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Volunteers / Re: September 2020 Work Reports
« Last post by Paul Uhland on September 18, 2020, 03:41:45 PM »
Superb track job.
If more TOM pics show up, you MUST include Leanne the Spike Tyke!! ;D

What will the electric building look like?
Will youz finish the Alna performance building roof this weekend?

Sounds like you almost got a complete train wth air brakes working!
Bet the brakemen are smiling.


Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Dylan Preo on September 18, 2020, 01:47:28 PM »
I was wondering what configuration of #7 was planned for #11 to be based on, I've looked through both this thread, and the fundrazr page and come up with nothing. I previously had assumed as built due touched up builders photo being passed around, but nothing was ever confirmed directly.
Massachusetts' Two Footers / Edaville Whitcomb #5
« Last post by Anthony Vo on September 18, 2020, 12:42:05 PM »
Does anyone, by any chance, know what kind of Whitcomb Edaville #5 is? Better yet, does anyone have blueprints of the locomotive model?
Museum Discussion / Re: WMTW visits WW&F
« Last post by Stephen Piwowarski on September 17, 2020, 09:05:24 PM »
Indeed- We’ve already directly linked at least a few visits to the WMTW show. It was a very nice job by the news team and their crews. As for the power driver... developed by Wiscasset Shop crews in 1908 ;)
Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2020
« Last post by Bob Holmes on September 17, 2020, 07:35:36 PM »
Absolutely the right decision!!  The lessons (still evolving) from the Millinocket superspreader event were a huge wake up call to Maine.  Even with the best state gov responses of anywhere (Mills, Lambrew and Shah), this still slipped through thanks in part to an ignorant pastor.  It is still making national news, and he still comes off as a jerk.  The last thing we need is to become bad national news as well.  Good call!
Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2020
« Last post by John Kokas on September 17, 2020, 06:21:35 PM »
Let's hope for a successful vaccine in the near future and that everyone gets vaccinated so that we can have a great SWW in 2021.  In the meantime, let's keep the donations rolling in and bust through that 50K goal !!!
Museum Discussion / Re: WMTW visits WW&F
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on September 17, 2020, 04:15:57 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if there are more charters and general attendance, based on WTMW's visit.

Jeff S.
Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2020
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on September 17, 2020, 04:13:45 PM »
It was a tough call, but the right call. Hopefully, the Spring Work Weekend will be able to be held.

Jeff S.
Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2020
« Last post by Pete Leach on September 17, 2020, 01:57:50 PM »
I am proud of the BoD for coming to this difficult decision. Well done! The railroad will go on in spite of the delay. Canceling FWW for this year IS the right thing to do. We are ALL making sacrifices.
Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2020
« Last post by Kevin Madore on September 17, 2020, 01:18:32 PM »
Given how successful last year's FWW was, it is so unfortunate that the upcoming one had to be called off, but when it comes to people's health, there is only one right answer.....err on the side of caution.  And as Joe notes, the last thing the museum needs is to be associated with a "super-spreader" event. 

The thing that really disappoints me most however, is America's seeming inability to unite around precautions to defeat this thing.   Everyone pulled together after 9/11 and roughly 3,500 people died due to terrorist attacks, yet with nearly 200,000 deaths due to COVID, we still can't get people to wear masks when in close contact with people.  Every time I walk into a Walmart to pick up a few things, I see people with masks down around their necks, or with their noses uncovered and its a bit infuriating.  Some percentage of the population just won't sacrifice a little bit of their own personal comfort to perhaps save a few of their fellow human beings a lot of suffering, or worse.  Sloppy mask discipline....or a complete lack of usage, sends the message that the person doesn't care about anyone else.   A few weeks back, a prominent national health official indicated that if we could just get people to religiously use masks, we could drive the numbers down to the point where some events (like FWW) just might be safe, with reasonable precautions.  It's just sad that despite our shared misery, our society can't seem to come together about anything these days.  :'(
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