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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery => Topic started by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 22, 2008, 12:54:41 PM

Title: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 22, 2008, 12:54:41 PM
We're on this forum because we like the Maine two foot railroads, the WW&F in particular.  I was at a railroad meet in Pennsylvania last week and saw people wearing hats, jackets, etc from a number of Maryland & Pennsylvaina Railroads.  This got me thinking of how we two-foot fans identify ourselves.  Yes, we go to the railroad and have the same railfan things - shirts, hats, etc.  For some of us it goes further, narrow gauge is a way of life ...

One example:

You know you're a WW&F fan when -  Your computer password is "Taconet"

Anybody else have one??
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Ira Schreiber on November 22, 2008, 01:22:41 PM
You know you are a WW&F fan when your license plate reads "WW&F RY". Mine does!
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on November 22, 2008, 09:02:06 PM
Stewart,
Thanks for the password, I've just made a large donation to the Museum from your 401K.....
Dave
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on November 22, 2008, 11:03:57 PM
We're on this forum because we like the Maine two foot railroads, the WW&F in particular.  I was at a railroad meet in Pennsylvania last week and saw people wearing hats, jackets, etc from a number of Maryland & Pennsylvaina Railroads.  This got me thinking of how we two-foot fans identify ourselves.  Yes, we go to the railroad and have the same railfan things - shirts, hats, etc.  For some of us it goes further, narrow gauge is a way of life ...

One example:

You know you're a WW&F fan when -  Your computer password is "Taconet"

Anybody else have one??
Heres a good one! Buy or build some WW&F model trains and your a big fan of the WW&F!  :D :D ;D ;D
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Mike Fox on November 22, 2008, 11:41:22 PM
......You've got every book printed on the WW&F as well as any other 2-foot railroad.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Eric Bolton on November 23, 2008, 06:16:49 AM
You know your a two foot fan when you scan ebay for months looking for both volumes of "Two Feet Between the Rails" and when you finally find it stay on ebay for the last hour of the action to make sure you dont get out bid!!
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on November 23, 2008, 06:37:29 AM
How about when you plan your "vaation" (or, in my case, militairy leave,) around the 3rd weeks of April and October? :P
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 23, 2008, 01:54:43 PM
All good posts! 

Hi Dave, there isn't much left in my 401K ... and I thought it was the stock market going down.  The truth comes out! The WW&F legal department comes through. 

BTW here's another for you.

You know you're a WW&F fan when - your dinner guests are drinking from WW&F Museum mugs!
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on November 23, 2008, 02:23:07 PM
You know you're a WW&F when you check the Discussion Group every two hours and are depressed when there's no new postings.
Stewart, my 401K tanked so bad I'll now be working until I'm 92!
Dave
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 23, 2008, 02:39:28 PM
Dave,  Me too.

Here's another one ...

You know you're a WW&F fan when - you think the crack in the wall looks like a map of the Winslow Branch!
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Dale Reynolds on November 23, 2008, 05:07:41 PM
You wear your WW&F Rwy denim shirt in the South and put up with all the ignorant people asking 'what does that stand for'... dale reynolds
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Ira Schreiber on November 23, 2008, 08:32:08 PM
Just thell them southern boys, it is Winchester, Washington & Fredicksburg. That will keep 'em happy.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Jeff Patelski on November 24, 2008, 02:23:23 AM
...you paint your backyard storage shed in official WW&F colors.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on November 24, 2008, 02:24:49 AM
How about when you plan your "vaation" (or, in my case, militairy leave,) around the 3rd weeks of April and October? :P
How about 2 vacations! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on November 24, 2008, 02:29:29 AM
Fill your hole house full of WW&F stuff from books and videos to toy train models to real railroad WW&F stuff from railroad spikes to real steam whistles too! ::) :o ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on November 24, 2008, 02:32:16 AM
Maybe decorate your christmas tree with WW&F railroad spikes and train lanterns with some WW&F toy train models runing under the WW&F christmas tree! ::) :o ;D ;D ;D 8)
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Wayne Laepple on November 24, 2008, 02:34:09 AM
you drive 538 miles one way for a three-day weekend of building track, then drive home and go straight to work.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on November 24, 2008, 04:58:48 AM
Or you get up at 4:15 am to drive 180 miles and return home at the end of the work day. And your fellow volunteer gets up even earlier to meet you at your house because he lives 20 miles south of you. And you do this roughly once a every month and a half.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 24, 2008, 12:42:43 PM
Matt,

I think the idea of this thread is the crazy things that WW&F fans have personally done. I don't think we need any more ideas of what we *could* be doing.

As for me, you know you're a WW&F Fan when...

...You have logged over 8 days of time on the discussion forum.
...You "plan" the expansion of the WW&F when you're trying to fall asleep.
...You spend almost 8 hours trying to clean the WW&F/No 9. logo for the forum, and still aren't satisfied with the results.
...You (by some miracle) convince your 12yr old daughter that working at the WW&F is fun!

-Ed 
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: James Patten on November 24, 2008, 03:02:04 PM
...You "plan" the expansion of the WW&F when you're trying to fall asleep.

Hmmm....I guess that puts me in the category of WW&F fan too.  I think I've been doing that for the last 15 years.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 24, 2008, 04:36:52 PM
You know you're a WW&F fan when -

 You hear a football games final score of 6 to 3 and you think ... yep, WW&F engine 6 was definately more powerful than engine 3.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on November 24, 2008, 04:40:18 PM
How about you know you're a fan when you create a series of WW&F pictures as a rotating screen saver on your computer and just for good measure have a front license plate custom painted of engine #9.
Duncan
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Vincent "Lightning" LeRow on November 24, 2008, 05:18:45 PM
well,

you a fan when,

you have a paperweight that made from cutting a 1 inch slice of rail. 
and you have a belt knife that was hand forged ( no machining, all blacksmith stuff) from a railroad spike
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 24, 2008, 06:03:22 PM
You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

 - you have pets named Albion and Winslow.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Martin on November 24, 2008, 07:47:17 PM
You know your a WW&F fan when... you woodburn all of your endtables to say "Property of WW&F Railway"
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Bill Reidy on November 25, 2008, 01:56:00 AM
Or you get up at 4:15 am to drive 180 miles and return home at the end of the work day. And your fellow volunteer gets up even earlier to meet you at your house because he lives 20 miles south of you. And you do this roughly once a every month and a half.

Who's that nut who gets up even earlier to join you?

Oh -- that would be me...   :o

And my computer passwords are WW&F based.  Can you guess what they are, Dave?
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 25, 2008, 01:38:29 PM
Hey Bill,  It's good that you and Kielbasa Dave car pool.  It gave you plenty of time to work on the "Tour of the Narrowgauge Railroad in the Sheepscot Valley" guide book.   You guys did a great job on that publication.   I wish I could get to Sheepscot as often as you but my trip is 580 miles.   A long drive but it's worth the trip to be at Sheepscot and see everybody.  I'm already thinking of my next vacation up north. 

Does this sound familiar?!?

You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

You request room 9 when you check into the Wiscasset Motor Lodge.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on November 25, 2008, 02:44:12 PM
Bill;
Brian's college fund has already been pledged to the Museum. I just have one more password to go...
Stewart,
We don't ask for a specific room number but Nancy reserves a room for Bill and I for track weekends without even being asked. And we have "solved" many Museum issues on our rides up to Paradise.
KB
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on November 25, 2008, 08:20:46 PM
Dave,
I know what you mean about the lodge.  I call up for a reservation and they guess who it is first time.  And they always give me the same room without asking.  Some might say too many trips to paradise but I say there's never too many.  I guess we all qualify for being WW&F fans...some more rabid than others.
Duncan
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Bill Reidy on November 26, 2008, 01:37:18 AM
Bill;
Brian's college fund has already been pledged to the Museum. I just have one more password to go...

Good.  That 10 cents should go a long way.

Dave,
I know what you mean about the lodge.  I call up for a reservation and they guess who it is first time.  And they always give me the same room without asking...

That's strange -- Nancy always gives Dave and me a different room each time we visit.  Something about not afflicting the same guests each year.

- Bill
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on November 26, 2008, 01:38:30 AM
Heres a good one! To be a true WW&F fan you have to operate the handcar on the whole WW&F Railroad from the end of the current railroad and back to the station without stoping to rest!    :D :D
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on November 26, 2008, 03:06:08 AM
Heres a good one! To be a true WW&F fan you have to operate the handcar on the whole WW&F Railroad from the end of the current railroad and back to the station without stoping to rest!    :D :D

I take it you've done this?

How about: "You sit around at THe Sea Baskett and share 'Harry stories' after the work sessions."
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on November 26, 2008, 02:21:09 PM
Matt,  I've taken the handcar from Sheepscot to milepost 7 and back, but I stopped to take photos of the car in various places along the way.  That was a fun trip.  I also remember 4 of us racing the handcar to Alna Center to see how fast we could get there.  The last 1,000 feet to the field had just been put down.  I don't remember our running time but it was the fastest I've ever gotten to AC by rail, even behind Bullet Bob!

Here's another "fan-ism" -

You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

- you wear a museum tee shirt under your clothes at your regular job!
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on November 26, 2008, 04:48:47 PM
Stewart,
Or you wear other WW&F gear (hat & T shirts) to every day activities.
Duncan
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on November 26, 2008, 06:34:02 PM
I got it! I got it!

No matter which Sid Meyers type "Sim" game you're playing, be it RR Tycoon, CIV, or what have you, you name your cities
"Wiscasset, Sheepscot, Albion, Winslow, Farmington, Strong, ... " ;D
and as your megalomania grows, "Megantic, Caribou, Montreal, Quebec..." ;)
[Today: the coast of Maine, tomorow the WORLD! Muuahaha.] :P
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Wayne Laepple on November 26, 2008, 10:05:47 PM
You know you're a WW&F fan when you patiently explain that the initials on your shirt or cap don't stand for the World Wrestling Federation or World Wildlife Foundation -- and then explain what they do stand for.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on November 26, 2008, 11:30:55 PM
Matt,  I've taken the handcar from Sheepscot to milepost 7 and back, but I stopped to take photos of the car in various places along the way.  That was a fun trip.  I also remember 4 of us racing the handcar to Alna Center to see how fast we could get there.  The last 1,000 feet to the field had just been put down.  I don't remember our running time but it was the fastest I've ever gotten to AC by rail, even behind Bullet Bob!

Here's another "fan-ism" -

You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

- you wear a museum tee shirt under your clothes at your regular job!
Did you capture it on film so we can see you on the handcar? :)
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Bill Sample on December 01, 2008, 04:01:36 AM
You know you're a WW&F fan when....
You're talking to a visitor riding your loco in Connecticut, find out he's from Pittsfield Maine,
and spend the rest of the trip educating him on Maine 2 footers in general and the WW&F in particular- especially since he was from Pittsfield!
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 01, 2008, 01:24:26 PM
Matt,  I didn't get any photos of the car that I am in, just wanted to photograph the car and scenery. 
Here's another one.

You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

  - You have more photos of engine 10 on your phone than family shots.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Dave Crow on December 01, 2008, 07:55:57 PM
Stewart, what you didn't mention was that you proposed to your wife on one of your handcar rides!

Dave Crow
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 01, 2008, 08:00:50 PM
Quote
you proposed to your wife on one of your handcar rides

Now THATS a true WW&F fan :-)
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 01, 2008, 08:26:35 PM
Ok Dave and Ed - It's true ... here's the ultimate "fan-ism"

You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

You meet your future wife on the track crew.  A year later you propose to her during a track weekend.   The dispatcher gives you the railroad so you can take her out on the handcar at lunch time.  You propose on the handcar while stopped on the trestle, trying not to drop the ring in the water.   She says yes - still not sure why!  The following year you have the wedding in the Head Tide church which is up on the hill next to the WW&F's deepest cut.  After the ceremony, a good railroad friend drives you to Alna Center in his Model A Ford.  You then have a special train take the wedding party from Alna Center to Sheepscot.  The special passenger train is possible because a dedicated group put new brakes on coach 3 so coaches 3 and 8 can run as a solid passenger consist.   You hold the reception in a tent at the railroad and food is served out of bay 3 of the car shop.  One of the highlights of the afternoon is a special train to take the wedding guests from Sheepscot past Albee's crossing.   At the end of the day another special train takes you back to Alna Center where you parked your truck.  You then drive up to Kingfield and stay at the Herbert, an old hotel which had a connection to the SR&RL.  Enough ...

 
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matt Latham on December 02, 2008, 02:59:10 PM
And we have a winner! Congratulations!  ;D
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 05, 2008, 06:06:08 PM
You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

- You receive a check for $244 and you think of engine 7.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: James Patten on December 05, 2008, 07:33:39 PM
I'd rather get a check for $262 and think of engine 6!  ;D
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on December 06, 2008, 04:03:40 PM
Heres a good one! You know your a WW&F fan if you rebuild the real lost 2-6-2 #24 from its original blueprints all by your self to operate on the WW&F! :o ::) :D
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on December 09, 2008, 07:45:51 PM
You know you're a WW&F fan when you pay someone with an airbrush to custom paint a front license plate for your vehicle and the subject is #9 and the WW&F logo.
Duncan
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Keith Taylor on December 09, 2008, 09:00:18 PM
Duncan,
Make that a "Pennsylvania" WW&F fan, here in Maine we have to use the front license plates that the State of Maine sells us.
Keith
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 09, 2008, 09:46:08 PM
You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

 - You paint your well house box car red and want to paint 309 on the side of it.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on December 10, 2008, 01:20:47 AM
You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

 - You paint your well house box car red and want to paint 309 on the side of it.
Nah paint it in WW&F colors! :o :-\ ;) :)
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on December 10, 2008, 01:24:02 AM
Sorry guys but most of my ideas involves the handcar but you know that your a true fan of the WW&F by trying to set a new speed recored on the WW&F and the newspapers would say "Worlds Fastest Handcar Speed Recored."  ::) :) ;) :D ;D
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Bill Piche on December 10, 2008, 04:42:37 AM
Well, here's mine, albeit a more general 2' bit.

You know you're a Maine 2' steam nut (or junkie if you prefer) when...

You schedule your summer vacation week to run from the Saturday before the Narrow Gauge Convention (8/25) through the Sunday after (9/2). You work Wed, Thur, and Sat on steam, pay to be a guest engineer on Friday and still end up firing for half the day, then call in sick to work on Labor Day (I used to work in a pizza joint and still did after this) so that you can fire "just one more day."

Not to say it wasn't without sacrifice, I spent the Staurday through Tuesday (and Sunday before Labor Day) of that week deep in the woods of Maine so that my girlfriend wouldn't decide to become my ex-girlfriend.

Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Bill Piche on December 10, 2008, 04:47:17 AM
Another one:

You know you're a 2' steam nut when:

You somehow manage to find yourself volunteering for 2 days of steam on a holiday weekend (any combo of Sat/Sun/Mon)...

...all THREE holiday weekends in the summer (Memorial, 4th of July, AND Labor Day!)...

...for 2 years in a row.

Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Bill Piche on December 10, 2008, 04:47:56 AM
Another one:

You know you're a 2' steam nut when:

You somehow manage to find yourself volunteering for 2 days of steam on a holiday weekend (any combo of Sat/Sun/Mon)...

...all THREE holiday weekends in the summer (Memorial, 4th of July, AND Labor Day!)...

...for 2 years in a row.



..and swing by on your off day to take pictures.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on December 10, 2008, 09:12:47 PM
Keith, I'm actually from Massachusetts and at the time I had the plate made front plates were not required.  As long as I keep my current plate (green) I can keep my custom plate but if the plate ever requires updating (red now) I will be required to lose the custom plate and have 2 state plates.
Duncan
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Mike Fox on December 10, 2008, 11:25:03 PM
You look at your mailbox every day, trying to finalize that design in your head to turn it into #9.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 15, 2008, 06:40:00 PM
You haul an antique victrola 1200 miles (round trip) just to get a picture of it on the Alna Center station platform.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on December 15, 2008, 07:24:41 PM
You know your a WW&F fan if your cellphone ringtone has MNGM's #7's whistle on it. :o ::) :D
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stephen Hussar on December 15, 2008, 09:55:59 PM
Do you mean B&SR No 7? Do you actually have No 7's whistle as the ringtone on your cell phone? Because I am in need of a recording of that whistle. Can you send it to me as a .wav file in an email?

(not sure how having B&SR No 7's whistle on your phone makes you a WW&F fan...but hey, we're just making it up as we go along, right?!)  ;D
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on December 16, 2008, 07:09:23 PM
No. But once I get it, I will try to send it to you. ::) :) :D
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Mike Fox on December 19, 2008, 12:19:55 AM
You know you are a WW&F fan when....
   
      You know what Moxie is and even what it tastes like.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: John McNamara on December 19, 2008, 12:42:57 AM
You know what Moxie is and even what it tastes like.

--and you've drunk it more than once :)
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Dwight Winkley on December 19, 2008, 02:09:21 AM
you would be surprised at how much Moxie and Diet Moxie is purchased to keep it in stock for the members.

Before someone asks, Indian Pudding is cooked corn meal and molasses. Sometimes raisins are added. Most often served warm with ice cream.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Wayne Laepple on December 19, 2008, 02:12:44 AM
Yum, yum! Good stuff!
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Bill Sample on December 19, 2008, 03:09:29 AM
You know what Moxie is and even what it tastes like.

--and you've drunk it more than once :)
And I will drink to that!
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: James Patten on December 19, 2008, 03:50:48 PM
You know what Moxie is and even what it tastes like.

Blech...  :P
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 19, 2008, 04:03:17 PM
I forgot one of mine:
You know you're a WW&F fan when...
Your professional, public resume features a picture of you taken in front of #10!
See: http://www.linkedin.com/in/edlecuyer (http://www.linkedin.com/in/edlecuyer)
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: James Patten on December 19, 2008, 05:38:22 PM
Ed, I'm terribly disappointed your resume above has no mention that you are Forum Admin for the WW&F  :( :(  One would have thought it would be a highlight of your career...
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 19, 2008, 06:16:06 PM
Well, I do mention Volunteer at WW&F, and when I created that resume (for my job hunt) I hadn't been promoted, yet  :)
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Bill Reidy on December 19, 2008, 11:26:31 PM
I forgot one of mine:
You know you're a WW&F fan when...
Your professional, public resume features a picture of you taken in front of #10!
See: http://www.linkedin.com/in/edlecuyer (http://www.linkedin.com/in/edlecuyer)

Hey, another UMass-Lowell grad (well, it was ULowell in my day).

- Bill
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 20, 2008, 01:21:09 AM
Drifting off topic...
Technically, I was in the last ULowell class (or first UMass Lowell class) - as they switched midway through my Senior year.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on December 22, 2008, 06:31:54 PM
A friend invites you to spend a day ...  "out in the woods looking at nothing" 

You say yes because you'll be hiking the WW&F grade from the Choate Road to Weeks Mills.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Bruce Wilson on January 01, 2009, 01:05:51 PM
...you can't keep a straight face when catching an AFLAC commercial on the television and recalling a work weekend in Hancock, Maine when a certain young W.W. & F. volunteer was savaged by a duck who'd been hiding in the tidal flats...
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 01, 2009, 04:08:40 PM
Yes,  A duck who magically disappeared when the rest of us went looking for it  :o
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on January 01, 2009, 04:11:18 PM
You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

 - you think of Sheepscot as the world's largest outdoor insane assylum,
   and you like it because you have so much company!
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Brian Murphy on January 03, 2009, 08:14:31 PM
thats the perfect description. Brilliant.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 05, 2009, 01:05:07 PM
By popular demand at Sheepscot this weekend....

You know you're a WW&F fan when you're tired of the WW&F fan thread.

(I think we've beaten this iron horse long enough.)
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on April 01, 2011, 08:24:38 PM
ONE DAY ONLY....
At Stewart's request, I am unlocking this topic. Happy April Fools day!
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 01, 2011, 10:52:07 PM
You know you're a WW&F fan when ...

 - you find a potato chip that you think looks like Linwood Moody.    :o
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Tom Casper on April 05, 2011, 04:36:15 PM
Ed, you should have kept it locked!!!! ;D

Tom C.
Title: Re: You know you're a WW&F fan when ...
Post by: Ira Schreiber on April 01, 2013, 11:11:41 PM
You consider 2' narrow guage, 3' standard gauge and 4'81/2" broad gauge..........
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Post by: Bill Sample on April 08, 2013, 06:21:58 PM
You find a 2 foot long carpenters rule while cleaning out the house and immediately think of the WW&F.
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Post by: Ed Lecuyer on April 01, 2014, 01:18:16 PM
As is tradition, this topic has been unlocked for one day only. Happy April Fools day, everyone!

-Ed

Who knows he's a WW&F fan because he is going through a serious case of Sheepscot withdrawal.
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Post by: John Kokas on April 01, 2014, 09:50:47 PM
.....cutting logs for next years firewood you subconsciously lop it off in 2 foot lengths.
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Post by: Mike Fox on April 02, 2014, 12:44:40 AM
When you look at roadsides and think how nice they'd look if RowMow1 made a few passes......
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Post by: Ira Schreiber on April 02, 2014, 01:07:40 AM
Going to Lowe's for some shelving and you forrgot the length, so you buy all Two Footers.
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Post by: Dylan Lambert on April 03, 2014, 01:15:27 PM
When you increase your modeling scale, you decrease the track gauge.
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Post by: Mike Fox on April 01, 2015, 10:31:13 PM
....you see a milk can in an antique store and start looking for Turner Centre markings
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Post by: Philip Marshall on April 01, 2015, 11:32:21 PM
....you see a milk can in an antique store and start looking for Turner Centre markings

I'm certainly guilty of that!
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Post by: Ed Lecuyer on April 01, 2016, 12:41:03 PM
As is tradition, this topic has been unlocked for one day only. Happy April Fools day, everyone!

-Ed
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Post by: Bill Baskerville on April 01, 2016, 01:14:32 PM
When, during the long winter away between the FWW and SWW, you continually think of what projects will fit into your car when the SWW finally rolls around.
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Post by: Wayne Laepple on April 01, 2016, 02:02:10 PM
You need to buy a bigger car, Bill.
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Post by: Ira Schreiber on April 01, 2017, 05:02:41 PM
Your WW&F tattoo is in plain sight.