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Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« Reply #120 on: April 07, 2017, 10:20:00 AM »
Thank you guys so much!!  That is a fabulous machine for this job- with the adjustable head.  The fixturing to use our mill is much more complicated.

Dave, I know I owe you a PM answer...

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« Reply #121 on: April 07, 2017, 02:09:07 PM »
Jason,

We have a smaller version of the same mill - with a similar adjustable-angle head as well - in the heated portion of the shop; right now it is cutting babbit to the proper radius for a replacement bearing.

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« Reply #122 on: April 07, 2017, 02:44:32 PM »
If we're in the market for a mill with an adjustable head, I can keep an eye open. I know several folks who get around to shops and machine sales places that might have what we need.

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« Reply #123 on: June 29, 2017, 11:15:55 PM »
Randy Beach drove down to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum to pickup the switch points last week.

Dave Crow and Randy loading up the trailer in Baltimore.



Switch points next to the shop in Sheepscot.

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Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« Reply #124 on: June 30, 2017, 07:33:54 AM »
Woohoo. Switches. That will help tremenously in the use of the car barn. The 5 step thowing by hand is going to be a thing of the past finally
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« Reply #125 on: June 30, 2017, 02:35:50 PM »
Oh boy...another project! ;). Seriously, will be very switch-labor-saving, I'm sure, not to mention derail-saving.
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Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« Reply #126 on: June 30, 2017, 09:24:03 PM »
Dave and Wayne did a fabulous job on them.

Remaining work:

1.  The switch points need several holes drilled each, and machined corners eased.

2.  We need slide plate material cut to length, hole punched and welded.

3.  We need to set final switch timbers.

4.  Bend stock rails (already in position) and install points, heel blocks.

5.  Make up throw bars.

6.  Instal stand, throw bars, adjust.

Still an effort, by worthwhile of course.  But it won't be done next week :)

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« Reply #127 on: June 30, 2017, 11:12:04 PM »
Oh Goody, another switch project just in time for my mid July visit.  If no one has jumped on this in the next couple of weeks Steve L. and I can whip it out with a little help from others.

Of course this means a great deal of guidance from Jason.....

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Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« Reply #128 on: July 01, 2017, 09:14:15 AM »
Dave and Wayne did a fabulous job on them.

Remaining work:

1.  The switch points need several holes drilled each, and machined corners eased.

2.  We need slide plate material cut to length, hole punched and welded.

3.  We need to set final switch timbers.

4.  Bend stock rails (already in position) and install points, heel blocks.

5.  Make up throw bars.

6.  Instal stand, throw bars, adjust.

Still an effort, by worthwhile of course.  But it won't be done next week :)

Jason


Sounds like July will be a busy month.

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Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« Reply #129 on: July 07, 2017, 09:55:49 PM »
Busy ya say? BUSY?
Besides running weekend trains, the guys may be heading for shift work and floodlights!  ;D
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Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« Reply #130 on: July 28, 2017, 08:58:09 AM »
On Thursday 27th in the North Yard two rails were bent with the museum hand powered screw rail bender. After the two rails were bent both joint bars were installed.
At the same turnout two switch points were set on the ties. We than put the slide plates  under the rails. Of course nothing go right, so a lot of little thing keep getting in the way, like track spikes in the wrong place and the spikes had to be removed

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Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« Reply #131 on: July 28, 2017, 06:27:54 PM »
 Today work continued on the Northyard bay 2 switch. The switch points were bolted in. Enough parts were found and freed up to make one switch stand. The 32 parts to make the transit clips were fabricated. Tomorrow they will have to bent, drilled and welded so the throw bar and gauge bars can be installed. Then the switch stand and throw rod can be installed.

Regretfully all the switch stands that are left from which to choose or seriously rusted and frozen up.

 I took pictures today since someone asked. Unfortunately I Couldn't load them.
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Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« Reply #132 on: July 29, 2017, 06:27:36 PM »
Here's a photo of what's been done for the switches:

Or not.  Photobucket is being annoying.
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« Reply #133 on: July 29, 2017, 10:05:45 PM »
After some additional work to the points and a week of building slide plates, the Car Barn 2 switch is looking very nice finally.

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Re: North Yard Project - Official Work Thread
« Reply #134 on: July 30, 2017, 08:30:14 PM »
Mike, thanks for posting the pix of switch progress. A close look will show the missing throw bar, gauge bar, throw rod, switch stand and associated transit clips. However it is a lot closer to being finished.
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