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Museum Discussion / tie replacement
« on: September 11, 2018, 04:32:34 PM »
I ran across this video, I don't know if it was posted before. Maybe in a few years we'll have one.

Museum Discussion / 38th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« on: May 05, 2018, 01:34:53 AM »
Are there any plans to have a booth at the convention ? Since I live in Minnesota I would volunteer to help man a booth if needed.

Museum Discussion / steel for arch bar trucks
« on: January 26, 2018, 12:36:44 AM »
Is the museum interested in some new 1/2 x3 steel to use in trucks? I know we are a few years away from using it, but I got a real good buy on this and could donate some if it was wanted.
Mike Nix

Museum Discussion / plowing snow
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:57:23 AM »
This is a link to a dearborn snow plow that was made to fit a ford 8n tractor. I have seen what i was told was one and they would make a excellent second  plow so the crew would not have to switch the plow to the other end of the locomotive.  scroll down, red v plow.
Mike Nix

Museum Discussion / Wheel chocks
« on: July 01, 2015, 01:46:24 AM »
These are on eBay, they are in New York, I don't know if you need any, or if the price is fair, but if a member lived near where they are , and could pick them up to save the shipping it might be a worthwhile purchase.
Mike Nix

General Discussion / 32 pound rail
« on: July 14, 2014, 12:19:02 AM »
I was wondering about the joint bars found on the R O W for 32 pound rail. It seems like an odd size, was it the same height as 30 pound rail with a thicker web, or a larger head. I find no mention or it in any listing of standard rails. I know a lot of different sizes and profiles were made over the years and was wondering about the old WW&F rail.
Mike Nix

General Discussion / Interesting way to rerail a locomotive
« on: May 18, 2014, 11:15:02 AM »
I I found this on u-tube
Mike Nix

General Discussion / Speeder cars 1942
« on: April 06, 2014, 11:46:22 PM »
Here's a link to an article on speeder cars. One page has a picture of a early 40's rail fan event on the B & S R.

Mike Nix

General Discussion / loco on railswap
« on: May 30, 2010, 01:58:28 AM »
Interesting, $35000 + a boiler + a cab + whatever other repairs are needed.

General Discussion / Model T rail car
« on: February 21, 2010, 08:53:22 PM »
I received an email with a link to this picture of a standard gauge Model T based rail car, and I thought some of you might enjoy it. Talk about nails and bailing wire! It would make quite a model.

Mike Nix

Two Footers outside of the US / Sandstone Estates Railways 4-4-0
« on: May 24, 2009, 12:38:43 PM »

Nice loco's, anybody ready for a road trip  :) .

   Not for the museun, but they would be fun to see, ride in, or behind.

Mike Nix

Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad / Video "Ride the Sandy River"
« on: January 17, 2009, 01:57:42 AM »
Has anyone written a guide to the video that tells were each scene was filmed and what's in the background? I have the VHS tape I bought before DVD's were common.
Mike Nix

Museum Discussion / 2009
« on: January 02, 2009, 01:04:02 AM »
Well 2009 is here. What does the board hope will be accomplished in the comming year. And please no wishful thinking by members, I want to know what the Board thinks can be completed.
 Mike Nix

Museum Discussion / Bilboards/Advertising
« on: December 31, 2008, 02:57:08 AM »
Watch for the 100 foot high billboard coming soon....oh wait, we can't do that (Maine has an anti-billboard law).

We don't want to get people mad at us, but does that include trailers? Here in the midwest it's the semi trailer billboard. "but it's not a billboard, it's a trailer"
 Mike Nix

Two Footers outside of the US / The movie Australia
« on: November 30, 2008, 07:08:08 PM »
I went to see the movie Australia last night. There is a cameo apperance by a 2 foot gauge locomotive. It's only for a couple of seconds in the background of the "Darwin" scenes, no good views but I did a little research and here's some links to info about the loco. It is an 0-6-0 Hudswell Clarke 1067 of 1914 "Homebush".

The Darwin scenes were filmed in Bowen Australia, They laid track in the street just for the movie.

Mike Nix

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