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Museum Discussion / Re: Switch lanterns on high mast switches
« Last post by James Patten on November 28, 2020, 08:34:25 PM »
Oh good, I'll be able to recharge my phone in 52.  Can't do that in 9.
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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on November 28, 2020, 08:29:38 PM »
Marcel has been carefully removing the siding, making his restoration plan.

A shot of the framing, where the angle brace was cut to form the opening of the window.



This brace that goes to the corner is very solid. He will not know until the roof is lifted how good the tennon is on the bottom of it.



What I find interesting are these brackets. They are on one side of the car only. I think they were for a ramp, and were added when the windows were cut in. Possibly the ramp was only needed on one side. Time to dig out a book and look..





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Museum Discussion / Re: Switch lanterns on high mast switches
« Last post by John McNamara on November 28, 2020, 08:16:35 PM »
I would like to redesign the panel to include a fused cigarette lighter outlet - not for a cigarette lighter, but rather for the numerous automotive goodies that are designed to plug into a cigarette lighter outlet.
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General Discussion / Re: THREE YEARS AGO PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE
« Last post by John Kokas on November 28, 2020, 08:11:24 PM »
As I was reading my newsletter I always make a point of checking the section:  30 years ago -      20 years ago -     10 years ago -

This year it begins to mean much more to me as this is my 10th anniversary.  And those accomplishments of 10 years ago are just as fresh in my mind as if it was yesterday.  But my o' my - how far we have come from those days.  I wonder will it seem like yesterday on my 30th anniversary?  I hope so ..............
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General Discussion / Re: THREE YEARS AGO PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE
« Last post by Mike Fox on November 28, 2020, 08:04:51 PM »
Thanks for the reminder Alain. We have been very busy. It is amazing what we accomplish some years..
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on November 28, 2020, 07:48:59 PM »


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Work and Events / Re: Electric Building - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on November 28, 2020, 07:47:16 PM »
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Volunteers / Re: November 2020 Work Reports
« Last post by Joshua Zukerman on November 28, 2020, 07:46:47 PM »
Ballast crew today (see attached photo). I didn't keep track of how many of us there were. We offloaded two flat cars near the Nature Conservancy trail head on Rt219. Something that I noticed with these loads of ballast were some large rocks, 6" or larger, that I did not notice in the previous ballast crews that I've worked on. Had fun. See you all on the next ballast crew.
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Work and Events / Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Last post by Mike Fox on November 28, 2020, 07:42:10 PM »
Another great day. We were able to get the roof panels on, with only a narrow strip left to do from the staging. Another day working with a great crew. Fred was comstantly removing staging. As soon as the guys stepped onto the next section, Fred would start pushing. It workout great as they built the staging for the back wall while we were screwing the roof.

Noon time.. And this is after not getting on the roof until 9:50, after we cut some steel and clear panels.





We continued and after lunch managed the last 2 panels, and added a short length of ridgecap because of the longer building, and were done what we could do by 3.

While up there, Fred said he wanted a picture of the ridge..



After we finished, this is what we have..





The North side



West side





With the natural light fading, look how bright the trusses are.



Thanks to all that helped in the last 2 days to get the roof on..
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General Discussion / Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« Last post by Joshua Zukerman on November 28, 2020, 07:34:08 PM »
Hello all, I'm Josh from Rome (Maine). I finally got around to creating an account on the forums here. I've been volunteering at WWFRY since fall work weekend of 2016 I think. You can thank John McNamara for inviting me to visit WWFRY. He visited another museum that I volunteer at several years ago, The Telephone Museum. I also serve as VP on the board of directors and manage the website and social media pages. My interest in railroads comes from spending my youth at my family's summer camp in Belgrade next to Maine Central Railroad / Guilford Railroad / Pam Am Railroad. I befriended some of the railroad workers there, learned to operate some of their machinery, hearing their stories, and whatnot. My dad also had model trains that we used when I was young. These days, I own a busy IT consulting business in Oakland serving clients all over the state, though mostly in the Central Maine area. Other hobbies that I enjoy is amateur astronomy, hiking, photography, and birding. Lastly, it's pretty amazing to see the growth of WWFRY rail lines and building in the short period of time that I've been a member and volunteer. Always something new to see when I visit. Here's to many more years to come.
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