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Jason M Lamontagne

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2022, 08:03:14 PM »
Ok I’ll spill the beans…

Coach 8: 8.6T
Coach 3: 11.8T
Coach 2: 12.5T
Caboose 320: 7.5T
Combine 14: 12.9T

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2022, 09:14:55 PM »
Will you calculate the weight of passengers as well?
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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2022, 09:19:36 PM »
How about crew members?  Does that mean I need to go on a diet?
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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2022, 12:16:42 PM »
A full load of passengers would increase each car by about 2 tons. Less if it's the caboose, or a lot of kids.

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2022, 12:45:19 PM »
A car load of passengers would be better figured at 4 ton.  It is best to figure the most possible weight it could be than underestimate and find that the design was inadequate.
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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2022, 03:35:32 PM »
The brake book we're reading, The Principals and Design of Foundation Brake Gear, reports that the standard approach on passenger cars is to design for no-load and disregard the weight of passengers.  The only exception they give are subway cars in NYC. 

(While a great resource, the book is horribly colored toward superfluous gauge railroads utilizing the braking system of a certain competitor of our good old buddy Fred Eames, so anything they say might be taking as a colored grain of salt.) 

We also can't slide wheels with the brake system when the cars are empty- and varying the capacity of the braking system for empty vs load is not a simple matter. 

There are acceptable ranges of braking ratios- so I'll run the numbers for both empty and loaded to ensure we land in the range at both ends. 

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2022, 09:16:02 AM »
... superfluous gauge railroads ...

I guarantee this will have been the best thing I read all day, and it's only 9am.  ;D ;D

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2022, 10:40:51 PM »
Pit rails and custom comp. joint look good





And Czech out the visitor that is passing through on it's way to Brians....









And we set the new fuel tank.. Fred is inspecting..

« Last Edit: December 10, 2022, 10:43:03 PM by Mike Fox »
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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2022, 10:48:15 PM »
Does the new fuel tank mean we are going to have to do a better job of keeping the ramp track clear or is this tank for the off road ground vehicles?
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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2022, 08:18:06 AM »
Does the new fuel tank mean we are going to have to do a better job of keeping the ramp track clear or is this tank for the off road ground vehicles?

No. But it would make walking back to turn the hose on easier..
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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2022, 05:04:48 PM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 13-14 December 2022

*  Vacuum brakes  (Mon & Wed)
*  Passenger Truck rebuild
*  Coach #9
*  SS yards clean up

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2022, 02:41:26 PM »
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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2022, 10:31:07 AM »
Ed,

You forgot to tell us to Czech it out. 8)

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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2022, 12:02:28 PM »
Can you imagine the frustration of trying to Pragumatically manage a phorum where the members Pragutilly persist in body-Czeching the moderator with all manner of Czech jokes and  Prague puns?  ::)



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Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2022, 02:12:52 PM »
Can you imagine the frustration of trying to Pragumatically manage a phorum where the members Pragutilly persist in body-Czeching the moderator with all manner of Czech jokes and  Prague puns?  ::)

I'll tell you what, Graham, when I step down as moderator Europe next.
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