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Messages - Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: July 10, 2018, 11:02:48 PM »
So, they'll be the dam moose trout ??!?

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Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F 52 is on Ebay
« on: July 02, 2018, 05:57:15 PM »
Coach 3 came to Sheepscot in 1999.  Frank Paul was head conductor when the track reached Alna Center, we have photos of him next to the train at AC with the station under construction in 2003.  If I remember correctly, 2004 was the last year that Frank volunteered.  He was an interesting man, a joy to work with.

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Volunteers / Re: A few stories ...
« on: June 28, 2018, 11:41:10 AM »
Last Saturday a man brought his young daughter to the museum for a train ride.  They came into the gift shop and looked around but when they came to the counter to purchase tickets, the man realized that he didn't have his wallet.  He apologized and said "we will come back another day".  Not wanting to disappoint the daughter, the quick thinking gift shop crew told them "that's ok, we'll give you two tickets for a ride today and you can send us the fare when you get a chance".  Both father and daughter thanked the gift shop crew and boarded the train.  Upon their return to Sheepscot they told the train crew that it was a beautiful ride and they would tell their friends about the railroad.


Yesterday we received a thank you card from the fellow along with a check covering the fare plus a good sized donation.   

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Volunteers / Re: June 2018 Work Planning
« on: June 10, 2018, 11:27:29 AM »
The east door will have a new smaller porch built with steps leading down to the area in front of the cellar door.

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Other Narrow Gauge / Re: 7.5" Gauge Loco 10 Model
« on: June 05, 2018, 06:33:54 PM »
The shop building is painted in Ben Moore "sunshine/sunny yellow" which is the name from about 20 years ago.  The trim is a custom color buff/tan.  The colors replicate the Wiscasset shop building that was painted in medium yellow with dark red trim that faded to a tan color.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: May 17, 2018, 07:25:29 PM »
Check FB today for photos of the roof sheathing installed on the east truss.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Facebook results:
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:00:24 PM »
Here are some numbers on how many people have seen our page recently with WW&F news.  The numbers vary by post.



* News Views - Bridge and other project news posted on April 26th:   9,393

* Spring Work Weekend - Projects update posted on April 30th:   3,716

* 2018 Season begins - Posted on may 1st:   6,022

* How The World Sees The WW&F - Posted on May 3rd:   9, 640

* WW&F receives grants for the bridge project - Posted on May 8th:   2,580

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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« on: April 27, 2018, 10:45:49 PM »
Spring Work Weekend: Day #1, Friday, April 27th

* Track - Dana's crew put the rails back on Davis grade, reconnecting the railroad between Brook Crossing and Sutters.  The track is now ready for stone ballast on Saturday.

* Percival House - Much progress on building the two story porch with the posts in place and second floor porch roughed in.

* Machine shop - The moving of two large lathes and other rearranging took place in the shop south extension along with some cleaning and removal of equipment in bay 4.

* Tamper - Jay worked on the machine most of the day.  It's rumored that the operators seat now has a cup holder.

* Boxcar #67 - The grab irons and ladder rungs were prime painted. 

* RC4 - The mechanical brakes were adjusted on the railcar.

* Lantern Sale - Linda reports about $1,000 made so far.

* Meals - Nancy Weeks and her crew put on a nice lunch and wonderful supper.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 26, 2018, 01:27:38 AM »
Hi Bob,

As far as I know the D&RG lantern is still available.  Come to the gift shop Friday morning to get a better look at it.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 25, 2018, 08:25:13 PM »
There has been a lot of interest in the lanterns and 6 of them have already been spoken for.  The gift shop crew will have the shop open Friday morning so everyone can see the collection and make purchases.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 25, 2018, 12:00:34 PM »
The back story on the first set of lanterns:

 
In May of 1998, Harry Percival, Allan Fisher and Stewart Rhine discussed doing something for the museum's 10th Anniversary that would take place the following year.  They decided that new hand lanterns would be a good fund raiser.  Allan donated the funds for Adlake to produce the lanterns, Stewart designed the lettering and Harry provided the number stamps to mark each lantern which was done in the Sheepscot depot. The tin lanterns were numbered 50 - 99 and the brass lanterns were numbered 1 - 10. The brass lanterns sold in a week with #9 being retained by the museum to use on engine #9. We secretly kept brass #1 and presented it to Harry one night at dinner as a Thank You for starting the museum that brought us all together.  Harry's family still has the lantern. 

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Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:58:04 PM »
Ok Bill,

Thanks.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Museum Gift Shop
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:09:17 PM »
There will be a special Lantern Sale this weekend, offered to SWW attendees.  Prices range from $10 - $400 for lanterns from standard gauge and narrow gauge lines.  Pictures of some of the lanterns are on Facebook.

Here are a few of the road names:

AMTRAK - 1989 Electric Star lantern

CONRAIL - Star Electric lantern

B&M - Boston & Maine tall globe

C&S - Colorado & Southern tall globe Adlake lantern with a clear etched C. & S. Ry globe.

D&RG RR - Denver & Rio Grande tall (green) globe. Made prior to the merge that created the D&RGW.

GTRy - Grand Trunk Railway, Portland Maine.  Tall globe bell bottom Adlake with a clear cast GTR globe.

LIRR - Long Island Rail Road short globe Armspear lantern.

MCRR - There are a number of Maine Central lanterns including tall globe and Dietz Vesta models.  One is a rare version Vesta with the Waterville bail handle.

MRR - Monon Route tall globe Rayo lantern with a blue cast MONON ROUTE globe.

NYCS - New York Central System short globe locomotive lantern.

NYNH&H - New Haven tall globe Adlake with a red cast NYNH&HRR globe.

PRR - Pennsylvania Railroad short globe lantern with a red freshnel globe.

SRR - Southern Railway short globe Adlake.

WRR - Wabash Railroad tall globe bell bottom (frame not marked) clear cast WABASH "Follow the Flag" globe.

WW&F Railway - Two WW&F short globe Adlake lanterns from the 1998 series approved by Harry Percival.  The top is marked "WW&F" on one side and "RAILWAY" is spelled out on the other.  There were 50 made at the time, one lantern is weathered while the other is brand new shiny out of the box it has been in for 20 years.  Both have the original tin coating that was discontinued after this series was made.  Adlake no longer dips lanterns in tin coating.

WW&F RY CO - Two WW&F 25th Anniversary short globe lanterns, one clear globe and one red globe.  25 were made and there are 4 left.  These two have been marked down just for the weekend.  The stamping is "WW&F RY CO" which is how Carson Peck had the original lanterns marked when he bought the railroad in 1907.

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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:01:10 PM »
The front axle on the railcar thanks you.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: October 19, 2017, 01:19:07 PM »
NEWS VIEWS this Thursday features updates on some of our smaller projects as well as photos of the school field trip we hosted last week.  Have a look to see what we asked the kids to say instead of "cheese" when we took their picture.

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