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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Museum Discussion => Topic started by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on September 27, 2008, 07:17:45 PM

Title: Recieved: SEP/OCT 08 Newsletter!
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on September 27, 2008, 07:17:45 PM
Just got my September/Ocober '08 WW&FRR Museum Newsletter in the mail today. I was DULY impressed! While it may not have been the biggest ever, it was ceartainly one of the "meatiest."
After seeing all the grants the museum has recieved recently on a single page, one TRULY gets a feel for how well recognized the museum is. Add to that that amongst the NRHS grants given, WW&F got the largest of 13! Now THAT'S impressive!
Also, re-reading the naratives of the brake-equipment instalations on Coach 8 & flat 126 was still captivating, ev en though I remember reading the entire narritive (from BOTH authors) on  here not so long ago.  ;)
I think of all the reports on #9's progress this was perhaps the most detailed and most encouraging, as it points to things going back together after the complete dissasembly.
And that's not to mention the report of the anual picnic & photo shoot which my  daughter and I were fortunate enough to attend. ;D
The folks who crank out the newsletters definitely need and deserve credit and support for thier role in keeping those of us "from-away-ers" informed on the progress "Up Nah-th!"
Great job guys! Hope to see yu all around Thanksgiving time  ;D

Pete Barrington,
Norwich, CT
Title: Re: Recieved: SEP/OCT 08 Newsletter!
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on September 27, 2008, 07:23:07 PM
And thanks to all the folks who submitted photos.  Steve's brown-tone cover shot is top notch.
Title: Re: Recieved: SEP/OCT 08 Newsletter!
Post by: jockellis on October 03, 2008, 04:01:36 AM
Is the Stephen King listed as a donor THE Stephen King, the writer?
Jock Ellis
Title: Re: Recieved: SEP/OCT 08 Newsletter!
Post by: James Patten on October 03, 2008, 11:52:33 PM
Is the Stephen King listed as a donor THE Stephen King, the writer?

I think he writes articles in Maine Two Foot Quarterly or one of those types of modeling publications, but I think he's mainly known for running a railroad model company out of somewhere between Virginia and Florida.
Title: Re: Recieved: SEP/OCT 08 Newsletter!
Post by: Jeff Patelski on October 04, 2008, 12:08:56 AM
Rocky Mount, Virginia to be exact.
Title: Re: Recieved: SEP/OCT 08 Newsletter!
Post by: Dale Reynolds on October 05, 2008, 04:01:48 PM
Steve King of rocky mount, virginia, near roanoke, is this country's leading modeler in 7/8 scale, which represents 2' gauge on g gauge track. he has a yahoo group. many of the members are from the uk. i have a 7/8 scale live steam forney like wwandf 9 that was made by a man in australia, he made 5 and either 2 or 3 are in the usa. so while 7/8 is a rare scale, it is a growing outdoor size for people that like big, big models. and who have decent sized back yards. minimum radius is 10', so you have to have 20' just to get the rolling stock turned. dale reynolds, pendleton sc
Title: Re: Recieved: SEP/OCT 08 Newsletter!
Post by: Bernie Perch on October 05, 2008, 06:19:22 PM
I know that this is not a modeling forum, but not too long ago I purchased a 7/8n2 model of SR&RL #556 on ebay.  The scale is so rare that only one other person bid.  The woodwork on the model was almost complete, but none of the metalwork was done.  It was of spectacular workmanship and my critical eyes only noted one or two small flaws.  The interior walls and floor were complete and the interior was ready for detail.  It had to have been made a few years ago as unexposed wood around the removable roof wasn't oxidized.  The windows are movable and there were slots for glass (plastic).  It would be nice to know who made this model, as I believe it was purchased at an estate sale by the seller.  It is big at over 25" long and over 9"tall sitting on a pair of freight trucks I had purchased earlier on ebay.  I hope I can honor the person who made it by finishing it with the same contest winning workmanship.

Bernie Perch