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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2022, 07:56:52 AM »
Interesting that the first locomotive to be repaired in our new engine house (see the Facebook post) is from one of our collaborator partners.  Everyone wins.
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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2022, 11:10:17 AM »
It was moved in last Saturday, and my photo of that is above.

We are in the need of shop space. The Engine House is not supposed to be shop space, but will do for now to get the job done.
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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2022, 07:37:13 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 15-16 November 2022

Tuesday:
*  Coach #9 assembly/build continued  (Eric, Ron)
*  Passenger car trucks rebuild continued, looked like some assembly going on (Carlos, Jerry)
*  Engine house build continues with Shingling and trim painting.  (Stewart, Fred)
*  Train Ops, Yard switching, rolling stock relocated.  (Dan, Brian W, Jay Barta, Eric)
*  Rolling stock grease/oiling  (Phil B)
*  Track crew continues work on pit rail  (Steve Lx, Paul R, Brian W, Leon, Randy, Dan)
*  Vehicle maintenance  (Jay Barta)
*  Gift shop/mail  (Cindy R)

Wednesday
*  Vacuum brakes work continues with a drilling jig for brake valves being built.  (Jonathan)

The storm today terminated outside work.

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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2022, 06:02:30 PM »
Work done on Saturday November 19:

* Vehicle repair: Mike fixed the lift gate on the F350 then another part broke which he also fixed.
* Woods track: Mike also moved some stone for the woods track base.
* Engine house: I put up more tarpaper, as much as I could do with obstacles in the way.  Fred put shingles on the bottom two rows on the west wall, over to the door, while Stewart was shingling between the windows.
* Platform demolishing: After lunch Brendan removed most of the platform 2x's in front of the gift shop, then demolished the ramp.
* Top of Mountain: Several of us went up to TOM where Jeff Verney had cleared out the cemetery area this past week, and this coming week will be prepping the area near the platform for the shelter from the SS platform.

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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2022, 06:23:03 PM »
Additionally, new volunteer Rich and I fabricated a weldment for Build11 which will serve as a placeholder for the cylinder castings until they return from the machine shop.  The temporary structure will permit work to continue without putting undue pressure on our shop to rush the job.  Cylinder machining isn’t something we want rushed :)

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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2022, 06:29:42 PM »
The 350 blew a brake line, which I repaired under Presidential supervision..

Broken chain on the lift gate. There is a capacity that the gate can handle, and it will be stenciled. I do not think that is what happened this time, but past use can yeild future results..



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The Snow Siding of the Woods Track was moved slightly, closer to its final position. The Flanger and Equipment car were moved up close to the plow to free up some track for winter storage.



The Orange stake in the center below will be the center of the Woods Track, with the Snow Siding still needed to be moved to the right about a foot.



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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2022, 08:05:16 PM »
I'm guessing the planned "Snow Siding" is to store the B&SR flanger and plow, and perhaps other equipment, off the woods track.
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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2022, 08:07:31 PM »
Do I see a new switch in our future to allow access to the woods track and the snow siding or will it become an orphan track as I have seen on a few track plans?
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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2022, 08:55:11 PM »
As yet undefined.  We’d talked about a drop on show fly switch.  Otherwise a new frog for a stub switch. 

Woods/ snow also a place to properly remove and store rail gantry.

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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2022, 09:25:40 PM »
Eventually the plow will wind up about where Millie is in my 3rd photo, and hopefully will be room for the flanger too. It is too late this year to make it happen. The ground is starting to freeze and turns to mud if it warms up above freezing.
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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2022, 05:59:15 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 22-23 November 2022

*  Locomotive # prep and test for weekend holiday trains.
*  Yard switching
*  Locomotive #52 prep for winter operations
*  Passenger car trucks rebuild  (pending)
*  Vacuum brakes  (pending)
*  Engine house build
*  Gift shop… move into Combine #14

Notes:  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and your families
 
             Holiday trains to Sea Lyon start Saturday the 26th, if crew slots are filled up, there is always a     
             need for support staff.

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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2022, 06:55:07 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday November 26:

* First day of Christmas trains to SeaLyon Farm.  Ground support needed.
* Engine house construction.
* Vehicle repair
* Storage area/Woods track work.

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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2022, 04:42:05 PM »
Work completed on Tuesday and Wednesday 22-23 November 2022

Tuesday:
*  Train ops: Prep for Saturdays Holiday trains: Switching, test and set up.
    Loco #9   (Dan, Roger, Bill R, Brian)
    Loco #52 (Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Brian)
    Yard switches lubricated, ground support (Paul R, Elijah, Leon, Jay Barta, Randy)
*  Gift shop prep. (Cindy, Stewart, Paul R)
*  Coach 16 set up for transport  (Dan, Steve Lx, Steve Lt, Brian)
*  Passenger truck rebuild continued with work on bearings. (Carlos, Jerry, Joseph G)
*  Coach #9 assembly/build continues  ((Eric, Ron)
*  Engine house build continues  (Fred, Stewart, Zack)
*  Cemetery construction  (Randy, Brendan, Jeff Varney)
*  Archive work continues (Linda)
*  Rolling stock grease/oil  (Phil B)


Wednesday:

 I was not at the Railroad but I assumwork continued with:

Engine house build
Gift shop Prep
Saturday train op prep


Notes:    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.

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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2022, 10:55:56 PM »
Some photos I took Tuesday.

Work completed on Tuesday and Wednesday 22-23 November 2022

Tuesday:
*  Gift shop prep. (Cindy, Stewart, Paul R)

Some photos posted here.

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*  Passenger truck rebuild continued with work on bearings. (Carlos, Jerry, Joseph G)
*  Coach #9 assembly/build continues  ((Eric, Ron)

Two photos posted here.

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*  Engine house build continues  (Fred, Stewart, Zack)

And two photos posted here.

And the snowplow has been placed on No. 52 for the coming season.


Happy Thanksgiving.
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Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2022, 09:28:18 PM »
As I was headed north on Rt 1 Wednesday afternoon, I passed B&SR coach Mt Pleasant southbound. Must have been headed to MNG for Christmas.