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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Two Footers outside of the US => Topic started by: Wayne Laepple on November 12, 2019, 02:27:21 AM

Title: Sandstone 2019
Post by: Wayne Laepple on November 12, 2019, 02:27:21 AM
Check out the Baldwin 4-6-2 no. 52 as well as all the other cool stuff here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjteRU-Xls4&feature=youtu.be

Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: John Kokas on November 12, 2019, 04:43:41 PM
Quite a handsome engine.  ;)
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: Mike Fox on November 13, 2019, 01:04:14 AM
Thanks Wayne.
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: James Patten on November 13, 2019, 11:01:37 AM
Nice: you can take the ultra-modern Blue Train and get picked up by the steam train.
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: Gordon Cook on November 14, 2019, 12:35:40 PM
Thanks for the link. There's so much to see and experience there.
For more fun: https://www.sandstone-estates.com/ (https://www.sandstone-estates.com/)

Now I think we need a WW&F video!
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: Keith Taylor on November 14, 2019, 03:46:31 PM
Thanks for the link. There's so much to see and experience there.
For more fun: https://www.sandstone-estates.com/ (https://www.sandstone-estates.com/)

Now I think we need a WW&F video!
Can we have steam tractors, antique cars and aero planes too?

Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: John Kokas on November 14, 2019, 05:41:13 PM
The steam tractors would be OK as long as they were Lombards or other forestry equipment.  Also remember we have a steam powered sawmill and shingle mill to still construct at TOM. 
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: Roger Cole on November 14, 2019, 09:43:53 PM
I thought the shingle mill utilized an old Continental 4-banger flathead gasoline engine.
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: Bill Baskerville on November 14, 2019, 10:56:24 PM
A common steam engine driving the shingle mill and the saw mill would be awesome.
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: Philip Marshall on November 15, 2019, 12:02:44 AM
I agree, but that would of course require yet another boiler.
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: John Kokas on November 15, 2019, 01:06:57 AM
Well, I think we are learning how to build them and for TOM it would be #3 (after #10 and #11).  I hope we'd have the hang of it by then.
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: John McNamara on November 15, 2019, 02:02:46 AM
I agree, but that would of course require yet another boiler.
...and a licensed operator.
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: Bill Baskerville on November 15, 2019, 02:41:48 AM
I thought all our engineers and some fireman/women were licensed.
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on November 15, 2019, 12:58:07 PM
In my going through old Maine newspapers searching for info on the 2 footers, I've come across several reports of gas engines being used at sawmills, particularly portable ones. So a gas powered operation at TOM would not be unprototypical.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: John Kokas on November 15, 2019, 01:29:18 PM
Back in the day when I got my black seal, locomotive and stationary boiler operators classes and licenses were different.  They were still classified by pressure / HP but there were a bunch things the loco guys had to know and do that the stationary did not have.  I don't know what the current regulations require in Maine but I would think that anyone who is already certified to fire on the RR would be also qualified for stationary.
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: Keith Taylor on November 15, 2019, 01:51:21 PM
Back in the day when I got my black seal, locomotive and stationary boiler operators classes and licenses were different.  They were still classified by pressure / HP but there were a bunch things the loco guys had to know and do that the stationary did not have.  I don't know what the current regulations require in Maine but I would think that anyone who is already certified to fire on the RR would be also qualified for stationary.
When I got my New Jersey Blue Seal License it had a special endorsement for locomotives. I believe now NJ classifies it as a “portable” boiler license.

Keith
Title: Re: Sandstone 2019
Post by: James Patten on November 15, 2019, 01:59:37 PM
In Maine the High Pressure Boiler Operator's license is good for both stationary and mobile.  The boiler program is actually geared toward stationary (power plant) boilers and people that have 40-hour week jobs on them.  I think we volunteer railroads have an understanding with the State regarding the time it takes for us to accumulate hours for our licenses.