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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: March 20, 2019, 02:40:39 AM »
Took a few minutes last week and fired up the steam cleaner. The orange is growing on me.. I think I'll just touch it up.
Mike, you do great work.  The tie changer cleaned up real nice.  Good job!

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:46:12 PM »
For those of us who can't keep up, what is the 67 project, gold or otherwise?

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Volunteers / Re: WW&F Offering Workshops for 2019 Season Car Hosts
« on: March 17, 2019, 04:42:55 PM »
... I will tell you that the two resources that form the basis for the training are the Museum Guide authored by Bill Reidy along with the 28 page pamphlet "Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway: the Sheepscot Valley Narrow Gauge" published last year by the Museum. For starters, these are a good jumping off point. ...

FWIIW (For What It Is Worth not to be confused with HWSNBN) I have asked Linda to mail me the two documents referenced by Steve (above).  I will give her my CC # when she knows what the postage and packing cost are to be added to the two documents from the museum store.  This will allow me to bone up on the "official" story before my next trip north for the SWW. 

In the trivia department, in the past most of my information came from listening to more knowledgeable folks around the museum like Jason, Start, Bob and a few others that I can't recall right now.  Paying attention to the conductors while acting as brakeman has helped.  This plan will give us all the real scoop for a consistent message for our visitors.


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Volunteers / Re: WW&F Offering Workshops for 2019 Season Car Hosts
« on: March 15, 2019, 03:30:53 PM »
Stephen,

Thanks for this great expansion of opportunities for our volunteers and for providing an improved visitor experience for our guest.

Is a written or electronic summary of information and presentation tips available for those of us who are already qualified in other positions so we can fine tune our spiels and have a consistent presentation?  This would be especially helpful for those of us who are not fortunate enough to live in or close to Maine.

Again, I commend you for your talent and energy.

Bill

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: March 15, 2019, 03:26:16 PM »
Thanks Harold.  for correcting my use of terms and for the great explanation.

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: March 15, 2019, 03:24:36 AM »
There's no "rack." It's strictly adhesion. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
John,

From you I would expect nothing less.

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:35:44 PM »
Alain,

Sounds like the AMTP president stuck a good deal with the Conseil Géneral du Département du Loiret.  It is easier to maintain a track that is in good condition than to bring back a deteriorated section of track.  I hope the next installment includes that the AMTP is making good on it's track work promise and not letting it go to rack and ruin.

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: March 12, 2019, 12:56:45 PM »
El Presidentaies chair should have been available.

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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: March 11, 2019, 09:28:34 PM »
Great ideas and thoughts. Thanks everyone.

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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: March 11, 2019, 01:09:10 PM »
The working head weighs a lot. When attached (after welding) it will make the machine more ballanced. I need to attach it for an overall picture, then it will be evident.
Mike, will the completed machine be too wide to roll past Alna and the sheepscot station?  What about the water tank?

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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: March 11, 2019, 02:26:05 AM »
Mike, you’re really doing a great job, and quickly also. I can’t wait to see the final product this SWW.

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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: March 09, 2019, 01:52:24 PM »
Well said Steve!

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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: March 09, 2019, 01:51:24 PM »
Great progress Mike. The track gang of gandy dancers are pleased I am sure.

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Work and Events / Re: Box car #50
« on: March 06, 2019, 02:36:41 AM »
Thanks J.

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Volunteers / Re: March 2019 Work Reports
« on: March 06, 2019, 02:33:28 AM »
Well, now we are no longer just a tourist railway, we are now also a freight railroad. Revenue be darned, lookout Maine Central.

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