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Volunteers / Re: May 2018 Work Planning
« on: May 20, 2018, 07:54:35 AM »
The new Hercules mill is now running. Its electrical control internals are a bit bodged up.  But all feeds and speeds are functional.

“Bodged up”?

Is Bodged an official Texas term or is “Bodged” a little less confused than Boggled?

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: May 17, 2018, 01:22:58 PM »
Don’t we have to cut inspection access ports into the inside sheathing walls?  Or am I just remembering ports in the pictures of the original bridge?

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: May 11, 2018, 01:26:18 PM »
Man, that bridge is huge........

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: May 09, 2018, 02:38:20 AM »
Triple Wow!!!  Even though there are lots of pix of the bridge and lots of us have seen the un-assembled parts at the last FWW, when I saw the assembled parts at the SWW it is even more impressive.  That is one massive bridge.

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:21:43 AM »

Congratulations for keeping track of the opportunities for funding, creating the bulk of the submissions, pulling all the parts together and submitting the results.  I know there are many who also work behind the scenes to help contribute to help make these applications happen but you are the conductor who tracks, prompts, prods and creates the final product.

Well Done to you and to all the others.  Our Railway Museum is lucky to have such a dedicated team that you have pulled together.


Bill and John,

Thanks for the heads up.  I just went to the site and spread a little joy.

Good luck and keep up the good work.


Work and Events / Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:55:25 PM »

Of course you can always join the early birds at the Ships Chow Hall around 6 or shortly after.  For the late sleepers there is usually a second "Chow Hall" shift that starts around 7 and arrives at the Ry around 8 ish.  Think of our esteemed pres....

Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:43:22 PM »

Please put me down for the SRR Lantern.  I will be there Thursday and all weekend.



Work and Events / Re: April 2018 Work Weekend prep and work
« on: April 23, 2018, 12:57:34 PM »
It won't be to much help for the prep but I plan on arriving a little before noon on Thursday for the final push.  Can't miss lunch of course.


Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: B&SR 7
« on: April 20, 2018, 03:27:38 AM »
That is one magnificent looking locomotive.  Brian and his team did a terrific job bring back a historic piece of Maine history to operation.  Everyone who worked on No. 7 should be very proud.

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: April 19, 2018, 01:14:57 AM »
That is one massive bridge!

Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:16:29 PM »
We need period-dressed able-bodied track workers for the rail removal!

Boy oh Boy, am I sorry that I can't be there a week early for the Saturday afternoon activities.  What a great period recreation. 

Then of course, hidden in the fine print is

Most spikes were pulled yesterday.  We left enough to hold it together for a few more trains.

Though I trust our track foreman and our chief engineer, it smacks a little of the great locomotive chase, or WWII French resistance actions in removing "just enough" spikes.

Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« on: April 12, 2018, 02:50:19 AM »
 Jay, sounds like a good idea on the speed restriction for cockeyed curve. That along with staggered joint bars should help keep the kinks from coming back in the curve.

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 06, 2018, 01:04:02 AM »
Again, a job well done by a well prepared team with good preparation standing on an excellent reputation.

What a great idea to help out our friends to the north.

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