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Monday, September 16, 2013

Three Steps Forward, Two steps back.

Despite my determination to keep pushing the mainline overhead construction moving forward, pesky little problems keep popping up.

Just like nickel silver rail, nickle silver wire transfers power really well. So its being used for the contact wire.

Phosphor Bronze wire transmits electricity very well. So this is what I'm using for span wires and pull offs.
 
But as mentioned in previous post, the tension is mounting! And I'm finding out where the weak spots are. Above, apparently this pin wasn't soldered into the pole well enough and pulled out. Not an easy fix. But I'm trying to fix this stuff as quickly as possible so as not to get discouraged. Nothing will bring progress to a halt faster than getting discouraged. Yes sir! Can't get discouraged!

Dandy