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US Two Footers / Newest 2-foot steamer
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on April 02, 2020, 09:16:00 PM »
This locomotive is a mostly new replica of a World War I Davenport locomotive, used by US forces in France. The frame, drivers and cylinders are original; everything from the wheels up is new. It has air brakes, which were not used on the originals. Owned by someone in California, I understand.
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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on April 02, 2020, 07:28:34 PM »
Let's get the current project done first. We have others waiting in line.
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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Last post by John Kokas on April 02, 2020, 06:01:54 PM »
North end of the bump-out; switch from roundhouse lead - check, add bump out north - check, just use a 7x9 garage door for the north end.  People won't see it, will be easy to get the Model T in and out, what could be better?
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Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« Last post by James Patten on April 02, 2020, 05:51:23 PM »
Maine has implemented guidelines for our Stay at Home order.
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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Stewart "Start" Rhine on April 02, 2020, 05:33:53 PM »
What will happen on the bumpout's south end? A walk-in door?

Yes, there will be smaller double doors at the south end of the bump out.  This will provide easy access to the display area, especially when the large rolling doors are kept closed do to rain, cold or windy conditions.  The rolling barn doors will be open in good weather and the area in front of the car barn will be landscaped with a walkway, grass and possibly a small garden.
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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Graham Buxton on April 02, 2020, 04:57:12 PM »
There will be a large door in the south end to be used as primary visitor access. From earlier in this thread:

There will be a large barn door in the middle bay. The basic look of the building facade is to resemble a typical New England Barn. This will provide the main public access to the exhibits contained within the structure.
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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Paul Uhland on April 02, 2020, 04:38:57 PM »
What will happen on the bumpout's south end? A walk-in door?
And when will roof decking start?
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Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« Last post by Duncan Mackiewicz on April 02, 2020, 04:30:14 PM »
I live on the lower end of MA by CT and we have been told by state and local police to stay at home except for absolute necessities. You would be amazed (or not) at what so many folks feel is a necessity. Fortunately MA has implemented guidelines and the local and state police have no qualms about pulling over folks on the highway if the vehicle plates indicate out of state or ignorant behavior. BTW, CT and NH feel the same way and are doing the same thing.

Safety and good health for all is a great plan. Hopefully we can get past this health problem and get back to more normal living sooner rather than later.
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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bill Baskerville on April 02, 2020, 04:12:54 PM »
Thanks Bill

Brendan, I love the tree topping.
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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Bill Piche on April 02, 2020, 04:11:20 PM »
In looking at the two pictures above and what is called on FB as the bump out or museum area as opposed to the rolling stock display area I happened to notice that the north end of the car barn extension museum area had been closed off.  I thought the plan was to extend this museum area further to the north until it was stopped to keep from impinging on the north yard turn table track.

Or, is this a temporary stopping point until projects and funding catch up?

Could I be wrong?  Not so early in the year....

It's a phase of construction with a separate fundraising effort. The first phase is the car storage extension and museum space bump out. Later on the bump out will be extended through an independent fundraising\grant effort.
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