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Re: TCDA No. 65 (Reefer) - Official Work Thread
« Reply #255 on: March 27, 2013, 02:43:55 PM »
Hi Chris,

The plans are from the Maine State Archives in Augusta that has the original Portland Company files.  We purchased our copies from the state so I don't think the we would be allowed to sell copies.

As to the paint, we used Benjamin Moore cottage red for the milk car.  The numbers, lettering and interior is painted in gloss white enamel.

Hope this helps.  Your project sounds great, would you post some photos of your railroad?

Stewart

Thanks Stewart, that is actually quite helpful! Do you have a contact at the state archives?

I'll try to get something together to post.

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Chris

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« Reply #256 on: March 27, 2013, 04:58:17 PM »
I may be wrong....but I thought I remembered the Portland Co. files were with the Maine Historical Society in Portland. Not the State Archives.

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« Reply #257 on: March 27, 2013, 07:34:35 PM »
Ok Keith, now I'm not sure.  I think Zack got the plans when boxcar 309 was rebuilt in 1996-97 and I thought he mentioned the MSA in Augusta. Maybe it was the MHS.  If someone on here knows, (maybe James) what we did back then please advise.

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« Reply #258 on: March 27, 2013, 09:15:31 PM »
I may be wrong....but I thought I remembered the Portland Co. files were with the Maine Historical Society in Portland. Not the State Archives.

Keith

Yep, Maine historical Society has the entire Portland Company collection. They were kind enough to email me an Excel file of all drawings.

Can't wait to order copies!

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« Reply #259 on: March 27, 2013, 09:51:42 PM »
Maine Historical Society in Portland has all Portland Company drawings.  The two-foot ones have been organized and cataloged, so you should be able to ask for a particular car's plans.

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Re: TCDA No. 65 (Reefer) - Official Work Thread
« Reply #260 on: April 01, 2013, 03:42:26 AM »




Where did you folks source the big oak timbers from? I've been having a hard time finding decent lumber of any length!

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« Reply #261 on: April 01, 2013, 11:05:09 AM »
Chris,

I believe the sills were purchased in Maine, and that they are fir.

The end sills, queen post timbers, and the wall studs were sawn by Dean's sawmill in NH - from oak logs that were cut on the museum's property.

All 18 pages of this thread, as well as the thread marked "Turner Centre Creamery Car" (I think) pretty well chronicles the start to finish of this project.  There are still little things to do to make the car complete; we still need to install the brake system, including the brake staff and brake wheel.

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« Reply #262 on: April 16, 2013, 10:32:26 PM »
Are there plans to bring to car back to the WW&F this year or will it remain on display where it is at?
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« Reply #263 on: November 10, 2013, 11:31:18 PM »
Matthew,
I know it's been a long time since the question was asked but we didn't have answers for months.  Now I can advise that there is a plan to get the car from Wiscasset, possibly next month if the trailer is ready.   The move will serve a couple of purposes, one being to test the loading down at the pier and another to see how to best rig the car for travel.  We'll also see how the trailer travels with the milk car.  The move should be fine since the car is less then half of the rated capacity of the trailer. 

More info will be posted once the trailer and crew are set.

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« Reply #264 on: November 11, 2013, 12:14:33 AM »
The trailer will be ready. The transportation division of ROWMOW 1 MFG. is designing blocking that can be secured to the trailer to keep the car stable for the ride on the trailer. This will keep the car from swaying while it did in the way down to the pier, and take some weight of the aging trucks.

Brendan and I have agreed on what else needs to be done to the trailer, my part will be done the first week or 2 in December.
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« Reply #265 on: December 14, 2013, 10:37:51 PM »
On the road again

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« Reply #266 on: January 15, 2014, 03:03:16 AM »
Some interior photos I took last weekend while the car was being prepped for the ride to Springfield.

The piece of glass leaning against the wall normally goes in the wall at the far end of the car make an exhibit area. The glass was removed to avoid breakage when the car goes down the road.





When the glass is up the milk cans and other items from the Creamery are behind the glass. The dark brown sink looking item behind the wall is an ice bin.




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« Reply #267 on: January 15, 2014, 08:04:02 PM »
Nice pictures Brendan. I can't wait to see the car sitting at the Railroad Show next weekend. That should make more than a few folks stop and visit. What a great way to make the museum more well known.
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« Reply #268 on: January 15, 2014, 09:59:20 PM »
Maybe next year, 51 could be cleaned up for display. Just a dream...

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« Reply #269 on: January 15, 2014, 11:15:49 PM »
Or how about Caboose 320 or Boxcar 309.