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23 June 2017


23 Jun 2017    Crew: GaryM, KentS, BarryB

Royal Gorge
BarryB and GaryM poured the large rock mold and placed at the base of the Gorge.

Gunnison
KentS worked on the terminal strips to the new West Gunnison switch panel. GaryM & BarryB drilled out the holes for the switch toggles and LEDs on the east panel board.


17 Jun 2017    Chow: GaryM, KentS, GlennG & BarryB
17 Jun 2017    Crew: GaryM, KentS, GlennG & BarryB

Cleora
Barry is working on hooking up the switch motors to Tom's new handbuilt turnouts.
  

Salida
Glenn has been making fantastic progress on the Arkansas River through the bridge and has put in Hal's abutments. The scenery is getting installed and has made a huge difference.
  

Monarch
GaryM built a new LINN halftrack dump truck for the CF&I truck fleet. Need to make some "COLORDAO FUEL & IRON, Monarch, CO." decals to fit on the truck doors. Hal's steam shovel sits precariously on the top of the slope. The dig at the top was hauled by dump trucks to the top of the mine. This was ground up and sorted in two grades of limestone to load into the gondolas, and the waste was taken by other dump trucks under the tipple to the tailings piles over the bridge. The plan is to cut a small ledge near the summit to allow the steam shovel and dump truck to sit more level.

Gunnison
KentS hooked up the terminal strips to the new West Gunnison switch panel. GaryM transferred the track plan to the east panel board.

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  • We decided to hold NNGC layout tours for the club on Thursday Aug 31, and Saturday Sept 1st, at 1-5PM both days.
  • Check out the construction photos for the latest on "It's Just a Shed".
  • Priority Projects for the Convention:
  • KentS to hook up Gunnison panels.
  • GaryM to install east Gunnison switch panel.
  • GlennG to complete river scenery in Salida.
  • TomG and GaryM to complete Cleora trackwork.
  • Make rock molds to complete Royal Gorge canyon wall.

  • 22 Apr 2017    Crew: GaryM, KentS, & BarryB

    Gunnison
    We searched for the 5' Diamond Scale Turn Table gears for conversion from motorized to manual control - no luck finding the main shaft gear and worm drive gear.

    Drew the switch panel layout plan for the west switch panel. Cut the east switch panel board from the door jamb board. Began laying out the east schematic plan.

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  • BarryB set up the test track in the shed.
  • Replaced broken tool holder at rear door.


    19 Apr 2017    Crew: GaryM, KentH, BarryB, GlennG & GerryG

    Salida
    GlennG worked on the double mainline Arkansas River bridge.

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  • Cleaned out the paint cabinet, divvied up good paint and set out bad paint to harden for tossing.
  • Moved the yellow paint cabinet out of the building and placed in the utility shed across the parking lot.
  • Cleaned and mopped out the corner where the paint cabinet was.


    15 Apr 2017    Chow: GaryM, KentH, BarryB, GlennG, GerryG, TomG & ParkerG
    15 Apr 2017    Crew: GaryM, KentH, BarryB, GlennG, TomG & ParkerG

    Salida
    GlennG worked on the double mainline Arkansas River bridge.

    Gunnison
    Cut the west switch panel from the door jamb board.

    Crested Butte
    Straightened the kink at the west switch into the wye. Short eliminated from MMI locos navigating the turnout.

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  • Worked on testing trains and cleaning wheels on locos out of service.


    12 Apr 2017    Crew: GaryM, KentH, KentS, ParkerG & TomG

    Salida
    GlennG worked on the double mainline Arkansas River bridge.

    Cleora
    Cycling the east mainline switch cleared the short problem encountered during the previous Ops.

    Parkdale
    The east switch had resin dripped over the micro-switch which had glued shut. The micro-switch was replaced and now the switch works fine.

    Portland
    Cycling the west mainline switch cleared the short problem encountered during the previous Ops.

    Crested Butte
    TomG found that the hump between the "west end" switches (to the left leg of the wye) was caused by the hole that had been drilled beneath switch point (between the rails). Drilling the hole (at some previous event) caused the top layer of plywood to splinter upward & outward. TomG repaired the roadbed and replaced the cork subroadbed, which will be ready for testing Saturday.

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  • The Parkdale corner was cleared of junk, mopped up, tool rack hung, and rubber floor mats re-laid.
  • KentH worked on the track schematic.


    8 Apr 2017    Crew: GaryM, KentH, KentS, GlennG, TomG, ParkerG & BarryB

    Operations


    5 Apr 2017    Crew: GaryM, KentH, KentS, BarryB & TomG

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  • Track cleaning, ops set-up.
  • KentH worked on the track schematic.


    29 Mar 2017    Crew: GaryM, KentH, KentS, GerryG & Barry

    Royal Gorge
    GerryG worked on filling rocks into the gaps on the Royal Gorge canyon wall.

    Crested Butte
    Barry worked on the Tortoise for the wye.

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  • KentS and Barry repaired a fan.
  • KentH worked on the track schematic.
  • GaryM decaled previously hand painted numbers for NG High Side Gons #1262, 1302, & 1207. Limestone weathering was added.
  • GaryM inventoried the NG stock car fleet and took a few to renumber and replace hand painted numbers with decals.
  • The current NG stock car fleet totaled 27 on the layout.


    25 Mar 2017    Crew: Gary & Barry

    Cimarron
    We worked new mounting design to Tortoise motor to utilize existing linkage, made progress on what looks like a winner.

    Crested Butte
    Barry worked on Tortoise installation for a switch.

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  • Had a visitor - Randy the Architect, interested in joining. Gave him the Red Carpet tour.
  • Inventoried the narrow gauge high side gondolas: 40 on layout. (2) #1145s, (2) #1202s. Tom will re-number.
  • Tom re-numbered 6 high side gons, added 3 new high side gons (all included above), 2 new narrow gauge drop bottom gons, and short caboose #0573.
  • New carcards have been issued for the 9 high sides, drop-bottoms and caboose.
  • Aisle Clearing: we moved the coffee cart to the shed and slid the water cooler into the corner. May move the mop/broom rack to another corner, perhaps in Building rear.


    23 Mar 2017    Crew: GaryM, TomG, KentH, & KentS

    Cleora
    TomG worked on the No.8 dual gauge curved switch to the stock siding.

    Cimarron
    We worked on mounting Tortoise motor to replace Hankscraft for Freight House switch.

    Crested Butte
    Barry reoldered connections to the Depot switch.

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  • KentH worked on updating the track schematic.


    18 Mar 2017    Chow: Gary, KentH & Gerry
    18 Mar 2017    Crew: Gary & KentH

    Shavanno
    East siding switch measures 12v when running switch, may be a 1 RPM motor which may explain 20 sec closing time.

    Crested Butte
    Depot switch - found several poor contacts: poor small solder across gap from frog, no feeders on some rails which are only being fed by joiners connected to
    painted rails, some feeders soldered to painted rail. New feeders and cleaner solder connections needed.

    Cimarron
    Freight Depot switch gets 6v when running switch, points will not close. Remove resistor to double voltage assuming 12v motor?

    General

  • KentH worked on Track schematic updates.
  • Gerry joined us at LePeep for "Chow" but now works Saturdays at CABOOSE except for our OPS Saturdays.


    16 Mar 2017    Crew: Gary, KentS, Barry, Gerry & KentH

    Crested Butte
    Depot switch was filed to remove tight spots on frog and guard rails, ties CA'd to cork (just past the points).

    General

  • KentS re-quartered K-27 #454.
  • KentH worked on Track schematic updates.
  • TomG renumbered NG High Side Gons 1000->1007, 1331->1334, 1145->1146, 1145->1142, 1145->1147, 1145->1195, 9325->9536, 1300->1309, and new car #1552.
  • TomG added 2 new NG drop bottoms #805 & 830.



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