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Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:51:26 PM »
Procuring as many useful ng railcar parts as possible from EBT is an excellent idea. There is now a WW&F storage structure that can hold  non-bulky, rare parts.
Agreed that an ongoing, restored and operating EBT would be great, but  has a sad, slim chance of happening.
The 2926 rebuilders originally bought two containers to store tools and small machinery, now has, IIRC, eight of 'em, all full.
One is a very adequate machine shop...another safely stored massive superheater tube assemblies, now installed...another provided roof space for storing rusty, original boiler/cylinder/air compressor sheet metal jacketing now serving as templates for new metal being nicely fabricated/painted by a local auto body shop, and being installed over foam insulation...containers also sheltered other pipes, parts,  all of which are presently being threaded, bolted or welded to '26.

During a recent visit, SW area's impressed FRA inspector has  OK'd 2926 steamup when safely ready.
By next spring?    ;D

Volunteers / Re: November 2017 Work Planning
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:11:53 PM »
Makes sense.
Happy bending, cutting and bolting.  ;)

Volunteers / Re: November 2017 Work Planning
« on: November 20, 2017, 01:40:26 AM »
Sounds like a bunch of round bar stirrup cutting and bending, maybe some door track angle cutting and fitting.
So none of any existing steel parts can be heated, straightened for re-use?
Too bad.

Volunteers / Re: November 2017 Work Planning
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:44:24 AM »
How's almost-done 67 doing with its coming roof, doors and hardware in the 'new' repair ship/dance hall?

Volunteers / Re: October 2017 Work Planning
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:05:00 PM »
See, been trying to tell youze guys...the public is attracted to neat, organized, clean-ness, tends to show the property is maintained and safe.
And yes, a row of yellow MOW equipment lined up would be an attraction in itself.

General Discussion / Re: Amtrak to Wiscasset (and Rockland) in 2018?
« on: November 13, 2017, 06:41:54 PM »
Extending Amtrak passenger service through Wiscasset would be a huge win for WW&F and the area .
American Airlines plans to start regional service from LGA NYC next April to nearby Portland. More good news.
Maybe WW&F should invest in a couple more flatbed Model AAs, complete with hay bale seats, for authentic Wiscasset-Sheepscot shuttle service. 
Think of the nationwide publicity!  ;D ;D

Volunteers / Re: November 2017 Work Planning
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:35:21 PM »
You DO NOT argue with 'the phone company'!  >:(  ;)

Volunteers / Re: November 2017 Work Planning
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:11:04 AM »
My uncle was a NY Telephone tech in the Wall Street area, taught us kids basic phone practice; I later helped the overworked tech at Philips' now-closed 2400-phone, Abq chip plant; also did some installation at Intel's nearby, newest Rio Rancho plant.
Phone work is interesting and  necessary.

Volunteers / Re: November 2017 Work Planning
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:50:49 AM »
As kids on Staten Island, we discovered a phone magneto box in my grandmother's cellar that put out quite a zap when cranked. A really snotty, curious kid up the block got two bracelets wired to his wrists by my bro, let out a helluva  wail!
Never bugged us again.  ;)

Volunteers / Re: November 2017 Work Planning
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:20:32 PM »
Betcha it would make ordering lunch pizza a lot easier up there. ;D
Will the phone line be eventually extended to 218 EOT?

Museum Discussion / Re: New forklift
« on: November 07, 2017, 06:13:30 AM »
Heavy forklifts, like dozers and backhoes, should only be operated by experienced personnel or under their close supervision. It's way too easy to cause serious injury, great damage, or worse.

At 2926, well-meaning co-workers would start giving me uncoordinated directions at a task until I stopped the job and demanded that only one qualified person direct movements.

Volunteers / Re: October 2017 Work Planning
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:09:29 PM »
What is the story behind the Vic Hamburger tree?

Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: October 10, 2017, 03:56:15 AM »
A perfect picture.

Work and Events / Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Review
« on: October 10, 2017, 02:48:09 AM »
Russ...outstanding, complete videos!

General Discussion / Re: Joe Fox at his day job...
« on: October 09, 2017, 04:00:27 AM »
Nice  to know how a pro uses his experience, intelligence, and with a little luck, smoothly makes a possible disaster into a "no problemo" outcome.  ;)
Way to go, Joe..   

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