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Messages - Paul Uhland

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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:45:14 PM »
Too bad the weather has gotten crummy all of a sudden.

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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:34:09 AM »
Looks great.
The spur will enter the right hand door of the quonset?
Good pics. Could watch switchbuilding all day.  :D

Noticed sky getting cloudy. Hope it stays nice tomorrow.  ::)

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Volunteers / Re: November 2018 Work Report
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:25:49 AM »
Was the switch started, or did the rain cancel work?  :(

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Volunteers / Re: November 2018 Work Report
« on: November 13, 2018, 04:48:22 PM »
Wouldn't ya know it---build  the first switch to a trackside "client"...and it rains.  ::)
Oh well.
Good luck.  ;)

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Volunteers / Re: November 2018 Work Report
« on: November 13, 2018, 04:41:20 PM »
Those little MOW cars are so handy it seems, along with the gantry car, that is being used for more heavy tasks than realized.  ;)
Youz guys are 'smart cookies' as me sainted mum would say.  ;D

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Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F receives award for Moose Brook bridge project
« on: November 13, 2018, 02:08:47 AM »
Great news. All the recent work and preservation efforts deserve national recognition and these awards.
Congratulations!

Wayne...excellent article in a popular, world-read rail mag.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:05:33 PM »
This is fascinating to see you all inventing new ways to minimize back-breaking track maintenance/construction labor. Terrific!

When I watched, and photo'd, NM Rail Runner construction (~ten years ago), a crosswise tie was slowly pushed along new rails  by the rear wheelset of a fully loaded Herzog hopper car discharging ballast. Worked fine to evenly spread the stone until a ballast regulator came along, leveled it to tie top height and sloped the edges.

Very little heavy labor involved.
High tech. What'll they think of next??  ;D ;D

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I see an immediate need to provide a  better venue at Alna Center to increase attendance at social , musical functions there. The MMM shelter would do this, being modified if needed to attract bands and other entertainment to draw and serve increasing WW&F ridership.

Fred's correct--wooden vehicles need as much weather protection as possible. For now, large tarps, used by 2926 and 3751 rebuilders, having past shelter problems, would do the job much cheaper, particularly during the railroad's off=season, if and until other arrangements are possible.

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: November 01, 2018, 12:13:01 AM »
So Joe...how high are the new removable car sides? Flats are the most versatile railcars there are.

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That was my recent question, a lotta excellent wood. Why not bring it directly to Alna Center, out of everybody's way, right where it will be used?

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Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 29, 2018, 11:12:43 PM »
All seriousness aside, team, when will the west lot be ready for, and receive, lots of crunchy gravel? ;)

Bucket list...uh huh.  ::)
Bless you Fred...it takes seasoned machismo to carry being the Big Kahuna of WW&F!

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Museum Discussion / Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« on: October 24, 2018, 12:47:22 AM »
So what is proposed is a dual-purpose spur, to soon serve Bryan's place and provide overflow WW&F car storage.
Not to nitpick, but to minimize confusion I learned that a siding is connected, usually parallel, to a main track at each end, a spur only at one end.
Looks like you'll put in a points-north switch, a single-point derail and a couple hundred feet of track.
Nice.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« on: October 23, 2018, 07:27:05 PM »
Bet youz guyz could knock this out in a weekend!  ;) ;D

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Museum Discussion / Re: Spur(s) to/at ML&M at Sheepscot Mills
« on: October 23, 2018, 03:47:06 PM »
Is installation planned before the snow flies over Sheepscot?

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Work and Events / Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« on: October 22, 2018, 04:47:02 AM »
AFAIK, a specialty contractor needs to install a new metal roof...proper foundry-cast roller assemblies are to be installed to hang the waiting new doors on their metal tracks...and the original hand brake staff and wheel are to be re-mounted and chain-connected to B-end brake shoe truck linkage.

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