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Museum Discussion / Illinois Railway Museum visits WW&F
« on: July 08, 2015, 12:30:04 AM »
Read Randall Hicks blog posting at:
http://www.hickscarworks.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-narrowest-of-narrow-gauges.html

Link contributed by Dwight Winkley.

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Auction in Portsmouth, NH on Sat.:
http://www.jwauctionco.com/railroad.htm
http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionview.cgi?lid=2405339
http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/photopanel.cgi?listingid=2405339&category=0&zip=&kwd=

Several lots of photos from WW&F and other narrow gauge lines. One 1930 WW&F timetable, one WW&F pass. Maybe more stuff - there are a lot of group lots. Various MNG books, etc.

I have no connection with the auction - just bringing it to the attention of the museum and its members.

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General Discussion / Railroad Podcast
« on: April 16, 2015, 07:00:36 PM »
Hi All,

I stumbled upon a "podcast" specifically for railroad enthusiasts. If you are not familiar with podcasts, they are usually "radio-style" shows that are pre-recorded and available for download via the Internet to your phone, computer, iPod, etc. Some podcasts are professionally done (usually extensions of popular radio programs) others are amature.

http://theroundhousepodcast.com/
This podcast is produced by an amature, but exceptionally well done. While there has not been any narrow gauge (or WW&F) coverage, yet, it is a good resource for the general rail enthusiast.

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / History Channel visits WW&F
« on: April 01, 2015, 05:48:34 PM »
Earlier today, a crew from the History Channel stopped by to film a segment on the WW&F. Tony Bennett and Chris “Codfish” Codwell recently answered an ad in Uncle Henry’s for a pile of “train parts”. It turns out that the cast of “Down East Dickering” had found the bell, whistle, and other assorted hardware salvaged from WW&F #8 in a barn in Whitefield.

However, they got more than they bahgained for.

Fortunately for us, our own dickerers,  Fred and Zach were on hand to handle the negotiations. When they started, Tony and Codfish had their sights set on a trade for the Terraloader tractor at Alna Center. Apparently, Tony and Codfish had a client that needed a front end loader for pushing around some broken down cars in his front lawn. However, Fred and Zach handled everything, and Tony and Codfish settled for an even trade for a bucket of used nails and an empty burlap sack.

Fred and Zach are set to star in next season of “Down East Dickering.” Meanwhile, the bell, whistle, and related hardware has been inspected by Jason, and safely stored in “Alice’s Closet.”

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General Discussion / Lou Sassi's Sandy River
« on: January 16, 2015, 11:33:30 PM »
Carl Soderstrom suggested that I post this link to the Model Railroader web site of a video showing a model SR&RL.
Check it out.

While we do not usually have much modeling discussion on this forum, this layout is exceptional.

Note: It appears that you need to "register" to see the video. They claim registration is free. I have a Trains subscription (and a Trains account) so the video pops up automatically for me - others may not.

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Moderator Announcements / Time Reset
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:29:37 PM »
Hi All,

During the forum/web outage of 10/18/2014 it appears that something happened to the time settings on all accounts. If you look at the date/time in the upper right hand corner of the forum window, you may notice that it is not correct.

If you want to correct this, click on the "Profile" link near the top of the window (in Home | Help | Search | Profile | My Messages | Chat | Logout)

Then on the left side, under Modify Profile, click Look and Layout Preferences.

Finally set the Time Offset. For most of us using Eastern Time, change it from 0 to -4. Or click (auto detect).

Thanks,

-Ed

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General Discussion / Trains on CNN
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:53:50 PM »
http://ireport.cnn.com/topics/1173601/viewed/all#stories

CNN is currently running a series on "The Romance of Trains" from reader submissions. Maybe one of our WW&F Photojournalists could enter something. Free publicity?

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General Discussion / Period Clothing
« on: September 10, 2014, 09:24:48 PM »
I have received a number of comments regarding the outfit I wore at the annual picnic (and one week that followed.) As with all good 19th-century heritage items, they can be ordered in the 21st century on the Internet.

Here is the shop I think I got my particular shirt/pants combination from:
http://www.westernemporium.com/western.php
Specifically:
http://www.westernemporium.com/store/oldwest_shirts.php?&type=Work%20Shirts
http://www.westernemporium.com/store/oldwest_trousers.php?&color=Black

I will say that the first shirt that arrived was not what I was expecting, and they exchanged it without any hassle.


They have a companion web site for more formal apparel:
http://www.gentlemansemporium.com/gentlemans.php

Other web sites I found (but have not ordered from) include:
http://www.premierclothing.com/Extra/21-home-page/
and
http://recollections.biz/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=R&Category_Code=Mens

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / A most EVIL engine...
« on: July 29, 2014, 01:22:14 AM »
"There's an insidious force barreling down the tracks toward children everywhere, threatening to turn toddlers into colonizing racists, according to a British blogger who is warning parents everywhere of the dangers of ... Thomas the Tank Engine."
See:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/28/off-track-british-blogger-sees-world-ills-in-thomas-tank-engine/
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/22/thomas-the-tank-engine-children-parents

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Museum Discussion / MOVED: WW&F Museum and Railway Interpretation
« on: April 30, 2014, 03:28:25 PM »
The discussion of the Museum Interpretation, visitor center, etc. has been moved to Museum Discussion - MEMBERS ONLY.

If you are a museum member, and can not access the topic, please send a message to Ed Lecuyer.

http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php?topic=2250.0

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General Discussion / Loco in So. Casco, ME
« on: March 18, 2014, 11:18:01 PM »
http://www.normsoscale.com/
Google Maps Street View

What is this "locomotive?" displayed in front of a hobby shop in So. Casco?

Looks like a real boiler (maybe from a traction engine.) Pilot is bogus, and I have my doubts about the cylinders.



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US Two Footers / Tallulah Falls Railroad Museum
« on: November 29, 2013, 02:05:07 PM »
Small 2' RR museum in Georgia that I had not heard of previously. Looks to use Maine-Inspired equipment, including a nicely built "steam outline" Forney.

http://tallulahfallsrailroad.wikispaces.com/TALLULAH+FALLS+R.R.+MUSEUM
http://tallulahfallsrailroadmuseum.webstarts.com/index.html
http://youtu.be/o2s34bRDL30
http://youtu.be/-y6V2oDfyEY

Reminds me of photos I've seen of the early days of the Sandy River RR museum in Phillips.

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Museum Discussion / Help The WW&F Whilst You Shop
« on: November 25, 2013, 01:09:58 AM »
With the Christmas shopping season here, I'd like to remind everyone about an easy way to help the WW&F.

If you do ANY online shopping, please use one of the following "portals"
http://www.igive.com
http://www.goodshop.com
http://www.shopformuseums.com

Basically you create a free account at any of these sites. Specify the Wiscasset Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum as your charity of choice. Then click on the links on those sites to launch into your favorite online stores. Amazon, Staples, AbeBooks and thousands of other sites are available. Not all shopping sites are listed on all three of the portals, so check all of them out before giving up.

Since we've started doing this a few years ago, we've raised hundreds of dollars for the WW&F - and that has been with just a few participants.

Its free, easy, and there is absolutely no catch. Some sites offer "search bars" to make it easier. I've never tried them and I don't generally recommend random browser plug ins. All you have to do is launch your favorite shopping site from one of these portals, and the WW&F gets a commission check based on your purchase. A couple of bucks here and there don't seem like a lot - but they really have added up over time.

Thankful for all my friends at the WW&F,

-Ed

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Volunteers / Amherst 2014
« on: October 23, 2013, 01:14:10 AM »
Hi All,

Who is *definitely* going to the Amherst show in 2014? I need two volunteers who can represent the WW&F if the Amherst Railway Society should decide to grant us an award.

Please PM me or email ed@spongeawareness.com

Thanks,

-Ed

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Other Narrow Gauge / Colorado RR Museum News
« on: August 20, 2013, 01:12:01 AM »
Ira asked me to share this video:
http://youtu.be/b3XBdoVBiK8

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