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Keith Taylor

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Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« Reply #165 on: April 29, 2020, 04:22:19 PM »
Dave, good to hear you are coming home to Maine again!
I still have framed in my shop the Baldwin drawing you gave me many years ago.
Hope we can get together soon, once the virus has run its course.

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« Reply #166 on: May 25, 2020, 09:35:10 PM »
Hi!  I'm Dan Welch.  Big on the Maine 2 footers but my particular passion is the SR&RL.  I model it in HOn30.  If you want to see my layout, I have a website for it and here's the link.  https://srrlrr.weebly.com/

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« Reply #167 on: May 26, 2020, 08:24:44 PM »
Very impressive Dan! Glad to have you aboard.
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Peter Weston

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« Reply #168 on: May 27, 2020, 04:36:30 PM »
I'm Peter Weston, life member of the WWF Railway Museum.  I am also the Vice President of the Ski Museum of Maine, located in Kingfield, ME.  I really enjoy the railroad history of Maine and want to support the mission of this museum.  I'm also interested to see what other non-profits are doing, so we can improve our operation in Kingfield. 

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« Reply #169 on: June 12, 2020, 12:26:19 AM »
Hello,
  I have not yet visited the RR but have been member of other tourist RR's and the WW&F beats them all in all departments. I am sure you all will agree with me on this. Recently I published one book about a former RR near where I grew up in Indiana and was later a part of the NYC system and abandoned in the late 60's and early 70's. It was a compilation of pictures, newspaper articles pertaining to that line and info that would be useful to model RR'ers amassed from valuation records and engineering reports. I would be interested in doing a book like that long term about the WW&F in the same format. Some wonderful book are available on Maine narrow gauge. I hope to visit soon but Louisiana is a long ways away but much closer than our last location in England (wife is active duty Air Force and I retired from the AF in 2015). We rode several narrow gauge RR's over in England, Wales and Germany.
Look forward to learning more about the RR.
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« Reply #170 on: June 12, 2020, 06:45:00 AM »
Michael,

Welcome aboard!  I think we already have a book like that - Two Feet to Tidewater, written by David L. Register and Robert Jones.  They used a number of newspaper resources in their research.  Available in the gift shop!

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« Reply #171 on: June 12, 2020, 11:47:30 PM »
Michael,

Welcome aboard!  I think we already have a book like that - Two Feet to Tidewater, written by David L. Register and Robert Jones.  They used a number of newspaper resources in their research.  Available in the gift shop!

Two Feet to Tidewater certainly is all encompassing. I have the 2nd version I believe. How many pages does the latest version have? Certainly so much has occurred since 2002.

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« Reply #172 on: June 13, 2020, 08:19:30 AM »
Welcome Michael aboard  that outstanding train that keeps on rebuilbing  the Shipscot Valley History come hell or high water.

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« Reply #173 on: June 13, 2020, 09:23:34 PM »
The 3rd edition we added a dozen or 15 pages (I forget the total) with updates from each year, and a color picture from each year.

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« Reply #174 on: June 30, 2020, 06:56:19 AM »
Hi everybody,
I have just joined this forum from the UK, about 10 miles north of Brighton.  As a lifelong railway modeller in various scales, in recent years I have built and run models in our British garden railway scale of 16mm: 1ft (1:19) 32mm gauge.  Recently I acquired a Roundhouse SR&RL Forney live steam loco which strictly speaking is 1:20 or known as F Scale I guess.  Two SR&RL coaches have been built to go with it.
I have seen, but not ridden in the replica Parlor Car built in the OK for Adrian Shooter, now sold to the Statfold Barn organisation.  Hopefully one day soon we will be able to see it again and possibly board it....
Another interest is the Volk's Electric Railway on Brighton seafront.  Our Association, of which I am secretary, supports the City Council which runs it.
Seeing this forum has a SRRL section, thought I would join, partly to find our some more for future models, including how to access drawings.
One question I have at the moment is what the precise details are of the lettering on the coaches.  I think the fascia wording is usually Railroad Roman possibly 'Expanded' but not the 'Ultra Expanded' .
Tim Steven

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« Reply #175 on: October 01, 2020, 06:43:57 AM »
Hi all,
I just recently became a member and started volunteering on Saturdays and Tuesdays. I grew up in Danville Junction, Maine, a major switching yard for the Maine Central and Grand Trunk railroads, when steam was on its way out. I could always tell the rare occasion when a steam engine was coming through by the sound of the whistle. I would hop on my bike and rush to the junction to watch the train. I have a large "old school" HO layout with all brass tracks and transformer based on the Maine Central in the 1970's. I recently retired from the printing industry where I ran a printing press for over 40 years and also as a volunteer firefighter in New Gloucester, ME where I maintained the town's original 1928 Model A firetruck. I am the treasurer of the Squirrel Island Historical Society and enjoy preserving history. I am looking forward to helping out the museum and learning more about railroad operations.
Brian Whitney

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« Reply #176 on: October 01, 2020, 09:38:46 AM »
Welcome Brian, reading your introduction, you should fit right in to our wonderful railroad museum organization.
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« Reply #177 on: October 01, 2020, 10:03:00 AM »
Welcome aboard Brian.  I wish you a nice and long retirement. You've made the right choice in joining that amazing devoted team  that have decided to follow their dream come hell or high water. I'm sure you are going to enjoy a lot of exciting moments  with them on the narrow gauge. I'm a mere far away onlooker but  I've  experienced quite a lot of happiness following their fabulous adventure through fb and this forum.

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« Reply #178 on: October 01, 2020, 10:18:53 AM »
Glad to have you on board, BRian.

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« Reply #179 on: October 01, 2020, 10:17:24 PM »
Brian has already fit in well with the Pavilion Crew being willing to climb the heights that many of us shy away from. (Well me anyway.)