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Wayne Laepple

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WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« on: September 01, 2017, 12:40:09 PM »
I'm pleased to report that an article I wrote for Narrow Gauge World magazine published in England has appeared in the September 2017 issue, with photos by Stephen Hussar. In fact, Steve's great photo of Bullet Bob running No. 10 is the cover shot. This magazine is published monthly and includes articles, news, photos and commentary about narrow gauge railways world-wide. It may be available over here at such places as Barnes & Noble or larger hobby shops, but is otherwise hard to find. I hope that the piece will bring more visitors to Sheepscot from across the pond. Special thanks to Steve, as without his photos, the article would not have looked so good.
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Bill Reidy

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Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 12:53:03 PM »

Glenn Christensen

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Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 01:56:25 PM »
FANTASTIC!!!  You guys don't miss a trick!

Best Regards,
Glenn

Ira Schreiber

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Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 02:11:50 PM »
Good going Wayne and Stephen.
I am so proud to be a member of the WW&F clan.
Ira Schreiber

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Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 02:13:54 PM »
Nice job, Wayne. I hope the articles does bring more people across the pond.

Jeff S.
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Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 05:08:40 AM »
I was visiting the UK last week, and riding the Welsh Highland Railway between Caernarfon and Porthmadog on Friday 9/22 I started chatting with a group of men in the same carriage who turned out to be members of the Welshpool & Llanfair, "checking out the competition" as they said. When I mentioned I was a member of the WW&F they said they had seen Wayne's article in Narrow Gauge World and were eager to learn more about our progress. So, we definitely have the attention of the British narrow gauge community now.

(Interestingly, though the Welshpool & Llanfair is a substantially larger operation than the WW&F - 8.5 miles of track and 17 locomotives - it sounded like they are dealing with a number of the same issues and questions we are, e.g. how long a ride is optimal for the general public, the need to hold special events to draw in non-railfan visitors, whether it's worth trying to rebuild to their original terminal in Welshpool which is across town from the current end of track and so would require multiple level crossings, etc. Such things are apparently universal in the railway preservation world.)

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Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 06:32:21 PM »
Does anyone know where this issue can be found in the States?  Have not been able to find it. 

Marcel

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Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2017, 09:48:20 PM »
I am bringing my personal copy to the museum next week, where all are welcome to peruse it. I plan to donate it to the archives.

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Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2017, 02:23:29 PM »
Thanks, Wayne.

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Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2017, 05:03:15 PM »
Hi Marcel, I've seen this magazine in Barnes & Noble stores

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Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2017, 06:00:48 PM »
Hey Rocky, watch me pull a moose trout out of my hat.

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Re: WW&F in Narrow Gauge World magazine
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2017, 07:43:18 PM »
Thanks for spreading the good word Wayne!

John