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1  Other Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) / Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: B&SR 7 on: April 18, 2017, 03:55:42 AM
Progress update on #7 for those that don't follow the facebook page.

3 side sheets are done with threaded stays and the flexi-stays are 95% done. Half of the mud ring rivets went in today.

All that's left with the boiler itself is the throat sheet stays, the welded stays, the other half of the mud ring rivets, and welding on the steam dome collar. Once that all is done we can put tubes in and hydro the work.

Link to video of riveting from today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRgjk9naeAs
2  General Topics / General Discussion / Re: Settle Carlisle RR on: March 02, 2017, 06:44:52 AM
Most 4 cylinder engines (Like the GWR Saints, Castles and Kings) in the UK are paired and offset 90 degrees (180 inside R/L to outside L/R) to balance each other. Those run incredibly smooth and sound like the correct number of beats per revolution as opposed to the 3 cylinder designs.

"God's Wonderful Railway" (GWR) did everything in style.

"Great Way Round" if you ask the guys at the museums over there that specialize in the Southern Railway.
3  General Topics / General Discussion / Re: Settle Carlisle RR on: March 02, 2017, 04:28:08 AM
Note: Tornado is a four-cylinder engine, so its exhausts make it sound as if it is moving faster than it is.

Tornado's 3 cylinders offset 120 degrees, which is why she sounds so much faster for her big drivers.

Most 4 cylinder engines (Like the GWR Saints, Castles and Kings) in the UK are paired and offset 90 degrees (180 inside R/L to outside L/R) to balance each other. Those run incredibly smooth and sound like the correct number of beats per revolution as opposed to the 3 cylinder designs.
4  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Coach 8 - Official Work Thread on: February 16, 2017, 04:52:33 PM
I could be wrong, but I think only the regular Edaville engines have steam heat connections on them. I was actually considering hooking the line up on 3 last Saturday since we were running with coach 8 right behind the loco half the time.
5  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Museum Discussion / Re: Will the SR&RL #6 briefly run on the WW&F? on: January 31, 2017, 04:47:46 PM
Bill, you can now add the WW&F to the list of revenue runs for #3..
I swear I'd forget my head if it wasn't attached. I only spent the last two weekends running with you guys.
6  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Museum Discussion / Re: Will the SR&RL #6 briefly run on the WW&F? on: January 31, 2017, 04:54:38 AM
And if you really want to go all the way; you can get Bickford Transportation to take he up to Phillips for "old home days" and run her on home rails. i wonder how many locomotives have run on four railways?


There's a lot of engines that were run on at least 3 just in Maine service

3's been around the block (and the country for that matter).

Revenue service:
Monson
Edaville
Pleasure Island
Freedomland
Maine Narrow Gauge (GTR right of way)
Sandy River (P&R right of way)
WW&F

Non revenue operations:
Portland Termial (down Commercial St on snap track)
Monson
Billerica & Bedford
Long Beach (don't think was steamed in CA)
Various parades in Edaville times (sometimes steamed on the back of the flatbed)
7  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Museum Discussion / Re: Helper service with # 3 and # 9 on: January 18, 2017, 02:29:04 PM
Video uploaded by my mom who was on last weekend's trip of the 2nd runby with pusher service.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_3oY8EobsE&feature=youtu.be
8  Other Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) / Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: Monson #3 on: July 16, 2016, 03:26:14 AM
So if we ride behind it in Phillips, do we have to walk back, since you only have crews going forward?

Well.....at least it's not that long a walk back if you take the wood's shortcut........
9  Other Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) / Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: Monson #3 on: July 15, 2016, 10:39:00 PM
Monson #3, after a brief delay and being used in service 4th of July weekend in Portland, is back on the rails in Phillips.

She'll be running in service on SRRL trains tomorrow and as many open days as MNG can help provide crews for going forward this season.

10  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Museum Discussion / Re: Hand Spiking vs. Power Spiking on: April 19, 2016, 02:58:40 PM
I know it's only been a day, but I'm surprised that nobody's brought up building a 2 ft work train complete with spike puller, tie puller/inserter, and spike driver sections. Already have the setout crane and the tamper, so that and a flat of ties and you're half way there! *ducks behind barricade*

11  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread on: March 01, 2016, 10:00:43 PM
Will the wheels get tires to prevent wear? Or are they too small?

Wheels are never too small for tires, Mike. I know of at least one 1.5" scale live steamer that has steel tires on cast hubs, and those are 9" in diameter.
12  Other Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) / Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: Monson #3 on: February 16, 2016, 02:54:41 PM
Since 3 was all but ready to go in late October, it was agreed upon to take her down to Portland for inspection and shakedown runs. Once the engine's in Phillips it's difficult for most of our mechanical volunteers to make day trips to help with any sort of bugs, so the engine was broken back in running Polar trips.

The locomotive is going back to Phillips in May so that the SR&RL group will have her for their summer/fall season. The reason we didn't send it in January is the general lack of accessibility to the area until the ground can firm up in the spring.
13  Other Maine Narrow Gauges (Historic & Preserved) / Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: Monson #3 on: February 11, 2016, 08:09:06 PM
For anybody that doesn't follow the MNG or the B&SR restoration pages on facebook, Monson #3 will be running school vacation trips next week on the regular schedule.

Trains will run every hour on the hour from 10-3 Sat 2/13 through Sun 2/21 (excluding Thursday).

Come out and see some winter steam!
14  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd. on: August 26, 2015, 06:40:48 PM
Probably Pittsburgh lump if the sizer was 2x6.

Hopefully it doesn't end up looking like this in about 2 months.


(Photo by Hansel)

We had a lot of problems with iron in our PA coal about 5 years ago. Burned great, but smoked like heck and sometimes left a few problems when it came to cleaning out the fire. Great coal if you're not worried about smoke, though.
15  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd. on: August 26, 2015, 01:45:17 PM
Looks like a run of the mine load like they get up at Conway. Where'd this load get sourced from and what type (Pocahontas, Pennsylvania, etc) is it?
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