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1  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: May 23, 2017, 02:02:38 AM
The Sunday blub advertises that steam will be running this Saturday and Sunday for Memorial Day weekend. Please [LIKE] and share.  Check out the nice B&W photo too!
 
2  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 23, 2017, 02:00:21 AM
Yep, and the driver just got a tour of the shop.
3  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 21, 2017, 03:23:42 AM
Also from Saturday:

* Model AA truck - The truck was fired up (it always starts) the engine warmed up and the oil changed.  Other things, radiator, etc. were checked so the truck will be ready for service this Summer.

* Storage container - More work was done on the access road with some material added and grade work done.

* Car barn - More paint was ordered since we went through 5 gallons during the week.  The building will take another 10 gallons or so.
4  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: May 20, 2017, 12:23:59 PM
Hi Joe,

Good idea. We have thought of doing an "ad" to promote steam operations for Memorial Day weekend, just have not decided on what to post.  Thursday is usually a news post so we may do it as a news piece.

Thanks!
5  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: May 19, 2017, 12:41:16 AM
Check today's post for updates on:

* Engines #3 and #9

* Boxcar #67

* Flatcar #118

* Equipment flatcar #1015

* Car barn

It's been a very busy week.
6  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: May 14, 2017, 06:37:04 PM
Tune in today to see where part of the fb team went yesterday.  Hint: think "rock pile".
7  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: May 11, 2017, 07:21:18 PM
The Thursday post compares news from the early 20th century with similar news from 2017. 

Other facebook news: We now have over 4,300 people following our page.
8  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: Captions Needed... on: May 10, 2017, 08:10:14 PM
Hold my beer ...
9  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: May 08, 2017, 12:32:15 PM
The Sunday post is a classic view from the B&SR showing our coach #3 in the consist.
10  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: May 05, 2017, 12:13:06 AM
The Thursday post is part 2 of the photo essay on the SWW.  We covered some of the smaller projects this time with a surprise at the end.
11  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread on: May 03, 2017, 02:27:17 PM
Car is in primer and the paint stops below the top because a shadow board will be installed.  Interior gets sheathing up to the belt rail, no paint.
12  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: May 01, 2017, 02:03:13 AM
Check fb tonight for the first part of the photo essay on the Spring Work Weekend.  So many things were accomplished that we're covering the event in two parts.
13  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: April 2017 Work Planning on: April 30, 2017, 11:14:09 PM
Spring Work Weekend - Day 4, Sunday, April 30th.

* Track - A bit more work was done at ToM in the morning and then ties from M.P. 7 were brought back to Sheepscot.  After lunch the crew went to work rebuilding the south end of the Woods track.  The end of track was moved west to relieve the 20 degree curve that the old (temporary) alignment had.  More work needs to be done but the track is once again connected to the north yard.

* Boxcar #67 - Linseed oil was applied to the frame members and most of the "stuff" inside the car was cleaned out.  Marcel and Galo worked on the old door rollers to get information of how we can repair or replicate them.  There's only one set (for one door) and one of the wheels is missing from that set so we need good rollers before we can proceed with the side door project.  More work was done on the new wooden truck members.  

* Flatcar #118 - The rotten end sills were removed and rot was found in the draft gear pocket as well so more hardwood pieces are needed.  The 118 is the first car rebuilt by the museum in 1991 and it was in good shape until it started sitting outside.  Makes a good case for inside storage.

* Volunteers - 50 people signed the book.    

* Some people who helped in a big way: (1) Our friends from MNG who fired up and ran #3 for us all weekend including today.  (2) Dean Copelend who brought his Bobcat loader from MA.  Dean and his machine loaded stone at AC and moved a number of large things at Sheepscot, the last job being relocating sections of the Woods track so the track crew got more work done. Dean also brought oak beams from his mill for new end sills on #118.  (3) Nancy Weeks set up her own outdoor kitchen, made 3 meals a day on Friday and Saturday and gave us great chow all weekend.  We don't think she ever sat down.  Thank you Nancy and many thanks to everyone who helped whether for a few hours or all 4 days.  Much was accomplished and we have an even better railroad to be proud of.
14  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: April 2017 Work Planning on: April 30, 2017, 01:20:08 AM
Spring Work Weekend - Day 3, Saturday, April 29th.

* Track - The section north of ToM received the rest of the ballast, was jacked and then partially tamped (some by hand because Big Joe had a problem).

* Boxcar #67 - The roof sheathing was applied and most of the car painted in primer.

* Equipment flatcar - Mike removed the front tongue and did more welding to the frame.

* New equipment - Mike delivered the brand new steel push car direct from ROWMOW Mfg.  

* Alna Center platform - A crew fixed the frost heave so the platform is level again.

* Archives - A collection of Edaville items from the 1960's was donated.

* Locomotives - Engines #3, #9, #52 and the Brookville all saw service today.  Our friends from MNG used #3 for the shuttle train: Sheepscot - Alna Center and for our after dinner excursion to ToM.  Having #3 and the folks from MNG at Sheepscot has been a big help with train handling this weekend.

* Combine #8 - Randy, Marcel and Galo did some figuring on how to install the combine door. The project will continue after the SWW.

* Meals - Nancy Weeks tried something new this year, offering breakfast to early arriving volunteers.  It was well received.  She, along with some of our dedicated kitchen crew made a wonderful lunch and dinner as well.

* Training - Jason held a rules review and went through the revised Employee Timetable #12.  Awards were given out for the top volunteers from 2016.  

* There were a few other small projects under way that will be noted later.

* Volunteers - 82 people signed the book.  It was a very productive day.
15  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: April 2017 Work Planning on: April 28, 2017, 11:04:06 PM
Spring Work Weekend - Day 2, Friday, April 28th.  Good number of volunteers on hand.

* Track - Stone was put out on the line going down the mountain.

* Boilers - #10's boiler shell got attention on the edges that mate.

* 67 - The north end sheathing was applied and most of the west side was covered as well until we ran out of lumber. Screw holes were filled and the knots binzed over.  The crew also started installing roof sheathing.  More wooden truck parts were made and the iron parts organized.

* Big Joe - Repairs were made to the tamping equipment.

* Sheepscot station platform - The low spot at the north end was lifted and the high spot at the south end was lowered.  The platform now has a nice straight floor.

* Meals - Nancy Weeks made a wonderful lunch and super.  

* Archives - Bernie worked on the computer system.  

* Equipment flatcar - More machine work was done on the first wheelset.

* Locomotives - Engine #3 and #9 were in steam, #9 hauled stone down the mountain and #3 served as the shuttle engine running people and supplies between the work zone and Sheepscot.

* Volunteers - 52 people signed the book.
  
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