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Museum Discussion / Re: A WW&F Christmas card...video
« on: December 24, 2018, 09:16:11 PM »
Thanks Eric,

I really enjoyed watching the video.
Next best thing to being there!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Rick

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Museum Discussion / Re: Best Phone Service for Sheepscot
« on: October 19, 2018, 11:49:27 PM »
Ed -
I had T-Mobile years ago and it wasn’t too good as I recall
I’ve had Verizon for several years now and I can usually find a spot to carry on a conversation nearly any place on the railroad (including the current end of track.
Amazingly enough, I’ve experienced FaceTime conversations at several locations along the railroad as well. Don’t know how that works, but it does. :)

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Thanks for the link Steve. I experienced the same slow download - I think you’re right about their server. I enjoyed the historical write up.

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Volunteers / Re: September 2017 work planning
« on: September 17, 2017, 01:19:57 PM »
That's a great photo!
Congratulations guys.

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Work and Events / Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« on: June 28, 2017, 01:22:00 AM »
Ok -
How'd you squeeze the spring planks together to get the swing hangers on?

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Work and Events / Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:15:48 PM »
Can we get a report from Harold, Eric, and Jason on how well the flanging process is going? Any surprises?
How much time is devoted to preparation (layout, machine setup, etc.) vs. actual flanging?
Also, can you describe the die(s) that are used to form those beautiful corner bends?
Thanks.

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Work and Events / Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« on: April 14, 2016, 12:56:43 PM »
Thanks Dave.
I heartily agree that having all the ancillary pieces and parts ready before installation begins is the most effective way of making the job go well.
Thanks again for all the progress you and Wayne have made in Baltimore.

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Work and Events / Re: Spring 2016 work weekend.
« on: April 14, 2016, 01:16:08 AM »
Will points be available to complete the North Yard switches?

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: WW&F Visits....
« on: November 15, 2015, 09:37:07 AM »
Yes, it is. There's some 2'6" equipment ahead of the  Garrett.

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: WW&F Visits....
« on: November 14, 2015, 09:28:26 PM »
Indeed, a trip of a lifetime. The Puff is without a doubt a world class heritage railway operation.

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General Discussion / Re: Rhode Island and South Eastern Massachusetts coal
« on: November 04, 2014, 05:39:27 PM »
There were two shafts dug on the west side of Portsmouth on Aquidneck Island (RI).
Some of the coal was shipped on the Old Colony line but much of it was used locally.
The coal was of terrible quality - you didn't get much heat from it.

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:25:31 PM »
You are correct John - blue is "Steam Into Cylinders" and "Steam Out Of Cylinders"

The cores are: red - exhaust, green - live steam, light blue (and underneath dark blue) - main lightener, tan - frameway, brown - cylinder bore, dark blue steam port, darker green - outer lightener. My model represents only one quadrant of the complete assembly - the left and right cylinders are identical and formed from the same molds

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: April 18, 2013, 01:06:12 AM »
Hi Keith -

Dave is correct - here's a picture of the half-saddle cores:


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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: April 05, 2013, 11:46:32 PM »
Alan - the 3D print is 1/16 scale and cost $14.77. The cost is determined by the amount of solid material in the parts. I had wanted a larger model, say 1/8 scale but that would cost 8 times (2 cubed) as much - $118! So I quickly settled on a 1/16 scale print.

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