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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: February 06, 2020, 10:53:17 AM »
Are the boards on the north end of the bump-out from the old South wall, or re-used and cut down from the old East wall?

Dave Crow

Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: January 17, 2020, 10:35:40 AM »
Thanks, Philip and Anthony.  I remember re-installing the handbrake in #9's cab during the re-build, and possibly she had steam brakes on the drivers, originally?  I am not close to my Peter Barney books nor my Gary Kohler books right now.

Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: January 17, 2020, 07:32:13 AM »
I guess the only concessions to modern times will be the electric headlights on #9?

Volunteers / Re: January 2020 Work Reports
« on: January 08, 2020, 07:33:53 AM »
Is the basement of the Alna town office climate controlled? Will only paper archives get moved, or is the intention that other, larger items get moved, too?

Dave Crow


I know that here in Maryland, any solar panel installation tied into the grid must be installed by a solar-cell certified electrician, not just any licensed electrician.  If the solar array feeds to a bank of batteries that then run an inverter system to provide 120 Vac, that brings other parts of the National Electrical Code into the review process.  Not saying it can't be done, just saying it might not be as low-cost as some might want... 

Dave Crow


Yes, brand new rail.  I remember avidly reading the progress of the reconstruction of the WHR and reading about the delivery of the new rail from Poland.

Dave Crow

Work and Events / Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« on: October 25, 2019, 08:31:39 AM »
It appears the brake beams were body-mounted?  Nice rebuild!

I plan to be at the museum Friday and Saturday.

Is Ship's Chow Hall still open?

Work and Events / Re: Mitsubishi Tractor
« on: October 03, 2019, 05:00:44 PM »
Very nice, Brendan!  Thank you!

Original Railway / Re: Head Tide Station
« on: October 01, 2019, 01:39:56 PM »
The photo makes it appear that the station was on the property of the Red Cottage?

Volunteers / Re: September 2019 Track Construction
« on: September 24, 2019, 12:10:30 PM »
Paul, I believe the phone post is just that - a post where the telephone wire is accessible.  When communication is needed back to Sheepscot, a person connects a magneto phone to the wires at the post.

Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Bridgton"s Third Coach at the WW&F?
« on: August 23, 2019, 09:43:44 AM »
Years ago, I had made a copy of data tables that had been on the old Friends of Edaville website; it had the following statement about B&SR 17: "destroyed by fire 1985 at Edaville, hardware recovered to restore #17 at SR&RL Museum".

Dave Crow

Maybe this has been considered in the way past, but could that first spike be started in the ties while still at Sheepscot? The ties could then be delivered ready to lay out and aligned to the guide string.

Dave Crow

Work and Events / Re: Eames Train Brakes - Official Work Thread
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:42:25 AM »
Excellent work, as always, by you and your dad!

Work and Events / Re: Eames Train Brakes - Official Work Thread
« on: June 27, 2019, 10:13:04 PM »
Ditto, Steve. Same problem on my iPhone.

Dave Crow

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