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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on May 09, 2021, 09:53:21 AM »
Those are beautiful castings.

Jeff S.
Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on May 09, 2021, 09:48:13 AM »
Quite an impressive bit of digging. Thanks for the photos.

Jeff S.
Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Last post by ALAIN DELASSUS on May 09, 2021, 07:46:04 AM »
Thank you so much for the report and pics. An other episode of Rebuilbing Maine History is building up.
Dear Narrow Minded People,

I am an original Colorado Narrow Gauger, have been in Germany for 21 years now, last visited Colorado in 2009. I so wanted to show my 10-year-old son my Colorado Narrow Gauge home. But there are no immunizations for kids until 2022 here in Germany and due to a separation I can't and won't risk his health.

But I don't want to miss the once in a lifetime Victorian Iron Horse Festival on the CT&S in August 2021. I've decided to go alone, I credit from flights from the cancelled trip in 2020 with United and Lufthansa, flights are too bad from Germany to Denver. But the rental cars are crazy and single occupancy motel/hotels are also dumb.

So is anyone out there going to Colorado for about 2 weeks around 20th of August to 1st-3rd September, that would care to take me into their fold. I'm a pretty agreeable guy, after living with my wife for 19 years, I can live with anyone for 2 weeks. I do snore, though. But I have other positive traits to recommend me as a travel partner.

Do you have any friends that would be interested in „hooking up“ for gratitidious foaming?😝

I could offer you a matchmaker finders fee as incentive “Foaming Bachelor” program.😜
Volunteers / Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Bill Reidy on May 08, 2021, 09:53:35 PM »
I didn't have many opportunities to take photos today.  Here's a handful in chronological order.

The single-day Work Saturdays in lieu of our normal Spring Work Weekend have worked well so far, based on observation of 3 of the 4 so far.  After Spring and Fall Work Weekends resume, I hope these Work Saturdays can continue.  Today's event was "Level the Mountain," to lift, level and tamp a section of track on our Mountain Extension.

Dave Buczkowski operated our Big Joe tamper.  Here's a morning photo of Dave at work.

A photo around lunchtime of a portion of the volunteers who helped jack and level the track, and shovel stone.  I counted about 15 to 20 of all ages.  Ken Berlo is in the foreground.  We're looking north (down grade).  Trout Brook bridge is hidden in the background.

Dave (left) and Steve Lennox (right) refuel one of Big Joe's tanks after lunch for the afternoon's work.  Steve was the team leader for today's Level the Mountain.

After today's work finished on the Mountain Extension, I joined Dave to stop by Alna Center.  Mike had repaired the Kubota excavator head gasket and was grading the interior of our pavilion.

While at Alna Center, today's work train passed by on its return trip to Sheepscot.  I had driven to Trout Brook, rather than take the train from Sheepscot since I was on call for work, so I had an opportunity to take this photo.  Maine Locomotive & Machine Works open car No. 130 is in the lead on the right.
Volunteers / Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on May 08, 2021, 09:38:03 PM »
Cleaned the head and top of the motor in good shape.

All I needed to do was fix the head gasket, but..since I had the head off, I figured I would re-seat the valves. I did not have a valve spring compressor so I improvised. A little swearing, but not bad..

I put the compound on..

Reinsert it and grind away, using a screw driver in the slot on the valve.

After starting, it idled for a bit nice and smooth. Then started knocking hard. I shut it down. Having heard that sound before, I figured it was an injector. I took out all 3 new injectors, replaced with the old injectors and fired it up. No noise. I only wish I took a couple minutes to check which injector it was. Left it running while I greased it up, ready to work, only it wasn't. It would not move. Seems like there is something stuck in the return from the drive pump. It builds pressure and stalls the motor when you try to move. I did not have a catch can to pull a line off to see if I can narrow it down so I parked it.

Graded to Pavilion with the dozer.

Volunteers / Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by James Patten on May 08, 2021, 08:03:13 PM »
Work done on Saturday May 8:

* Level the Mountain: the crew got a bunch of track leveled and tamped, on the straightaway south of the bridge.
* Enginehouse: Jeff Verney was digging our Olympic Swimming Pool with Brendan helping.
* Machine shop: Alan was puttering around.
* Moving dirt: There's a big hill of dirt on the west side of the parking lot.  Fred started moving it a scoopful at a time to behind the containers in the John Deere.  Mike was also going to landscape at AC.
* Vehicle repair: Mike said that he got the Kubota running.
* Archives: I helped Linda out with some archival stuff, then she worked the rest of the day exploring the Lincoln County News archives for W&Q related material.
* Board meeting.
Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bob Holmes on May 08, 2021, 07:39:01 PM »
Those castings are to die for...simple amazing.
Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Brendan Barry on May 08, 2021, 04:55:40 PM »
Seat castings arrived at Sheepscot last week.

Another photo of planing the letter boards.

Eric working on the roof trim.

Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Last post by Brendan Barry on May 08, 2021, 04:47:29 PM »
Thursday we plumbed all the various drains together and extended the culverts 80 feet to fill in the drainage ditch between the yard and roundhouse site.

Fred breaking ground Friday morning.

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