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Messages - Steve Zuppa

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IIRC, Josh's original idea was for an underground facility to distribute power to the various locations on site. However, at the last BOD meeting, he specifically asked for a free standing 14x14 building (pending exact requirements, of course). On this point, I must defer to his expertise.

General Discussion / Re: 2 foot plow for sale
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:23:40 PM »
So if, in your heart of hearts, you think we can use it, then buy it and then donate it to the museum.

Work and Events / Re: Fall work weekend 2013
« on: September 12, 2013, 05:04:41 PM »
Sure and instead of the urethane drying in a day, it could take a month, Actually, Ira, you may be on to something, there.

Work and Events / Re: Fall work weekend 2013
« on: September 12, 2013, 03:52:17 PM »
One of the nice things about the "no one can be everywhere aspect" of the museum we've come to know and love, is the fact that volunteers who are focused on their own area of interest, bring their needs known to the group at large. Obviously, tying up the gift shop floor during a work weekend is not ideal.Therefore, I volunteer to sand and recoat the floor during the week when traffic concerns are not so much an issue.

Volunteers / Re: September 2013 Work Planning
« on: September 12, 2013, 03:40:21 PM »
No need. Forms are surface mounted and done by the concrete contractor. Our work is done for the moment but God help us when the slab is poured because Fred will be riding us hard to get the building up. :)

Work and Events / Re: Kubota Excavator - Official Work Thread
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:11:57 PM »
Don't worry Fred. You're still in first. :D

Museum Discussion / Holloween Events
« on: April 05, 2013, 10:20:21 AM »
See Richard's post.

Museum Discussion / Holloween Events
« on: April 05, 2013, 06:50:46 AM »
Hi Richard,

You are correct. For years we did a Halloween event. It started out as a simple affair with not much more than a steam train ride in the dark with plastic jack-o-lanterns lit by tea candles along the right of way.Then we ramped it up a bit with our folks as witches by a bubbling cauldron at one of the crossings. We charged short money ($2, I think) and the event grew each year.

Then we were given a TON of Halloween props including masks, coffins, skulls and even a seven foot tall Boris Karloff dressed as Dr. Frankenstein. Well naturally we felt we had to use them and after going it alone for a couple of years, we partnered with the Wiscasset HS to man the props and provide scenes along the ROW. Logistically, this became unwieldy and after a couple of years, we dropped the event, instead focusing on our Fall Festival.

There has been some discussion, both informally and at the Board level, of returning to doing Halloween trains and if we do, we'll be going back to our roots with a simple event like the one we started with (although I do like Larry's idea of the wheel activated relays).While nothing firm has been decided, it's possible that we could do something this year.


Museum Discussion / Re: Analysis of Easter Eggspress crowds
« on: April 02, 2013, 06:32:06 PM »
A number of people I spoke to thanked the Museum for putting this on as it was a fun, wholesome family activity that was affordable. Charging everyone children's prices is part of that.I've always maintained that we would rather make friends than money because if you make the first, the second follows. 

Volunteers / Re: March 2013 Work Planning
« on: March 27, 2013, 01:13:17 PM »
Itchy and Scratchy installed the cellulose in the attic this morning. The tile guy will be starting the walls on Tuesday 4/2/13.

Work and Events / Re: Public Restroom Project - Official Work Thread
« on: January 23, 2013, 06:40:27 AM »
The rest of the sanding was done yesterday and the walls and ceiling were primed. The ceilings will get painted today and the doors and window trim ordered.

Work and Events / Re: October 2012 Work Weekend
« on: September 18, 2012, 07:42:19 PM »
The folks that come for the work weekends have shown that they support the volunteer work ethic. With that in mind, I would like to announce to all that on Sat. night, Oct.6, from 4:30 to 6:30, our own Alna Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold its fall ham and bean supper at the Fire House on 218. As the name implies, the fare will be ( the best) ham (you ever tasted), homemade baked beans, salads, rolls and deserts, home baked by the locals. Play your cards right and you can bid on the best homemade pies to take home( or share with your fellow RR guys).Sure, you can eat for free at the RR but not to worry. Whatever's left over on Sunday, you can have for lunch. Bon appetit. 

Volunteers / Re: March 2012 work planning
« on: March 02, 2012, 02:26:08 PM »
As did the interior sheathing for #65.

Volunteers / Re: November 2011 Work Planning
« on: November 24, 2011, 06:45:30 PM »
The timbers have been cleaned, cropped, unloaded and stacked between the gas house and the section house. There are, however, some cutoff ends to be cleaned up.

Volunteers / Re: Thanks for a great Fall Work Weekend
« on: October 20, 2011, 02:43:14 PM »
Not to mention the fact that Santa's expecting you at Victorian Christmas.

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