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Messages - Mike the Choochoo Nix

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Museum Discussion / 38th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« on: May 05, 2018, 02:34:53 AM »
Are there any plans to have a booth at the convention ? Since I live in Minnesota I would volunteer to help man a booth if needed.

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: WW&F Visits....
« on: May 05, 2018, 02:21:36 AM »
We went there on our first visit to Maine, And I second the motion it's worth a visit.

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General Discussion / Re: Spanish Yeti
« on: March 29, 2018, 01:34:22 AM »
much better, those look like solid rubber tires. an interesting conversion.

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General Discussion / Re: Spanish Yeti
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:13:14 PM »
Is my Ipad not working right, or is the link bad, I just see a small box between the text.

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: March 16, 2018, 03:01:45 AM »
Fuses called plomb fusibles are compulsory in France.
Since the Latin for lead is plumbum I would guess the a translation would be "lead fuse" as most are filled with a lead or tin mixture

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General Discussion / Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« on: March 15, 2018, 12:59:49 AM »
Fred, there's at least two members here in Minnesota, where are you from?

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Museum Discussion / Re: #9 max steam pressure
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:57:16 PM »
It would be easier to just build a boiler with stainless steel.
They are trying that in Australia with some large model boilers. I don't know the grade of steel, but it is used in heat exchangers. Yes there are problems using stainless, but maybe some day that will be the thing to do.
Mike Nix

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About $5000 more to go, if you haven't donated now is the time.  That's only 500 people giving $10 each. Remember that any money left over will go toward restoration .
Mike Nix

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: February 07, 2018, 01:12:52 AM »
Is that last picture one of the places that need drainage? I noticed the water.
Mike Nix

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Museum Discussion / Re: steel for arch bar trucks
« on: January 31, 2018, 03:54:28 AM »
Carl, Maybe, PM me.
Mike

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Museum Discussion / Re: steel for arch bar trucks
« on: January 31, 2018, 03:51:53 AM »
when I can come out and bring it I'll contact you about the lengths needed, I have a friend with a commercial saw, it would be easiest to cut it to the right lengths here.
Mike Nix

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Work and Events / Re: What If? Design Project: 1925-1940 2ft Diesel
« on: January 31, 2018, 01:21:24 AM »
What are you using for wheels?

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Museum Discussion / steel for arch bar trucks
« on: January 26, 2018, 01:36:44 AM »
Is the museum interested in some new 1/2 x3 steel to use in trucks? I know we are a few years away from using it, but I got a real good buy on this and could donate some if it was wanted.
Mike Nix

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Original Railway / Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« on: January 19, 2018, 12:59:47 AM »
contractors would have had small portable pile drivers, I have the single drum steam winch from one, bought it from a contractors son. It would have used steam from a vertical boiler. They could have gotten one easy enough if they needed to.
I will also note, it's only about 3'x4'x3'high , something like it could have easily fit on a boom car and taken steam from a locomotive.

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Museum Discussion / Re: plowing snow
« on: January 07, 2018, 12:44:57 PM »
Your welcome. Mike Nix

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