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Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Puffing Billy hy--rail
« on: February 22, 2019, 01:31:17 AM »
Wayne, I'm guessing that there's also a pair of flanged wheels behind the John Deere that the fat tires block from this view. The tipoff is the short lengths of what appear to be hydraulic lines peeking out beyond the tire.

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: February 19, 2019, 02:02:27 AM »
As elbows age and develop arthritis, oil is probably better than grease anyway. I vote for elbow oil.

Work and Events / Re: Monson no. 3 at Spring Work Weekend
« on: January 29, 2019, 10:53:21 PM »
Sure glad I'm not the driver tasked with backing up that rig so that it lines up properly with the woods track. Or is it equipped with some sort of digital-optical wizardry that automates the task?

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: January 21, 2019, 01:58:30 AM »
Wow, Mike. Impressive! I've never used a chain saw, but am guessing a task like that sure isn't something you'd want to try the first time you use one.

Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:59:59 AM »
Chock full o' Rock Wool.....lotta itchin theyah!  ;D

Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 08, 2019, 03:02:46 AM »
Thanks, Mike!

Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 07, 2019, 01:43:34 AM »
Mike, what is the planned minimum width of the right-of-way between Locations 1 and 17?

Splendid! Thank you, John.

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: 7.5" Gauge Loco 10 Model
« on: December 19, 2018, 12:58:24 AM »
Ayuh, that was some bah-gin!

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: 7.5" Gauge Loco 10 Model
« on: December 17, 2018, 03:02:10 AM »
Bob Springs, you are surely entitled to charge extra fare to anyone wishing the luxury of those snazzy red chairs!

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: December 17, 2018, 02:53:42 AM »
Eric, did you perhaps post a link other than the one you intended? The list that appeared when I clicked on the link provided showed many many RR items, but either no whistles or maybe one or so.

General Discussion / Re: New York City film - 1911
« on: December 14, 2018, 03:26:03 AM »
Great to see that walking beam on what was probably a ferry boat. At least one of the Hudson River Dayline ships plying the Hudson River between New York City and destinations such as Bear Mountain, Poughkeepsie and Albany also had a walking beam. Another had a three-cylinder compound engine with the cylinder axes horizontal and their connecting rods directly driving the horizontal paddlewheel shaft. I have fond memories of the Dayline trips made by my high school junior and senior classes in 1945 and 1946. Would somebody on the Forum know when the Hudson River Dayline quit using steam power? 

Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 12, 2018, 02:59:44 AM »

I think you've got an open and shut case there, Bill. ::)

Volunteers / Re: November 2018 Work Report
« on: December 02, 2018, 06:59:36 PM »
This discussion just reminded me of an aircraft jet engine that Contrail Conrail rigged to blast ice and snow from track. I saw it in action one winter during the years (1972-2004) my wife and I lived in Richmond MA in a house about 400-500 feet west of, and about 25 feet higher than, Conrail's Boston MA to Selkirk NY line (ex Boston and Albany). It came through after a particularly bad blizzard, and I heard it approaching from a long way off, thinking,"What in tarnation is that?! Boy, did that thing send snow and ice chunks flying! You didn't want to be anywhere near it.

Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 02, 2018, 06:25:43 PM »
Bill Reidy, thank you very much! You are already demonstrating that the Newsletter will be in very good hands when you assume the reins from John McNamara. And John, many, many thanks for your long service in keeping us informed!

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