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1  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: June 22, 2017, 11:13:44 PM
Have a look today for updates on a number of projects plus a view of what Summer in Alna is like.
2  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: June 19, 2017, 01:48:33 PM
The Sunday evening post features a video of Alan Downey and Rick Sisson operating the flanging machine as they work on #10's firebox plate.
3  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: June 12, 2017, 03:33:09 AM
Check fb tonight for a look at the Miller School charter from last Friday as well as photo updates on the progress with boxcar #67.
4  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: June 2017 Work Planning on: June 08, 2017, 10:17:47 AM
Also this week -

* Boxcar #67 - The inside of the second door was prime coated and the east side number painted with white gloss.

* Coach #8 - Randy made a keeper block for the door frame. It, along with the latch that Eric made was installed yesterday.  Iron parts were painted.  The wood parts will be varnished today so the car will be ready for tomorrow's charter.
5  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: June 05, 2017, 05:29:52 PM
Our Sunday news post is about a special charter last Friday for the MacBain family who donated to the 21 Campaign.  It was nice hosting them, touring, switching and running trains on a relaxed schedule.  The news photos include coach #8 being turned so the rolling door in on the east side.  It's the first time a coach has been on the turntable.
6  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread on: June 03, 2017, 11:37:39 PM
This was only a test for loading/unloading. No tie downs, etc. because the car didn't move with the load.  The excavator was driven off the car right after the photos were taken.
7  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: June 2017 Work Planning on: June 03, 2017, 10:55:12 PM
* Coach 8 - The side door skid plate was cleaned and primed to cover the bare metal since the car sits out on Saturday night.  Earlier, inside trim work was done so the rolling door would travel better.  Thanks to Bill Reidy the car got washed and cleaned off this morning.

* Boxcar #67 - More sorting of old iron parts brought the other door roller wheel which was installed back in the original roller.  This gives us one complete set to hang a door.  Zack measured the rollers and began work on the roller/track box on the west side of the car. 
8  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: June 2017 Work Planning on: June 03, 2017, 12:13:40 AM
Work done Friday, June 2nd -

* McBane charter - Members of the McBane family donated $2,100 towards the 21 Campaign a while back and today was their day to enjoy the railroad.  Family members arrived at 9:00 am and watched #9 being steamed up.  Later activities included riding the handcar and photographing the crew switching cars.  Two train rides were offered.  The morning trip was a passenger extra to ToM and after lunch was a freight run.  Most of them got cab rides and they had a great time.  It was nice hosting them and we appreciate their support of the museum.

* Coach #8 - The wall was repaired and painted in the corner where the bench seats were torn out.

* Shop - More clean up of bay 2 in preparation of the concrete floor work next month.
9  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: May 2017 Work Planning on: May 31, 2017, 11:46:55 AM
The Sunday post on facebook has some of the news -

* Equipment car 1015 - A drawbar plate was added and the first wheelset was installed on the south end.  The other wheelset is under the car but not yet set in the bearings.

* Boxcar #67 - Zack built the second door and the screw holes have been filled on the first door.  Primer paint will be done this week.

* Coach #8 - Randy set the side door on rollers and tested the open/close travel.  The door hangers and track were painted.  Measurements were taken to install the guide rail on the floor. (This has now been installed and tested)

* Track - Joe walked the mainline and marked ties for replacement.  A load of stone was taken to ToM and spread on the mill spur.

* Freight car trucks -Jay got one truck ready to swap with ML&M in exchange for the correct truck for #67 so the car will have a matched set. (The exchange was yesterday).

* Visitors - Combined totals from Saturday and Sunday were about 110.

 
10  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Work and Events / Re: Equipment Car 1015 - Official Work Thread on: May 30, 2017, 09:33:41 PM
Actually I asked about hauling the truck if it would fit on the trailer, now I know the answer.  Thanks Mike.
11  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: May 30, 2017, 01:38:07 AM
The Sunday evening post is a Memorial Day weekend photo album with a couple of news photos at the end.
12  WW&F Railway Museum Discussion / Volunteers / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook on: May 25, 2017, 07:19:19 PM
Today's post has updates on projects:

* Boxcar #67

* Equipment car #1015

* Coach #8

* Monson #3

As well as a view of our nice new culverts.
13  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!
 
14  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.
15  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.
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