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General Discussion / Re: Lombard Log Hauler Boiler Inspection
« on: May 08, 2018, 02:25:19 PM »

After viewing your videos I have to come visit your operation.  I hope our BOD and planners will take full advantage of your organizations expertise when we are ready to design/construct our own sawmill and shingle mill.  And yes I'd love to see the '32 Lombard at TOM for a visit.

Work and Events / Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« on: May 08, 2018, 12:02:48 AM »
Softball:  Fire Department vs. Railroad  (in period clothing/equipment) would be a sight to see!

General Discussion / Re: Lombard Log Hauler Boiler Inspection
« on: May 07, 2018, 11:59:54 PM »
Maybe sometime in the future when the sawmill is built and operational, a wintertime gathering could be arranged at TOM as a special event starring the Lombard, Sawmill, and Railroad.

Museum Discussion / Re: 10 + 11 = 21: WW&F needs 2 New Boilers
« on: May 05, 2018, 01:12:07 PM »
I would encourage more members to join our $21/month club.  $21 a month is only 70 cents/day - its really not even the cost of a cup of coffee and with more folks participating the goal of $130,000 will happen a whole lot faster!  Please contribute ......

Museum Discussion / Re: A new connection with a sister museum
« on: May 04, 2018, 12:59:10 AM »
I forgot to add that the museum commissioned a local wood craftsman to make something out of some of the salvaged timber from the Luther Little.  What I picked up was a beautiful Cross pen set with the wooden barrel turned from a piece of the Luther Little.  You can put it up to your nose and smell the salt air!

Museum Discussion / A new connection with a sister museum
« on: May 03, 2018, 03:29:35 PM »
This SWW my wife and I tried something different by staying in Bath.  As part of our vacation we visited the Maine Maritime Museum just south of the Bath Iron Works shipyard.

Imagine my surprise when touring the grounds that I come across a section of mast from a Maine Schooner.  Yes, a large section of foremast from Mr. Winters "Luther Little" now stands proudly at the museum.  Upon checking out I got a chance to talk with several members of the museum staff and explained the connection between themselves and us.  They were completely unaware of the connection between the railroad and the schooners.  One of the members said they would make a point to visit Sheepscot and also about some possible archive research to learn more about the two ships if we had anything in our records.

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: May 01, 2018, 06:50:48 PM »
According to the permit, when can you start with the earthwork?   Although I'm still recovering from SWW,  I can't wait until FWW.

Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:54:07 AM »
I would love to purchase at least one or two WWF lanterns.  I will be on the road to Wiscasset in an hour.

Work and Events / Re: April 2018 Work Weekend prep and work
« on: April 16, 2018, 11:51:27 PM »
I think Wayne is referring to the new training shovel that has come out for shovel newbies.  It comes with a two leg outrigger that folds down like a bicycle kickstand when you're ready to park your shovel.   :o

Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:38:17 PM »

If the 200 remaining ties are not done by SWW.  I'll help you out with the cutting/stacking when I get there on the 27th.  But it sounds like time to order more ties for FWW.

Museum Discussion / Re: Dave Buczkowski TV interview
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:28:20 AM »
What I wish for is to recreate this scene in the actual spot north of Head Tide tank.  But putting the rail back down............

Massachusetts' Two Footers / Re: Edaville rolling stock
« on: April 10, 2018, 09:19:25 PM »
As long as we have builders/railroad drawings of the flats we can always build new which is probably preferred anyway.  Having copies of all the hardware and iron(s) would be a blessing if it could still be collected.  And then having a blacksmith shop adjacent to or attached to the future engine-house would be perfect.

If we haven't done so already, maybe we should let our friendly bridge engineer know about the situation.  One never knows when an orphan bridge may need a new home.

Work and Events / Re: Alna Day - Saturday June 16, 2018
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:01:08 PM »
Steamers are O.K. but Lob-sta (aka bugs), salt potatoes, and roasted corn are the way to go.  If we do that, I'll definitely come up and help cook.

Volunteers / Re: March 2018 Work Planning
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:19:59 AM »
Oh this is easy.  Your watching Mike get set up for the next episode of Backyard Flanger on the DIY network!

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