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Volunteers / Re: May 2019 Work Reports
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:51:41 PM »

* 21 Campaign Thank you day.  21 Campaign supporters have been invited to spend the day with us, there'll be special trains in the afternoon, shop tours during the day.

Thanking WWF for the this day, but unfortunately Barb and I cannot make it.  We are mulling over how to designate our spring donation.  There are so many excellent endeavors including archiving facility.  Thanks again!

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 30, 2019, 10:27:49 PM »
For the Fall Work Weekend our goal is to build 2,000' of track. Which will require 150 rails, 300 joint bars, 1,000 ties, 4,000 spikes, and 600 bolts and washers to be readied ahead of time.

Joe, do we have all the materials stated above?  Understand from Fred's post that ties need to be cut.  Unfortunately all, we can contribute is money towards the effort.  We are trying to decide where to specify our donations to WWFRy this year, in addition to next year's annual budget.  Thanks
Barb & Gary

Museum Discussion / Re: ROW Vegetation control
« on: April 12, 2019, 06:43:20 PM »
My wife's brother and wife own a 40 acre farm in Cumberland, MD with horses, chickens, goats, sheep and llamas.  The latter are great at coyote control.  The sheep eat everything and thus are great at pasture weed control.  They do not mind spikes/thorny plants such as thistle that the goats do not eat.  They also eat everything under the electric fences as their wool coat keeps them insulated.  How to animals under control in a linear unfenced area is a totally different problem.

Work and Events / Re: B&SR #34 flat car - Official Work Thread
« on: March 27, 2019, 03:52:40 AM »
Congratulations to Zack and any others who may have assisted him!

Volunteers / Re: WW&F Offering Workshops for 2019 Season Car Hosts
« on: March 21, 2019, 06:21:52 AM »

I will tell you that the two resources that form the basis for the training are the Museum Guide authored by Bill Reidy along with the 28 page pamphlet "Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway: the Sheepscot Valley Narrow Gauge" published last year by the Museum. For starters, these are a good jumping off point.

Looked at the Gift tab on our website, but could not find the referenced resources.  We have all the other books (and thoroughly read) listed on the Gift site.  Help!

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: March 10, 2019, 07:17:25 AM »
Thanks for a the history of your AMTP line over the years.  Your narratives bring your railway alive!

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:14:48 PM »
With regards to making "Sid" come 'alive', you might contact "Maine Cabin Masters" near/around the Augusta Gardner area.  Chase Morrill runs the outfit that restores cabins and has contacts with various artists in Maine.  Their show is on the DIY network and is very enjoyable to us "outers" that need  visual taste of Maine.  The folks in the crew went to Cony and Gardiner High schools. Chase's sister Ashley does all the interior design.  Good show!

Work and Events / Re: Coach 8 Seating
« on: March 04, 2019, 04:59:20 AM »
Souvenir hunters.

Museum Discussion / Re: Getting the passenger car back inside
« on: March 01, 2019, 07:13:36 PM »
Thank you Bill, Graham and Wayne!!

Museum Discussion / Re: Getting the passenger car back inside
« on: March 01, 2019, 06:07:18 AM »
[quote Ken Fleming
Maybe we could use a Chinese one point switch for 4 wheel cars.
Please educate me!

Work and Events / Re: Coach 8 Seating
« on: March 01, 2019, 06:01:50 AM »
My thoughts,  cushion covering should consider at least the following attributes: temperature tolerance against degradation from -15 to + 120 degrees F; a method to secure to benches, i.e. ties of covering material; and ability to not stick to perspiring thighs, etc.  Agree that size to minimize departure of cushions is desirable.

Thank you Mike.  I will try to poke around.

Museum Discussion / Re: Purpose of Verney Dam?
« on: February 12, 2019, 02:12:44 AM »
Hi,  This may have been covered in the past but, what is the purpose of the dam and is it privately owned or under public perveiw?  What was the purpose if it no longer is relied upon?  I think from my readings that the old ROW goes through the dam and the marsh.  Is that correct?  Just muttering to myself about southward extension from Sheepscot.

Hi,  what is the history/backstory of these two locomotives?

« on: January 27, 2019, 09:52:07 PM »
Thanks to Mass Bay and to all WWF'ers who fornished information to them.  Also Ed, thanks for the listing of award sources over the years. It really demonstrates the widespread support for WWF efforts!

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