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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #60 on: January 20, 2021, 10:34:43 PM »
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #61 on: January 21, 2021, 08:21:45 AM »
Very impressive to see what can be conveyed in a 24 inch box car!

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #62 on: January 21, 2021, 10:17:26 AM »
I hope the pipe used for rollers isn't needed for a future project ::)

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #63 on: January 21, 2021, 11:48:07 AM »
This question may have been asked before, but what will be the stationary steam engines purpose?  Power for sawmill and shingle mill at TOM?

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #64 on: January 21, 2021, 01:16:33 PM »
Pipes were removed (except 1) after the photo.

The stationary steam engine is planned to be used to power the sawmill. Eventually. Someday. Way down the road.
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #65 on: January 21, 2021, 03:21:12 PM »
I think that's the perfect temporary solution for it.  It's out of the weather, and doesn't take up exterior space.  We have more boxcars than we need for hauling anything, so it's not occupying needed space.

Just as long as we remember where it is when it's time to use it.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #66 on: January 21, 2021, 03:52:15 PM »
I think using the boxcars for project storage is a good thing.  Items are stored safely and protected from the elements without the need for extra containers, sheds, etc.  I would suggest if we can obtain additional boxcars, then we should do so for the storage advantage they provide.  And best of all they can be parked anywhere along the line where needed. 
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #67 on: January 21, 2021, 06:58:26 PM »
Boys and their toys..

Actually, a high reading on a recent water test necessitated the draining and refilling of the boiler, then a steam up. And since they had steam, ran to AC and back..this is them about to put it away after dumping the fire

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2021, 08:29:17 PM »
More Boxcars:  they can also be used on trains!

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2021, 02:00:15 AM »
More Boxcars:  they can also be used on trains!

You think? ??? ;)

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2021, 01:37:22 PM »
Stating the obvious - if we do use loaded cars in trains, we must ensure that the load is properly spaced in the car and secured.
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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #71 on: January 22, 2021, 02:44:10 PM »
Yes, the shingle mill and edger are already secured.  They are over one truck.  The engine is over the opposite truck and will be secured before the car moves.

There was an additional motive in putting the engine with the shingle mill and edger in a B&SR boxcar- they’re all related and the shingle mill has a B&SR connection.  There’s lots of room left in the center of the car.  I think it’d be nice to have some signage inside the car explaining the significance and connection between the various pieces.  The car could be open with a stair case at times.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #72 on: January 22, 2021, 08:16:50 PM »
Did not know about the other items stored in 67.  Great plan, Jason!

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #73 on: January 23, 2021, 06:51:52 PM »
Work done on Saturday Jan 23:

* Top of Mountain: A team led by Mike cleaned up the slash left when he bulldozed the road for access to the SeaLyon farm 2 years ago.
* Boxcar 56: Marcel's team started working on the outer sills.
* John Deere tractor: Brendan was busy working on reassembling pieces of the tractor.
* Phone system: Ed was working to set up voicemail with our Spectrum phone provider.

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Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #74 on: January 23, 2021, 07:52:19 PM »
I wish I would have taken some before pictures, but I took some after shots.

Brian worked cutting in the center of the turn around, with Fred, Dave, Jerry and a freshly shaved JB.



Then he cleaned up on the outside of the turn around.



James, Stewart and I, with help from Jerry when he got away from Brian, cleaned up the rest of the loop.



This is looking up the road to the farm



Looking in at the back of the loop from trackside



Looking toward the farm road from the back of the loop, with JB headed toward the fire.



Don Lyons came down when we were done, and wanted to cut a tree. Brian and I helped him with that. We also discussed possible changes to the loop, and even adding a leg to the road to make it a U from the field, having 2 ways to the field.
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