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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 15, 2018, 04:49:38 AM »
Thanks for the report & especially pix.

Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 14, 2018, 02:50:15 AM »
Some of us read REALLY slow - a little longer will be nice, but since you
don't want to make a 20 min show out of a 4 min. presentation I use the
pause button.

And thanks for putting it together.

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:08:53 AM »
No Steam, Capstan, or Horse power?

Oh! Right! It has to be done THIS decade.

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 04, 2018, 05:37:06 AM »
I have to look at it over and over in admiration.

Volunteers / Re: August 2018 Work Reports
« on: August 04, 2018, 05:20:58 AM »
Bill you are a dirt magnet - I have a brother like that - walk 10 feet from dirt
and it jumps at you. You could hire out - just walk through a house and it would be clean.

Volunteers / Re: July 2018 Work Planning
« on: July 31, 2018, 06:00:29 AM »
There are 2 or 3 Goat Farms that rent goats in the Twin City (MN) area
to clear hill sides and rough areas. You might want to make an internet search
for some such in Maine.

The Woodstock Cornet Band (CT) has had a Model A truck for as far back as I can remember.(Before 1950)
It was used long before that. The cab is cut off and the platform on back has wings that triple the deck area.

The truck is driven to the different venue (Church lawn, different town commons, etc) and set up.
"a good time is had by all."

General Discussion / Re: Ford Model A engines
« on: July 24, 2018, 04:50:28 AM »
From Wikipedia

Main article: Ford Model T engine
Model T engine

The Model T had a front-mounted 177-cubic-inch (2.9 L) inline four-cylinder engine, producing 20 hp (15 kW), for a top speed of 40–45 mph (64–72 km/h).[23] According to Ford Motor Company, the Model T had fuel economy on the order of 13–21 mpg?US (16–25 mpg?imp; 18–11 L/100 km).[24] The engine was capable of running on gasoline, kerosene, or ethanol,[25][26] although the decreasing cost of gasoline and the later introduction of Prohibition made ethanol an impractical fuel for most users. The engines of the first 2,447 units were cooled with water pumps; the engines of unit 2,448 and onward, with a few exceptions prior to around unit 2,500, were cooled by thermosiphon action.[27]

The ignition system used in the Model T was an unusual one, with a low-voltage magneto incorporated in the flywheel, supplying alternating current to trembler coils to drive the spark plugs. This was closer to that used for stationary gas engines than the expensive high-voltage ignition magnetos that were used on some other cars. This ignition also made the Model T more flexible as to the quality or type of fuel it used. The system did not need a starting battery, since proper hand-cranking would generate enough current for starting. Electric lighting powered by the magneto was adopted in 1915, replacing acetylene and oil lamps, but electric starting was not offered until 1919.[28]

The Model T engine was produced for replacement needs, as well as stationary and marine applications until 1941, well after production of the Model T had ended. It was also utilized in the drivetrain of the Fordson tractor, which was produced in the US until 1928, and in Ireland until 1964.[citation needed]


Model T engines continued to be produced until August 4, 1941. Almost 170,000 were built after car production stopped, as replacement engines were required to service already produced vehicles. Racers and enthusiasts, forerunners of modern hot rodders, used the Model T's block to build popular and cheap racing engines, including Cragar, Navarro, and famously the Frontenacs ("Fronty Fords")[48] of the Chevrolet brothers, among many others.

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 21, 2018, 02:01:17 AM »
Looks good.

How will the Smokebox brace be treated?

Original Railway / Re: Pay Check
« on: July 20, 2018, 05:58:35 AM »
Brown & Braun same color different language.

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 17, 2018, 06:20:22 AM »
Those of us that are away thank you Bill for the photos.

Everyone thanks the guys doing the hard work.

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 04:19:48 AM »
Beautiful work!!!

I am glad you know where you are going - I got lost shortly after the lattice.

The original helped.

Work and Events / Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 04:06:17 AM »
I have 4 rollers that match the baggage car

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 04:15:10 AM »
If they are the Dam Red Moose Trout might they be a Lodge rather than a Congregation?

Like the pesky neighbors South of Cross Road.
If they Yodel would they be Swiss? Swiss Dam Red Moose Trout = a Canton?

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 03:58:52 AM »
Looks awesome! -
 Is there a culvert nearby? to keep water away from this area.

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 04, 2018, 04:54:45 AM »
So it will look like an original abutment? Sort of?

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