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Dana Deering

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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2020, 12:29:31 PM »
I have moved 9 out of Bay 3 two or three times by myself using the tool shown above.

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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2020, 12:49:59 PM »
OK, so how did we get #8 and #4 onto the display tracks.  Are we overthinking this?

I believe it was the diesel to get them onto the turntable and a tractor to pull them onto the display tracks.

I have moved 9 out of Bay 3 two or three times by myself using the tool shown above.

Was that just before or also after the concrete floor went in, Dana? I noticed that before there was a little slope out the door. It's still there but only once you get past the "tipping point" at the edge of the concrete.
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« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2020, 01:40:53 PM »
I once moved her out with a come-along.
Boy, that was painful. Didn't try that again.

If I remember right, you get about an inch or maybe two out of each 'stroke' of the car mover.  While you can break the static friction, it is difficult to keep her moving and still be able to push.

I thought we would be able to fire up inside the new roundhouse? Doesn't that mean we won't have to push an engine out anymore?
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2020, 08:03:58 PM »
Thanks Bill, for the reply about #8 an #4.  That makes total sense.

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« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2020, 05:32:40 AM »
It took about two strokes with the car mover to break her free and gain a little momentum and then I pushed her out.

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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2020, 04:46:03 PM »
The question with which I started this thread still stands. Now that the Trout Creek Bridge is in and the track laid, will 2021 be a good year to build the Roundhouse?

It is especially important now that the WW&F Railway Museum is providing storage for so much of the Maine Narrow Gauge equipment.
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2020, 05:19:05 PM »
There is a long-term plan, Ted. The roundhouse is included in that plan. It will happen. Send money!

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« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2020, 05:38:42 PM »
To echo Wayne, please send money.  Seriously there is a plan and it will take a couple of years to get it started but the Engine-house is definitely up there on the list.
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2020, 10:29:37 PM »
The question with which I started this thread still stands. Now that the Trout Creek Bridge is in and the track laid, will 2021 be a good year to build the Roundhouse?
This below is from the Alna Town 5 year plan published in 2018.  I am sure this is delayed because of the Covid-19 disruptions.  Of course money always helps move projects along.  Someone to coordinate with the BOD and take the lead would probably also help.

Roundhouse – this will be a 3-stall building on the opposite side of the turntable from the
road. This will remove operating locomotives from the car shop (big yellow building),
dividing assets to reduce fire risk on the Sheepscot campus. Anticipated in the 2020-
2023 timeframe.
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2020, 10:41:38 PM »
While the Trout Brook switch is in, the siding track itself still has to be laid, the turntable on the far end put, everything needs to be jacked, tamped, reballasted, perhaps rejacked and tamped and ballasted again in places.  The opening of the Mountain Extension is delayed until 2022 because of Covid.  So it's definitely not "done".

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« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2020, 11:28:16 PM »
James,

Thanks for the detailed update on what remains to be completed.  I, like I suspect many others, have been focused on and amazed at what has been accomplished in the mists of all this unpleasantness.
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Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2020, 02:20:08 PM »
I think you're right James. One thing at a time. You are wised to complete the mountain extension first and then to keep up the main line in earnest Track is of a paramount importance. What's the point of having power motives and rolling stock if you can't have them run safely.