Weekend Report: Record Turnout of Volunteers!
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It was a very busy day on Saturday. We had another record turnout of 20 volunteers. Projects addressed included:
- A start on the red exterior paint on the van
- Much interior work done on the caboose and the F7
- Major work on the F7 exterior surface in preparation for painting
- Unloading of newly arrived U33C locomotive simulator cab
- Moving #6213 from track 33 to 34 to allow work under the coaling tower next week
- Work on the GP7 #4803's engine
- Using Whticomb #1 to supply air to #4803 for a successful preliminary test of the air system on #4803.
- Test fitting the Pyke radiator .
The weather was also good on Sunday with just a brief shower in the morning then sunny and warm for the rest of the day. Eight volunteers turned out. Primarily this was a miniature railway day so we tackled the following:.
- Steaming up of the 7 ¼” gauge Romulus 0-4-0 for the first time since it's light rebuild and ran it around the track successfully.
- Manufacturing the remaining connection in the depot - track three to the turntable.
- We extensively reworked the very tight radius curve at the exit to the first leg of the “Y” from the depot. At the end of the day locomotive One-over-Two (7-1/2" gauge) and the fine-scale gondola (7-1/4" gauge) negotiated the curve with no troubles at all
- Continued work on the F7 and U33C cabs
- At the end of the day four of us fired up #1 and pulled 4803 outside again
We normally don't report the time contributed by our volunteers but over these two days we totalled a noteworthy 200 man-hours!
Posting by Michael Guy; Pictures by Stephen Gardiner, Russ Milland and James Rasor