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Bill Baskerville

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2021, 10:38:58 PM »
I also found these marks, ready for cutting. This is beyond the weld because Edaville also changed the outer ring. Cutting the turntable back to the original length would complicate the modifications.


The marks are for cutting.  They are equal radius dimensions from the center of the pivot pin.  Steve L. and I measured these out this spring and I marked them for Jason to cut.
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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2021, 10:44:06 PM »
How did we happen to acquired this turntable? Doesn't Edaville still use a turntable?

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2021, 12:29:27 AM »
Will the planks be added as they were in the pic of the B&S location?

To be clear the wheel support radius would have to be changed if it were
to be put back at original location & TT length?

As long as there is room where it is going and locos fit all is good. :-)

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2021, 12:09:47 PM »
It belongs to MNGRR. We worked out an agreement with them to use it. As part of the agreement, any modifications we make, including modifying the length, needs to be undone if they want it back. They had hoped they could use it to turn coaches to even out wheel and weather wear on their cars, but there is no room for it there.
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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2021, 10:29:42 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 17-18 August 2021

*  Track work, joint ballasting and lifting between mile post #7 heading south.
    Volunteers attending should bring lunch, questions, email Steve at stvlxx@yahoo.com

*  Shop work, wheel pressing continues

*  Sheepscot, Alna Center clean up/maintenance

*  Tamper/Brookville repairs continue  (pending)

*  Trout Brook turntable work continues

*  Engine house work continues


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Testing reminder for Operating crews, this is the Basic Safety test, due date 31 August 2021.

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2021, 11:35:52 AM »
what will be the usable length of the turntable when installed?
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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2021, 12:02:20 PM »
what will be the usable length of the turntable when installed?

Don't know the exact dimensions, but it'll be long enough to fit any locomotive put on it (probably). The extensions were put on so that passenger cars could fit comfortably on it.
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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2021, 02:15:25 PM »
so that's around 40', give or take? Also how far in from 218 will it be sited?
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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2021, 02:20:48 PM »
Final length of rail on turntable will be 31’.  Turntable center will be 228’ from Center of RR/ Rt218 crossing.  Length is limited by desire to avoid encroaching on the hillside to the west of the turntable location..

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2021, 06:53:23 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Aug 21:

* Machine shop
* Engine house
* Train ops 11 - 5 - there's a concert for the 5 PM train.
* Board meeting at 4

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2021, 07:02:24 PM »
Today four new trackside flag holders were completed.  I want to put a coat of white paint over the primer before I declare them finished.  They are the same as the four I brought up about 8 or 10 years ago.  They will arrive for the FWW.

XVII 122. Out of Service Track in Effect (Working Limits)
i. Fixed Red flags placed at both ends of the Out of Service Track segment.
ii.Fixed Yellow flags placed preceding the red flags a sufficient distance to provide ample warning to approaching trains, unless within Yard Limits and not on the Main Track.
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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2021, 07:45:34 PM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, Aug 21st.
9:00am: Handcar Hop (AVAILABLE).
11:00am: Sheepscot Valley Steam Train (AVAILABLE) and Caboose Adventure (AVAILABLE).
1:00pm: Ice Cream Express (tix available) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
3:00pm: Ice Cream Express (tix available) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).
5:00pm: Music on the Railway: Pejepscot Station (tix available) and Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT).

Extra assistance is always appreciated - contact crewcaller@traincrew.wwfry.org to sign up, or learn how to be qualified.

Specifically, we NEED assistance - tickets are selling very well and crowd control at Sheepscot, Alna Center, and on the train is necessary. Contact ed.lecuyer@wwfry.org to help.


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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2021, 12:00:51 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 17-18 August 2021.

Tuesday:

*  Track work, MP#7 heading south, 8 more joints ballasted, lifted and tamped., select brush cut.
    (Steve L, Brian W, Chuck B, Steve Leet, Bill Reidy)

*  Brookville repairs  (Jay B)

*  Shop, wheel pressing  (Jerry, Carlos, Stewart)

*  Campus maintenance and clean up.  (Fred, Randy)

*  New Machine Shop Storage building, shelving build begins.
    (Brendan, Randy, Jason)

*  Gift shop, kitchen supplies  (Cindy R)


Wednesday:

*  Track work, MP#7 heading south, 5 more joints ballasted, lifted and tamped. MLMW switch received ballast
    in preparation to lift the lower east side of the track.
    (Steve L, Steve Leet, Chuck B, Brian W, Paul and Elijah, Dan, Nick, William)

*  New Machine Shop Storage Building shelving continues.  (Brendan, Randy, Chuck, Jason).

*  Brookville work  (Jay B)

*  Campus maintenance and clean up  (Fred, Stewart)

*  Switching, Caboose #554 staged at Alna Ctr, Open Coach #130 on Car Barn lead #1, Flat cars
    #118 and #126 on Woods Track, Engine #52 on Machine shop lead #1.
    (Chuck B, Brian W, Dan, Steve L)

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2021, 06:29:37 PM »
A few photos of the south-of-mile post 7 track work, led by Stephen Lennox Tuesday.  Chuck B. helped load track tools before we left Sheepscot around 9.30 a.m.

Steve Leet talks with Brian Whitney aboard Big Joe as they prepare the tamper for service at Top of Mountain.


Big Joe is positioned by Brian and Steve Lennox at MP7 as tamping work is about to start following lifting and leveling of joints south.


Steve Leet and Brian shovel stone as the tamper, operated by Steve Lennox, tamps ties south of a lifted joint.  Progression was south-to-north at each lifted joint.


Tree saplings close to the track were also cut during Tuesday's work.

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Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2021, 07:53:00 PM »
Hallelujah!  I'm looking forward to having the crew lift joints at Albee's Field (I think those are arguably worse than the ones at MP 7).