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Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: April 23, 2019, 11:16:15 PM »
Mike, why orange and not yellow?

Thanks...

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Volunteers / Re: April 2019 Work Reports
« on: April 21, 2019, 11:20:11 PM »
I did not realize that the price change was adults and older teens only.  That in fact makes a lot of sense as many kid-friendly venues have that pricing structure.  So overall, it sounds like a complete success, and sets a good precedent moving forward.

Bob

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Volunteers / Re: April 2019 Work Reports
« on: April 20, 2019, 11:23:00 PM »
Will someone please be doing an analysis of ridership today, and whether or not the price increase helped, hurt, or was neutral?

That seems to me to be an important follow-up to the controversial discussion about the price change.

Thanks.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: New twist on hand-car rides?
« on: April 14, 2019, 11:47:15 PM »
Belfast and Moosehead Lake definitely has this offering with their special rail bikes.  Check out their website for RailCycle rides.  I suggest that several of us try it out the summer and report back.

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Museum Discussion / Re: ROW Vegetation control
« on: April 13, 2019, 11:33:19 PM »
How expensive can dirt, potting soil and seed be?  I'm guessing pretty much nominal.  I think this is a great idea!  But probably beyond us for this season...

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Museum Discussion / Re: ROW Vegetation control
« on: April 13, 2019, 12:06:28 AM »
We actually have a former 2 ft stock car.  It's the former S&RL (?) box car we got from MNG to restore.  I may be off in the details, but Jason can supply the full story.

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Volunteers / Re: April 2019 Work Reports
« on: April 12, 2019, 02:38:29 AM »
Rest assured that someone (like maybe Brendan or Jason) will come up for a solution to brace them when ballasting.  Just get them here and let the rest of us all at it....

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 8 Seating
« on: March 29, 2019, 11:32:13 PM »
Cushions WAY before walkover seats...they may be worn out by then anyway.

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It was largely Randy and Steve doing the high rise balancing act, and Jay doing the carpentry.  Others as well contributed.  It has been a steady weekday project for some time now...

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Joe, how would you like to be responsible for maintaining THAT track???

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Thinking longer term, a new and better pit in the roundhouse would be a preferred way to go...

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 8 Seating
« on: March 28, 2019, 01:51:49 AM »
Or just put cushions in the non-door end of the car...

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Volunteers / Re: WW&F Offering Workshops for 2019 Season Car Hosts
« on: March 23, 2019, 11:51:37 PM »
Steve, this is wonderful news.  Your ability to plan for this, and then be flexible in making it happen is magical.

Keep up the good work on the Car Host program moving forward.

Bob

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Volunteers / Re: WW&F Offering Workshops for 2019 Season Car Hosts
« on: March 22, 2019, 11:37:09 PM »
So can we have packaged versions of those available for pre-car host training?

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Volunteers / Re: WW&F Offering Workshops for 2019 Season Car Hosts
« on: March 21, 2019, 02:40:46 AM »
Steve, per our discussion yesterday, consider a one full day training, with it being a pre-requisite that one read the two reference books that you have identified as the class texts.  A trainee could buy them (tell us how much they cost), or we could have 2-3 loaner sets at the museum that one could borrow.

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