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Messages - Marcel Levesque

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General Discussion / Re: Velocipede
« on: October 27, 2019, 12:49:45 PM »
Yes, the photo was taken by Bob Cavenaugh and the velo belongs to fellow museum member Bruce Wilson.  It is an original Sheffield #1 and if memory serves was originally from the B&M.  Bruce still owns the velo and is in storage.  Bruce did bring it along to the museum on a few occasions to try in out.  I did not run very well because it needed alot of work.  Also the conversion from standard to narrow gauge was not very well done.  The biggest issue with narrowing up a velo is counterbalance.  The closer the outrigger wheel to the bike it is much harder to keep it from tipping over.  This problem is also compounded if is is a velo #2.  Usually a metal counter weight is necessary to offset the leverage/balance loss due to the shorter outrigger arm.  I have seen some modifiers use larger diameter, full steel wheels instead of wooden spoked wheels along with a counter weight to help with this balance loss.  Yes there is a built velo body upstairs in the shop building and I believe it was built by Ben Campbell.  However there are still many missing metal pieces to it. The only two footer to use a velo was the SR&RL. I believe there is a photo of it in one of Bob Jones' Two Feet Between The Rails books. 

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: October 15, 2019, 11:52:31 AM »
I hope that Harry is pleased.

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: WWI Documentary - They Shall Not Grow Old
« on: November 12, 2018, 12:37:10 PM »
I received an excellent WW I narrow gauge video taken in France.  However, I did not see any Insta-track@ used in the making of this film.

Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: November 07, 2018, 12:54:05 PM »
I hope that there will be some kind of deflector or protection panel system to make sure that the outer sills of the car do not get damaged from ballast deflecting of the angled board.  The ballast stones are jagged and can ruin the out sides of the sills over time.

Volunteers / Re: October 2018 Work reports
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:23:38 PM »
Hmmmmm.......looks like a bucket brigade to me.

Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2018
« on: October 05, 2018, 07:10:26 AM »
The third place Dwight mentioned is the Marketplace Restaurant next to the Subway sandwich shop.  That's my haut when I go to the railroad.

Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F 52 is on Ebay
« on: July 02, 2018, 01:03:13 PM »
It was August 2011 not 2001.  My error.

Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F 52 is on Ebay
« on: July 02, 2018, 12:08:06 PM »
It is a photo of a Northbound train at Humason Brook Trestle.  It is a post August 2001 photo because that when the trestle was completed.  However track was not laid further North until that following October.  The engineer is either Fred, Dwight or John M.  The photo gets a little blurry after I tried to enlarge it.  My vote is for John M. for engineer.  The conductor is Frank Paul.  I do not recall when Coach 3 arrived nor do I remember what year Frank passed away.  I seemed like it was at least a year that Frank could not physically volunteer before passing on.  The window is post August 2001 to when Frank could no longer make it to the museum.  I miss Frank's stories about being a gunner's mate in the Navy.  RIP Frank.

Work and Events / Re: Spring 2018 Work Weekend
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:39:41 PM »
Ask the duck.

Volunteers / Re: January 2018 Work Planning
« on: January 24, 2018, 10:59:29 AM »
Correction James.  The museum tables are in the Young building not the Mallory building.

Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2017
« on: January 08, 2018, 07:37:25 PM »
I thinking that this should actually be made into a Christmas card to sell in the gift shop.  What a neat thrill for her and would also serve as an example to other kids to dare to try.

Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: November 07, 2017, 03:18:33 PM »
Since it is hunting season you will only see moose trout on Sundays otherwise they are in hiding with all of the jackelopes.

Original Railway / Re: Burnham Overhead Crossing
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:39:45 PM »
There were two potato houses, an icehouse, Bessey tannery, Chalmers Mill and a canning factory.  All of these were at the Albion terminus but not all at the same time.

General Discussion / Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« on: September 28, 2017, 02:32:21 PM »
Does anyone know where this issue can be found in the States?  Have not been able to find it. 


Where is my checkbook...................

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