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Work and Events / Wheel Progress was made today at the WW&F...
« on: February 23, 2021, 06:39:25 PM »
Photos by Jason Lamontagne...

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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: February 22, 2021, 11:25:47 AM »
Another 5-Star Review on Google:
Awesome family adventure. Friendly, helpful staff, wonderful rides, beautiful scenery and a great deal for 2 hours.

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US Two Footers / Re: C&NW 2 foot gauge
« on: February 21, 2021, 10:51:12 PM »
And so I did!
The topics are now merged together and consolidated in the US 2ftr section of the forum.

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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:50:49 PM »
"Best Day Ever!"
Our new friends who produced the "Winter Caboose Adventure" video had such a great time, they came back for the last run of "Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm".
Watch their video at:
https://youtu.be/ccu3qd1zJNU

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US Two Footers / Re: C&NW 2 foot gauge
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:24:16 PM »
I'm fairly certain it was not used in common carrier service. Maybe it was within a tie treatment plant or similar railroad-owned industry?

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Museum Discussion / Re: A letter of encouragement
« on: February 20, 2021, 10:04:03 PM »
From Yelp, 2/7/2021:
"Great time ! We did a steam train ride and a sleigh ride in the same excursion! WOW. I was in heaven."
5/5 stars.

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IIRC, we have considered rail delivery by rail. One issue was that we would have to get the rail out of the gondola(s) somehow. Since then, Wiscasset has (I think) lost its siding. So trucking becomes a much more feasible delivery mechanism.

How much rail?  I think the consensus is not so much how much do we need, but rather how much are we willing to pay. If we can get a fair quantity of 60# rail cheap for "someday", then I suspect we would take that opportunity. Yet we wouldn't pay market price right now, since there is no immediate need for the rail.

That said, 5-10 miles of (additional) track would probably cover the logical extent of the railroad within any of our lifetimes - if such extensions were to be adopted as official projects.

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Volunteers / Re: February Work Reports 2021
« on: February 19, 2021, 10:28:00 AM »
We have had a few cancellations for tomorrow's trains. Anyone looking for tickets should grab them at: www.wwfry.org/tickets

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Volunteers / Re: February Work Reports 2021
« on: February 17, 2021, 03:44:33 PM »
Nancy Weeks will be cooking lunch this week - meatball subs!

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Volunteers / Re: February Work Reports 2021
« on: February 17, 2021, 09:54:14 AM »
Anticipated Operations for Saturday, Feb 20th.
These will be the last public operations of the WW&F Railway until April 3, 2021:
8:00am: x52 Plow Train - GENERAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED
10:30am: Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm (SOLD OUT) & Winter Caboose Adventure (AVAILABLE*)
12:00pm: Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm (SOLD OUT) & Winter Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT)
1:30pm: Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm (SOLD OUT) & Winter Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT)
3:00pm: Winter Caboose Adventure (SOLD OUT) (& S&S pickup)
*As of Wednesday Morning 2/17/2021

Extra assistance is always appreciated - contact crewcaller@traincrew.wwfry.org to sign up, or learn how to be qualified.
A qualified brakeman is needed to run the public trains on 2/20.

All trains are limited to 36 passengers and all tickets must be purchased in advance.
All passengers and crew must adhere to the COVID-19 Policy published at www.wwfry.org/covid
Visit www.wwfry.org/tickets to buy tickets.

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Work and Events / MOVED: Old Drill Press Disposition
« on: February 15, 2021, 09:05:22 AM »
The discussion regarding the proposed disposition of an antique drill press has been moved to Museum Discussion - MEMBERS ONLY.
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php?topic=3929.0

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Volunteers / Re: February Work Reports 2021
« on: February 14, 2021, 02:24:18 PM »
Any volunteer activities planned for tomorrow, 2/15/2021, President's Day?

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Museum Discussion / Re: BUY/DONATE STUFF the WW&F NEEDS on AMAZON!!
« on: February 12, 2021, 10:15:28 PM »
If someone wants to pay NO tax on their donated goods, feel free to ship it to me in New Hampshire (PM me for address) and I will deliver it to Sheepscot.

Live Free or Die! (at least for now, until I move to Maine.)

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Museum Discussion / Re: BUY/DONATE STUFF the WW&F NEEDS on AMAZON!!
« on: February 12, 2021, 03:14:56 PM »
Use "97 Cross Road, Alna, ME 04535" address for Amazon donations.

THANKS!!

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: February 11, 2021, 08:07:22 AM »
Build 11 – February Update

It’s been a quiet month since our last report, but things are happening to move the project along. In the first month of the 2021 FundRazr for No. 11, we are just shy of $3,000. So now we need a little more than $47,000 to reach our goal. We aren’t shy — we’re asking for donations! If we are to make this happen, we need donations large and small.

Pictured here are two 3-D renderings of the frame components of No. 11, provided by Dave Roche.




Just the other day, the first 10 replica builder’s plates were packaged up and mailed out to the folks who have contributed $1,100 or more. We still have six more plates on hand, and of course we can always get more made. If you’d like to have one, send us your donation of $1,100 (or more) in one check or online contribution and we’ll get one out to you.




WW&F member Russ Nelson has come up with another premium idea. He is offering a 5-inch diameter plastic resin replica of WW&F No. 7’s builder’s plate produced on his 3-D printer to the next 110 people who contribute $110 to the build 11 Project. Select this "perk" at build11.wwfry.org and Russ will make one for you and send it to you.




In other news, the radial drill press and the new to us Lodge & Shipley lathe are scheduled to be positioned in the shop this week. We have to wait a bit to use either machine until our electrician can come by to wire them in to the shop’s electrical system. The three-phase generator has finally had its new water pump installed, so it’s ready to go.

The engineering team has been reviewing the final quote for the patterns for the cylinder half-saddles, and as long as everything adds up, a purchase order is to be issued in the next few days. We are also ordering steel from two vendors. From one, we will receive various shapes and sections cut to order, while the other vendor will provide stock in standard profiles and lengths for us to cut to fit as needed. This steel purchase provides all the stock material necessary to complete the first three phases of the Build 11 project!

Finally, the main frames for No. 11 have been placed in the cradle to give us more floor space in the container. (shown here.)


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