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Messages - Mike Fox

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Work and Events / Victorian Christmas 2018
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:19:45 PM »
The weather prediction for Saturday has changed from rain to just mostly cloudy. Temps in the 30's. It could turn out to be a great day (better than the rain they were predicting).

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:18:01 PM »
Mike, that’s one dirty oil filter. How did you clean it?

A pick to clean the crud from the fins, then some gas to thin out the oil. Scrubbed with and old brush. Not perfect, but if it was flowing through the filter before, it will really flow now.

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:58:31 PM »
Had the hydraulic oil drained out of the dozer to fix the pump, so I figured it was time to pull the filter for cleaning..



Cleaned it up..



Also cleaned the vents and tank while I was at it. If the vents continue to bother, then we can get new..

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 07, 2018, 01:05:27 AM »
Ballast last week Gawdon. No tamping yet..

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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: December 07, 2018, 12:43:39 AM »
"Could I take this opportunity to say how fantastic I think your achievements have been in the last 12 months. What you have accomplished is nothing short of amazing"

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:51:44 AM »
Well, there is the rest of the winter to break it in. I just don't think there will be enough bodies or time, so not planning on it.

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Museum Discussion / Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:48:02 AM »
I can almost see the smile on Jasons face as he typed that.

It is very exciting. This has been a long (rail) road to get to this point. A lot of our recurring monthly donors inched the total along every month. Things were looking slow. But as has shown in everything we as a museum does, nothing is unachievable.

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Museum Discussion / Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:34:41 PM »
And just like that, we have now exceeded our goal. Time to get the boilers together..

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:31:19 PM »
The hydraulic cylinders from the dozer have been dropped off for repair, and the seal and Speedy Sleeve for the pump arrived Monday, so may try to tackle that Saturday.

If that goes good, I would like to go south of the bridge and start clearing the ditch. I would like to clear that before the deeper snows arrive. Probably will not be burning.

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Volunteers / Re: December 2018 Work Reports
« on: December 02, 2018, 12:55:50 AM »
Yes, that was going to be the worst ride in Alna, well, maybe 2nd worst ride after the dozer slide last winter... But, it made for a very satisfying afternoon. We had something to get done, and we finished it.

We were going to start tree cutting, but I got up there this morning and hunters were on the grade, waiting for the deer to walk through. So, I abandoned that plan and started winter repairs on the dozer..

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: November 29, 2018, 02:05:55 PM »
We are taking advantage of the early snow this weekend, and starting our tree cutting Saturday. We will be just south of the bridge, clearing the grade. The Bulldozer is not going up until January sometime, after repairs are made to it. So we will likely focus on small bushes and trees, unless the tree can fall out of the way to be moved later with the dozer.


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Moderator Announcements / Re: NEWSLETTERS!!!
« on: November 28, 2018, 01:37:54 AM »
I would like to say Thank You to John McNamara, for your 16 years as Newsletter editor. Recent competition from the instant information has made his job tougher, but he was creative and got unique newsletters out. Some of us have even withheld information from the instant media so it can be in the Newsletter first.. Like this month. None of us mentioned the fact that the Fund Drive has met it's goal. It has. According to the numbers I gave John, we are over $81,000.

Again, thank you John.

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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: November 23, 2018, 11:48:08 PM »
"Thanks for all the information provided on FB and WWF Discussion Forum"

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Work and Events / Re: Maine Locomotive and Machine switch and siding
« on: November 22, 2018, 01:25:01 PM »
Instead of pushing the forklift up the hill, should have used the road. No chains for the forklift. It would make lugging anything hard from the shaking and vibrating.

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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: November 22, 2018, 01:01:10 AM »
"Good Luck on projects in 2019. Newsletter is great."

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