Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Alex Harvilchuck

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8
1
Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 15, 2018, 07:15:46 PM »
So if the current EOT is at the 1100ft mark and the FWW plan is to lay ~1400ft, then the new EOT would be just past Location 10 (i.e. the 2nd 48" inch culvert installed) and 200ft shy of Location 11 at the 2500ft mark?

2
... on a truck.

http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk/story/lyn-head-north


Photo credit: Jerry Bird

We are pleased to confirm that LYN - the World's newest steam loco - will be the star attraction at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Super Power Gala which takes place on September 14th – 16th inclusive.

LYN will be based on the northern section of the Welsh Highland at Dinas hauling special trains between Caernarfon and Rhyd Ddu.

This visit to North Wales will be LYN’s first trip away from her home base at Woody By Station in North Devon.

F&WHR General Manager Paul Lewin comments: “We’re indebted to our friends at the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway and the 762 Club for allowing us to borrow LYN. We’ve always had a very close and productive relationship with the L&B and this will hopefully continue.”

3
Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 13, 2018, 03:14:21 PM »
I'm pretty sure I saw it once before, but is there a drawing of the approaches and bridge in place?

Eric did some drawings on page 6 of the September/October 2017 Newsletter...

4
Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:58:48 PM »
Contractor Jeff wants to use the access road and haul material in, rather than crossing the bridge.

I don't disagree with his logic. All Contractor Jeff needs is for his equipment to damage the bridge (and his equipment).
Less technical risk and less time by leveraging the access road and the re-opened ROW to the south side of the bridge.

5
Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:52:58 PM »
Here's a link to Ed's post from January with his most excellent cartographic skills:
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,898.msg35114.html#msg35114

and the map itself:

6
Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:45:45 PM »
My shop just received an upgrade two days ago. It's replaces a circa 1908 version of the saw with a "new" early 1950's version. It will saw up to 34" wide and 18" thick. It cuts a might fine veneer also. Looking forward to maybe cutting some stuff for Coach 9 with it...

7
Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 03:28:25 AM »
Bridge color looks good.

Jeff S.

Jeff assures us it is Moose Trout Red.

I thought I read that that shade causes Moose Trout to stampede! Do we want stampeding Moose Trout?

Actually, the moose trout will be fascinated and will congregate at the bridge. So many, in fact, that there is a danger they will dam the brook. ::)

Jeff S.

So the conductors will have to add the Congregation of Red Moose Trout to their spiel... I can hear Bob C. now... 'Look quickly, this is the famous Moose Brook Covered Bridge over Trout Brook.  It is the home of the Rare Red Moose Trout who are purported to congregate here in large numbers.  It is commonly debated if the Rare Red Moose Trout form a congregation or a school or a herd.  Look... Look quickly and see if you can see any of them below as we cross the bridge.  Oh... damn, the bridge covers block the view out the windows...'

It may still be up for a debate if it is a congregation, a school or a herd, but it is clear that the Red Moose Trout can be heard, but do they yodel? Then it wouldn't matter if the bridge covers block the view.

Luckily the administrator is busy, otherwise we would all be sent to the Gulag Archipelago of Sheepscot Harbor for corrupting this thread with the truth about Moose Trout! (cue the X-Files theme music)

8
Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 10, 2018, 11:20:56 PM »
First, lets have a refresher from Joe, taken last year..

And today from Jason


Mike, we were asking for pictures of the slide and you gave us pictures of Rt 218!  :o

Looks great!

9
Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 10, 2018, 08:53:59 PM »
Bridge color looks good.

Jeff S.

Jeff assures us it is Moose Trout Red.

I thought I read that that shade causes Moose Trout to stampede! Do we want stampeding Moose Trout?

10
Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:43:36 AM »
..Put off that trip to Europe or picking up that Power-Ball check...
But...we could really use some of that Powerball check....

Speaking of Europe, there is always Paddy Power ...

11
Museum Discussion / Re: 2018 Operating Schedule
« on: July 09, 2018, 05:02:15 PM »
I support Jason/Wayne/Ed's comments. Until we get to a point where the trains are full, stick to the current plan. Having the option to dispatch RC4 out after is a good overflow.
No sense beating up equipment when there are no riders.

12
Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: July 08, 2018, 07:52:24 PM »
If they care for the volunteers why do they work me so hard???

To quote the Bard, "The Fred doth protest too much, methinks, on the matter of being overworked."  ;D

13
Volunteers / Re: July 2018 Work Planning
« on: July 05, 2018, 01:46:34 AM »
All just ideas, but as our track grows and track crew continues to decrease our demand for actual track machines increases.

See my PM, I might be able to help.

14
Museum Discussion / Re: Useful Stuff on eBay
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:50:25 PM »
This seller appears to be sitting on a treasure trove of rare unpublished images of the Maine Two-Footers, both color slides and black and white negatives, and has been selling them one by one on Ebay for several years now. Here is another one (attached) that came up for sale back in 2014 I think, showing engines 2 and 4 inside the Wiscasset coal shed after abandonment. I tried to get it but was outbid, so I have no idea who owns it now.

So how about the BoD designates an official delegate to approach the seller and arrange a review of their collection and bulk buy of anything of interest?

15
Museum Discussion / Re: Dave Buczkowski TV interview
« on: April 09, 2018, 07:35:00 PM »
Can we get rights to use the video and portions of it for museum purposes? Never hurts to have stock footage that can be assembled into a marketing video for propoective donors/foundations/businesses/granting institutions/sponsors ....

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8