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Just a little curiosity. If we were able to build through  Headtide to the section we own just past the station, how much farther past there does the right of way we own extend?
Mike Nix

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Michigan's Huckleberry Railroad >>>Photos<<<
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:16:06 PM »
It's good to know that homemade cookies like workers are always welcome at the railroad. I'll have to remember that.
Mike Nix

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:48:19 PM »
note the jacks on the locomotives running board.
Mike Nix

Work and Events / Re: Monson no. 3 at Spring Work Weekend
« on: January 31, 2019, 12:46:35 PM »
If the information I read is right, the Warren engine has the same bore and stroke as #10 with two inch smaller drivers. That would explain it's pulling power and slow speed.
Mike Nix

Volunteers / Re: January 2019 Work Reports
« on: January 10, 2019, 01:47:12 AM »
Good things come to those that wait patiently!

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: December 18, 2018, 03:25:08 PM »
I know this thread is old and I know that major work on #11 is a few years away however I thought I would post this link. Dakota Foundry is owned by Cory Anderson, who built the 150 hp Case traction engine replica. Having some of the more complex casting like the cylinders done by them would be something to consider as they understand steam engines. I'm not suggesting they would be the cheapest place but they might be ones the best and I would hope that they would at least be consulted before decisions on who will do major castings are made.

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: December 17, 2018, 02:24:09 PM »
I've found that checking the sellers helps, go to the sellers items to see if one person is listing a lot of items. I know of at least one that specializes in steam stuff. Now if some builders plates would turn up! :)

Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: December 17, 2018, 05:23:46 AM »
I didn't see anything special on ebay, I don't know what you mean by dumping, the only thing I saw dumped was the wooden toy whistles.
Mike Nix

US Two Footers / Re: West Virginian slim logger
« on: December 16, 2018, 03:03:48 AM »
flat cars 22 feet long, 5 foot 7 inches wide, standard WW1 US military 600mm flatcar. From Richard Dunn's book.
Mike Nix

Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:16:44 PM »
And it has a place to keep the tea or coffee hot!

Mike Nix

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: More news from Sandstone
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:03:32 PM »
It would be interesting to find out how many outside frame locomotives of all sizes Baldwin build in their entire history.

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: More news from Sandstone
« on: December 01, 2018, 12:29:37 AM »
the 2-6-2s were designed and built by Baldwin, the other companies used their blue prints when they couldn't keep up.

Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: November 20, 2018, 01:42:45 PM »
I think one of the reasons for older s members to feel youthful is that while operating a railroad is serious business the museum is the big train we wanted as kids, I know I always wanted one that size, smaller then a standard gauge but big enough to stand up in, the perfect size. Also working with others on something seems to make the work day fly by.

And remember "Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional).
Mike  Nix

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: A ride to the front
« on: November 18, 2018, 12:18:00 AM »
Nice film

US Two Footers / Re: Henschel loco
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:20:35 PM »
try asking on, Someone there might know or recognize the man in the photo. I will bet there are 30 to 50 of those in the US.
Mike Nix

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