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Stewart "Start" Rhine
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« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2016, 09:52:52 PM »

Work done Monday, Feb. 15th -

* TOM - A good sized crew had two burn piles going and cleared another 40' northward along side of the mainline.

* Archives - Linda worked on more cataloging.

* Shop - Jason and Jonathan worked on a number of projects, some of it requiring computer time.
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« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2016, 12:34:05 PM »

Anticipated work for Saturday Feb 20:

* Tree cutting & burning at ToM
* Whitefield Lions Club Model RR and Dollhouse Show at the Augusta Armory in Augusta.  We have a couple of tables.
* Boxcar 67
* Vacuum brake work
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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2016, 05:36:28 PM »

Sure miss pics of what's happening.  Wink
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« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2016, 08:11:16 PM »

Hi folks, Three saws are ready for Sat wood cutting. If the weather cooperates and we have a good group we may get to the wood road crossing. Lets hope!
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« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2016, 08:38:05 PM »

Another cardboard box full of kindling will go on 320 tomorrow.
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« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2016, 08:06:09 PM »

This week -

* Shop - Jason, Jonathan and the crew worked on vacuum brake parts and computer design.

* Kubota - Mike worked on the engine, he may post an update on the Kubota thread.

* Archives - Linda worked on more catalogue programs.

* Kitchen - Cindy and the kitchen crew picked up supplies for more great lunches.

* Cutting crew - Fred cleaned and sharpened the saws and replenished the fuel and oil for Saturday.

* Photo Charter - A production train ran to TOM and back on Weds with a crew of 9.  Photo locations, line set ups and angles were scouted for the March 25th Excursion.  Weeds/brush will be cleared in a few photo locations.  Of note is that the Excursion is sold out, anyone who missed out on the 3/25 trip may reserve seats on the next Extra which is planned for Thursday, April 28th.

* Comm - A new data feed was run to the freight house to extend WiFi to the gift shop.  A wireless router was purchased and tested on Thursday.  The equipment is for a new sales and inventory control system for the gift shop.  The system uses a tablet to ring up sales, the tablet is tied to a receipt printer that controls the cash drawer.  The new system will display inventory levels and deduct merchandise as it is sold.  Set up and test runs are planned for Monday.
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« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2016, 08:51:27 PM »

* Grants - Ed L., Steve P., Jason L., and Steve Z. all converged together at Sheepscot for grant work. Bill B., Stephen H. and Wayne L. worked remotely on grants.
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« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2016, 11:27:58 PM »

* website updates - Recent News, ticket Prices and Museum Events 2016, with major help from James P.

I'm guessing there were several other accomplishments this week.  Always a lot going on behind the scenes.
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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2016, 12:12:07 AM »

Ok Bill ... here ya go -

* Rolling stock - Brendan and Randy removed the Christmas benches from flatcar 118.

* Gift shop - Mail order sales have picked back up with a number of items being sold this week. Some sales were to international customers.

* Campus - The restroom building's front light was straightened and braced to better hold up against the wind.

* On-line - Our facebook page now has well over 2,850 followers with 18 more people added just this week. As of tonight the latest post (engine 9 when she was #5 on the SRRR in 1891) has been seen by over 2,700 people.

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« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2016, 12:33:13 AM »

Also;

  * The Back Forty at TOM was walked this afternoon, location of the corner pins were marked with GPS so they can be found from across Trout Brook. I gained access through the SVCC land that comes up to West Alna Rd. An old skidder road almost takes you to our land.
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« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2016, 01:43:34 AM »

Paid some bills and did some work on the volunteer letters.  Trying to mail merge on a non-MS Office program, not easy.
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« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2016, 07:55:55 PM »

Some shots from the adventure Friday




This is the neighboring land, showing some of the navigatonal hazards

Northwest pin
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« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2016, 09:04:55 PM »

Work Done 2/20/16:
- Train Show in Augusta, James can report.

- No cutting due to rain in AM.

- Box Car 67 teardown continued, with parts removed from rotted wood, nuts/bolts separated, non-salvageable wood set aside for burning.

- Door for section house delivered from bay 3 to section house.

- One door for the first bay of the storage shed was hung with great precision. Measurements taken for its counterpart's final placement.

- CAD Drawings for planned engineering projects.

- Computer work for train crew planning and grant writing.
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« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2016, 09:39:58 PM »

Plus -

* N.G. Convention - Bill R. did a recon trip to scout railroad grade locations for the convention bus tour in Sept.
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« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2016, 11:20:54 PM »

Augusta show report: We had good sales, mostly of donated model material.  Maybe around $300 or so sales, which is good for that show.
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