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Title: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on May 02, 2016, 01:47:03 PM
The Spring 2016 Work Weekend marked the official "kick off" of The 21 Campaign. This is a targeted effort by the WW&F Railway Museum to raise funds to construct TWO locomotive boilers.

You can find details at:
https://fundrazr.com/21campaign (https://fundrazr.com/21campaign)
https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign (https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign)

Like the quick Car 67 campaign we conducted over the winter, we are hopeful to attract new donors and members through this effort. Donors to our annual Fall Fundraiser should not feel pressured or obligated to participate. Instead, we hope to reach out to our many virtual friends and followers as we embark on this exciting next phase for the WW&F Railway Museum.

Thanks!
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on May 03, 2016, 08:35:03 PM
The first 21 Campaign update has been posted at:
https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign/posts/372487666255173

(You do not need to be a member of FaceBook to see the post.)
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on May 04, 2016, 07:12:38 AM
There is also a new post on the main WW&F facebook page showing the historic equipment that will help Boothbay build our new boiler(s).  Have a look at these steam era machines that are being restored for rivet work, boiler building as Portland & Baldwin did 100+ years ago.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on May 04, 2016, 09:56:14 AM
Thanks to Wayne Laepple, we've now got press coverage on the Trains Newswire. Read it here (http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2016/05/04-maine-2-foot-gauge-museum-launches-campaign-for-new-boilers).
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Glenn Christensen on May 04, 2016, 10:41:55 AM
GREAT JOB WAYNE!!!!!

THANK YOU ... THANK YOU ... THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!


Best Regards,
Glenn
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ira Schreiber on May 04, 2016, 02:45:31 PM
Kudos to Wayne from me too.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bill Baskerville on May 04, 2016, 10:57:28 PM
A hardy "Well Done Wayne!"

Good to see you are recovered from your SWW and busy again.

Bill
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on May 13, 2016, 07:19:37 PM
Updates on the 21 Campaign:
1. We are now over $5000 - thanks in part to a large "anonymous" donor! Thank you - whoever you are!

2. Updates on the project can be found on the 21 Campaign Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign/ (https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign/)

If everyone reading this post gave just $21, we would have the boiler tooling paid for. Please consider helping however you can (especially if you are not a member - heck, you could make a donation AND become a member - check out the "perks".)

Thanks,

The 21 Campaign Committee

Details and Donate at: https://fundrazr.com/21campaign (https://fundrazr.com/21campaign)
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ira Schreiber on May 14, 2016, 11:39:25 AM
I have signed up for the $21/month plan. It is very painless and adds up quickly.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bruce Mohn on May 14, 2016, 07:25:12 PM
Ed,

Thanks for the nudge.  I have contributed.  Wish I could afford to give more.

Bruce
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Eric Schade on May 17, 2016, 04:08:19 PM
https://youtu.be/-X64d06D1Wc (https://youtu.be/-X64d06D1Wc)

One of the first steps is complete... we have the deep throat riveter operational.  here it is riveting the smokebox back onto "#9's" old boiler.  it works well and should have no problems with 10 and 11's boilers.   
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Philip Marshall on May 17, 2016, 05:23:51 PM
Wow, what a machine! I love it.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: James Patten on May 17, 2016, 05:59:01 PM
Rotation looked easier than last weekend - was it?
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Wayne Laepple on May 17, 2016, 06:57:34 PM
Great! Fabulous! Outstanding!
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on May 18, 2016, 01:05:35 PM
Very nice work. Great accessory for the museum shop.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Terry W. Shirley on May 18, 2016, 05:31:40 PM
Spectacular video!!  Almost felt like I was standing over their shoulders, watching!
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Eric Schade on May 18, 2016, 08:54:27 PM
James--

rotating the Riveter took some effort but wasn't terrible when rotating it to the next rivet...Plans are afoot to help that
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on May 18, 2016, 09:29:08 PM
Tonight's post on the Facebook 21 Campaign page features some neat historical information from turn of the century trade journals on the Allen Riveter and an unexpected surprise we discovered while researching. Check it out at: www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign (http://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign).
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bill Baskerville on May 29, 2016, 07:35:34 PM
FYI, to whom it may concern,

I was nosing around looking for grant writing fodder and noticed that the Facebook page:
 
https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign/posts/373996099437663

contains a link:

https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campign

which no longer works.  It would take someone far more knowledgeable than me to fix it.

Bill
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Phil McCall on May 29, 2016, 10:23:37 PM
Bill, "campaign" is missing an "a" in the link you provided.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bill Baskerville on May 29, 2016, 11:43:50 PM
Phil, Thanks, however, I copied the links from the web site.  The link in the facebook website needs to be corrected.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on May 31, 2016, 07:04:25 AM
Thanks for pointing this out! I've repaired the link. It is now repaired.

Steve
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on May 31, 2016, 07:17:55 AM
The WW&F 21 Campaign now stands at $9,600- just $400 short of $10,000. With $10,000 in hand our flanging machine construction will be fully funded and all of our engineering design approvals will be paid for. If you've been reading this forum for a while, but have yet to become a member of the museum, or if you'd simply like to help this project along your support would be most appreciated.

We've already rebuilt our two riveting machines, designed our flanging machine, and designed boilers for locomotives #10 and #11.

You can donate online at: www.fundrazr.com/21campaign (http://www.fundrazr.com/21campaign)
or
learn more about the campaign at: www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign (http://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign)

Thanks for your support in getting #10 back into steam soon and building #11,
Stephen Piwowarski
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on May 31, 2016, 10:49:45 PM
UPDATE!!!

Lat week the WW&F 21 Campaign set an audacious goal of raising $10,000 within the first month of fundraising. Today it is our distinct pleasure to share that we have not only met, but exceeded that goal by nearly $1,000! Thank you for your encouragement and support- it sustains and motivates all of us to endeavor towards the completions of Nos. 10 and 11. Read the full story at www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign (http://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign).

Now that we have raised the money needed for building our flanging machine and engineering approvals, we must turn our attention to the next tasks at hand. By raising just over $2,000 more we will have reached $13,000 or 10% of the 21 Campaign total! By raising just over $4,000 more we will have reached $15,000 which is the amount we will be requesting when we apply for grants. Your support is essential in showing that we can match the giving of granting foundations.

Thank you so much for all of your support in helping to close the fundraising gap and build enthusiasm at Sheepscot,
Stephen Piwowarski
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Carl G. Soderstrom on June 01, 2016, 01:03:20 AM
Seeing the No. plates for 10 & 11 I was wondering if thought was given to
making cap pin replicas? Something in the 5/8 to 3/4 inch diameter?
Post back.

If you do that #9 also would not be amiss.

I would spring for one of each.

Maybe a survey or preorder would get the ball rolling to see if there was interest.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on June 06, 2016, 09:44:53 PM
Carl,
Thanks for the suggestion. We didn't have anything like this in planning due to the difficulty associated with shipping, etc. However, with the narrow gauge convention coming up, they might prove to be a popular item.

Steve
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Carl G. Soderstrom on June 07, 2016, 12:54:57 AM
I did not mean full size -
Just a cap pin - the same as the Locomotive #9 pin.
The one for $5.00

Full size are WAY too expensive even if made from expanding/cast foam.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Arnold on June 16, 2016, 01:32:29 AM
I'll tell you the booklet is awesome. Granted I spent a year or two no as a member but I plan to bring the booklet to my local museum to read maybe we will get more interest?
Mike
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on June 16, 2016, 09:53:57 AM
Thanks Mike, please do share it! I've been trying to talk it up amongst people as well.

In the meantime, here is some recent news from the 21 Campaign:
-We now have almost 300 followers on Facebook
-we've raised over $15,000, which covers the cost of the required tooling and design approval.

From the beginning, we decided that the cornerstone of this project would be building boilers that incorporate historically-based design and construction techniques.
This week our Facebook post elaborates on some of those design and construction choices.
View the post at www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign (http://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign).

In the upcoming weeks we will be making more exciting announcements so stay posted and again, thank you for your support!

Take care,
Stephen Piwowarski
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on June 16, 2016, 08:56:25 PM
Stephen, that is the best post yet on Facebook. Kind of a how it was done post..
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on June 16, 2016, 11:50:24 PM
Thanks Mike. I can't take full credit- it was Jason's idea to talk about the design! We'll have more posts like that in the future though looking at historic boiler making and machinery and comparing them to our methods and design.

Steve
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: John Kokas on June 23, 2016, 06:03:17 PM
I think an update is in order for the fundraising webpage.  Over 22K now raised !!!!  Plus some highly needed "thank you's" should go out to some VERY generous donors!
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on June 23, 2016, 08:08:15 PM
Thank yous have been taken care of
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on June 23, 2016, 09:15:58 PM
To elaborate on Mike's post - we have a number of people "behind the scenes" who handle "thank yous" and mailing out "perks". It's a big job to ensure this all gets done, but very important. Also, we are getting a lot of "offline" donations - which are great as they avoid the Fundrazr processing fees. However, they take extra work on our side to enter into the records, etc.

That said, anyone is free to "like" individual donations and updates on the Fundrazr page. More importantly is to "like" the campaign on Facebook and share it with your friends. Even if you can't make a donation, this will go a long way to promote the effort.

Thanks to everyone who have made this a successful campaign thus far! This is a long-term effort, and we are grateful for everyone's support.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on June 28, 2016, 10:38:56 PM
Hi All,

The latest post regarding the WW&F 21 Campaign has been posted on Facebook. This post covers the initial boiler design for locomotives 10 and 11 (which has been completed). In other news, the 21 Campaign currently has over 300 followers on Facebook and has raised over $22,000 towards the construction of a new boiler for locomotive #10. The new boiler will cost approximately $50,400, so we are only $3,000 away from our halfway mark!

Check out the post here: https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign/posts/392029070967699 (https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign/posts/392029070967699)

Sincerely,
Stephen Piwowarski
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Wayne Laepple on July 30, 2016, 05:34:35 PM
I was just looking at the Fundrazr web site, and then I checked here. It's been a month since any updates have been posted. We need to generate more momentum and enthusiasm if we are going to build a new boiler for No. 10, much less a second one for No. 11! We still haven't reached the halfway point for funds for No. 10's boiler, and we need No. 10 back in service. I will be sending a check out in the next day or two. How about you? 
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ken Fleming on July 30, 2016, 06:59:52 PM
$130,000 divided by 1,000+ members = $130 divided 52 weeks = $2.50 which is one Starbucks coffee.  So, let's give up one coffee a week and send it to the fund. Might can come from many!
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on September 19, 2016, 12:35:14 PM
Trains Magazine's Newswire has an announcement today about the gift given to the WW&F's 21 Campaign by the estate of David MacDonald. It does require a subscription to view:
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2016/09/19-wiscasset-waterville-and-farmington-railway-museum-receives-large-bequest (http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2016/09/19-wiscasset-waterville-and-farmington-railway-museum-receives-large-bequest)
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on September 19, 2016, 03:19:57 PM
And a story in the Boothbay Register:
http://www.boothbayregister.com/article/alna-railway-museum-receives-significant-bequest/75997 (http://www.boothbayregister.com/article/alna-railway-museum-receives-significant-bequest/75997)
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on September 20, 2016, 06:54:51 PM
For WW&F fans who get most of their WW&F news through the forum the Museum is pleased to share that we have now exceeded 46,000 in the 21 Campaigns coffers. While the MacDonald estate made a significant contribution, the success we are realizing would not be possible without the support of the many individuals who have made a commitment to supporting the campaign. Thank you!

As a result, our board of directors voted to purchase boiler plate for both boilers at the same time. Number 10 will still be built first- but we will be prepared to move directly on to Number 11 when 10 is complete although we still have to raise the necessary funds to complete No. 11's boiler. The board voted to purchase the materials together citing savings on both the material and shipping costs when the sheet was purchased together.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ira Schreiber on September 20, 2016, 10:15:07 PM
Specs on the sheets?
How large, thickness, alloy, cost, etc.
Thanks.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on September 27, 2016, 05:59:49 PM
Yet again we have exciting news regarding boiler construction. The details are below! Meanwhile, our fundraising efforts are progressing steadily with $46,756 in the bank.

To ensure we have money on hand for the work ahead of us, we invite our friends and followers to consider donating at: http://www.fundrazr.com/21campaign (http://www.fundrazr.com/21campaign)

On the September 22 our Master Mechanic Jason Lamontagne met with representatives from Boothbay Railway Village and the ASME inspector to review designs for the boilers for No. 10 and No. 11. Both designs were accepted paving the way for Boothbay's construction of the boilers!

Yesterday, September 26, Jason met with representatives from Mack Brothers Boiler and Sheet Iron Works in Syracuse, NY. Mack Brothers will be rolling the plate for both boilers. Now, nearly everything is in place to begin the construction of boilers for No. 10 and 11.

Your contribution today will ensure that Boothbay can begin assembly of No. 11's boiler as soon as No. 10's is complete! With 154 contributions of $21.00 each we will reach the $50,000 mark!

Contribute at www.fundrazr.com/21campaign or by mail at:
WW&F Railway Museum
21 Campaign
PO Box 242
Alna, ME 04535
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on December 08, 2016, 10:12:47 PM
If you haven't visited the page in a while, Fundrazr is still growing..
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Wayne Laepple on December 09, 2016, 09:46:46 AM
Yes!! Less than $4,000 to reach the halfway mark. C'mon, gang, we can do this!!
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Paul Uhland on December 09, 2016, 07:02:40 PM
Does the total amount need to be in hand before materials can be purchased to begin construction of both boilers?
If so, could the projects take place simultaneously?
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on December 09, 2016, 10:09:35 PM
Pieces are being manufactured now with water jet cuttting in NY.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 09, 2016, 11:38:18 PM
To clarify Mike's post...
Pieces for BOTH 10 and 11's boilers are being cut this month in New York. Parts for both boilers should be arriving at Sheepscot before the end of the year.

Throughout the campaign we have been using the "economy of scale" so to take advantage of bulk pricing for components required for both boilers. While we still have a long way to go, the project is proceeding on schedule.

Of course, #10's boiler will be assembled first - as we need to get that locomotive back in service as soon as possible.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Paul Uhland on December 10, 2016, 02:01:25 PM
Thanks guys, for the details and updates.
Possibly, reboilered 10 will be running again by VC 2017?
Next, watching 11 come together should be fascinating, like 9's re-do.
New car barn storage now allows more work space in the shop...for 67, flanger, 10, then 11, vacuum brake install, whatever's next.
Looks like you all know what you're doing.  ;D
 
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Paul Uhland on December 23, 2016, 07:25:55 PM
Just noticed 21 Fund has hit 50 percent.  :)
Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on December 28, 2016, 09:13:58 PM
Recent arrivals.

Mud ring for 10 is inside the mud ring for 11

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/1228161344_zpsi6szcq9f.jpg)

Steam dome parts for both boilers

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/miketrainnut/1228161344b_zpstejcv47x.jpg)
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 28, 2016, 09:57:13 PM
Wow. That really puts the size difference between #10 and #11 into perspective.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on December 28, 2016, 10:04:39 PM
I asked Jason if he was sure #11 was a two-footer.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Joe Fox on January 01, 2017, 05:32:18 PM
The outside frame clearly helps with the larger box.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Harold Downey on January 01, 2017, 07:33:29 PM
The rear frame for #11 is virtually the same as that for B&SR #6, since that is the Baldwin drawing we are working from.  B&SR #6 is an inside frame loco.   The rear frame extension casting manages the transition from the front frame (inside or outside) to the rear frame, which accommodates the firebox, and carries the tank.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Joe Fox on January 01, 2017, 07:37:32 PM
Interesting. So the outside front frame doesn't go all the way to the firebox?
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on January 01, 2017, 08:04:46 PM
The forward frame, whether inside or outside, terminates at the extension casting just in front of the throat sheet, just like on 9 after the rebuild. 

Jason
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bill Baskerville on January 01, 2017, 08:19:54 PM
Just so I am clear, 9, 10 and 11 will all be inside frame locos while 52 is an outside frame?
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Philip Marshall on January 01, 2017, 08:31:08 PM
Very interesting. Of course WW&F No. 7 and B&SR No. 6 and her twin SR&RL No. 8 were all built within a month of each other in Sept. and Oct. of 1907 (which means they were probably on the Baldwin erecting floor at the same time) so it makes perfect sense that No. 7 and B&SR No. 6 would share some design features despite the inside-frame vs. outside frame difference.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on January 01, 2017, 09:45:59 PM
No 11 will be outside framed.  There are several advantages

Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on January 01, 2017, 10:28:22 PM
Fundrazr site has been updated again tonight.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Brendan Barry on January 06, 2017, 12:44:40 AM
Jason's pictures.

No. 11's barrel sheet after being cut on the water jet table.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/bbarry74/bbarry74003/IMG_9778.jpg)

11's barrel sheet being lined up with the rolling mill.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/bbarry74/bbarry74003/IMG_9775.jpg)

11's barrel after rolling.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/bbarry74/bbarry74003/IMG_9776.jpg)

Part of 11's fire box and outer wrapper sheet. In the picture is Jim Heuber, his son Grady and nephew John. Jim runs Mack Bros Boiler & Sheet Iron Works Co., Inc. where the rolling for 10's and 11's boiler parts was done. Jim also donated the riveters that are being used to assemble the boilers.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/bbarry74/bbarry74003/IMG_9774.jpg)
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Robert Hale on January 06, 2017, 10:43:54 AM
The project is looking really good! Very interesting to see how this process is done.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Paul Uhland on January 06, 2017, 03:02:28 PM
Spectacular photos!!

So will 11's main elements be riveted together there? What else?
Has 10's pieces/parts/partial assembly been done yet?
Will WW&F haul the projects back to Sheepscot for completions?

These pics should give the 21 Project a big boost! :D

And, there's something really macho about creating with heavy steel.   ;) 
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bill Baskerville on January 06, 2017, 06:09:00 PM
It is just amazing how much is being accomplished is so short a period of time.  From the discovery a little over a year ago, that No. 10 needed a new boiler, to the decision making, design of 10 & 11's boilers, fund raising, contracting, and now cut and rolled steel.  I can't think of any private, commercial or governmental organization that reacts and implements as quickly as our cadre of volunteers. 

Simply amazing..... truly amazing!

Bill
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 06, 2017, 06:36:12 PM
Quote
So will 11's main elements be riveted together there? What else?
No. The boilers for #10 and #11 will be assembled at Sheepcot under the direction of our boiler fabricator, Boothbay Railway Village.

Quote
Has 10's pieces/parts/partial assembly been done yet?
The parts for #10 and #11 are being produced together in order to achieve the best pricing. #10's boiler will be assembled first, and placed into service before work on #11 will begin.

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Will WW&F haul the projects back to Sheepscot for completions?
I do not know the details of exactly how the parts will be transported from Syracuse, NY to Alna Maine.
 
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These pics should give the 21 Project a big boost!
We hope so. While we have enough funds raised to complete #10, we still need about $57,000 to fund the fabrication of #11's boiler. Contribute today at: https://fundrazr.com/21campaign (https://fundrazr.com/21campaign)

Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Joe Fox on January 06, 2017, 08:28:51 PM
As I continue my mailings, I can't help but think maybe we could update the fundrazr page with new progress photos if possible, and or maybe include an update printout with the items being mailed for those who may or may not be seeing updates?
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on January 06, 2017, 08:42:36 PM
Mack Bros has rolled all sheets for both boilers.  The order was based on how they were piled at aquacut.  For interest sake, the order was:

Wednesday:
1.  Opening liners for both
2.  10 firebox
3.  11 firebox
4.  10 barrel

Thursday:
5.  10 smokebox
6.  11 smokebox
7.  11 smokebox liner
8.  11 dome liner
9.  11 wrapper
10.  11 barrel

Friday
11.  10 wrapper

See ya
Jason
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 06, 2017, 08:47:57 PM
#10's new smokebox, firebox, and wrapper:

(http://www.wwfry.org/pics/for_forum/No10SmokeboxFireboxWrapper_1-6-17.jpg)
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 06, 2017, 08:52:25 PM
maybe we could update the fundrazr page with new progress photos if possible

The "Updates" section of the Fundrazr page gets regular updates (although not as frequent as I would like.) Photos can (and have) been included, but things get messy when there is more than one, or there are links included.

All 21 Campaign Contributors (100 of them!) that we had email addresses for got an end-of-the-year wrap-up/status report, which had lots of pictures. I'll try to format it for posting into this forum thread.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Joe Fox on January 06, 2017, 09:12:26 PM
Excellent. I think seeing or hearing this amazing progress will give some inspiration.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: John Stone on January 07, 2017, 01:58:11 PM
Absolutely amazing! I'm in always in awe of skilled individuals who can turn raw materials into beautiful, useful machines.
You folks continue to amaze me.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on January 07, 2017, 02:43:28 PM
As promised - this summary was sent to all "21 Campaign" donors. If you didn't get one, I either couldn't find your email address, or you haven't made a monetary donation specifically for the 21 Campaign. (Of course there are MANY ways to support the campaign - not just by sending money.)

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WW&F Railway Museum
21 Campaign
News Wrap-Up: 2016 In Review


Thank you for your continued support and interest in the WW&F Railway Museum's "21 Campaign" to build two new boilers for locomotives #10 and #11. We've been very busy on this project, and wanted to take this opportunity to recap the amazing progress that your donations have helped make possible.

While it was our intent to send out email newsletters to our sustaining donors on a monthly basis, we've been occupied with the business of running the WW&F. That, and personal/family commitments have prevented these email updates. Fortunately, we do post a regular update every Tuesday on the 21 Campaign's Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign/ (You need not be a member of Facebook to see these postings.) We hope to return to providing monthly emails to sustaining donors in 2017.
 

2016 in Review
January:
Locomotive #10 is taken out of service for its annual boiler inspection. Non-destructive testing reveals that the boiler may be suspect. The boiler is cut open; a staybolt is removed and sectioned. The sectioned staybolt confirms that the boiler must be taken out of service immediately. A cost analysis of repair vs. replacement is done; it is determined that the best course of action is to replace the boiler entirely.

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The condemned boiler of #10.
 

February:
In order to maximize savings, the concept of building boilers for #10 and the planned locomotive #11 in close succession was conceived. More analysis showed that the approach had merit, should sufficient funds be found. With the in-house fundraising (through the annual Fall Fundraiser) for 2016 already complete and allocated to various projects, but not wanting to delay the construction process, the "21 Campaign" is conceived. The concept would be to reach out to the fans and followers of the WW&F via social media to help drive this project. While museum members could contribute to the campaign, the goal would be to raise the money outside of the already successful Fall Fundraiser.

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This drawing shows the planned modifications to #10 in conjunction with its new boiler.
 

March & April:
It is decided to use riveted construction and traditional fabrication techniques whenever feasible to build both boilers. Cost estimates reveal that $130,000 will be needed to construct the boilers. Restoration of the Allen deep throat 2-ton portable riveter (necessary for the construction of the boilers) begins.  Planning for the "21 Campaign" occurs and testing of various social-media web sites for fundraising. Official websites are established at www.fundrazr.com/21campaign and www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign. The "21 Campaign" is revealed to the WW&F members and followers during the Spring Work Weekend.

$1871 is raised (just a few days into the campaign.)

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An advertisement for the Allen riveting machine. Note that one of their customers is The Portland Company - builder of WW&F locomotive #9 and much of the motive power and rolling stock employed by the Maine two-footers.

Want to see the restored Allen riveter in action? See:
https://youtu.be/-X64d06D1Wc

 

May:
The "21 Campaign" is announced on various railroad-related discussion forums and on Trains magazine's News Wire.  The design of #10's new larger profile is finalized, including the new headlight, larger smokebox, and taller steam dome. A new machine, based on a 1937 Beatty Flanging Machine is designed to shape various components such as the tube and door sheets. This machine will save the machine thousands of dollars over the course of building both boilers. The design of both boilers is ongoing. The restoration of the Allen deep throat 2-ton portable riveter is completed.

$10,242 is raised by the end May.

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The 1937 patent for the W.R. Beatty Flanging Machine. The Beatty flanger is a 'universal' flanger, meaning it can accomplish a variety of flanging operations using different dies. 


June:
A headlight for #10 that matches the size and style used by the historic WW&F is found as well as a rare Nathan Hydrostatic Lubricator (which was found on the original locomotive #7, and was hoped to be included its reconstruction - #11.) These are purchased for use on the locomotives (but not using "21 Campaign" funds - which are specifically designated for boiler construction.) The Beatty Flanging Machine design is completed. The boiler designs are completed and the review process (with the various contractors and regulatory agencies) begins.

$22,401 is raised by the end of June.

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Parts needed for the locomotives... the new headlight for #10 and the Nathan Hydrostatic Lubricator. Both will be restored for use on locomotives 10 and 11, respectively.


 
July:
The boiler designs are reviewed; some changes/improvements designed. Parts for the construction of the Beatty Flanging Machine are ordered and arrive. Seven WW&F Museum members have become "sustaining" donors – each pledging to give $21 a month for the duration of the project.

$23,794 is raised by the end of July.

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The completed initial designs for both locomotive 11 (on left) and locomotive 10 (on right). Each design consists of five pages of drawings and several pages of calculations. The boiler designs for #10 and #11 were prepared concurrently to save on design and regulatory review costs.
 

August:
The final boiler designs are completed and await approval. Construction of the Beatty Flanging Machine begins in earnest. The estate of David C. MacDonald selects the WW&F's "21 Campaign" as the recipient of his $18,000 bequest to the museum.

$42,549 is raised by the end of August (one third of the $130,000 goal.)

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By December, 2016 the Beatty Flanging Machine was nearly complete.


September:
The WW&F Railway Museum hosts the National Narrow Gauge convention. Besides raising national awareness of the "21 Campaign" a demonstration of the Allan deep throat 2-ton portable riveter is conducted. The MacDonald bequest is announced – including coverage in Trains' News Wire. The final design for both boilers is approved by the ASME – clearing the way for their construction. It is decided to purchase the plate for both boilers together, so to achieve significant savings – and ensure the continuity of the two projects. Contracts are finalized with Boothbay Railway Village and Mack Brothers Boiler and Sheet Iron Works.

$46,910 is raised by the end of September from 82 individual donors.

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Mack Brothers Boiler and Sheet Iron Works of Syracuse New York is rolling the boiler components for #10 and #11. We already owe them a debt of gratitude, as they were donors of two historic riveting machines (including the Allen riveter) that will be used in the construction process.


October:
Logistics for the ordering, fabrication, and delivery of boiler plate are arranged. The Beatty Flanging Machine sees significant attention during the Fall Work Weekend.  A steel dome flange is designed for both boilers – which will present a cost savings and allow a riveted connection of the dome to the barrel.

$50,603 is raised by the end of October.

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Parts for #10 (in black) and #11 (in red) laid out on 10 x 10' sheets of boiler plate. This is just one example of the careful planning that took place this fall. It also illustrates how building both boilers saved considerable expense by not wasting materials.
 

November:
Over 800 rivets are ordered (enough to build both boilers.) Work continues on the Beatty Flanging Machine while other logistics are attended to. Museum member John Houghton donates over $10,000 to the "21 Campaign" – the largest individual donation to date.   

$61,070 is raised by the end of November.

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Aquacut of Lakeland, NY is the site of the waterjet cutting. For this project they cut several 10' x 10' pieces of 3/8" and 1/2" thick boiler plate.

Want to see the water jet cutting action? Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign/videos/vb.362031527300787/461024004068205


 

December:
The plate necessary to build both boilers is accepted and transported to Aquacut, Inc. of Lakeland, NY. Waterjet cutting is completed, with components (such as the mud rings, dome rings, and door rings) delivered to the museum while others sent to Mack Brothers Boiler and Sheet Iron Works for rolling. The dies for shaping #10's boiler components with the Beatty Flanging Machine arrive at Sheepscot.

$70,727 is raised by the end of the year (over half of the $130,000 goal) from 101 individual donors. This includes $8697 transferred from the WW&F Museum's Fall Fundraiser – which designated that money raised above the goal for 2017's capital projects could be used towards the "21 Campaign."

(http://www.wwfry.org/pics/for_forum/11a_21Update.jpg)
(http://www.wwfry.org/pics/for_forum/11b_21Update.jpg)
And the parts begin to arrive. One pallet has the mud rings for #10 (the smaller rectangle) and #11 (the larger rectangle.) The dome covers and rings are also ready for machining. Note the much larger size of the components of #11 versus #10.



Gaining Steam in 2017
We have a lot to be proud of in 2016 – and the above is just a snapshot of the progress made. It is important to note that this occurred simultaneously with many other museum projects, and all while running a railroad for our guests and visitors.

And despite our efforts to secure grants specifically for this project from several private foundations, all of the money raised in just nine months came exclusively from our friends, fans, and followers from throughout the world. At this rate, we could have both boilers paid for (and one constructed) by the end of 2017!

Please help us by spreading the word about this campaign. Please "like" the campaign on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wwandf21campaign/ and check in each Tuesday night for updates!


Sustaining Donors: Thank You
There are 13 individuals who have chosen to give monthly donations of $21 (or more) to the campaign. That is nearly $300 a month that we can count on for the materials and other costs associated with this undertaking. To these individuals, we offer our sincere gratitude.

To become a sustaining donor, simply send the museum a $21 donation each month. This can be done automatically using your bank, or by setting up a recurring PayPal donation.


Wishing You all the best in 2017,

- Ed Lecuyer, Jason Lamontagne, Stephen Piwowarski, and the rest of the 21 Campaign Team
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on January 07, 2017, 09:01:44 PM
The parts pictured in Eds photo were in the back of Jason's pickup and we unloaded them today. Jason was like a kid at Christmas. Anxious to show and explain the parts. Very impressive.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Paul Uhland on January 08, 2017, 02:35:26 AM
Great summary of 21 Project progress so far.
Hope the UPS delivery truck doesn't tip over!  :D
Seriously, I'd expect a semi will deliver the steel in a few days, maybe in time for the Photo Weekends folks to catch. 
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Brendan Barry on January 25, 2017, 02:17:05 PM
The rest of the boiler parts arrived from Syracuse, NY Tuesday morning.

On the New York Thruway Monday night before the nor'easter started up.

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Sheepscot Tuesday morning.

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Getting ready to transfer the load onto a flat car.

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Parts loaded on the flat car.

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Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Paul Uhland on January 26, 2017, 07:32:13 PM
Great to see needed boiler parts at WW&F sans an expensive semi fee!
Wonder if anybody there is really ready to 'get on it', as a former boss used to say.  ;D
A great way to spend the winter.  
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Rick Rowlands on January 28, 2017, 10:20:57 AM
Amazing progress taking place.  Boiler Kit on a flatcar, some assembly required. 

The dome lid blanks appear to be rather thick.  I assume they are going to be machined into a dish shape.   
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: John McNamara on January 28, 2017, 09:23:46 PM
Word has it that Stewart made an illuminating discovery at the Amherst Show. ;D
-John M
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on January 29, 2017, 02:05:49 PM
So, when will we be "enlightened"? ???

Jeff S.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: John Kokas on January 29, 2017, 03:13:08 PM
Don't tell me Stewart came across #7's original headlight!  That would be totally awesome ........
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ira Schreiber on January 29, 2017, 03:24:10 PM
If so, it would be one of Stewart's brightest moves.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bill Reidy on January 29, 2017, 03:25:30 PM
Stewart is a shining example of what Museum volunteers can do.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on January 29, 2017, 04:35:26 PM
You guys really know how to lighten up the conversation..
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: John Kokas on January 29, 2017, 05:10:25 PM
Yeah, but if we go too far off track the moderator takes a dim view of it  ;D
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on January 30, 2017, 05:22:42 PM
Yeah, but if we go too far off track the moderator takes a dim view of it  ;D

It could be lights out for us, then. ;D

Jeff S.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ted Miles on January 30, 2017, 07:46:58 PM
Folks,
        Now that the boiler sheets have been rolled with they be shipped to the Boothbay Shop or will all the rest of the work on #10 boiler be done in the WW&F Railway Shop?

That new flanging machine is really something!

Ted Miles, WW&F Member
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on January 30, 2017, 08:14:31 PM
The boiler components are at Sheepscot for some minor prep work by our shop, after which the drums will be delivered to Boothbay personnel to have their long seams welded.  These and the two interior firebox seams are the only welded joints in the entirety of both boilers.  The heads and wrappers will remain at sheepscot for flanging operations.  Riveting will commence in sheepscot shops under Boothbay direction following these steps.

Jason
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on July 27, 2017, 07:09:05 PM
Let's get this campaign where we are thinking about it again. Steve P. has put together a nice short video, and has allowed it to be shared here by setting up a You Tube channel for the Museum. So, without further delay, here is Steve.

https://youtu.be/XorZitQoJcM (https://youtu.be/XorZitQoJcM)

[Moderator's Note: Updated Mike's link]

Mikes note..I fixed it so it worked..
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on July 27, 2017, 07:24:56 PM
Thanks Mike! The location of that video has been updated- it is now located on the existing WW&F YouTube page at: https://youtu.be/XorZitQoJcM (https://youtu.be/XorZitQoJcM). Check it out!

Meanwhile...

Number 10's boiler barrel is in the process of having its long seam welded at Boothbay Railway Village.
Back at Sheepscot, flanging has been underway for some time. At this point, the door sheet and rear tube sheet are complete, the front tube sheet is essentially complete, and the backhead is midway towards completion. The last sheet to flange for Number 10's boiler is the throat sheet. Work will begin on the throat sheet shortly.

Take care,
Stephen
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: John McNamara on July 27, 2017, 09:23:22 PM
Steve has written a nice WW&F Newsletter article about flanging.  ;D
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Glenn Christensen on July 27, 2017, 09:58:58 PM
Excellent job on the flanging video Stephen!!!

Seriously, BRAVO!!!

I can't wait to see the rest of the series and then the "Feature-Length" movie.  Who do we cast for Fred?


Best regards,
Glenn
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on July 29, 2017, 06:42:28 AM
No one could play the part except Fred, himself.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on January 02, 2018, 02:27:04 PM
A note of clarification:

Boothbay Railway Village (BRV) is an ASME accredited power boiler construction shop.  They are not a certified boiler welding inspection service.

BRV is this actual builder of the boilers for our locomotives 10 and 11.  Through a cooperative agreement between Boothbay Railway and the WW&F Railway, Boothbay Railway is allowing us to provide nearly all of the labor for this work, under their supervision, which comes through close communication between their Shop Superintendent and myself, as well as regular (as the work warrants) visits by him.  Some work must be done directly by BRV in their shop.  Our work site is an “off site job location” for BRV.  We plan to put up signage to that effect to clarify that point.

We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to BRV for allowing this arrangement.  The commercial value of these two riveted boilers from an ASME shop would likely exceed $250,000.  We hope to reciprocate their generosity by making some of our specialized equipment available to them when the need arises.

Thank you,
Jason
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bob Holmes on January 02, 2018, 08:13:59 PM
Thanks for the very clear interpretation of this critical relationship...
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on May 04, 2018, 08:45:47 AM
BIG, BIG, BIG NEWS!!

The 21 campaign has officially passed the $100,000 mark due to the generosity of our members, friends and donors.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on May 04, 2018, 09:44:42 PM
Wonderful news, and well worth sharing! We now have complete funding for both boilers within our sights!

Meanwhile, here is some more exciting news to report regarding both the Museum's endowment and the 21 Campaign. A generous member has issued a challenge: If $15,000.00 is donated to the 21 Campaign between the April 27-29, 2018  Spring Work Weekend and the Annual Picnic on August 12, 2018, he will donate $1,000.00 to the Museum’s Endowment Fund. Our member hopes to draw attention to both funds in an entertaining way. His hope is to increase contributions to the in the 21 Campaign Fund, while also raising awareness of our endowment fund and encourage others to donate to it as well. Please be generous in helping us reach our goals!

Steve Piwowarski
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bob Holmes on May 04, 2018, 10:34:31 PM
Steve, this needs to be broadcast widely...
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on May 04, 2018, 11:52:00 PM
Thanks Bob,

This will be getting more widespread distribution. I thought that, given the benchmark we've just reached, this would be an appropriate time to share it with our forum readers.

It will also be shared via Facebook (21 Campaign and WW&F page), the newsletter, and other sources. The more that know, the better. Tell your friends!

Steve
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: John Kokas on May 05, 2018, 09:12:07 AM
I would encourage more members to join our $21/month club.  $21 a month is only 70 cents/day - its really not even the cost of a cup of coffee and with more folks participating the goal of $130,000 will happen a whole lot faster!  Please contribute ......
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Joe Fox on October 17, 2018, 05:04:24 AM
Hey everyone,

The 21 Campaign is certainly not forgotten and will resume in the next few months. Thank you to all of our generous donors andfriends of the 21 Campaign. I am working on mailing everyone an update in the mail. If you get a letter, please do not post about its contents or ask questions about it here, please do so by the contact method in the instructions. Hopefully all of you are able to attend.

In other news, I would like everyone to understand just how important #10 is to us as an ideal regular engine to run trains to ToM, or Alna Center.  And even as a usefull engine to have on work weekends and special events. We want #10 back just as much as everyone else so that we can have three operable engines again. The one time we used 9, 10, & 52 for Victorian Christmas it worked extremely well, and we miss that extra capability during big events.

As the museum continues to grow, along with our ever increasing events, some of which sell out, we have also proven a need for more passenger cars such as coach 9, and the increasing desire for the new 2-4-4t #11.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bill Baskerville on December 05, 2018, 12:22:51 AM
A little bird just alerted me, and I checked the FB page, and sure enough, the 21 campaign just got a $21,000 donation which puts us at $128,217.  Just $1,783 shy of our $130,000 goal for the two boilers.  This should keep our shop humming for a while.

We have a lot of projects in the pipeline and we are making incredible progress toward achieving so many of them. 

Our Museum is so fortunate to have so very many supporters who are willing to give their time, their talents, and their resources to reopening the Railroad up the Sheepscot Valley.

Harry would be so very proud....
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Wayne Laepple on December 05, 2018, 08:19:13 AM
Wowsers!!! Thank you, John Houghton! This is incredible good news and very exciting.

With insulation and heat coming shortly, our shop should be productive over the winter months. Maybe we'll even see No. 10 back in steam in 2019.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on December 05, 2018, 12:34:41 PM
And just like that, we have now exceeded our goal. Time to get the boilers together..
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on December 05, 2018, 03:12:33 PM
This is fantastic news!

Jeff S.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bill Reidy on December 05, 2018, 06:55:29 PM
Wow!  Thank you John Houghton and John Kokas!  An early Holiday gift!
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Jason M Lamontagne on December 05, 2018, 07:08:51 PM
WOW thank you to all 21 campaign supporters!  What a milestone!

We plan to provide the shop with heat in the upcoming weeks, and then plan to resume work on 10’s boiler.  When it makes sense to group work with 11’s boiler we will.  We’ve had to take quite a hiatus but we’ve a solid plan and look forward to knocking these projects out!

THANK YOU ALL!
Jason
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Mike Fox on December 05, 2018, 09:48:02 PM
I can almost see the smile on Jasons face as he typed that.

It is very exciting. This has been a long (rail) road to get to this point. A lot of our recurring monthly donors inched the total along every month. Things were looking slow. But as has shown in everything we as a museum does, nothing is unachievable.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: John Kokas on December 05, 2018, 09:58:02 PM
Soooo...…… Jason,  the boilers will be done when ???????   But no pressure here.....   ;D
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Vincent "Lightning" LeRow on December 06, 2018, 09:32:49 AM
Isn't the problem a lack of pressure?  ???
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: John Kokas on December 06, 2018, 11:52:54 AM
Drat  >:(  Punned again   :o
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on May 13, 2019, 07:59:41 PM
On May 18th, we're inviting our 21 Campaign donors for an Ooen Shop Day at the Railway! Our shop will be open to visitors while work on No. 10 progresses, with key shop personnel available to answer questions and describe work on the project from 10:30 until 3PM.

Lunch will be served in the shop around noon while shop personnel take lunch break.

Trains will be running on their regular schedule throughout the day at 10:30 AM, 12 Noon 1:30 PM. In addition there will be a Mixed Extra train leaving Sheepscot at 3PM. 2nd class railcar service will run at 10:55AM and 12:25PM.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bill Baskerville on May 13, 2019, 10:38:33 PM
Steve,
I am noticing a dramatic increase in events at our Museum, many of which are only loosely based on our railway. I might be wrong (could that be possible?), but I suspect that you are the, or one of the, driving forces behind this increase in activity. If so, a tip of the bowler hat to you for your creativity and efforts. 
B2
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Stephen Piwowarski on May 14, 2019, 02:04:35 AM
Hi Bill,

You are correct, there are many new events and I have been the driving force of some of them. The Mother's Day Tea, for example was me.

The 21 Campaign Open Shop Day was Joe Fox.

Evening Trains have been a collaboration between many of us.

Concert series was the ideas of many of us.

These are just a few, but represent the efforts of many to enhance the Museum's offerings.

Pay as you wish weekend was Fred Morse. (More on this one coming soon!)

So, I basically keep my ear of the rail and listen for ideas, take them, refine them a bit and brand them. Once in a great while, I'll have an ideas idea of my own that I see through to fruition.

The key element of nearly all events is employing the railroad as transportation- either to an event, or as an element of the event.

I cannot yet say for sure, but ridership so far has been strong this year, and we are headed into te two biggest event weekends of the month. I think we are on target for our most well attended May ever.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Joe Fox on May 14, 2019, 05:33:59 AM
The story behind the 21 Campaign day is that many of our members and or donors have been asking questions on why the slow progress. And you can put things into words, but until you actually see ALL that has happened it is just words.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: James Patten on May 14, 2019, 06:56:34 AM
...I think we are on target for our most well attended May ever.

The most well attended May to date was 2002, we had 238 ticketed riders.  We were open Friday - Monday of Memorial Weekend, which accounted for the bulk of the month.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Paul Uhland on May 15, 2019, 12:36:47 PM
Suggestion...WW&F has many exciting expansion projects,and new programs underway, with thousands of US and worldwide supporters and observers eagerly wanting the latest information.
Could someone  with some reporting experience be designated to primarily investigate and report timely details of latest improvements and important Railroad goings-on, presenting this info ASAP?
I realize  adding special responsibilities to a volunteer WW&F worker would be difficult. But there is coming Alna Center entertainment and daily train ops,  so much recent rail extension activity, building work, track expansion, loco/car rebuilds, co-op agreements, that  the "knowledge pot" is boiling over.
HELP!

Good luck.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on May 15, 2019, 01:59:30 PM
Hi Paul,

Official News is already presented as follows:
- This forum: Daily/Weekly Reports
- https://www.facebook.com/WWFRailway/ (https://www.facebook.com/WWFRailway/) : A new report every few days
- https://www.wwfry.org (https://www.wwfry.org) : News is posted at least bi-monthy, plus a schedule of current/future events
- The Mailed Newsletter - Published bi-monthly and also available at: http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/board,30.0.html (http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/board,30.0.html) Note that the Newsletter is the official "journal of record" of the WW&F Railway Museum.
- http://wordpress.wwfry.org/?page_id=80 (http://wordpress.wwfry.org/?page_id=80) : Quarterly progress reports


So there are plenty of ways to learn what is happening - and how to get involved.
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Bob Holmes on May 15, 2019, 09:42:52 PM
#10 smokebox ring drilled, pinned and bolted today.  Awaits riveting.  See it on Saturday!

Bob
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: Paul Uhland on May 16, 2019, 06:09:18 PM
Terrif!
Title: Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on May 18, 2019, 08:48:26 AM



So there are plenty of ways to learn what is happening - and how to get involved.
 To put it midly Ed.  This excellent forum and Fb and are a mine of immediate information and discussion for the far away onlookers.
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