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Museum Discussion / Re: Flying High
« on: September 08, 2016, 06:08:52 PM »
The pics were from between 1500' & 2000' if i remember correctly.

I got an opportunity go go up in a small plane, not sure which kind it was.  It was neat to see the area from the area.  I was lucky to see the train go, on a random fly buy.

Museum Discussion / Re: Flying High
« on: September 08, 2016, 11:22:28 AM »
Last one

Museum Discussion / Re: Flying High
« on: September 08, 2016, 11:22:03 AM »
Pulling in

Museum Discussion / Re: Flying High
« on: September 08, 2016, 11:21:24 AM »
It really looks small from up there....

Museum Discussion / Re: Flying High
« on: September 08, 2016, 11:19:07 AM »
Toy train....

Museum Discussion / Re: Flying High
« on: September 08, 2016, 11:16:47 AM »

Museum Discussion / Flying High
« on: September 08, 2016, 11:15:58 AM »
Some pics from high above, on 08/20/16, to share.   I am a bit slow.....


General Discussion / Re: Gas Issues
« on: August 27, 2015, 09:40:50 PM »
I have been running 100 LL in my small engines, from the air port in wiscasset.  Most air ports have ethanol free gas.

Work and Events / Re: Spring 2015 Work Weekend
« on: April 19, 2015, 06:21:27 PM »
Agreed Steve,

Today I got my first tick, so they are out up here.


General Discussion / Re: An interesting photo I stumbled upon
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:13:03 PM »
The Bill Sawtell book, 'Katahdin Iron Works and Gulf Hagas Before and Beyond'  has a lengthy discussion of this rail car.  I believe it was referred to as the 1 Man Railroad. 

Work and Events / Re: 2014 Victorian Christmas
« on: December 24, 2014, 10:27:08 PM »

I posted the Ulocal notice, seemed like a good idea.

As for the refreshments, we went through over 20 gallons of coco, and 12 gallons of cider, its a lot of work.

Merry Christmas to all


So this is a topic near and dear to my heart....

Jonathan is correct, the ASME B30.  series deal with all things lifted.  I work with these daily.

The D/d ratio applies to anything which the wires wrap around, hooks, shackles, pins,  bolts, ect.....

The D/d ratio is set by the manufacturer of any wire, strap, or chain.  For wires and straps it is largely determined by the size and configuration of the wires which are braided. 

The wires experience some funky stress states when bending around tight radiuses.  Rather than being in just tension, they bend, localy.

Further, when they break, its generally un good......

Which is why wires for lifting usually have high safety factors, like 5:1 or so........

Museum Discussion / Google Maps Satellite Photos Updated
« on: November 24, 2012, 03:44:12 PM »

I noticed that google had updated the satellite photos.  It looks like it was earlier this spring/summer.

They have a pretty good resolution.  See if you can find the #10 out on the line!


Work and Events / Re: Happy Easter 2011!
« on: April 20, 2011, 07:47:47 PM »

I will happily stop filling eggs.  We have about 200 already.

You also should bring the lables for the candy, as some parents need to view them for alergy reasons.

We will definatly have plenty of eggs this year, now all we need is kids!


Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum / Relocation
« on: January 11, 2011, 08:45:49 PM »
This story was on the news tonight:


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