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Messages - John McNamara

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It's called "MOR-ROW"  :)

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: October 06, 2017, 10:34:12 PM »
Can we construct it at Sheepscot, photograph it, number the pieces, disassemble it when the site is ready, and reconstruct it on-site?

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: October 05, 2017, 02:56:25 AM »
Let's tell people that assembly is a Fall Work Weekend project. ;D

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Terry,
There are lots of great photos on our Facebook page, especially:
 https://www.facebook.com/Wiscasset-Waterville-and-Farmington-Railway-Museum-147279126870/
-John M

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Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: October 02, 2017, 09:30:32 PM »
Don't forget us old fogies in the printed media. ;) A two-page spread on the bridge appears in the September/October WW&F Newsletter, now available to members in the Newsletters section of this forum, and eventually to be in your US Mail box.

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Very creative and artistic! :) The more I look, the more potatoes I see.
-John

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Well said, Ed. I was just in the process of sending you a message that things were getting a little out of hand here.
-John M

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General Discussion / Re: Joe Fox at his day job...
« on: September 20, 2017, 03:32:32 AM »
Or the time when we had to use steam to save the day.
Inquiring minds want to know.....
-John M

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Museum Discussion / Re: We Want a Feline
« on: September 15, 2017, 03:20:24 PM »
Who is going to bell the cat?

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Museum Discussion / Re: We Want a Feline
« on: September 15, 2017, 03:52:39 AM »
Many of us miss having Harry's cat Buttercup around the shop, she was friendly and kept the place mouse free.  She was a WW&F volunteer for 16 years starting when she was a kitten.  Harry used to put her in his coat pocket when he walked down the Cross Road because she didn't like the sound of water running through the old culvert from the fire pond.  She outgrew that fear later in life.
Buttercup is buried on that mount of earth that is about 100 (?) south of the section house. Her marker has information painted in black lettering on an old shingle. One of my favorite recollections is her campaign for any or all of us to adopt her when Clarissa briefly had a house guest with a dog ("I don't like sharing a house with a dog; would any of you, especially cook John Bradbury, like a nice cat? I'm available.")

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 10, 2017, 01:47:19 AM »
Don't forget that Engine 52 has a wedge plow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KySu8wd5yTo
-John M

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Volunteers / Re: September 2017 work planning
« on: September 09, 2017, 01:59:26 AM »
And the floor slab beat  goes on. ;)
I'm assuming your contractor will use 4x4 or 6x6 WWF reinforcing mesh in the slab, maybe #4 rebar?
Used to estimate these items.
I'll guarantee, those bay floors  will look clean and fantastic in a few days.  ;D
A minor typographical error:
I'll guarantee, those bay floors will look clean and fantastic for a few days.  ;D

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:57:41 AM »
I like Rick's idea - no anachronisms. Sliding rather than swinging doors.
Less likely to get hit?

And rather than a 1/4 scale model a 1/8 scale would be easier to put way for the winter.
Iron fittings could be welded or made from PVC or some such.
I think we still have the Humason Brook Bridge model. It would be interesting and educational to have the Trout Brook Bridge model be the same scale.....

John M

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: September 06, 2017, 07:30:42 PM »
With regard to plexiglass, would it make sense to replace a section of the sheathing with a sheet of plexiglass so that visitors can see the truss inside?
We could also photograph the assembly process and produce a couple of very large poster prints for display nearby. Another possibility would be a small (or full-size) model of the truss, again for display nearby (but out of visitor camera range).
-John M

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Volunteers / Re: August 2017 Work Planning
« on: August 31, 2017, 02:32:40 AM »
I had never seen Class 8 (160 mph) two-foot gauge track before. ;D

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