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Re: Top Of The Mountain Siding - Official Work Thread
« Reply #105 on: May 12, 2014, 08:38:19 AM »
Thanks Brendan for the pics.  I'm just looking at all that nice straight timber ready for cutting and sawing for new building post and beams. (hint-hint)  Extending mainline track and especially TOM siding would make a great starting point for a logging operation and the occasional log train.
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« Reply #106 on: May 12, 2014, 05:09:08 PM »
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A discussion regarding dropping cars using gravity and not locomotive power/flying switches, etc. has been moved to the General Discussion section of the forum. While such movements may have happened historically by the original railroad, such actions are not permitted at the WW&F Railway Museum.
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« Reply #107 on: May 12, 2014, 08:12:57 PM »
Thanks Ed. On top of things like usual.
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« Reply #108 on: May 12, 2014, 08:46:22 PM »
Glad that this thread has not been side tracked.

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« Reply #109 on: May 12, 2014, 08:50:54 PM »
Lets not switch this to puns

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« Reply #110 on: May 12, 2014, 09:01:55 PM »
Lets not switch this to puns

Agreed.  Ed understood the gravity of the topic and wisely gravitated to creating a new topic.
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« Reply #111 on: May 12, 2014, 09:13:06 PM »
Err.. Looks like I'm going to be pressing the split/move buttons again to shove this topic into Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery.

Another thread derailed by the spur of the moment.
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« Reply #112 on: May 12, 2014, 09:20:36 PM »
...derailed by the spur of the moment.

Oh Ed -- I'm so disappointed.  No willpower to avoid puns?  Be strong like the rest of us!
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Re: Top Of The Mountain Siding - Official Work Thread
« Reply #113 on: May 13, 2014, 07:10:39 AM »
Mike/Brendan -

Any thoughts on how the Kubota will be brought up to the top of the mountain?  I'm assuming that's what will be used for grading.
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« Reply #114 on: May 13, 2014, 07:46:20 AM »
The Kubota will fit on a flat car.  It can handle its own ramp(s) for loading/unloading.

Or, a simple four-wheel cart could be built to "hy-rail" the Kubota.  The Kubota would lift itself up, roll cart under, lock in place and then use #51 or #52 to push to work site and remove cart.

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« Reply #115 on: May 13, 2014, 06:04:50 PM »
Has it been determined where we will get the necessary 60# rail for the TOM extension?

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Re: Top Of The Mountain Siding - Official Work Thread
« Reply #116 on: May 13, 2014, 06:21:51 PM »
I think we have enough 60# rail on-hand to extend the track to TOM and build the siding (and a temporary run-around, if that is what is decided.) What I believe we are lacking are suitable ties. (And possibly misc. hardware and switch components.)

Thanks to a generous donation, we will soon have enough rail to extend the line to Trout/Carlton Brook.

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Re: Top Of The Mountain Siding - Official Work Thread
« Reply #117 on: May 13, 2014, 08:14:48 PM »
The Kubota will probably get trucked to Rosewood Stables, then driven to the EOT. The tractor may drive all the way up from Sheepscot since it would be quicker than loading and unloading.

I am going to hi-rail the excavator when I have a chance. I have an idea, but no time. I also need to have some machine work done on an axle, so that will take time. It will be self propelled, with the rail gear removable when not on the iron.
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« Reply #118 on: May 13, 2014, 09:21:59 PM »
I saw the announcement about donation for the rail but not where the rail was coming from.

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« Reply #119 on: May 13, 2014, 09:29:23 PM »
Hi Ira,

We are working on a deal with a museum on the East Coast who just replaced some rail on their main and has about 35 or 40 tons available at near scrap value.  Wayne has been our contact.  Shipping is far more reasonable, and total price tag more attainable, than a gondola full from out west. 

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