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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2021, 07:13:56 AM »
It was great to see a few new volunteers yesterday as well.

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2021, 09:36:38 PM »
This Summer’s Maine visit
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A few things that were worked on not reported elsewhere

52’s front horn was repaired
The targets in the north yard were changed to agree with our new switch rules
The track 3 into the car barn was reconnected
The MNG turntable was marked for cutting to fit our 218 track/row space
A 17 switch stand was taken apart
Two tools were fabricated to remove the springs from a 17 switch stand
A good 17 switch stand was kit bashed and assembled from available parts
This stand will replace the one with broken ears on the main line and north yard switch
A movable box was fabricated to keep loose switch stand parts in one place and out of the dirt
The fire sprayer car was repaired


« Last Edit: May 24, 2021, 08:47:39 AM by Bill Baskerville »
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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2021, 10:18:11 PM »
You were a busy guy, Bill. I wish we'd had more time to visit while I was there. See you in October, I hope.

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2021, 09:25:11 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday May 25-26, 2021

*  Track work, finishing car barn leads to include, lining, tie replacement, ballast
    spiking and tamping.
*  Track work, finishing turn table lead.
*  Vacuum brakes
*  Small equipment repair (Brookville)
*  Shop work (pending)


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XXIV.   Safety and Efficiency Program (S&EP)

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2021, 10:45:40 AM »
This Summer’s Maine visit
or
A few things that were worked on not reported elsewhere

52’s front horn was repaired
The targets in the north yard were changed to agree with our new switch rules
The track 3 into the car barn was reconnected
The MNG turntable was marked for cutting to fit our 218 track/row space
A 17 switch stand was taken apart
Two tools were fabricated to remove the springs from a 17 switch stand
A good 17 switch stand was kit bashed and assembled from available parts
This stand will replace the one with broken ears on the main line and north yard switch
A movable box was fabricated to keep loose switch stand parts in one place and out of the dirt
The fire sprayer car was repaired

The north yard switch stand will be replaced? Hurrah!

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2021, 10:57:16 AM »
That was a productive visit, Bill B, thank you muchly!

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2021, 06:48:26 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday May 29:

* Public train service, including Pie and Run by in the evening.
* Earthmoving, at AC (around the pavilion) and SS (in the parking lot)
* Shop work
* Engine house construction

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2021, 08:07:55 AM »
Hi all, I have a very eager engineer-in-training at home. Cody's been up for three work days this spring, and he would really like to help out in some way this Saturday. If anyone has any ideas for him, I'd be grateful. Tasks involving wheelbarrows or wagons - or being in a locomotive  :)  - are especially popular. Thanks! ~Pete
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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2021, 09:32:20 AM »
If nobody comes up with a 'wheelbarrow task', how about giving him a phone/camera and a "title", perhaps reporter, videographer, reporting specialist, archivist, or ?? and ask him to document whatever is going on.  The Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec group call that position "Chronicler".

Make arrangements with Ed so he can have his own WW&F forum account to post his work here.  Perhaps some of his work might end up in the WW&F newsletter!   :)
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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2021, 09:56:10 AM »
I am in communication with Pete to find a spot for Cody to help this weekend. That said, I do like your idea, Graham.
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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2021, 08:52:28 AM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday May 25-26, 2021.

Tuesday:
           
*  Track work, Car Barn lead #1 ballasted, Turn Table lead assembled, 5 ties replaced
    ballasting begins.  (Steve L, Leon, Chuck, Randy, Jay B, Jonathan)

*  Dirt moving and bring in ballast  (Brendan and Fred)

*  Shop work-Wheel Press work  (Jerry, Carlos, Jason)

*  Tool Shed shingling continues  (Stewart)

*  Coach #9 Assembly continues  (Eric and Ron)

*  Mowing Alna Center  (Fred and Randy)

*  Box car/tool car build  (Marcel)

Wednesday:

*  Track work, Turn Table lead ballasted, lifted, lined and tamped. A final readjustment
    and dressing to be completed later this summer.  (Steve L, Dan, Chuck)

*  Weed whacking Sheepscot Campus  (Randy)

*  Vehicle repair, Brookville  (Jay B)  (we heard it running)

*  Tool building shingling  (Stewart)

Note:  Fred took time out to show us how to spike!

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2021, 10:04:44 AM »
I?ve added a pile more photos to my WW&F Ry Google Folder from Saturday work days this year. If Cody?s not in it, he probably took it. He notices some interesting details!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VNaX1W3wADw215kG9

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2021, 11:16:41 AM »
Pete/Cody,

A great set of pictures! Nice for those of us that live far away. Which one is Cody?

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2021, 11:51:55 AM »
The short fella with the blue cap and blue shirt.

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Re: May 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2021, 01:13:22 PM »
Pete,

Thanks! That was my guess. So glad to see him out "working on the railroad." What a wonderful experience for him!

John
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