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Alan Downey

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Summer Work Visit
« on: March 07, 2014, 03:43:54 AM »
Friends,

Last summer, my father and I came up unannounced, and you all graciously found us a project which we could work on. It was incredibly rewarding to get 103 repaired, and couldn't have done it without the countless other hands who helped work on it. We had such a great time working with you guys, and even though we were worn out each day, we enjoyed every minute of it.

This summer, we were hoping to do something similar again. We have 2-3 weeks to spend in Maine working on projects, and would anticipate arriving around memorial day weekend. Instead of putting ya'll on the spot on our arrival, I wanted to put this out early, to give you guys a chance to think about projects could use addressing.Hopefully, that would let our visit be even more productive. We'd like to help make a dent in whatever the museum needs a helping hand with. Obviously we're both woodworkers, but we both can weld, sling dirt, or run a chainsaw. I've also been working in a machine shop on campus this past year, so I've learned a thing or two about machining. We have no prejudice towards projects, and would be happy to work on anything.

Hopefully this post isn't too preemptive. If it's a bit too early to think about, we can just let this simmer. But I wanted to give plenty of lead time, in case it would be useful.

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Re: Summer Work Visit
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 07:36:30 PM »
We'll give you the keys to the tamper!  ;D

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Re: Summer Work Visit
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 08:57:40 PM »
I think no 9 will be a prime candidate.  Possibly some coach repair as well.  Alna Center needs paint.  Don't worry, we'll be sure you're not bored!

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Re: Summer Work Visit
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 03:54:16 PM »
Mike had a point that it's wise not to try and plan too far ahead, and I agree with him. With the new to-do list, tamping, or #9, there will undoubtedly be plenty for us to do. And if those tasks are what you folks think would be best for us to, then great! No further discussion necessary. But if there's a more intensive project, then a bit of preplanning would be really helpful.

However the regular volunteers feel that our efforts would be most beneficial to the museum, is what we'd like to do.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2014, 04:28:14 PM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: Summer Work Visit
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 02:45:24 AM »
I was going to add this to the "possible to-do list" but forgot.

Coach 8 has a number of holes in the interior woodwork that used to be occupied with speakers and lighting back in its career at Edaville. It would look much better if those spots were filled with either new wood work (on the ends of the car where the speakers were) and/or some other covering in the ceiling (where the lights were.)

Have a safe trip.

 
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