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Messages - Wayne Laepple

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Work and Events / Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:47:26 PM »
Right on, Steve! I look forward to breakfast at Ship's every time I'm in Maine! It's one of the highlights of the trip, and in recent years, dinner on Thursday at The Sea Basket is also great fun.   

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This is brilliant! Whoever came up with this idea is a genius. It's a perfect example of making area history come alive.

It may not be a sellout this time around, but it could become a popular event in the future.

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Volunteers / Re: September 2017 work planning
« on: September 17, 2017, 01:24:37 PM »
I beg to differ, Alex. Red McMillion, who was an engineer on the Cass Scenic Railroad and for Meadow River Lumber Co., could run a Heisler or a Shay all day long without ever getting a spot on his clothing. Prior to his run, he would put on a boiler suit and go over the engine, oiling and greasing and wiping as needed, but when it was show time, he peeled off the boiler suit and stayed clean for the rest of the day. My wife's late grandfather, Harry Kiner, spent his entire career (42 years) in the cab of Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotives and diesels, and pictures show him wearing coveralls with a shirt and necktie, goggles and long gauntlet gloves with not a bit of dirt to be seen. And that was saying something, since the PRR was noted for using the crappiest, dirtiest, cheapest bituminous coal it could buy.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 15, 2017, 12:59:18 AM »
Only slightly related, in this morning's newspaper, a local campground owner is offering two connected covered bridges for $1 to the person or organization that will move them to a place of safety.

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/this-historic-covered-bridge-on-pequea-creek-can-be-yours/article_c290ee86-98c9-11e7-a7fe-47616505b471.html

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Museum Discussion / Re: We Want a Feline
« on: September 14, 2017, 11:26:02 PM »
As long as it is properly spayed or neutered and someone is willing to make sure its fed and has veterinary care as needed.

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Original Railway / Re: The end of the WW&F
« on: September 14, 2017, 01:20:21 AM »
Moody doesn't specify who it was. He simply refers to "the paint company." However, Jones and Register in "Two Feet to Tidewater" state "Just after Labor Day 1934, Frank Winter hired local labor to begin lifting the rails at the Albion end.... When the crew reached Wiscasset yard during the last week of December, the mainline was no more. Only sidings and auxiliary trackage was in place...." Page 219

No mention of some paint company or outstanding bills.

Which account is true?

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A long way from the WW&F.....

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 11, 2017, 03:47:50 PM »
Perhaps at the bottom of the embankment on the preserve's parking lot side?

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 11, 2017, 02:11:57 AM »
"In that case, it would make sense to provide a removable panel so tour guides can show the truss structure."

And mosquito repellant!

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:19:36 AM »
Stop now, before the moderator CUTS this thread.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 10, 2017, 07:54:01 PM »
Ouch!

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 10, 2017, 02:09:15 AM »
Okay. I know when I'm beaten. (sigh)

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2017, 03:25:55 PM »
Not to harp continuously on the subject, but I read that the original Moose Brook bridge include two inspection panels on each truss to assess the condition of the timbers and monitor the tightness of the tension rods. Would it be anathema to use a piece of plexiglass or Lexan to replace one inspection panel on each truss?

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:52:15 AM »
I LIKE that idea, Rick!

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