or both.
* Machine shop/coach 9
* Boxcar 67 painting
* Boxcar 56 work
* Engine house work
* Board meeting at 4.

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Volunteers / Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« on: November 06, 2021, 05:54:33 PM »
Work done (at the WW&F) on Saturday Nov 6:

* Engine house - Stewart and Dwight were nailing up more wall boards, with John R filling in for Fred as supervisor.
* Boxcar 67 - Pete, Cody, Steve P and sons were painting the boxcar
* Boxcar 56 - Marcel was working on it
* Merchandise move - I moved two tractor loads of books from the second floor of the car shop to the Percival basement to the new shelving.  The boxes are very heavy, at least gravity was working with me to bring them down the stairs.

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Volunteers / Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« on: November 03, 2021, 06:46:06 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Nov 6:

* Sandy River Day - Fred is leading a group of volunteers to the SR&RL Museum in Phillips, to help them lay track into their car barn.
* For those left back at the ranch, best to bring your own lunch.
* Moving merchandise from the second floor of the shop down to the Percival basement.

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Volunteers / Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« on: November 01, 2021, 09:53:15 AM »
After Saturday's wind and rain storm an inspection trip would be a good idea.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« on: October 30, 2021, 05:46:24 PM »
Work done on Saturday October 30:

The day was drizzly for most of it, so not a lot of outdoor work.

* Engine house: The bay 2 back wall windows have to be moved, so the old windows were boarded up.
* Boxcar 67: Scraped by a new volunteer, and spots repainted.
* Boxcar 56: Marcel was putting in posts
* Coach 9: Zack was putting some finishing touches on one of the truck mounting points.
* Archives: Linda and Nicole were scanning photos and storing ephemera.
* New toy: our new-to-us forklift "Millie" arrive ("Millie" because it's ex-military).  1980s vintage!
* Well attended Halloween trips.  The 11 AM train was also to celebrate opening the Conservancy trail at Trout Brook.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« on: October 27, 2021, 06:49:08 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday October 30:

* Track spiking in Sheepscot Yard, for the new track that went down a few weeks ago.
* Engine house construction
* Machine shop/Coach 9
* Halloween trains to SeaLyon Farm.

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