Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday Night Work Session

As you may have read, I have started hosting a Thursday night work session.  There just aren't enough hours in the short weekends that we have and there have been people in the past who have expressed interest in working at the museum on an evening during the week.  Because of that, on Thursday evenings after 5pm, I will be at the museum to host work parties.  This past week, we accomplished quite a bit of priming on the Bangor & Aroostook Caboose.  Hopefully in the coming weeks, the priming of the wood will be completed and we will be able to start the removal of the roof and siding.

Xian Clere also removed the carburetor from the Tie Inserter.  John Gasper is planning to rebuild it.  A few weeks ago, he brought a new exhaust to the museum for the Tie Inserter as well.

Galen Semprebon spent some time working on setting up a test machine to test motors before they are put back under the trolley cars.  This will help immensely so that we will be able to be sure that the motors work properly and not have to jack the cars up a second time once we realize that there is a problem with them.  Currently, the only way that we have to test them is to put them under the car and run the car.

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