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Stephen Lennox

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Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2021, 08:54:22 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday 23 November 2021

*  Track work,  clean up, Harsco Tamper test
*  Shop work,  passenger car truck rebuild (pending), other projects (pending)
*  Coach #9 assembly
*  Engine house build

Notes:  Short week, Thanksgiving Holiday.
             
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Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2021, 09:21:45 PM »
Work completed Tuesday, 23 November 2021.

*  Shop work, Passenger car truck rebuild continued.  (Carlos, Jerry)
*  Locomotive #9, repairs to glass valve and fire box grate repairs.  (Roger, Wes C, Jonathan, Jason)
*  Engine house build continues.  (Brendan, Fred, Brian W)
*  Archives work on going.  (Linda)
*  Track work, Track crew:  replaced 2 ties necessary for safe operations north of Janesway Crossing.
                                             Located and moved snow plow and materials for winter ops prep.
                                             Tested Harsco Tamper, it works with problems identified.
                                             Main line frm water tank to SS station, jacked, lined and half tamped.
                                             Third tie on main was discovered and replaced.
                                             (Steve L, Steve Leet, Brian W, Paul, Scott, Leon, Jason)

Note: A busy day in cold windy weather. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
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Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2021, 08:38:50 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday, Nov 27:

* Engine house assembly
* Woods track crossing
* Coach 9/machine shop
* First Saturday of Christmas trains to SeaLyon Farm.

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Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2021, 07:29:41 PM »
Brendan and Stewart are gone this weekend, so Enginehouse is probably out.

I may be there Friday working inside on the Kubota. Change the oil and retorque the head bolts. Then start organizing the garage to make room to work on the dozer and loader in there.
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Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2021, 07:28:29 PM »
Retorqued the headbolts on the Kubota today. Also, our dozer was retrireved from TOM and returned to Sheepscot. Dwight helped me remove the mud, part of getting it ready to go in the garage for undercarriage work.

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Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2021, 10:23:04 AM »
Glad to hear there was someone up there to work with you, Mike. So, what needs to be done to Casey?

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Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2021, 10:40:31 AM »
Casey needs an undercarriage rebuild, from the Casey thread:

It has been a few years, but time to move this thread up to the top. Casey has been toiling away since its arrival with only some minor repairs. In order to continue using the machine, we need to invest in its future. We are doing that this year.

The most wear items on a dozer is the blade and under carriage. While the track pads are ok, the chains they bolt to are worn out. The bushings are gone around the pins and there is sideward play in the chain allowing it to fall off easily. I had been passively looking for new chains but kept coming up empty. That is until I was handed a magazine that had used equipment in it. There was a parts broker that had an ad that was in NH I contacted, and found us what is possibly the last 2 chains in the country. They arrived at my work yesterday.


We plan on replacing the bottom rollers, and he is getting a price for me for those.

Some may ask why repair instead of replace. Simple. This dozer fits our equipment car, and can be put almost anywhere along the railroad. Plus replacing it with something similar would be expensive. Money better spent on other projects or equipment.

https://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,2519.30.html

There is a photo of the new track chains, on a pallet,  at that thread link.
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Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2021, 06:58:08 PM »
Work done on Saturday Nov 27:

* Coach 9: Alan was working on journal boxes.
* Boxcar 56: Marcel finished the south wall of the boxcar, and started to work on attaching the grab irons.
* Vehicles: I think Mike was working on vehicle repairs
* Computer: I fought with the office computer all day, and the computer won.
* Train ops: I think the trains were full.

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Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2021, 07:10:40 PM »
Here are a few pictures from today. I was in the shop several times and forgot to take any photos. Journal boxes look great, and Cody was busy flat filing something on one of them while Alan used an end mill on others.

Marcel and Jay completed the siding on the south end of the car and were working on the North East corner.

Trains? Yes, we had trains, with the proper seasonal flavoring sprinkled on the ground.















And under proper adult supervision, Dave helped me remove the Blade from Casey, now ready for the garage.

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Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2021, 10:48:18 AM »
Nice to see a little snow for the first Christmas trains.

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Re: November 2021 Work Reports
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2021, 08:16:00 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 30 Nov. and 1 December 2021.

*  Shop, Passenger truck build
*  Shop, vacuum brake design/build
*  Coach #9 Assembly
*  Engine house build (pending)
*  Winter/snow prep.
*  Friday Charter Prep.
*  Locomotive #11 build work week.

Note:  Winter, if your working outside, be prepared for cold temperatures and icy conditions.
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