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Messages - Carl Soderstrom

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To read more about the track laying race read:

"Nothing Like It In The World"

It was a bet between The CP & The UP. There was considerable staging.
The CP waited till the UP had less than 10 miles to the meeting point so they could not
duplicate the feat.
The CP even took an hour for lunch.


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Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:45:29 AM »
Or do it like we did when I was in the Motor Pool -
Oil Absorbent and a 2X4 block , round & round.

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Work and Events / Re: 2017 Fall Work Weekend Projects
« on: October 06, 2017, 04:35:40 AM »
I will volunteer to taste test the free lunch.

Mentioned in the news article.

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The WW&F is a Museum, so it is supposed to be done as it was "back in the day", otherwise
it would just be a railroad.

Beside if you do it as a volunteer it is "fun", if you did it at a job there would be no end of complaints.

Just have fun doing what you all do best. 

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Museum Discussion / Re: We Want a Feline
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:51:13 AM »
The Moose & Squirrel come from Frost Bite Falls MINNESOTA. "Don't you know" you bet.

This is June Foray's Birthday 1917

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Foray

She just stepped on the rainbow in July.


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General Discussion / Re: Joe Fox at his day job...
« on: September 18, 2017, 06:20:24 PM »
Go Joe

Thanks Stephen

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: WW&F Visits....
« on: September 16, 2017, 09:47:26 PM »
Just met another WW&F Member - Brent - at train show at MN State Fair Grounds.
I was wearing my WW&F hat so he had to ask.

"A good time was had by all."

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Museum Discussion / Re: We Want a Feline
« on: September 16, 2017, 05:40:03 AM »
When you come for the other RR stuff, we have a better Cat House than
pictured. It is made for MN minus 40* winters. I have seen 19 cats come out.
With only one cat a light bulb would be all that is needed. A fastidious cat would be
neither greasy or coal covered. The cat has to have the right personality.

1 of ours would be too friendly - approaching  everyone and riding our shoulders when inconvenient.
2 do not like anyone other than my wife & I.
1 would always be under foot.
And one just does not care - you would only see her at supper.

With a litter box cats can stay in in winter - and with a self feeder can be on their own several days at a time.

You just have to get the personality mix right.
 

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Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:15:58 PM »
I was concerned with galvanic action but I could not spell it.
Well I can spell IT (eye tee) but galvanic gives me problems. :)

Under the concrete is not a problem, it is at the interface that I have seen
problems. It may have been other factors but rather safe than sorry.

I will not add - keep the concrete out of the sun.  ;D

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Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:51:25 PM »
Galvanized needs coating more so.

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Work and Events / Re: Shop Building Improvements - Official Work Thread
« on: September 12, 2017, 04:18:36 AM »
If the conduit is un-coated you may want to do so.
Paint, or foam pipe insulation, piece of plastic bag.
Don't want have to replace it down the road because of the concrete corrosion.

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Museum Discussion / Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« on: September 09, 2017, 05:16:44 AM »
If anyone is coming to Mpls next year let me know.
We are 45 min. west.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:20:19 AM »
I like Rick's idea - no anachronisms. Sliding rather than swinging doors.
Less likely to get hit?

And rather than a 1/4 scale model a 1/8 scale would be easier to put way for the winter.
Iron fittings could be welded or made from PVC or some such.

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: WW&F Visits....
« on: September 06, 2017, 08:42:29 PM »
This is not Whimsical, maybe Weird, but no Fooling.

It was great to meet everyone Sat. the 26th. we had a great time visiting and riding.
Our train was full.  :)  The ambiance made strangers talk to each other. Our time there was way too short.

Wish we had time to walk up to look at Mike's work but we had a 5 hr drive to a dinner meeting.

Thanks for the cab ride - the cab ride my son & I had on #10 10 years ago convinced me to become a Life Member.

All I can add is  ;D ;D

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 06, 2017, 08:24:04 PM »
I too like the acrylic covering idea. But maybe just a 4' X 8" window.

Are the abutments to be just poured concrete? Or can they be dressed to look like Dressed Stone?
Ideally it would be dressed Stone. Is anything left of the original abutments? I don't remember from previous
pix. None seen in latest.

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