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Brendan Barry

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New open car on loan to the railway
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:56:45 PM »
Our neighbor Brian Fanslau has loaned the railway his open excursion car. The car is not an old Edaville car it was constucted new by Brian.






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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 10:25:34 PM »
Very nicely done.  Is that Pullman Green for the exterior color?
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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 11:43:37 PM »
I gotta ask -- where is all this additional rolling stock going to live? What is going to spend the winter outdoors? We've lost two car spaces in the shop, and we've added a flanger, a couple of derelict boxcars, and an open car, with a flatcar still to come. No matter how I figure it, some rolling stock will get snowed on.

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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 12:01:21 AM »
Brian’s open car, open 103, box 56, and the flats will remain outside.  Brian’s caboose may go outside should the need arise.  10 may move back to bay 1 as there’s been some interest in cleaning the running gear and addressing a few concerns there.

We plan to insulate the shop and provide a heating source, at which time we’ll resume on 10’s boiler.  We also want to establish the coach project and make steady progress on the consecutive “freight” car projects (flanger included).  Plainly there is crew overlap, but we are working on arranging a manager for each project, each of whom can rally troops to their cause as needed.  Also- the timeline on these projects isn’t set- with the worthy notation that we do want to get moving on long running projects such as 10’s boiler, 67, the new coach and loco 11.

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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 12:12:16 AM »
I’ve been meaning to remark that the Mountain Extension is literally a world class ride, and I foresee  the need for more excursion cars to maximize passenger enjoyment.

P.S. As an occasional conductor, I love the seating arrangement - far superior to 103.
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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 12:38:13 AM »
Speaking of winter projects, we need to protect 15 good full size ties from the rath of Fred and his saw to repair a pressing issue in the next few weeks.

(I have returned from my trip and am ready to go full bore as long as possible into track projects. Winter is rapidly approaching and our abilities will be reduced in a few short weeks.)
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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2018, 08:19:23 AM »
Speaking of winter projects, we need to protect 15 good full size ties from the rath of Fred and his saw to repair a pressing issue in the next few weeks.

(I have returned from my trip and am ready to go full bore as long as possible into track projects. Winter is rapidly approaching and our abilities will be reduced in a few short weeks.)
I don't think Fred will be cutting the 2 truckloads that arrived recently that fast.
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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2018, 05:35:12 PM »
Speaking of winter projects, we need to protect 15 good full size ties from the rath of Fred and his saw to repair a pressing issue in the next few weeks.

(I have returned from my trip and am ready to go full bore as long as possible into track projects. Winter is rapidly approaching and our abilities will be reduced in a few short weeks.)
I don't think Fred will be cutting the 2 truckloads that arrived recently that fast.

Never underestimate Fred. ::)

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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2018, 05:44:52 PM »
Appears to be the same car that Boothbay has been using the past few years.

Here's a shot of it from last year when in service at the village.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140450285@N07/35827840195/in/album-72157682856768482/

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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2018, 07:28:41 PM »
My wife and I rode on that car on the 1030 train today

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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2018, 09:10:28 PM »
My wife and I rode on that car on the 1030 train today
I remember you!  You were the only two out there for that train.

Brian is totally for the project.

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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2018, 10:29:10 PM »
I have to say, we felt pretty special with a car all to ourselves.  Train crew especially Steve was great!!!

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Re: New open car on loan to the railway
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2018, 01:27:03 PM »
[Moderator's Note]
A discussion regarding the construction of a spur track (or tracks) at Sheepscot Mills (aka Brian Fanslau's Maine Locomotive and Machine Works) was split from this topic.
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