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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2024, 05:56:46 PM »
Yes I do.  I am the away crowd but it keeps me involved mentally with the progress.

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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2024, 06:17:16 PM »
Should be platform work all week.
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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2024, 08:41:17 PM »
Should be platform work all week.
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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2024, 05:44:00 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday, March 23 (assuming it doesn't all get canceled by the forecasted snowstorm):

* Volunteer Recruitment day Rescheduled to April 13th.
* Platform work Highly unlikely
* Boxcar 56 (possible?)
« Last Edit: March 21, 2024, 07:25:39 PM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2024, 02:46:49 PM »
The radiator for the Case loader was picked up today from the repair shop. We will install it next Saturday and hopefully get the loader together and back in service.
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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2024, 06:02:34 PM »


I have thought about doing this for years, and finally got it done. A roll bar for the old Kubota. This will bolt to a frame member on the Kubota that is made for it.
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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2024, 07:00:17 PM »
Work done at Sheepscot, Sat 3/23:

* Volunteer Info Session: No new volunteers showed up. Steve & Shelia Ellsworth stopped by to drop off some items.
* Admin: Dave, Steve P., and Ed worked on various computer tasks.
* Snow Removal: Dan and Tom used the leaf blower to quickly and effectively remove the wet, heavy snow from all switches at Sheepscot.
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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2024, 07:43:11 AM »
Anticipated Work
Week of March 25, 2024

Monday:
Vacuum brake pot work, in preparation for truck team.
XCart engineering.
Platform work (if Brendan available)

Tuesday:
Truck team final assembly 2nd coach 3 truck
Coach 9: siding work
Build11 truck work (if Harold is available)
Loco 9 Test Fire
Platform work possible

Wednesday:
Coach 9 siding
Build11 trucks
Vac Brake work
XCart Engineering

Thursday:
XCart Engineering.

Heavy rain Wed-Fri.  I doubt Brendan will work on the platfrom in that.

The goal is to finalize XCart engineering and order materials by the end of the calendar month.


Remember help is always welcomed and encouraged!

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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2024, 05:26:19 PM »
i must have missed something.  What is XCart Engineering?  Are we building our own fleet of pedal power buggies?  Actually I think that would be a money maker for all those days when we don't have scheduled trains.
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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2024, 06:03:19 PM »
i must have missed something.  What is XCart Engineering?  Are we building our own fleet of pedal power buggies?  Actually I think that would be a money maker for all those days when we don't have scheduled trains.

I believe this is the track car for the new Kubota excavator, described at wwfry.org/africa:

"In Progress: Kubota Excavator and Track Car

"After reaping the benefits that the tamper and tracklaying gantry brought to MoW activities, the WW&F wished to further increase in efficiency and productivity track maintenance. Earlier this year, the WW&F partnered with the Candelaria Foundation, who generously granted $100,000 for the purchase of an excavator and construction of a car which it can work from. The car’s design has been finalized and we are ready to order the materials to construct it. Once operable, the combined Excavator and Track Car will enable mechanized tie changing, ditching, roadbed repairs, brush removal, and other critical functionality."
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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2024, 05:46:46 AM »
Yes sorry- I used the shorthand that developed in my head. I don’t mean for it to stick- just short hand.

X=Excavator
Cart=Cart


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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2024, 06:41:02 AM »
Pfhew............ Thanks Jason, for a minute I thought I had left the planet for a long while and missed a whole bunch of stuff. :o :o
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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2024, 09:00:03 AM »
Despite the rumors, "XCart" is NOT a secret Elon Musk project.

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« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2024, 10:37:51 AM »
Despite the rumors, "XCart" is NOT a secret Elon Musk project.

Yes, that would be Boring.
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Re: March 2024 work reports
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2024, 05:39:47 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday March 30:

* First day of Easter trains.
* Vehicle repair - returning the radiator to the front end loader.
* Machine shop
* Platform work