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Messages - John Kokas

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Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: June 03, 2020, 05:10:41 PM »
With Boothbay being closed, could this be an opportunity for us to "borrow" one or more passenger cars for special events later this year ?????

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Volunteers / Re: June 2020 Work Reports
« on: June 03, 2020, 08:41:48 AM »
But how does rules revision affect us out-of-state folks?  Do we still have the 14 day quarantine?

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Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 17, 2020, 07:19:43 PM »
Could someone please clarify/qualify the term "Open Volunteering".  As far as I am aware anyone from out of state will have to "quarantine" themselves for 14 days before moving about Maine.   To my understanding that is still in effect until 30 June.  I would gladly be corrected to a shorter time frame........

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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« on: May 08, 2020, 12:34:42 PM »
Or completely replace all the axle, truck, and drive-rod bearing to roller bearings and re-balance the drivers, then a couple of guys would be able to just push the engine around.   :D

To all non-believers, there is film on youtube showing a NYC 4-8-4- Niagara with all roller bearings and rod bearings being pushed by 4 guys.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Supporter is also in need
« on: May 06, 2020, 04:11:50 PM »
A quick thanks from Saundra & Eric to John M, Alvin M, Peter B, Bill B, John W, Terri B, Hunt D, and other anonymous donors.  For those other regulars keep the donations coming, you are making a difference.

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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse - Official Work Thread
« on: May 03, 2020, 05:28:00 PM »
Ted,

I think that part is covered by our Engineering Department.  That's not to say that some re-engineering would be required if somehow a South African Garrett would show up on the property.   :o

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Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 03, 2020, 05:21:55 PM »
Graham,

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Best laugh I've had all week!

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Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 03, 2020, 08:05:56 AM »
I had a bugger of a time trying to get my video and audio to sync with the program but for some reason it just wouldn't.  Luckily, the chat option was available and did work nicely.

On a side note, this option would be a good way for working groups to be able to meet and for more people from afar to be able to participate in projects.

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Museum Discussion / Museum Supporter is also in need
« on: May 01, 2020, 04:45:37 PM »
Received a note from our friends at Wiscasset Woods Lodge and they will remain closed through July now.  I also received a separate e-mail from an acquaintance that the Lodge is near it's breaking point with loss of income now being extended.  A fellow Lodge friend and I believe WW&F member has started a go fund me page for the Lodge.  For those loyal WWF members who always seem to be at the Lodge every SWW and FWW - please donate if you can.   Thanx

John & Chris Kokas

Here's the link:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-the-wiscasset-woods-lodge

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Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: April 28, 2020, 09:35:12 AM »
Well, as long as they keep extending the isolation orders, I'll just keep on sending donations from all the gas I'm saving by not driving.

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 25, 2020, 07:34:41 PM »
I think in the longer term that the carbarn will transition into museum space and storage.  I would not be surprised in the future the need to have more finished flooring in concrete.

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 23, 2020, 08:46:10 PM »
That's what I'm afraid of - and someone will just happen to be standing there.  Just say'in .....

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 23, 2020, 07:01:59 PM »
Have we planned for roof rakes on these long pitched slopes?

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 21, 2020, 06:45:42 PM »
I would recommend moisture-resistant green board for the west wall, spackle and paint -  a lot cheaper/sheet than plywood.  Also agree with Wayne's suggestion of Ply. or green-board above and below windows.

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 21, 2020, 10:17:27 AM »
I agree - we should (incrementally) finish the interior walls.  I actually would recommend batt insulation and then pegboard (painted surface) in keeping with the open space / exhibit concept.  It would then make it very easy to hang displays and artifacts as well as make it very easy to change/revise displays over time.

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