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Volunteers / Re: June 2021 Work reports
« Last post by Brendan Barry on June 18, 2021, 07:47:54 AM »
Section house exterior done.





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Work and Events / Re: Engine House Construction.
« Last post by Brendan Barry on June 18, 2021, 06:56:13 AM »
Backfilling inside the building for the floors. The B&SR tank car was used to supply water while compacting the backfill.

















Cutting out fill under the track area. The concrete is deeper under the rails.





Pit floor filled in and compacted bewtween the footers.





Roughing in the new grade down to the roundhouse.



Trenching in the water line from the roundhouse to the water tank.







Water line backfilling done.



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Volunteers / Re: June 2021 Work reports
« Last post by Bob Holmes on June 17, 2021, 08:09:33 PM »
Regarding chalking the parking lot, we would need one of those gadgets use by Baseball to mark field lines.  I would be glad to pursue that.

As for #65 to Wiscasset, there is a new vendor booth that blocks most of the entrance to the car.  It would be good to negotiate a moving of that booth so that the entrance to the car exhibit is at least as visible as it has been in the past.

Bob
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Volunteers / Re: June 2021 Work reports
« Last post by Stewart "Start" Rhine on June 17, 2021, 06:54:57 PM »
Thursday:

* Engine House - More earth work including reworking (lowering) the grade for the run through track from the north yard + trenching in most of the water line feed that runs from the water tank to the engine house.  The stone dust foundation fill was wet down again.
* Tool House - Shingle work was finished on the west side which completes all four sides. Work began on the inside snow brace / collar ties.
* Engine 11 - Rick & Gordon were at Sheepscot for design and fabrication work. More frame parts were made with the flanging machine.   
* Boxcar/tool car 56 - Marcel worked on the north end buffer beam and draft gear.
* Engine 9 - Steamed up for testing, and watering + a trip north.
* Gift Shop - Mail orders were shipped out.
* Campus - Some trash was organized to make collection easier on trash day / Friday.
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Volunteers / Re: June 2021 Work reports
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on June 17, 2021, 09:57:38 AM »
Thanks for that report of great progress on multiple fronts, Steve. You must have really been cracking the whip!
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Volunteers / Re: June 2021 Work reports
« Last post by Stephen Lennox on June 17, 2021, 08:26:01 AM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 15-16 June 2021

Tuesday:

*  Flat #118, #9 Boiler removed, Benches installed  (Steve L, Jonathan, Jay B)
*  Shop work, the shop was busy with multiple projects going on.
    Bay #1 was getting the over head crane installed while Bay#3 was getting
    the over head crane bridge changed out.
    (Jerry, Carlos, Rick, Gordon C, Jason)
*  Shop work, machine rearranging.
     (Jason, Jay B, Jonathan, Gordon C, Steve L)
*  Shop work, the small lathe was removed and stationed by the container.
    Made a lot more working room.  (Jerry, Carlos, Rick, Jonathan, Steve L)
*  Truck unloading, steel for #11, containers for the electric shed.
       (Jason, Steve L, Jonathan, Rick)
*  Brookville work continued  (Jay B)
*  Looks like the Tool Shed shingling is completed.  (Stewart)
*  Coach #9 work continues  (Eric, Ron)
*  Box car rebuild continues  (Marcel)
*  Campus clean up, Fred
*  Round/Engine house, Brendan

Wednesday:
*  Dairy car #65 moved to Wiscasset and set for display
      (ML&MW crew, Brendan, Rick, Gordon C, Steve L)
*  Yard switching/car movement, Locomotive #4 moved to loading ramp, #67 to Woods track,
    Caboose #554 to Shop lead #3. Two Box cars moved to ML&MW. (Steve L, Dan, Chuck)
*  Shop work, over head crane work continues/completed  (Rick, Gordon C, Jason)
*  Brookvillle work continues   (Jay B)
*  Coach #9 assembly continues  (Eric, Ron)
*  Flat #118, Coach 2, Caboose 320 clean up  (Pete and Cody)
*  Round/Engine house work continues.  (Brendan, Fred)

I left after lunch, I’m sure more was completed.       
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Fire rings for the bonfires and smores; But dogs, burgers, chicken, chops, steaks, even pots full of "bugs" need a pit.  Get a little wider with a top cover and you can do a whole side of pork for a pulled pork BBQ, to include ribs.
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Volunteers / Re: June 2021 Work reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on June 16, 2021, 08:38:40 PM »
I meant to pick up a chalk line and try it out. They are not too expensive.. Maybe sometime.
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Volunteers / Re: June 2021 Work reports
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on June 16, 2021, 07:22:32 PM »
The west lot got repurposed as a materials staging area, in order to make the rest of the railroad (mostly the main parking lot) more presentable. It will return to being a parking area as soon as the materials lot behind the containers is ready.

Striping/lining has been discussed. It is a project in need of someone to manage it.
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Volunteers / Re: June 2021 Work reports
« Last post by Bob Holmes on June 16, 2021, 07:19:39 PM »
Also, should we consider chalking parking lines (like baseball lines) to better control parking?  It's not permanent, and can be reconfigured as needed depending on how equipment is moved around...
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