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Volunteers / Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« on: January 21, 2021, 10:48:07 AM »
This question may have been asked before, but what will be the stationary steam engines purpose?  Power for sawmill and shingle mill at TOM?

Work and Events / Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« on: January 20, 2021, 03:17:05 PM »
Perhaps we can get a sample of South African track, and some British track to round out the world wide acceptance of 2-footers.

Don't forget German dock railroads.

Work and Events / Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« on: January 14, 2021, 03:31:06 PM »
Anything new on Wilmar?  Maybe he's having trouble locating Sheepscot.

Volunteers / Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« on: January 07, 2021, 11:22:21 AM »
Mike - After working on the truck, you must be exhausted.

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: East Broad Top receives $1.4 million state grant
« on: January 05, 2021, 02:33:47 PM »
Here's a link to an interesting article from 2002 when it seemed like the EBT was all but finished.

The East Broad Top railroad was awarded a 1.4 million dollar grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to assist with 5 projects.  One of them is an "Events Facility" at Colgate Grove, the old end-point of the excursion where the train would be wyed.  The TRAINS Newswire article didn't describe what the "Events Facility" would be - A pavilion or an actual building.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Museum Discussion / Heavy duty 2-foot snowplow
« on: December 27, 2020, 08:40:44 PM »
I saw a post over on the Railway Preservation site by Rick Rowlands who has a heavy-duty plow available if it is something the WW&F could use or possibly the MNG.,3877.0.html

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 51 (The Brookville) - Official Work Thread
« on: December 26, 2020, 07:49:30 PM »
Do you have a photo of No. 51 you could post before it went down for repairs?

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: Porter Replica No.7 Ginger
« on: December 24, 2020, 02:01:21 PM »
Pretty sure that was JNR steam.  A railfan friend and I had spent a week in Japan earlier that year photographing the rail networks there.  This shot was taken during a snowstorm at Ishikawacho Station as best I remember from 51 years ago.  It's hard to see but a worker is filling a switchpot to ensure the switch doesn't freeze up.

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: Porter Replica No.7 Ginger
« on: December 24, 2020, 01:30:32 PM »
Back in 1969, my Navy enlistment was coming to an end and I was being sent stateside from the Island of Guam.  Our plane stopped in Japan for refueling & dropping off/picking up more military folks.  Just after takeoff, I looked out the window and took this shot, the last I'd ever see of Japan.

Museum Discussion / Re: Merry (Victorian) Christmas - 2020 Style!
« on: December 24, 2020, 11:35:46 AM »
What a GREAT idea and video.  I was sent a link to a video that combines steam and Christmas music (although it isn't 2-foot gauge).  Have a very merry Christmas!

Volunteers / Re: December 2020 Work Reports
« on: December 16, 2020, 11:18:21 AM »
I get the feeling that somewhere down the line we're all going to have to take a quiz on this.

Looking fantastic!  It should be a great spot for concerts, wedding receptions, family reunions, etc. during mild weather months.

Work and Events / Re: Electric Building - Official Work Thread
« on: December 09, 2020, 02:12:14 PM »
This thread had comments on three-phase power a while back.  I have attached a screenshot from a local Facebook page here in West Virginia.  I don't know if you would have any use or need for a 10hp three-phase motor.  I also don't know if that is a reasonable price either.  If there is interest, you could always make an offer.  I can't believe they're going to get a lot of interest in their motor down here in rural West Virginia.

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