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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #240 on: May 23, 2016, 12:28:19 AM »
The "Backward Glance" tonight is from ... last month!   Check in to see an unusual view of #9 at TOM thanks to Dennis Livesey.  Also continue to look at the 21 Campaign page for news as well as the latest fund raiser total.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #241 on: May 25, 2016, 04:50:09 AM »
Did you get the riveter to start better? Sounds like a stuck spool valve.

A friend that uses a lot of air tools recommends Marvel Mystery Oil as air tool oil
says it tastes better too (oil in air from exhaust). 

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« Reply #242 on: May 25, 2016, 09:15:22 PM »
This riveter is old and doesn't utilize a spool valve.  The hammer, one piece with the rivet die and weighing about 20 lbs, manually trips a toggle which causes the air connections to switch ends. 

It's the air valve button that this toggle pushes which gets sticky.  It's pretty much already worked out of it.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #243 on: May 26, 2016, 11:46:07 PM »
Tonight's broadcast features a photo essay of Wednesday's steam up of #9 with testing of the new vacuum train brake system on coach 8.  The post shows the amazing amount of work that Jason, Jonathan, Phil, Eric, Randy, Brendan and a host of other volunteers put into the system.   

Other news includes photos of the new turntable stringers that arrived today as well as a neat surprise visit yesterday by some young film makers.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #244 on: May 27, 2016, 03:40:16 PM »
Facebook is tightening the screws.....

This morning, I tried looking at several Facebook Pages, including the WW&F's.   From what I can see, non-subscribers now cannot even look at the photos.  I can see the albums, but when I click on them, I see nothing but black pages....no photos.   As of today, Facebook appears to be useless if you don't have an account.....and right now, I don't happen to want an account.

I sent a message to Facebook, but unfortunately, I think that until current subscribers start to complain, this incredibly arrogant attitude is not likely to change.   In taking this approach, Facebook is denying their current subscribers....such as the WW&F Museum....access to a segment of viewership that is probably quite large.   If I were a subscriber, I'd be upset with that policy.

As a non-subscriber, my impression of Facebook is that they are determined to shove their product....to be politically correct.....down all of our collective throats.   I don't know about everyone else, but that sort of attitude makes me less and less likely to ever want to associate with them.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #245 on: May 27, 2016, 04:32:46 PM »
It is still working okay for me.  I get a log on banner, but when I click on the picture, it displays fine. (Firefox, Win7)


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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #246 on: May 27, 2016, 08:02:40 PM »
For what it is worth, Facebook is free
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #247 on: June 02, 2016, 11:00:02 PM »
This week's post features a Then & Now photo tour around #9's old home in Phillips when she was SRRR #5 / SR&RL #6. 

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #248 on: June 07, 2016, 05:44:01 AM »
Is that a lumber door on the end of SR&RL boxcar #59?

Now that the museum is proposing to do the foundation work on the turntable,
(looking at the SR&RL & the one in Willamantic) what kind of retaining wall is proposed?
A block shaped like a "T" rail, Segmented like SR&RL might stay in place better using less(?) material
than than a continuous pour. Or make something that looks like ties out of concrete, pegged so they
do not move & don't rot?

Just 4 half pennies if ideas. 

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #249 on: June 07, 2016, 06:23:26 AM »
Is that a lumber door on the end of SR&RL boxcar #59?

In the SR&RL literature the end doors on boxcar 59 are usually described as grain doors.  They were used for loading loose grain, presumably via some kind of chute or blowpipe, but also sawdust, and yes, lumber.
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #250 on: June 08, 2016, 04:48:26 AM »
Thanks

Worked for an outfit that made grain (and fertilizer) handling equipment.
The early stuff for boxcars was through the side door with special paper
and board bulkheads. Seems a long way to shovel grain to other end.

Another question: What is tied to the front of the locomotive snow plow?
Looks too light to be a push bar. Double heading?   Pulling backwards?

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #251 on: June 09, 2016, 11:32:28 PM »
Tonight's post includes more information on "Extra 65 South" which was setting the dairy car out at Wiscasset on Weds.  Our crew enjoys hearing "you are called for a dairy car set out at Wiscasset" each Spring.  Have a look, especially to see who we do NOT want visiting the exhibit. 

Also, as we often do ... look for a surprise at the end!

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #252 on: June 17, 2016, 01:32:13 AM »
Our feature tonight is a set of century old photos taken in Alna.  Most show the railroad and some show the people who rode or shipped goods on the narrow gauge.  The last image is not in Alna but it's one of our favorites from back when the WW&F was doing fairly well.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #253 on: June 17, 2016, 10:25:07 PM »
Excellent work as usual FB team
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #254 on: June 23, 2016, 02:16:11 AM »
Tonight we reached a new mile post for our facebook page as there are now 3,300 people following the WW&F.  Thanks to everyone who has promoted the facebook page which helps further our mission to rebuild Maine History.