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Hans Brandes

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Re: Flanger Pictures
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2008, 10:45:02 PM »
I too know that Bill has been working very hard behind the scenes to keep this moving. Although there may not be any new physical evidence, there has been a lot of effort on Bill's part to plan many exciting next steps. Always better to do your homework so that things fall into place. Bill is doing his homework and we will be standing by ready to participate when we are asked.

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Re: Flanger Pictures
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2008, 04:35:58 PM »
I have a question.  Are the "Bridgton Boyz" an exclusive club?  The reason I ask is that back when they were talking about moving the flanger to Bridgton I offered to help with laying the rail and the response was a bit cool.  Will there be any thawing when it comes time to lay some track up there?  Just wondering if the help will be welcomed or not.  I have a little experience laying track as do a number of the WW&F boys who also happen to be big B&SR afficianados.  It would be a shame not to utilize it.  I am not looking to run the show, just want to help.  My guess is that they needed to get the fiirst step made without too many cooks and that going forward they'll take all the hands they can get.  Hope so.

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Re: Flanger Pictures
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2008, 07:37:38 PM »
Dana,
After having a lengthy discussion with Bill Shelley a month or so ago, I definitely came away with the impression that all would be welcome to help out. 
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Re: Flanger Pictures
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2008, 02:56:37 AM »
Is This Flagner 2 foot or 3 foot? Also can it Operate? =)
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Re: Flanger Pictures
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2008, 11:45:09 AM »
Hi Matt,

Everything narrow gauge in Maine is 2ft. 3ft is considered wide gauge by true mainiacs :-)

The flanger in Bridgton is ex-Bridgton and Saco River (Bridgton and Harrison.) I don't know what its state of restoration is, but the point in moving it to Bridgton was to potentially have a local group of enthusiasts care for it, and see what the community reaction would be to establishing a railroad display there.

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Re: Flanger Pictures
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2008, 12:31:22 PM »
As I understand the flanger is capable of running in a train.  There may be some work required to operate the blade or wings but everything looked pretty good when I saw it last month.       

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Re: Flanger Pictures
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2008, 11:23:45 PM »
We looked the Flanger over pretty hard when we were over there for the field trip. Everything was there, though some tender spots in the wood could be noticed. Someone has restored or atleast maintained the sides of the car. The end sills might need a little work. But overall complete.
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Re: Flanger Pictures
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2008, 09:08:06 PM »
Emphasizing Duncan's point...Bill is working hard behind the scenes. No exclusive club up there. Knowing Bill all help will be greatly appreciated once he is ready. He'll make that call.