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1  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / July 2017 Work Planning on: June 28, 2017, 12:14:51 PM
Anticipated work for weekend of July 1 & 2, 2017:

* Boxcar 67
* Stone delivery: the flatcar on Tuesday was loaded with stone.  There's still plenty of places that needs it.
* Flatcar 118
* Bay 2 cleanup - as 67 can roll, we can attack Bay 2.
* Mainline track extension, in prep for culvert.
* This is the first weekend of the heart of the season - steam from now until Labor Day Weekend (crew and equipment permitting, of course).
2  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Museum Discussion / Re: What's wrong with this picture? on: June 28, 2017, 12:09:23 PM
The tractor's in the wrong place.  That's what's wrong with the picture.   Grin
3  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: June 2017 Work Planning on: June 24, 2017, 11:18:16 PM
Work done on Saturday June 24:

* Material delivery: the rail and ties were delivered to the end of track.  Due to time constraints ties and rail were just dropped onto the side, but at least it's all up there.
* Boxcar 67: The wheels are finally under it!  In order to do so a number of items had to be cleared from Shop Bay 2 lead track.  Once wheeled, the car was turned on the turntable so that Zack could work on the other side, as he could not get the scafolding on the east side of the bay.  He finished the board work, and Stewart started painting.
* Yard work: Mike leveled off an area by the house that prior was a mess (see above picture).
* Shop clean up: With trucks out and other equipment outside for the swap, the opportunity was taken to vacuum and clean up. 
* Gift shop: The new Two Foot Musing book arrived today - the sequel to Ellis Walker's WW&F Musings book, comprising all of his newsletter articles that were titled "Two Foot Musings".
4  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: June 2017 Work Planning on: June 21, 2017, 01:23:18 PM
Anticipated work for this coming weekend:

* Material delivery: Deliver the rails, ties to end of track.
* Boxcar 67
* Stone delivery
5  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Museum Discussion / WW&F RPO on: June 21, 2017, 02:08:28 AM
Mike and I bushwacked two winters ago down the old overgrown road to the stream.  Basically it's in a deep valley, and seemed to dead end.  The Palace sits on the top of the bluff, with almost no way on our land to get down to the water easily.  I walked the northern property line and it drops off very suddenly. 

Mike has found one of our corners, on the other side of the stream. 
6  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: June 2017 Work Planning on: June 17, 2017, 10:03:24 PM
Work done on Saturday June 17:

* Archives: Linda wanted me to show her scanning after we had gotten some things scanned last week, so I did.
* Boxcar: Zack worked on the boards on the top of the boxcar.  No completed trucks yet.
* Fossell Washout fix prep: Mike got 1014 on the rails, then Fred loaded it with 4 rails and a bunch of ties.  Went looking for the right joint bars and found some but not all the ones we wanted.  Mike had to make a trip to the end to see what was needed for length and bolt spacings, then upon return drilled holes and cut off a small piece of rail on several.  Also needed two short pieces of rail to get up to the edge of the washout.  1014 is now on Bay 2 track ready to go north any time.
* Trains: Steam.  Local Mason's had their annual secret meeting at Alna Center, they went up on the 1:30 train, and a crew planned to get them at 6.

7  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: June 2017 Work Planning on: June 14, 2017, 11:57:07 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of June 17:

* Stone delivery: there's still lots of places that need stone delivered.
* Materials delivery: Mike needs ties and rail delivered for the culvert replacement project at end of track.
* Boxcar 67.  If the trucks go in, it can roll out.
* Bay 2 cleanup: only if 67 can roll out.
* Turntable treatment.
* Steam train this weekend.

Although not part of this weekend, on Monday evening at 7 for the Damariscotta Historical Society I will be presenting about the Museum.  The presentation is based on the one I gave at the Convention.
8  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: June 2017 Work Planning on: June 11, 2017, 01:05:42 AM
Work done on Saturday June 10:

* Stone delivery: a crew of Fred, Bryce, Bob, Erica, Megan, Jay and myself delivered stone to the mainline a bit south of MP 7.  We were joined later by Bill, Dave, and Dan.
* Boxcar 67: Zack worked on trim boards, some on the doors.  Jay worked on the guts (springs etc) of the trucks.  Trucks are nearly ready to be put under the car.
* Turntable treatment: Bob C worked on treatment.
* 3-phase generator: The other Bob did some work on the generator, I think to make it easier to start.
* Passenger train: The handicap access on Coach 8 got its first such use today, with Jane R getting wheeled into it.  Crew outnumbered passengers today.
* Board meeting was at 4 today.
9  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 Official Work Thread on: June 07, 2017, 10:56:46 PM
There's some sort of truck swap that will happen, or maybe it's just a wheel swap, or maybe wheels stay with cars and the truck bodies gets swapped.  We went over it at the last board meeting and I didn't really get what was going to happen.
10  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: June 2017 Work Planning on: June 07, 2017, 11:59:42 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of June 10-11:

* Stone delivery: deliver a load of stone to the mainline around MP 7, in the morning, leaving 8 AM (or earlier if possible).
* Boxcar 67
* Board meeting Saturday afternoon starting at 4:00.
11  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread on: June 04, 2017, 12:14:57 AM
Now we need to come up with a name for 1015.

Fred already came up with one, but it's not worthy of repeating.
12  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: June 2017 Work Planning on: June 03, 2017, 10:23:19 PM
Work done on Saturday June 3:

* Stone: About half of a flatcar of stone was delivered to about 90 feet of mainline near MP 7.  It would have been the whole flatcar but I had to get back to Sheepscot for a particular time.
* Car 1015: Mike got the last wheel set on, and after some more fettling rolled it outdoors.  After the last train it was moved to the West yard and the excavator was put on it.
* Earth works: Mike did some earth moving, dealing with the pile of gravel at the SE corner of the parking lot.  Its now much more level.
* Passenger train: Coach 8 got turned around yesterday, and was on the train today.  Diesel was turned halfway through the day.

There was probably a lot more going on but there was a lot I didn't see.
13  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / June 2017 Work Planning on: May 31, 2017, 11:57:31 AM
Anticipated work for weekend of June 3 & 4:

* Boxcar 67.
* Stone delivery to needy spots along the track.
* Car 1015 installation of other wheelset and final fettling.
14  General Topics / Moderator Announcements / Re: May 28 2017 Forum crash, and recovery on: May 31, 2017, 12:59:45 AM
Now I'm noticing that the main website will not load completely.  Most of the links still work, but all I have is a blue background and text.
Well that's interesting...and I can't get into the back end of the website to check.

I sent another email to our service folks.
15  General Topics / Moderator Announcements / Re: May 28 2017 Forum crash, and recovery on: May 30, 2017, 10:31:00 PM
The real thanks go to the service personnel at our website host site, TotalChoice Hosting (http://totalchoicehosting.com/.  All I did was write a ticket, they did all the work.  Of course getting to that point took a while of messages back and forth between Ed and I.  It was Ed's idea to restore the website from back up.
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