Author Topic: Ed's New Forney  (Read 9402 times)

Keith Taylor

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 639
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Ed's New Forney
« on: September 24, 2014, 08:27:33 AM »
Here is a video showing a test run of Ed's new Forney.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAbSs901CtY

Keith

Ed Lecuyer

  • Administrator
  • Trainmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,930
    • View Profile
    • wwfry.org
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 10:42:06 AM »
Point of clarification, this is Ed G's new Forney.

Ed L is an admirer of Ed G's craftsmanship.

Remember, two Eds are better than one!


Ed Lecuyer
Moderator, WW&F Forum

Bernie Perch

  • Museum Member
  • Hostler
  • ***
  • Posts: 242
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 11:12:48 AM »
Over the years Ed has been showing us the progress and excellent workmanship on this locomotive.  Thanx for showing it in operation.  Ed, may you enjoy it for many more years.

Bernie

Ira Schreiber

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,076
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 04:08:02 PM »
Remember, if two "Ed's" are better than one, two wrongs don't make a right but two Wrights did make an airplaine.

Stewart "Start" Rhine

  • Museum Member
  • Trainmaster
  • *******
  • Posts: 2,845
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 04:56:47 PM »
Ira,  For that you should get 10-15 at Leavenworth ... or 5-10 at Woolworths   ;D

John Stone

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 373
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 08:07:42 PM »
Maybe to differentiate, Ed G could be refered to as "a good Ed of steam".

Mike Fox

  • Museum Member
  • Superintendent
  • ********
  • Posts: 4,580
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2015, 09:06:15 PM »
I had the pleasure to see Ed G's Forney Saturday in person. Such a nice piece of work. After his first run around the track, which is about 2000 feet, I had to leave, but snapped this pic of Joe playing with running Ed's locomotive on the second trip around.




Here is a video of his first trip, or most of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPbtu9AW_lc

Also, Dwight was there with an impressive speeder car. But I took no pictures of it.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2015, 09:11:55 PM by Mike Fox »
Mike
Doing way too much to list...

Bill Reidy

  • Museum Member
  • Conductor
  • *****
  • Posts: 943
  • Life member. Ack.
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2015, 09:36:53 PM »
Thanks, Mike for the post.

Congratulations, Ed (G)!  Great to see the Forney running!
What–me worry?

Jason M Lamontagne

  • Operating Volunteers
  • Inspector
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,335
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2015, 10:04:21 PM »
What happens when it's a tie at the crossing?

Ed's 9 looks great, as does Joe running it (under Ed's watchful eye...)

Jason

Stephen Piwowarski

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 575
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2015, 06:44:28 AM »
Beautiful work Ed. Hope to see it up close sometime!
I wonder... when are we going to build bulkhead flats and 4 bay hoppers for the WW&F?

Take care,
Steve

Joe Fox

  • Museum Member
  • Dispatcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,173
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2015, 08:06:50 PM »
Ed's engine ran very well, and was a pleasure to get a chance to see it and operate it. That was my first time running a miniature steam engine, and it was a blast. First trip around was getting used to how the engine would handle or respond. Then the second trip was much more enjoyable.

Jock Ellis

  • Museum Member
  • Hostler
  • ***
  • Posts: 253
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2015, 08:04:07 AM »
Is that a road the train is crossing? What does the FRA say about that.  And if Ed can cross the road, why can't the WW&F?
Jock Ellis

Jason M Lamontagne

  • Operating Volunteers
  • Inspector
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,335
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2015, 09:02:26 AM »
I'm quite certain the road Ed is crossing is private.

Crossing a public road is the trip mechanism for the applicability of most relevant federal regulations (save bridges; we already need to comply with federal regulations for that).

The WW&F certainly can cross a public road; we simply choose not to at this time as it's not consistent with our current plans for the medium term future.

Keith Taylor

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 639
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2015, 09:09:27 AM »
That is not a road that Ed is crossing. That is a private 7 - 1/4" gauge line that is 100% on private property in Waldoboro, Maine.
I'm not quite sure what you were looking at as that miniature line doesn't even cross a garden path.

Crossing a public highway at grade incurs massive insurance liability.

Keith

Ken Fleming

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 382
    • View Profile
Re: Ed's New Forney
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2015, 04:53:44 PM »
FRA regs apply to "track gauge of 24" or larger".  If we were 23 7/8", we'd be home free.