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Museum Discussion / 2009
« on: January 01, 2009, 10:04:02 PM »
Well 2009 is here. What does the board hope will be accomplished in the comming year. And please no wishful thinking by members, I want to know what the Board thinks can be completed.
Thanks,
 Mike Nix

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Museum Discussion / Bilboards/Advertising
« on: December 30, 2008, 11:57:08 PM »
Watch for the 100 foot high billboard coming soon....oh wait, we can't do that (Maine has an anti-billboard law).

We don't want to get people mad at us, but does that include trailers? Here in the midwest it's the semi trailer billboard. "but it's not a billboard, it's a trailer"
 Mike Nix

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Two Footers outside of the US / The movie Australia
« on: November 30, 2008, 04:08:08 PM »
I went to see the movie Australia last night. There is a cameo apperance by a 2 foot gauge locomotive. It's only for a couple of seconds in the background of the "Darwin" scenes, no good views but I did a little research and here's some links to info about the loco. It is an 0-6-0 Hudswell Clarke 1067 of 1914 "Homebush".
http://www.australiansteam.com/sugar/hc1067a.jpg
http://www.australiansteam.com/sugar/hc1067b.jpg
http://www.australiansteam.com/sugar.htm

The Darwin scenes were filmed in Bowen Australia, They laid track in the street just for the movie.
http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2007/05/01/2345_news.html

Mike Nix

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General Discussion / Inter library loan
« on: November 24, 2008, 11:46:37 PM »
We all would like to have access to every book on railroads that was ever printed, but none of us has the money to buy them all or the space to keep them. The answer to that is to use the inter library loan system. You can get just about any book to read for two weeks just for the cost of the postage to your local library. It is an inexpensive  way for all of us to increase our knowledge about the trains we like.
Of course we should buy our "keepers" from the museum.

I've used this system many times, especially for out of print books.

Mike Nix

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