Rockhill Furnace Work Session: November 4-5, 2006
The eleventh and final Rockhill work session of 2006 was held Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5, 2006.
Those participating included Fred Kuhnz, Don Schultz, Bill Blomgren, Andy VanScyoc, Bill Adams, Dave Phillips, Dave Deitz, Wade Woodcock, Barb Morgan, John Morgan, Lee Rainey, Jim Bacon, Steve Jacobs, Charles Wootton, and Chris Coleman.
FEBT Hand Car
As part of the continuing work to return the FEBT's historic EBT handcar to operable condition, new bearings were machined to be installed in the car. The previous bearings were seriously worn, some worn completely through. Four new bearings were machined and installed.
The west doors for the car received final work and were installed on the cars. The tolerances were off a bit and the door stiffiners had to be adjusted to fit the car.
Picking up from work in May, four additional windows were unboarded, repaired and glazed. New screening was applied to the windows. Also four sashes were removed from the south side of the building for reconstruction and later reinstallation.
Permanent new board and batten siding was installed on the north wall of the Boiler House. Trim was also installed and temporary window blanks were installed in the window openings until the window sashes can be rebuilt for reinsertion.
The "jigger" track for the section house was reconstructed using spare rail sections. The jigger track was used to move maintenance of way cars from the track to the section house for storage.
The badly corroded gutter and downspout on the east side of the building were removed and replica period gutter and downspout were installed.