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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Joe Fox on April 20, 2018, 03:55:01 AM »
Since I have become an engineer on the broad gauge, my overalls dont fit any more, however my clothes get very dirty in the morning so it shouldnt be too hard to pose as old clothes. I will have a change of pants and suspenders in case they look to clean. 
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Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: B&SR 7
« Last post by Bill Baskerville on April 20, 2018, 03:27:38 AM »
That is one magnificent looking locomotive.  Brian and his team did a terrific job bring back a historic piece of Maine history to operation.  Everyone who worked on No. 7 should be very proud.
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Maine Narrow Gauge Museum / Re: B&SR 7
« Last post by Bill Piche on April 20, 2018, 03:03:23 AM »
GOOD NEWS!!!!

After what seemed to be an overly brief inspection of a few hours, the FRA has officially signed off on the boiler and will grant the form 4 as soon as the paperwork is filed.

Today marks the end of an over 10 year road to bring a giant of Maine Two Foot railroading back to live.

Another coat or two of imron, a few coats of clear, and some polishing up and she'll be ready for her official debut next month.

We'll have more information on future running dates as they get announced officially. For now here's a picture from after Brian applied the first layer if imron the other night.

A big thank you goes out to everybody that supported the project with money, expertise, and their time. Without all of them this wouldn't have been possible.

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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by John McNamara on April 20, 2018, 01:54:10 AM »
Can we select the horse size and color at Hertz Rent-a-Horse?
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on April 20, 2018, 01:38:57 AM »
I wonder who the guy is, closest to the camera, in the photo above. Jodhpurs, high boots, short jacket. Maybe the crew boss?
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Bill Reidy on April 20, 2018, 01:01:24 AM »
I'm guessing modern eyeglasses, but I'd be blind without mine  :-[

Anyway, a couple of great videos were posted by our guests from last weekend, as posted on our Facebook page.

https://vimeo.com/265281934

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9MqmNK9N-I&feature=youtu.be

Thanks!
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on April 20, 2018, 12:37:18 AM »
This is the scene we are recreating:



So overalls and suspenders. Note the hats. I think the trick to being period is not what you wear, but what you don't wear:
- Modern caps/hats.
- Synthetic fabrics, esp. coats.
- bright/flashy colors.
- Clothes that look too new, especially for a day-laborer on a railroad.
- Belts (use suspenders, even if they clip on.)

If you really get into it:
- No zippers
- No front pockets on shirts
- Shirts that half button down
- Wool coat

And for sources, see:
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,2317.0.html

Anyone else got some tips?
   
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Bob Holmes on April 19, 2018, 11:53:24 PM »
Any suggestions from the experts as to what constitutes period dress?  I know there were a couple of websites posted recently...

Thanks.
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Volunteers / Re: April 2018 work planning
« Last post by Gordon Cook on April 19, 2018, 06:34:45 PM »
What's the appropriate period dress for shovel leaning? 
I may take that position on Saturday. :D

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Fred Morse on April 19, 2018, 09:49:56 AM »
There's been a change, The bridge man says to put it on and he will bring his own sprayer and spray both sides.
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