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Stephen Lennox

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2020, 07:37:41 PM »
Work completed for Tuesday 6, and Wednesday 7 October 2020

Tuesday:

*  All preparations were made for the ToM cribbing to include drilling rod holes in the beams,
    clean up of pre-made rod threads and loading of all parts to include nuts, washers and tools.
*  Shop work, repairing parts to put the Tamper back in service this weekend.
*  The archives and gift shop are a continual work in progress.
*  Campus clean up and dump run.

Wednesday:

*  Two sets of cribbing installed, waiting on ballast to finalize the job.
*  Tamper readied for operation.
*  Electric building work.
*  Spruce up (painting and repairs)  Sheepscot Station.

Note:  Dan and his crew were out changing ties this past Sunday.
           “Start” has been making repairs, clean up and servicing switches and the grounds.
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2020, 08:00:20 PM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, October 10th:
9:00am: Handcar Hop on Mainline - ANNULLED
11:00am: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT)
1:00pm: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT)
3:00pm: Pumpkin Pickin' Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT)
5:00pm: Harvest Bonfire Train to SeaLyon Farm - (SOLD OUT)

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Note: Due to declining interest, and to facilitate use of the mainline before steam operations begin, all October Handcar Hops have been annulled.
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2020, 08:55:54 PM »
Slick design on the retaining cribbing! Great work guys! Thoughts on a similar system using earth anchors at SS north of the platform?

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2020, 09:02:42 PM »
The cribbings and tie rods are an inspired design.
What–me worry?

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2020, 03:12:26 PM »
When Jason told me about this plan last winter, he used the term retaining wall. I was not for it. He then described what he meant, where he planned ln using them, and how long he expected them to last. A great use of extra timbers that may have otherwise gone to waste. Plus it allows us the time to make permanent improvements over time.

A nice quick repair. Looks great.
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2020, 04:14:53 PM »
Just out of curiosity. Are those gonna be set any lower into the stone than shown in the pics? I'd hate to see what happens when a locomotive with outside frames gets close to them.
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2020, 04:45:15 PM »
Thanks Mike and all- I’m pleased with how these turned out- and thanks to Foreman Steve L for a well executed and well reported job. 

The inside of these beams are set just beyond the loading gauge.  Also- the track is 6-8” low at these locations- the reason for the shoulder reinforcement in the first place.  As soon as we can load stone, will ballast lift and tamp these locations.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2020, 01:04:06 PM »
Agreed, an elegant solution to the problem of unsupported ballast tending to work downhill.
Maybe apply them to the track near the pumphouse at Sheepscot and the turntable lead?

Armchair track foreman question: Should the cribbing be tied to the track structure itself or left to float?  I'm thinking more in the horizontal plane than vertical.
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2020, 09:45:26 PM »
Will there be sufficient space between the rail and the timbers to place and operate a track jack?

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2020, 10:02:36 PM »
Will there be sufficient space between the rail and the timbers to place and operate a track jack?
You can set the jacks up inside the gauge, too. The tall jacks might be needed to do it that way, though. Of course that's assuming you're carrying stone to the spot from the flat.
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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2020, 10:53:45 AM »
 A clever, unexpensive, efficient  system Well done !

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2020, 07:49:44 PM »
Work done on Saturday Oct 10 - what would have been the Saturday of Fall Work Weekend.

* Car barn windows: Stan and Ralph were painting the window frames.
* Coach 9: Harold arrived with more kits for the coach (window frames among other things), plus patterns for Loco 11
* Pavilion: The next 5 trusses were connected and set into place.  A rather tricky job, because it had to be done from outside the building.
* Track work: Dan was running a crew somewhere on the Mountain Extension that included jacking and tamping with Big Joe.
* Pumpkin trains: More sold-out trains.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2020, 08:27:46 PM »
Thanks to some work that Joseph Gilbert and I did on Friday, there should be magneto telephone service from EOT to SS. Please give it a try. Calls are free and socially distant.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2020, 09:53:28 PM »
After James left Alna Center. Two more tresses were installed. One at a time, on the East end of the pavilion. That leaves 4 more tresses to install. They will be installed one at a time.

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Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2020, 12:05:47 AM »
I miss our work weekends.
Whine, whine, whine.
Curse you evil Covid.

But, each week a great and intrepid group of those who live lots closer accomplishment amazing things.

We in the away crowd live vicariously through the regular posts and updates, which helps a lot.

Thanks to all, near and far.
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