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1  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 24, 2017, 12:11:04 PM
Anticipated work for weekend of May 27: the first full weekend of our summer season.  Steam!

* Stone: If we have taken delivery of any stone, we should spread some of it out by MP 7, and anywhere else the weekday crew want to work.
* 1015: Wheel installation, maybe?
* Boxcar 67
* Rules review and training trip
2  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 23, 2017, 06:43:14 PM
It worked after I refreshed the page.
3  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 23, 2017, 04:42:30 PM
I tried fixing the link but it didn't work.  There's an issue on Photobucket's end.

If you go to Mike's photobucket account you can see a thumbnail of the photo.  I'll wait for Mike's permission before I do that directly.
4  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 21, 2017, 01:25:00 AM
Work done on Saturday May 20:

* Boxcar 67: The exterior wall sheathing is done, and interior woodwork below the belt rail.
* Equipment work car 1015: As of 3 when I left, most of the boards were on.  I expect they all were put on.  No thanks to the drill bits which kept giving out on the hard steel.  We kept playing musical drill bits.  And kept sending Fred to Ames Supply.
* Passenger trains: I ran the first "second class" train since the new timetable went into effect, using the railcar.

Unfortunately there was no stone that had been delivered, so we were unable to put out any.
5  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 17, 2017, 11:57:08 AM
Anticipated work for Saturday May 20:

* Boxcar 67
* Equipment car 1015
* Flatcar 118
* Branch/debris clearing on the side of the ROW.
6  General Topics / General Discussion / Re: Government Surplus on: May 15, 2017, 03:06:50 PM
Also remember that we don't typically have much money lying around that isn't assigned to a specific project.  We do have an "opportunities fund" but it usually doesn't have a lot in it.  So plenty of notice is good (months), or finding out about it while the Annual Fund drive is going on (when we're much more likely to have "spare money") is better.  Best of all would be to have it show up as part of the goals for the Annual Fund drive, which usually gets identified in July.
7  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Flatcar 118 repairs on: May 15, 2017, 01:09:45 AM
Are the coupler styles the same between #118 and the coaches?
Alas, no.  The equipment that was at Alice Ramsdells (flatcar and boxcar) have under-style coupling hooks (the caboose does too).  Coaches and all remaining equipment have pins that get pulled from the top.

My personal preference is the hooks from underneath.  It's much easier to disconnect, it seems we rarely have trouble with them when coupling.
8  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 13, 2017, 11:03:25 PM
Work done on Saturday May 13:

* At Friday night's board meeting we officially moved our meetings to second Saturdays starting at 4.  This way several of the non-retired folk that travel a ways will be able to make meetings easier.
* Equipment car 1015: More yellow paint.  Mostly all painted with the first coat.  Plus Mike did some welding on it first.  Meanwhile Fred supervised the cutting of some pipe for sleeves for the wheels.
* Boxcar 67: Zack mostly finished the interior boards that go in below the belt rail.
* Jason was researching and printing out the needed DEP applications.
9  Other Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) / Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Return of the Rails...Again! on: May 13, 2017, 02:29:55 AM
Historic two footer location, for starters.  The original idea was to re-establish the Bridgton yard, which is now occupied by a former school.  A ride might be a little difficult to get going because of encroachments, but once you got beyond that I think there were definite possibilities.
10  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Museum Discussion / Re: Trains for August 1983 on: May 13, 2017, 01:27:25 AM
According to my records, Mr. Rickershauser is not a WW&F member.  Perhaps, Ira, you should persuade him!

I'm pretty sure we have the article in the Archives.
11  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: Captions Needed... on: May 10, 2017, 07:25:05 PM
It didn't collapse on me!
12  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 10, 2017, 11:59:41 AM
Anticipated work for Saturday May 13:

* Boxcar 67
* Transporter 1015
* Last week, Fred talked about going up line to clean up fallen limbs from alongside the track.  Maybe we should do that this week.

Oh, and there's a board meeting Friday evening.
13  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 07, 2017, 12:27:32 AM
Work done on Saturday May 6:

* Boxcar 67: more painting, some lumber work.
* Equipment car 1015: The underside (facing upward) was painted yellow, then the car was flipped right side up and placed on blocks in anticipation of wheels.  Mike took a few pictures for Paul.
* Annual Meeting at 2 at the Alna Meeting House.  No drama.
14  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / May 2017 Work Planning on: May 03, 2017, 01:20:16 PM
Anticipated work for Saturday May 6:

* Annual Meeting.  Annual meeting is in the Alna Meeting house.  I think the time is 2 PM but don't take my word for that.
* Boxcar 67
* Start of regular public train service.
15  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Flat Car 1014 - Official Work Thread on: April 27, 2017, 11:55:16 AM
So why haven't you put 2-foot spaced grooves in your shop floor yet?
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