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Messages - Mike the Choochoo Nix

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: May 19, 2020, 09:16:42 PM »
"The roof is on"
Praise the Lord for those dedicated volunteers !   

Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 24, 2020, 08:59:48 AM »
In regards to fire protection in the car barn, If it isn't already the rule, I hope the board makes it clear that NO torch work or grinding  or anything with an open flame or sparks is allowed to take place in or near there.
M. Nix

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: Deep Thoughts...
« on: April 07, 2020, 12:57:03 PM »
and no one has cabin fever!

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: Covid19
« on: April 07, 2020, 12:54:20 PM »
I think fear and lack of money will impact travel until next year. I'm calling this epidemic " The Great Pause" as it's a pause in our usual routines no mater what our life was like before it.
M. Nix

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: April 04, 2020, 07:58:00 PM »
Those look nicer than store bought ones for a house.

Museum Discussion / Re: Howe truss bridge
« on: April 03, 2020, 10:42:07 PM »
The Howe and the Pratt may be the most common types of bridge trusses. The difference is that the Howe has the timber at angles and the rods vertical , the Pratt has the timber vertical and the rods at an angle.
M. Nix

another though would be to bolt a strip of 1/4 inch steel plate between the 2x12s. I'm no qualified to do the calculations but i'm sure we have some members who can.
M. Nix

Work and Events / Re: Rescheduling the SWW? Speculation Thread
« on: March 24, 2020, 10:07:35 PM »
I agree with Gordon, everything can wait. If we lose the whole season it's not the end of the world. Our current completion dates are only what we wanted to do, not what we needed to do.
M. Nix

Volunteers / Re: March 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 09, 2020, 12:50:59 PM »
Chilled wheels could be turned with a tool post grinder, however if the wheel needs to be turned too deeply than the hard chill is ground off and you have a soft wheel that will wear quickly. Sooner or later we'll have to bite the bullet and buy some new wheels to keep everything rolling smoothly.
M. Nix

Museum Discussion / Re: Date/Time on discussion forum
« on: February 03, 2020, 10:24:40 PM »
I have also wondered that, the time shown for posts is somehow "off".

Volunteers / Re: February 2020 Work Reports
« on: February 02, 2020, 09:46:33 PM »
Any plans to put a phone in Prebles station?
M. Nix

Museum Discussion / Re: Maine 2-Foot Grand Reunion >>>Photo Album<<<
« on: January 29, 2020, 04:48:13 PM »
Kevin, on lithium ion batteries, at the Narrow Gauge convention I went to a clinic on dead rail battery powered locomotive. The one thing that was stressed was that battery packs should have a controller circuit built into them to prevent rapid discharge and rapid recharge, the two things that cause fires. Check with the manufacturer to see if the batteries in  your socks have those. Some batteries are sold without those so buyer beware.
Mike N.

Museum Discussion / Re: Maine 2-Foot Grand Reunion >>>Photo Album<<<
« on: January 29, 2020, 11:45:16 AM »
Thanks Kevin.

I clicked the link and clicked on the tank car picture. As I scrolled down three pictures were of the area, and then tons of pictures of the WW&F!

Work and Events / Re: Maine Two-footer Winter Photo Specials 2020
« on: December 31, 2019, 11:41:55 AM »
Thanks Kevin.
Mike Nix

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