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Messages - John Kokas

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 09, 2018, 12:04:15 AM »
Now that I know what to look for there's tons of them for sale on eBay both new and used.

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:19:43 PM »
Thanks Wayne, for the life of me I couldn't remember what those sacks were called.  I'm sure someone knows where they are sold.

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:22:11 PM »
I have seen pictures of coal "sacks" (for lack of a better term), in use for railways in the UK and Germany.  Looks like they hold 1/4 to 1/2 ton and lift with straps much like those demolition bags that Waste Management advertises.  Maybe we should investigate use of those until a permanent coal facility can be constructed.

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: More news from Sandstone
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:43:52 PM »
I wonder if anyone has ever asked the Army if they would loan out their engine for restoration and operation?

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Museum Discussion / Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:52:54 PM »
Drat  >:(  Punned again   :o

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Museum Discussion / Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:58:02 AM »
Soooo...…… Jason,  the boilers will be done when ???????   But no pressure here.....   ;D

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Volunteers / Re: November 2018 Work Report
« on: December 02, 2018, 08:22:22 PM »
I don't know about you, but I quickly caught the "double entendre" of Contrail with jet-engine snow blower.  Unintended humor was appreciated......

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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:22:04 PM »
It's amazing what we can do now with Insta-Track!  I bet even Brian was surprised.

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Moderator Announcements / Re: NEWSLETTERS!!!
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:18:16 PM »
John,

Like others, I learned about the WW&F through a newsletter left for me at Brewer HS in Brewer, ME.  This was 2009, and I was hooked and started attending weekends during 2010-11.  Have been an active member ever since - thanks to you and your efforts on the newsletter.  I can't think of a better reward than getting a new lifelong member and reader.  Thanks to you - Bravo and thank you from me personally!

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Volunteers / Re: November 2018 Work Report
« on: November 27, 2018, 11:16:13 AM »
I remember an old picture from the Reading RR.  They had an old tamper that they converted into a propane-fired "flame box " mounted where the vibrator assembly would normally be.  This could still be raised/lowered on the boom like a regular tamper.  It normally was used for weed control on branch lines and yards but was also used in winter to clear crossings.  What a steam cloud it would create but boy could it melt crossings fast!

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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 21, 2018, 12:24:03 PM »
Glad to see the culverts.  Would have been a bear to go back in the spring to put them in.

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Maybe we should look into one of those Aussie diesels.  Independent trucks with what appeared to be bidirectional controls.  Couldn't hurt to ask...…..

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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:39:54 AM »
Do we have extra drainage pipe to take care of the west side drainage?

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Volunteers / Re: SWW '19 - Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be open
« on: November 10, 2018, 11:28:44 AM »
James,  according to Saundra they have almost all their staff returning in the spring.  Therefore training and stocking is minimal and getting things turned on and operational will go much quicker than usual.

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Volunteers / Re: SWW '19 - Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be open
« on: November 09, 2018, 10:38:01 PM »
Their reservation system is up and running starting on 4/25.  Get your reservations in, it usually fills up quickly.

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