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John Kokas

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2017, 11:35:10 PM »
As the Moxie lover in the group, I did take my fair share of ribbing from the guys.  All in good fun and laughing while we worked.  I think my next trip out to Ohio will include a case of Moxie just for grins.

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« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2017, 12:26:30 AM »
I think my next trip out to Ohio will include a case of Moxie just for grins.
Check federal, state, and local laws about transporting Moxie over state lines....

John Kokas

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« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2017, 12:30:07 AM »
Got me John - That was good..............

Rick Rowlands

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« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2017, 12:37:37 AM »
If you bring us Moxie I will send you back with a six pack of Cheerwine!
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Wayne Laepple

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2017, 01:01:08 AM »
I have only one thing to say about Moxie AND Cheerwine: BLEAH!

Bill Baskerville

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2017, 03:21:07 AM »
Wayne,

Not to offend my Maine friends, but... I agree with you, except that... BLEAH! is not a strong enough word for my tender Southern taste buds.
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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2017, 12:14:20 PM »
Don't worry Wayne. I was born and raised in Maine, only left for 8 years..Tried it once when I was 12. Never touched it again.. I'll save it for others to enjoy. So no offense taken, by me at least.
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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2017, 12:19:24 PM »
Wayne I also agree, at least with respect to Moxie.  Never had heard of Cheerwine before this thread, but after reading it's Wikipedia description I would probably agree (Cherry anything to me is BLEAH).

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2017, 03:50:48 PM »
If these cars are junk, how about grab irons, cut levers and other useful hardware? Nick would probably sell scrap price.

John Kokas

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2017, 04:08:07 PM »
Certain items were already noticed.  I have left that discussion between Wayne and Jason.  Any further details will be made available when appropriate.

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2017, 07:13:58 PM »
If you bring us Moxie I will send you back with a six pack of Cheerwine!

I will raise you a 24 pack of Cherokee Red

Paul Uhland

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2017, 09:51:26 PM »
Procuring as many useful ng railcar parts as possible from EBT is an excellent idea. There is now a WW&F storage structure that can hold  non-bulky, rare parts.
Agreed that an ongoing, restored and operating EBT would be great, but  has a sad, slim chance of happening.
 
The 2926 rebuilders originally bought two containers to store tools and small machinery, now has, IIRC, eight of 'em, all full.
One is a very adequate machine shop...another safely stored massive superheater tube assemblies, now installed...another provided roof space for storing rusty, original boiler/cylinder/air compressor sheet metal jacketing now serving as templates for new metal being nicely fabricated/painted by a local auto body shop, and being installed over foam insulation...containers also sheltered other pipes, parts,  all of which are presently being threaded, bolted or welded to '26.

During a recent visit, SW area's impressed FRA inspector has  OK'd 2926 steamup when safely ready.
 
By next spring?    ;D
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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2017, 05:46:33 AM »
It was also good to meet in person Philip Marshall and John Kokas.  Always great to talk with fellow two footers. 

Thanks Rick, it was really good to meet you too!

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2017, 11:43:05 AM »
Can 3' trucks be modified/narrowed to 24"? I mean making a new bolster or cutting it down to work?

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2017, 07:20:34 PM »
Here are some more pictures from Friday: