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Work and Events / Re: Electric Building - Official Work Thread
« on: October 29, 2020, 03:06:02 PM »
Thanks for the photos.

I can't resist asking:  ;D "Why does an electric service building have a window?" ???

Volunteers / Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« on: October 12, 2020, 08:59:24 AM »
In James' last SeaLyon photo (the one showing two popup tents), I see that the red wood shed in the background is still where it was earlier.   Back before everything changed, ::) the WW&F was offered that shed for TOM. There was discussion about that here:,3462.msg44944.html#msg44944

Is moving that shed still in the works, or have plans since changed, or ... ??

Volunteers / Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« on: October 11, 2020, 06:56:05 AM »
I'll bet that the Alna Center phone never receives robocalls!  :P ;)

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: October 02, 2020, 01:48:35 PM »
I think this is likely the video Alain wanted to link:
Titled: "Fin de saison 2019 au TPT"
... with a description of "Fin de saison 2019 au TPT voie de 60 à Pithiviers".

I don't speak French, but those words seem to suggest "end of season 2019."  :) Its 24.5 minutes long.

Oh, and now that I have posted,  I see the end parts of the URLs are the same.

Volunteers / Re: October 2020 Work Reports
« on: September 30, 2020, 10:13:28 AM »
As there is an "intermodal transfer" 8) once the train delivers the patrons to Top of the Mountain, more passengers on a given train means more issues with getting those people to the Sealyon Pumpkin Patch (and back) in an efficient manner. It seems unlikely that Don Lyon can add more transfer capacity at this point in the year.

While walking is an option, walking back carrying a pumpkin might be less fun. :-X

While $39 seems like a lot of money, its is only so in comparison to the 1913 alternatives.  If you need to get there, what are your alternatives? Walk?  ;) Drive your car?  Do you have  a car? Are the roads suitable for your car? Are you really prepared to ride a horse all that way? ::)

Perhaps $1.50 fare  is  looking good about now ....  ;D

The new DRHS car shed in Durango is a bit different from the WW&F Pavilion in the the gable ends of the DRHS shed are covered in the same kind of painted/Gavalume steel as the roof.   As I understood it, except for the steel roof, the rest of the Pavilion is/will be wood, with the goal of making it resemble the old corn processing shed seen earlier in this thread.

Here is a photo of the DRHS shed showing the steel ends:

Other photos of the DRHS shed seen can be seen in this NGDF thread:,405185

Volunteers / Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« on: September 18, 2020, 05:28:21 PM »
The rumor is that it will be similar to this ...

A new volunteer Brian, Zack, James, Dave, Fred and Stewart.
While Brian might be 'new' in perspective of the timeline of the other WW&F members  mentioned in Mike's post, if I am not mistaken he is referring to Brian Strait, who I believe first volunteered at Sheepscot at Spring WWF 2019, [somehow seems like a lifetime ago, pre-covid] :) so perhaps not all that 'new volunteer'. I recognize Brian's name, as IIRC we both joined the WW&F at about the  same time.  ;D

The Pavilion is looking great!

And as Fred  gets teased a lot about those "Fred's chairs", I recently discovered that Fred is the star in this Google Maps 'action photo' 8)   when one currently searches Google Maps for "WW&F Maine".  Yes, I know the screenshot is not specifically the Pavilion, but this seems an appropriate place to mention it.  ;D

(click image to see larger, then click again to see fullsize)

Volunteers / Re: August 2020 Work Reports
« on: August 16, 2020, 09:58:12 PM »
Perhaps the sawmill/shingle mill planned for Top of the Mountain needs an under-roof space for 'mill maintenance' tooling like that drill press.  8)

The steam engine powering the mill might then also need an alternator to run the drill press. :o

Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 04, 2020, 05:17:05 PM »
The Carbarn looks great!

... some landscaping out front ...
Perhaps the landscaping could include a 'fake rock'* to hide the septic/sewer electrical box featured prominently in the garden out front.  :P

*(hollow fiberglass/resin/plastic rock, sized to fit over the electrical box & conduit; various sized options illustrated here:

Museum Discussion / Re: NG Freight Car Construction - Tech Question
« on: July 26, 2020, 07:19:47 PM »

Museum Discussion / Re: FOR SALE: Home in Wiscasset Including ROW
« on: July 23, 2020, 10:09:00 AM »
This listing just popped up within the last few days:
In the property narrative the realtor posted at that link, after summarizing the property features comes this bit ....
  ... Just a 3 minute drive into Wiscasset Village gives you access to retail shopping, waterfront dining, a lovely wine and cheese shop, public waterfront access with boat launch too.
"Lovely wine and cheese shop"??
And absolutely no mention of the "lovely" WW&F nearby.  ::) :)

Volunteers / Re: July 2020 Work Reports
« on: July 11, 2020, 10:26:34 AM »
There is a Youtube video (posted by Brendan Barry)  of the "sawmill" being removed from  Sheepscot Mills during FWW 2012:

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