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Harold Downey

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #285 on: August 19, 2017, 05:33:26 PM »
I don't know why I am smiling with that piece of wood stuck in my arm.  :)

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #286 on: August 19, 2017, 07:28:36 PM »
As a period photo...

James Patten

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #287 on: August 19, 2017, 07:54:46 PM »
Harold, I think you were photoshopped into that picture (you're too clean looking).

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #288 on: August 19, 2017, 08:13:39 PM »
Congratulations,team!! You got er done even though Ma Nature was ornery.

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #289 on: August 20, 2017, 12:04:17 AM »
Very pro-looking job, gents.
Not to be pushy, but when does backfill start?
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« Reply #290 on: August 20, 2017, 07:55:34 AM »
Bringing in a compactor this week, and Saturdays picture should be much different. To complete the permitted portion of this, all that needs to be done is back fill 1 foot above the pipe. I can borrow enough from the grade to accomplish that. We can then back fill when we want.
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #291 on: August 20, 2017, 10:57:20 AM »
Excellent work by our awesome construction team working to push the rail head northward! Onwards to Albion!  :)

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #292 on: August 26, 2017, 05:40:40 PM »
Pictures from todays progress..









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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #293 on: August 26, 2017, 05:46:42 PM »
The 'flying compactor" is a very interesting picture.... ???

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #294 on: August 26, 2017, 06:53:19 PM »
I was wondering if any temporary internal bracing was going to be used during backfill and compaction.  Nice planning Mike!
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #295 on: August 26, 2017, 07:19:25 PM »
Looks rather muddy (or maybe it's clay).

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #296 on: August 26, 2017, 07:31:25 PM »
Bracing is doing double duty. Support, plus I stretched the culvert a little. I backfilled with a shovel and compacted with a 2x4 before installation. Then crawled in and jacked and braced. Then compacted again...this is why I did it. When the tension is released, it will be even tighter against the sides

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #297 on: August 26, 2017, 08:04:25 PM »
Obviously a project lead by a man who knows all the tricks - Gee!  You wouldn't happen to do this full-time.... ;D
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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #298 on: August 26, 2017, 08:35:11 PM »
 I have in my shop an old BOMAG ?  plate tamper that has been sitting around for many years that the museum can have for free if you want it  . It was given to me because it wouldn't start. Seemed to have low compression so I pulled the head off. Valves were a little questionable,  and the coil wire had been taped up. It's been sitting ever since , apart , and I don't need it.    Might not cost to much to fix or it might  be easier to just buy a new engine for it. Believe it has a 5hp Robin engine on it.  I'll check to confirm this.
  I'm located in Bohemia, LI, NY  if the museum is interested.

Nyle

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Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« Reply #299 on: August 27, 2017, 07:03:34 PM »
Made an unusual Sunday trip down today. I wanted to make the most of the rented compactor. I managed to get enough done that we don't need to rent it again.

Hoping Saturday I can finish what can be done at this location and get ready to move north..
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