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Messages - Ed Lecuyer

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The "official" thread for the hopper does include the blueprints:
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,2705.0.html
(thanks for reminding me of that thread.)

Let's please engage in hopper-specific discussions there, and keep this thread for mechanization in general.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: November 07, 2017, 02:07:53 PM »
Oh, what have I done...

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: November 07, 2017, 03:04:12 AM »
Down to six...
Both of boxed pony bridges that were in Quebec are now gone.

Covered Bridge 61-02-P01 partially collapsed in 2010.

Covered Bridge 61-02-P11 collapsed in 2012 and has been carried away by a flood.

For the sake of clarity (now that I understand the difference) there were two styles of trusses employed in a Boxed Pony bridge: Howe and Town Lattice. In North America, there are only five Howe Boxed Pony bridges and just one remaining Town Lattice Pony bridge (Livermore Bridge, spanning Blood Brook at Russell Hill Road in Wilton, NH.)

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I do not have an issue sharing the map with a wider audience. In fact, it will be part of today's "Bridge Story" Episode.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Map of WW&F Museum
« on: November 05, 2017, 04:44:42 PM »
Here is a (fairly) clear map of the WW&F Mountain Extension:




To clarify:
The Mountain Extension is broken up into seven "Sections." These sections match zones that require specific permitting. Some Sections require no permits, others (such as Sections 3 and 6) are more complex and require the cooperation and approval of several agencies.

There are 17 specific "Locations" that require work. Some Sections contain several Locations, others Sections consist of only one Location. As of October 2017, all ROW work at Section 1 (Locations 1, 2, & 3) is complete; the end of track is Location 1. For the record, the coordinates of the End of Track are: 044.097636o N x 069.623382o W.

Major contour lines are at 10' intervals, minor ones (dotted) are at 2'. This really makes the flat land at Top of the Mountain for our future mills really stand out. (Contour lines are omitted outside of the work zone.) The "Top of the Mountain" dot indicates the location of the former cart road crossing.

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At long last, here is a (fairly) clear map of each section and location needing work on the WW&F Mountain Extension




To clarify:
The Mountain Extension is broken up into seven "Sections." These sections match zones that require specific permitting. Some Sections require no permits, others (such as Sections 3 and 6) are more complex and require the cooperation and approval of several agencies.

There are 17 specific "Locations" that require work. Some Sections contain several Locations, others Sections consist of only one Location. As of October 2017, all ROW work at Section 1 (Locations 1, 2, & 3) is complete; the end of track is Location 1.

Major contour lines are at 10' intervals, minor ones (dotted) are at 2'. This really makes the flat land at Top of the Mountain for our future mills really stand out. (Contour lines are omitted outside of the work zone.) The "Top of the Mountain" dot indicates the location of the former cart road crossing.

A printed version of this map will be posted in the Percival House for further inspection.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: November 04, 2017, 11:13:52 PM »
Page 10 of the Summer 2015 NSPCB Newsletter indicates that the Moose Brook Bridge has already been treated with fire retardant.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: November 04, 2017, 09:02:46 PM »
And then, there were seven...

I've been doing some research for grant applications to help fund the bridge project. We've consistently used the language adopted by the 2009 Historic American Engineering Record report that states that the "Moose Brook Bridge is one of eight boxed pony truss bridges remaining in North America."

I have since discovered that one of the two bridges of this design in Quebec, Covered Bridge # 61-02-P1 Pont Blanc over Deception Creek, burned and collapsed sometime before November 2016. FWIW, I also found a picture of the other Quebec bridge - and it is in very poor condition.

This gives us all the more reason to preserve this important bridge.

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Museum Discussion / Re: MNG in need of car roofers
« on: November 04, 2017, 02:54:26 PM »
Here's the official release by our friends in Portland:
https://www.mainenarrowgauge.org/weekend-storm-damages-several-cars/

It appears they are looking to partner with SRRL in Phillips to store and repair coach 19.

While it would be a good idea for us to offer our coach 8 or Boothbay's coach-soon-to-be-back-as-a-baggage-car 11, both will be needed for our two weekends of Victorian Christmas.

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Original Railway / Re: "standard" font(s) used by WW&F on publications
« on: October 28, 2017, 01:39:32 AM »
I'm not sure if Bill would appreciate being referred to as Old Face...

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Volunteers / Re: October 2017 Work Planning
« on: October 27, 2017, 12:43:07 AM »
They are too rare.

Then you need to cook them more.

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Work and Events / Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« on: October 27, 2017, 12:42:22 AM »
A capable cast for the coupler caper.

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« on: October 26, 2017, 05:41:31 PM »
Hear, hear! Yes, the amount of "behind the scenes" work that has been transpiring over the last few weeks (with Jason at the charge) has been nearly staggering. Another reason to be proud of our organization.

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Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F YouTube Channel
« on: October 26, 2017, 01:58:32 AM »
Yes, but not anymore... now we have 120. (And with the goal met, we have the custom URL: https://www.youtube.com/c/WWFRailway )

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