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Wayne Laepple

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2022, 05:23:13 PM »
Wowie! The weekday crew is on fire this week. Great work all!

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2022, 08:22:22 PM »
Here is a shot from Bob Holmes of the new center pivot screw Alan cut this week. Just in time..

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2022, 09:05:38 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 17-18 May 2022

Tuesday:
*  Track crew prepares for arrival of #53, spiking panels, blocking, tools etc
    (Steve Lx, Dan, Brain W, Steve Lt, Leon, Paul, Jay B, Dwight)
*  Vacuum brake testing continued  (Johnathan, Randy)
*  Passenger truck rebuild continues (Carlos, Jerry)
*  Coach #9 assembly/build  (Eric, Ron)
*  Campus clean up  (Stewart)
*  Rolling stock oiling/greasing on going  (Phil B)
*  Unloading GE #53  (Jason, Dwight, Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Brian W, Paul, Dan, Leon, Jay B)
*  TBS ballasting, return of flat #126 (Dan, Brian W, Paul)

Wednesday:
*  Track crew prep TBS ring rail ballast, lining and leveling.
    (Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Leon, Brian W, Dwight)
*  Vacuum brake continues testing of diaphragm’s (Jonathan, Randy)
*  Mowing SS campus  (Randy)
*  Campus clean up, trash run (Stewart)
*  Small engine repair  (Jay B)
*  Setting of the TBS turntable (Jason, Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Leon, Brian W, Dwight, Brendan,
                                                    Jeff Varney and crew)

Notes:  This has been and still going work week. Work in various areas has been on going and will continue through the week from parking lot rearrangement to shops to TBS and more. You have to appreciate those that aren't seen or heard from but contribute on a regular basis. Before it’s asked, “Yes turntable works” and “Wayne… it’s really big”.
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Wayne Laepple

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2022, 03:08:57 PM »
Yes, Steve, No. 53 is big compared to what we're used to. But park it next to an SD-70 and it's pretty insignificant.

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2022, 07:17:18 PM »
So how many times can you turn the table before it un-screws from its base?  ;D :P

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2022, 08:22:46 PM »
 ;D There is a green product that has been applied to the big thread.  I don't have any details of what was used, but I  note that there is a "green" Locktite product:

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LOCTITE® Green Threadlocker LOCTITE® green threadlocker is recommended for locking preassembled fasteners, e.g. electrical connectors and set screws, and prevents against loosening, rust, and corrosion. This wicking grade threadlocker is categorized as a medium-to-high-strength adhesive. Also available in a liquid form, LOCTITE® green wicking threadlocker cures in 24 hours and can be removed with hand tools and, in rare instances, may require heat to assist when threads have excessive engagement lengths.

https://www.henkel-adhesives.com/us/en/products/industrial-adhesives/threadlockers.html

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2022, 10:43:08 AM »
I'm not sure if it was mentioned  elsewhere, but in case you missed it, as it was explained to me the center pivot of the TBS turntable has to not only provide a pivot, but also support some of the weight on the bridge structure. So it is a 3 point suspension, if you will, with the ring rail supporting the outer ends.
The screw feature is to allow adjustment so that the appropriate amount of weight is supported, as well as compensate for wear in service. Hence the need for it to be adjustable. I am guessing the green stuff is grease to lubricate it and keep it from rusting up and seizing again.
As seen in previous threads, the original screw was impossible to move, so that Alan had to bore that out and make a new screw.
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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2022, 03:54:35 PM »
Making a new screw.  Impressive....
I suspect for the machinist in our group it is simply another job.  But, to those like me who are unskilled in those areas it is
 ... impressive ...
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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2022, 05:56:35 PM »
Work done on Saturday May 21:

* Woods Track: Mike disconnected the joint bars for the wood track. 
* Dozer work: Mike also put the rear right gear in.
* Bluegrass, Steam & Gasoline: The morning trains were well attended.  The old cars caused a traffic jam at Alna Center.  Dave and I ran the parking control. 

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2022, 06:19:21 PM »
Bluegrass Jam and Owl's Head Auto meet were highly successful!  Lots of new folks rode the trains.

(It's not easy to get a double bass on a crowded train...)

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2022, 08:08:48 PM »




Some of the vehicles at Sheepscot, with Stewarts 3 on the right by the house.



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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2022, 05:47:14 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 24-25 May 2022

*  Prep work to complete putting down TBS leads and tail track  (Tues)
    TBS track work  (Wed)
*  Vacuum brake design/build/testing
*  Passenger Truck rebuild
*  Small engine/vehicle repair  (pending)
*  Engine house build  (pending)
*  Mowing SS,  AC
*  SS clean up/repairs/trash run
*  Coach #9 assembly/build

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2022, 06:57:57 PM »
Build11 work session Wednesday-Friday as well.

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2022, 06:57:53 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday May 28:

* Public train rides
* Any mountain extension work?
* Vehicle repairs
* Old woods track work
* Back lot (behind the storage boxes) work?
* Engine house construction, if there's lumber enough.
* Machine shop

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Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2022, 03:37:23 PM »
Trout Brook Station building?