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Messages - James Patten

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Volunteers / Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« on: August 16, 2017, 10:59:41 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of August 19:

* Culvert: finish placing the culvert in the big hole.
* Car shop: posts, footers, digging.  Or whatever.
* Trains, gift shop, lunches.

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Boothbay Railway Village / Re: B&SR #11
« on: August 15, 2017, 10:57:26 AM »
Actually Coach 11 has remained at the WW&F since it arrived last year, it just normally stays in the car barn.  It was out for the picnic when we needed additional capacity.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« on: August 12, 2017, 11:00:32 PM »
Work done on Saturday August 12:

* Culvert: due to rain this morning the culvert was not placed, but it was removed from the flatcar (placed there yesterday but the weekday crew) and placed next to the track near the culvert.
* Car shop: the center post support was poured Friday.  The I-beam was lifted into place today.
* Lots of people at the picnic today.

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Moderator Announcements / Re: FORUM SWITCHOVER - 08/12 - 08/13
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:43:02 PM »
I have upgraded the forum - as you can all tell, the forum looks different.  Let's hope this solved the problems people were having.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:59:04 AM »
Anticipated work weekend of August 12:

* Annual Picnic: help needed in cooking, serving, set up and clean up.
* Culvert settting: weather permitting, early in the morning.
* Train operations: potentially the second class train could be a diesel-hauled passenger train.  Plus there's an evening photographer special.
* Re-enactors: A WWI re-enactor group will be setting up shop for Sunday.  No, no trench warfare, they are getting ready to ship over to Europe August 1917.
* Car shop: pouring concrete for the central post footing.

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Museum Discussion / Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« on: August 06, 2017, 09:44:45 PM »
Jeff, will continue this conversation via email.  Not that there's anything private to discuss, just to keep the business stuff off the forum.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« on: August 06, 2017, 12:08:12 AM »
Work done on Saturday August 5:

* Mountain ROW culvert replacement: Mike spread out the stone at the bottom of the hole, then in the afternoon he and a crew lowered the first culvert section into place.
* Shop improvements: The hole for the center pole support had been started earlier in the week, was finished today.  Zack started working on the concrete forms.  The I-beam was shoved deeper into the building.
* North Yard Switches: Bill B got some bolts, was working on some things.  The first switch is in a usable state, if you're careful.  Lots of parts lying around on-site ready to be used.
* Ties: Fred and crew brought a flatcar load of ties to the sawmill siding.
* Board meeting.  Minutes will follow eventually.

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Museum Discussion / Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« on: August 05, 2017, 11:58:31 PM »
I will need to send you materials.

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Museum Discussion / Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« on: August 04, 2017, 02:01:25 PM »
Thanks, Jeff!

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Museum Discussion / 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« on: August 04, 2017, 01:10:55 AM »
This year the National Narrow Gauge Convention is in Denver, CO.  Ira Schreiber was going to man an informational booth for us this year there, but due to an accident and hospital stay he will be unable to attend the convention for us.  Is there anyone going that would be willing to man a booth there for a few hours each day?  Or at least make sure that the literature is still there?

It is too late for a refund - so if we can find someone to put out the literature and put it away, then at least we'll have something there.

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Volunteers / Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« on: August 02, 2017, 06:35:00 PM »
Unless it was changed at the last meeting, the board meeting would be next week (the 12th).

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Museum Discussion / Re: Train Show Help Needed
« on: August 02, 2017, 02:09:56 PM »
Bob C is not interested in managing shows, but can assist in certain cases.  Anyone interested in the management of them?  Filling out the paperwork, arranging for others to help, figuring out what to take and taking it.

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Volunteers / August 2017 Work Planning
« on: August 02, 2017, 11:00:21 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of August 5:

* Mountain ROW work: More excavation, Mike talked about putting down some stone for a base for the culverts.  He may need help.
* Shop floor prep: Must build more stacks of ties, may need to dig the hole for the center post base.
* Yard sale prep: Linda may need help with that.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Train Show Help Needed
« on: August 01, 2017, 11:35:38 PM »
I had forgotten Bob - I will reach out to him.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Train Show Help Needed
« on: August 01, 2017, 11:05:59 PM »
Reviving this old thread.

John Robertson is no longer able to administer the train shows, therefore we need people to step up and help do that.  The next one coming up is the Great Falls Model RR Club show in Topsham, ME on November 4.  If you can be the one to run our table at the show, please contact us.  Otherwise we will not be attending.

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