Author Topic: April 2015 Work Planning  (Read 18576 times)

Andre Anderson

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Re: April 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2015, 08:29:27 PM »
Car shop trusses?
Has something to do with car shop hernias. (I wouldn't say this if it were anyone but you, Ira.)

Yes if you try to lift one by yourself !  ;D ::)  ;)

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Re: April 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2015, 08:29:35 PM »
Car shop trusses?

Unlikely.  We need to get a crane in to do it, the ground is still pretty muddy from winter and the rain this week so it's unsafe to do so.  I spent an hour or so one morning before I got up trying to figure out how to put up the trusses with 30 people and ramps, but couldn't figure out how to do it safely.

Ira Schreiber

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Re: April 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2015, 03:41:20 PM »
Back in the day, I owned three cranes and have set a lot of trusses.
I used plywood sandwich platforms under the outriggers and set a lot in very muddy construction sites. Not getting the crane stuck was the big issue.

Spread some stone around the site and go for it.

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Re: April 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2015, 09:08:55 PM »
Ira, stone is in high demand and low quantities as it is. However, when I was in building construction we installed roof trusses our selves by two guys on extension ladders and a guy in the middle pushing with a pole, while a few guys inside the house pulled a guide rope as a precaution.

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Re: April 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2015, 11:05:08 PM »
Actually Joe, I have put up small trusses the same way.

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Re: April 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2015, 06:07:01 PM »
Recap of Spring Work Weekend:

* Top of Mountain Track: Mostly serviceable, needs some work on one of the switches but otherwise fully ballasted, tamped, and ready to go.
* Loco 9: Lots of work in smokebox, on running gear.  The old smokebox and boiler were reunited.
* Car storage building: The east side staging planks were raised.
* Shop building: The snow plow damage was repaired.  East side windows were also repaired.
* Food: Lots of good meals were prepared.
* Garage: Wired for 20 amp service (feeding off the restroom).
* Coach 8: Windows were repaired.
* Hydrant: The hydrant in Bay 3 was dug out by fellows from the Naugatuck, the pipe replaced and approved by Zack, and the hole filled back in.
* Firewood: Much of the firewood was split and stacked.
* Rules Review on Saturday
* Magneto phone line: the fault in the line between AC and TOM was found and repaired.

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Re: April 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2015, 09:24:08 PM »
* Magneto phone line: the fault in the line between AC and TOM was found and repaired.
Unfortunately not quite. One fault was found and fixed, but there is at least one more between Rose Wood and TOM. Service has been confirmed from Sheepscot to Rosewood, thanks to help from Joseph G.