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Jay Wiley

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« Reply #180 on: November 03, 2020, 11:01:22 PM »
Greetings!  My name is Jay Wiley from Brunswick.  I have been a life long (almost 60 year) modeler starting off with plastic model cars and planes and balsa planes.  I had an HO train layout in the basement back in junior high and high school but never got back to it after going to college and all that other life stuff.  Three years ago I started a 4 ft x 8 ft layout with a Bachmann "The General" American 4-4-0 set "for the three grand kids".  Well, I now now have four DC powered steam engines and five DCC (Digital Command Control) engines with sound and the layout is 5-1/2 ft wide and 16-1/2 ft long.  I "discovered" your amazing museum about a 1-1/2 ago and have ridden a few times when other hobbies and work allowed.  I have taken my grand kids on a W.W.&F. ride last fall and rode the last Harvest Bonfire train this past weekend which was great fun.  I am fascinated by the operation of the steam engines and amazed at the work the museum has done rebuild it.  I look forward to opportunities to continue to learn and explore and hopefully become part of the volunteer group.  Thank you for all you do.  Jay Wiley

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« Reply #181 on: November 17, 2020, 05:04:31 PM »
Welcome Jay,
There's plenty of learning and exploring opportunities for you to enjoy. The museum is doing a great job of preserving history and making it available to the public. You will like being a part of the volunteer groups that help to make it all happen. I am a relatively new volunteer and have learned many different and interesting things related to the railroad and their operations. I encourage you to join and hope to see you volunteering in the near future.
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« Reply #182 on: November 17, 2020, 09:04:56 PM »
Welcome to the family Jay,
I second Brian. Come by any Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Makes sure to bring your smile, sense of humor, work gloves and work boots. We’ll do our best to see that you find something worthwhile to do.
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« Reply #183 on: November 17, 2020, 09:48:43 PM »
Jay,

Welcome to the greatest little railroad expanded and maintained by the greatest group of guys and gals of all ages.  I feel confident that if you join our work groups your interest, knowledge and abilities in real and in model railroads will be expanded beyond your expanded.  Hope to see you soon at the WW&F.
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« Reply #184 on: November 18, 2020, 07:22:15 PM »
Welcome, Jay. If you decide to volunteer at the museum, you won't regret it.

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« Reply #185 on: November 28, 2020, 07:34:08 PM »
Hello all, I'm Josh from Rome (Maine). I finally got around to creating an account on the forums here. I've been volunteering at WWFRY since fall work weekend of 2016 I think. You can thank John McNamara for inviting me to visit WWFRY. He visited another museum that I volunteer at several years ago, The Telephone Museum. I also serve as VP on the board of directors and manage the website and social media pages. My interest in railroads comes from spending my youth at my family's summer camp in Belgrade next to Maine Central Railroad / Guilford Railroad / Pam Am Railroad. I befriended some of the railroad workers there, learned to operate some of their machinery, hearing their stories, and whatnot. My dad also had model trains that we used when I was young. These days, I own a busy IT consulting business in Oakland serving clients all over the state, though mostly in the Central Maine area. Other hobbies that I enjoy is amateur astronomy, hiking, photography, and birding. Lastly, it's pretty amazing to see the growth of WWFRY rail lines and building in the short period of time that I've been a member and volunteer. Always something new to see when I visit. Here's to many more years to come.

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« Reply #186 on: November 29, 2020, 09:56:47 AM »
Welcome aboard, Josh. A telephone museum sounds interesting. I'll have to look into it the next time I get to Maine.

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« Reply #187 on: November 29, 2020, 10:52:38 AM »
Welcome aboard Josh. Even for a faraway onlooker that twofooter is outstanding because ,as you just wrotte it, there is always something new and thrilling that comes along not to mention all the forthcoming projects. 

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« Reply #188 on: January 02, 2021, 02:51:11 AM »
Hello folks!  I am Robert Sharp and I live in Rosneath which is on the West Coast of Scotland. I have been following Wiscasset for some time and am interested in all things Narrow Gauge. I also model in Narrow Gauge and my particular speciality is the construction of micro railways in 009 and H0e gauge. I am a member of the 009 Society and a regular reader of Narrow Gauge World magazine and have a large collection of books on the subject. My current project is building a tiny H0e Alan Keef diesel loco from the Japanese maker Narrow Garage based in Tokyo. This is my first foray into the world of etched brass and whitemetal modelling and I am finding it quite taxing. However "never say die"! as I am now at the painting stage. As I am writing this the temperature in my garden is -1C and we have a heavy frost. Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year 2021   Bob

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« Reply #189 on: January 04, 2021, 01:58:34 PM »
Welcome, Robert. I'm also a member of the 009 Society.

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« Reply #190 on: January 04, 2021, 02:30:41 PM »
the 009 Society

Does that mean you both have licenses to kill?

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« Reply #191 on: January 04, 2021, 03:13:27 PM »
Yes they do have licenses to kill.


To kill time making model trains.
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Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« Reply #192 on: January 04, 2021, 09:06:05 PM »
Please, you’ll scare Robert off before we can welcome him. Welcome if it’s not too late!

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« Reply #193 on: January 05, 2021, 04:45:47 AM »
Hm ... would this be a bad time to mention that the only "agent 009" seen in the Bond series meets a tragic end just after the opening credits?  ;D

Robert, welcome aboard what I have just named the 007 Society -- because we have people here who can keep things running for 50 years and then some!

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« Reply #194 on: January 20, 2021, 05:28:01 PM »
Hi! My name is David and I'm from Massachusetts. I am currently at a tech school for machining and CAD. I currently model in N scale but I have made 3D models of different locomotives (including #9) and 3D print them for display. I have been fascinated by this museum and the amazing work that has been done. I made this account so that I can ask questions as I have many. Looking forward to see what the WW&F accomplishes in 2021!