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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: March 14, 2018, 03:57:21 AM »
  3M, Scotch-Brite makes a Clean and Strip discs/Pads which work exceptionally well on removing mill scale. They can be purchased at Home Depot.  I have used the black ones, I believe they come in Purple, (Silicone Carbide) and maybe a few other versions. Check the 3M website. They can be purchased to fit on a 4.5" angle grinder among other things.   That is unless you want the boiler to sit outside for a year....rusting


Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 26, 2017, 08:35:11 PM »
 I have in my shop an old BOMAG ?  plate tamper that has been sitting around for many years that the museum can have for free if you want it  . It was given to me because it wouldn't start. Seemed to have low compression so I pulled the head off. Valves were a little questionable,  and the coil wire had been taped up. It's been sitting ever since , apart , and I don't need it.    Might not cost to much to fix or it might  be easier to just buy a new engine for it. Believe it has a 5hp Robin engine on it.  I'll check to confirm this.
  I'm located in Bohemia, LI, NY  if the museum is interested.


Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 25, 2009, 01:23:20 AM »
  Stephen, Thanks for another great photo!!  Great to see the progress!!

Having been in touch with Jason I know that one if not both of the cylinders need to be bored and sleeved. I am currently working on building a portable boring machine so that the work on the cylinders can be performed. It will also work on #10 if it's cylinders ever need to be done and also on the future #11 cylinders.

 Does anyone know what the W&Q did as they were building the ROW in the 1800's, were sidings built and then removed later as the line was extended?

Museum Discussion / Humason/Trout Brook/ROW water erosion
« on: June 26, 2009, 04:07:57 PM »
  With all of the winter snow and now the heavy Northeast rains , are there any erosion problems that have popped up? Obviously this has been a problem in the past which is why there are 2 washouts and a landslide north of TOM . Has anyone ventured up there recently to see what it all looks like? What about the rest of the ROW?
  When the Humason bridge/trestle was rebuilt how where the footings/abutments built? concrete, timbers, stone?  And as for the Trout brook, was the bridge removed or did it wash out?  What kind of footings/abutments are planned for it?

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: June 17, 2009, 12:44:57 AM »
 While getting my daily recommended supplement of WW&F yesterday, I came across the mention of a "large casting" for #9 being milled in the shop. Today as I was browsing Railway Preservation News, another recommended daily supplement, I came across the same "large casting" with an explanation that it is a frame connector, to tie the front and rear frames together , eliminating stress that used to be placed on the boiler. There was also a nice CAD drawing of the casting.
  What are the chances of getting WW&F's own professional photographer (Stephen Hussar) to get some photos as the work is being performed on this casting ?
  I know that photo's have been taken of #9 as it was disassembled, and then as the frame was being repaired, boiler built, boiler delivered, etc.   Do other photos exist of #9 as the work has been progressing (that I have not seen on this site)?
 A thought....
perhaps these photos and future ones could be put together as a book documenting the rebuilding of #9 from start to finish, with  explanations, drawings , diagrams, explaning the rebuilding process in cronological order. We all hear about locomotives being rebuilt around the country ( very slowly) but most of us don't have access to the real behind -the-scenes work that goes into them.  Just a thought......

 Maybe the same could be done for the building of #11.

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 26, 2009, 11:16:19 PM »
 Thankyou for the info on the hydro test and paperwork, very informative. Does BRV have the capabilities in house to do the weld X-raying and stress relieving or was that equipment brought in for the job on a as-needed basis?

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 25, 2009, 11:31:28 PM »
Congrats on a job well done !!!!  But that was just the practice round for the future #11 and maybe even a #12 (#6) in the far off future.   ;)
  For those of us who have not experienced or performed a hydro test, what is the proceedure? What pressure is the boiler brought to?  and what kind of paper trail is involved along the way in the building and then test of the boiler?

Museum Discussion / Re: Clearing ROW
« on: May 08, 2009, 05:30:13 PM »
 Can you tell me why the ROW is cleared to 66 feet wide? There was a mention of this in another post about building a snowblower, that the original WW&F did it that way, but for what reason?  Might it have been to help prevent fires from blowing ash and cinders or was it mandated by some railway agency at the time? Any thoughts?

General Discussion / Re: New England Railroad Maps
« on: May 05, 2009, 05:17:41 PM »

 Last night I watched the short video of Albion Day 2006 on the companion site  In one scene the members are looking at drawings of the Albion station plan, is this one of the drawings that was produced by Moody? or was it and others done by club members? Would I find drawings like that in  the above mentioned book, Narrow Gauge in the Sheepscot Valley or would any of the other publications have them too?

 Thanks, NYLE

General Discussion / Re: New England Railroad Maps
« on: April 30, 2009, 02:46:20 PM »

 Does the booklet that the giftshop has available include a more detailed ROW diagrams of the WW&F, including locations of sidings, passing tracks,yards, turntables, etc ? If not, are diagrams available anywhere?


Museum Discussion / Re: April 2009 Work Weekend Progress
« on: April 28, 2009, 02:33:02 PM »
 Lets forget the air compressor and use the stationary steam engine to run a mechanical tamper through a clutch.... just like a power punch press.

Museum Discussion / Re: April 2009 Work Weekend Progress
« on: April 27, 2009, 07:11:46 PM »
 In keeping with the original charter of the WW&F, is version 2.0 of the Lamontagne Patented Tie Tamping Machine going to be steam powered?   
 On a serious note the progress looks great. Well Done!!!

Work and Events / Re: WW&F Railcar!
« on: April 18, 2009, 08:16:10 PM »
What alloy steel was used for the railcar tires and pilot wheel tires on #11?

General Discussion / Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« on: April 09, 2009, 11:19:50 PM »
 My name is Nyle Buxton, I'm 42  and I'm from Long Island, New York. I've had a love for trains from the first time I watched them go around the Christmas tree about age 3. I spent years modeling in Nscale then switched over to HO when more room became available. Growing up I always had my hands in anything that was mechanical or had an engine attached to it and frequently wound up in Dad's shop on the lathe making something. Naturally I wound up working as a car and truck out of school until 1996 when I then decided to change course and open a machine and metal fabrication shop. After several years in the business a light bulb went on one day, I realized that I now had the facilities to build a live steam locomotive so out I went and purchased a 1-1/2" Mikado kit from Railroad supply. I then joined the local live steamers club, LILS, but after a while my enthusiasm fizzled out. Don't get me wrong, I still love trains but the clubs layout is a double loop in the woods in a county park. The parks department doesn't want to know anything about expansion, and I don't care to go in circles. I also determined that I 'd rather sit IN rather than ON the train I'm riding. That led me to wanting to build in a larger scale, say 15 or 16" but then the question was where would I run it once I built it???
   Recently I joined RMLI in Riverhead, LI and will help in the restoration of some Larger equipment, but again the issue is running the trains, the museum and the LIRR haven't got that worked out. It was then a few months ago that I stumbled upon the WW&F in another discussion forum and I am hooked. The restoration of an old steam locomotive and cars, laying the rails down the old ROW, the future building of steam loco #11, what could be more fun!!! And the equipment is just the right size!!!
  Now if I can just get a little free time to come to Maine....

 In the mean time where do I start??? What can I help with from down here on the Island??

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