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Messages - John Kokas

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 01:15:47 AM »
I can't wait to see the first rough casting come out.  I hope you know there are tourist/historic lines that are looking for someone to make new seat frames for restored coaches.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 10, 2018, 06:26:57 PM »
Anybody think of getting a Wagner power painter - goes 10X faster and works great with stains.

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:09:10 PM »
It's that darn Director's chair - don't mess with the man in it!   8)

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 08, 2018, 01:59:36 AM »
Mike,  any plan to bring a vibratory roller in to get compaction up before final grading?

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 04, 2018, 04:07:52 PM »
I think we need to give a lot of credit to our bridge engineer, Mike, and Jason for all the planning done ahead of time.  I will give Mike a special shout out as having worked in construction myself, Mike's experience in sitework and heavy equipment ops is invaluable as there are many things about the ROW construction and bridge prep that you only learn on the job and through many years of experience.  It's not something you can learn from a book or class.  Way to go guys !!! 

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 02, 2018, 11:11:23 PM »
I'm thinking Jason has come up with a WW&F version of "snap-track" and we'll go down the mountain laying panels at a mile/day pace.  If not, it would be real cool to imagine such a contraption.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 01, 2018, 07:54:24 PM »
With all this rapid progress and skill-sets being displayed - is a re-created Whitefield iron bridge a future possibility?  ;)

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Work and Events / Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« on: June 18, 2018, 12:25:50 PM »
I don't know what Wiscasset has for a farmer's market (if any), but I would concur that a market opportunity could be a great thing for the farming families of Alna, Head Tide, Whitefield, etc.  I would also encourage partnering with our local food purveyors for the concert series.

We might want to consider a flea market and sell tables/spots, but only once or twice a year.

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Volunteers / Re: June 2018 Work Planning
« on: June 03, 2018, 11:53:30 PM »
Thanks for the progress pics Mike, its so helpful when describing the ongoing work.  Sometimes I'm awestruck at the pace of progress being made.  Can't wait to walk this in the Fall!

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Volunteers / Re: June 2018 Work Planning
« on: June 03, 2018, 05:13:40 PM »
My question would be; knowing the alignment and need for a passing siding, can we re-erect a section house on the original stones or will we have to move it to another location due to track alignment and/or drainage issues?

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: June 01, 2018, 01:09:29 AM »
My guess is lower dead load on the bridge.  Span has been narrowed thus less weight on the span and also smaller train live loads which gives you the ability to add decking load without effecting overall span capacity.  In really basic terms we stripped the car down and if we add a couple of things back, no big deal.....

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Volunteers / Re: June 2018 Work Planning
« on: May 30, 2018, 02:54:42 PM »
Please keep us updated with progress photos!  Can't wait to see it at FWW...

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 25, 2018, 11:41:44 PM »
Shouldn't the new label read kilburn. And Downey?


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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:44:00 PM »
Another work of art from the Bernie Perch Gallery!!!  We are so blessed to have talent such as Bernie on board.

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General Discussion / Re: Lombard Log Hauler Boiler Inspection
« on: May 08, 2018, 02:25:19 PM »
Terry,

After viewing your videos I have to come visit your operation.  I hope our BOD and planners will take full advantage of your organizations expertise when we are ready to design/construct our own sawmill and shingle mill.  And yes I'd love to see the '32 Lombard at TOM for a visit.

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