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Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 17, 2020, 10:44:20 AM »
Now you've uprooted things, Mike.
Don't make me truncate this thread.
Gee don’t have to bark at us.

Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 17, 2020, 08:19:39 AM »
That was one heavy limb! It wasn’t far from being an issue.
I’m going to go out in a limb here and say it was time........


General Discussion / Re: Keith Rucker-Antique Machinery Blog
« on: July 08, 2020, 01:36:54 PM »
There are roughly 64 videos of this fantastic steam powered machine shop. Most of the tools are driven by overhead line shafts.


Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot Station Buildings in an Ad
« on: June 24, 2020, 12:47:17 PM »
We've moved to Western Maine?

I know I've been away 3-1/2 months and there's been much progress over that time, but wow!

Well....compared to Ellsworth Alna is in western Maine!


General Discussion / Re: Steam Shovel found in Michigan Lake
« on: May 29, 2020, 02:53:14 PM »
I’m guessing that Mike Mulligan left it behind?


Would it be prudent/feasible/possible to cut the wheel diameter down on a lathe from 24 to 20 inches?
I would say it is not feasible. Cutting down a full 2” of the rim would leave it below the condemnable limit and even if it barely was within tolerances....there would be nothing left for future turning.

When we drove through Wiscasset yesterday 65 was not on display. Most of the village was empty as almost all of the businesses were closed.

General Discussion / Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« on: April 29, 2020, 04:22:19 PM »
Dave, good to hear you are coming home to Maine again!
I still have framed in my shop the Baldwin drawing you gave me many years ago.
Hope we can get together soon, once the virus has run its course.

Keith Taylor

Or...the rings were for hanging the Christmas lights!


I don't believe that they are for those Cosmo. The rings are even the whole car, and if on individual shades, one would be out alaignment with the other (shade not all the way up..).
Mike....Pete didn’t say they were part of the shades. He just said that he didn’t think you would need curtains when you have individual shades on each window.


Jon....forgetting about dripping, there still aren’t enough loops to hang an umbrella horizontally. You need two and there is only one per seat.



Cosmo may have the right idea regarding umbrellas - even though someone on the NG Forum rejected that interpretation because hanging umbrellas would swing and mar the woodwork!  Clearly that criticism misses the point that the umbrellas could have been slid horizontally between two rings. 
I doubt very much they are umbrella holders. If you were to hang them horizontally only every other seat would have use of them as there is but a single ring centered over each window. More than that, a wet umbrella would drip down onto the polished wood work and seat!
My current thinking is they are a practical joke! The builders put them there so that 100 years later enthusiasts would say....”What on Earth are these things for!!!!”


Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: Covid19
« on: April 07, 2020, 01:25:23 PM »
I think that after folks have had to confine themselves to their homes, that once things improve they will be itching to get out. Possibly local folks will visit the museum instead of taking an expensive vacation to a far off locale.


Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: Deep Thoughts...
« on: April 07, 2020, 12:53:31 PM »
If I won a 2-8-0 locomotive, would that be a Consolidation prize?

Who moderates the moderator?
The Porter.
I thought Porter was an ALCO-holic beverage????

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: Deep Thoughts...
« on: April 07, 2020, 11:27:29 AM »
If I won a 2-8-0 locomotive, would that be a Consolidation prize?
No....that would be a “Bald-Win!”

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