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Messages - John A. Craft

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: June 03, 2009, 06:27:25 AM »
About 3:00 today the inspection was complete and the new boiler for #9 received its 'S' stamp.



Those that can, do.

Everybody else just sits around and talks.

Congratulations!

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Museum Discussion / Re: Prebles at MHV
« on: June 03, 2009, 06:15:19 AM »
Absolutely, Your Majesty. It's good to be the king!

Well, as long as we're picking nits, as the son of a milk man I'll just say that I wouldn't want to drink anything out of that can. Ain't y'all boys got a sandblaster?  ;)

Wonderful job on the structure - I love fancy shingle work.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Snow removal
« on: April 17, 2009, 02:11:00 PM »
I know John is only "half kidding," but I think No 10 is actually too light for plowing anyway... 

As a practical matter, I'm sure you're right.

As a subject of photography, though, it sure would look lovely tossing a few inches of snow off the ROW. 

Were any of the WW&F locos equipped for plowing? 

JAC

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Museum Discussion / Re: Snow removal
« on: April 14, 2009, 04:54:30 PM »
I think James worked harder than No 52 just having to shift gears so many times...quite a workout.

How much would it cost to pick up 10, point her north, and attach that plow?  ;)

JAC

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: Palen/Fay/Joking Around
« on: December 04, 2008, 03:27:08 PM »
it's like she's cut a hole in my monitor and she's staring through it!



(With apologies for the language)


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Museum Discussion / Finally . . .
« on: November 24, 2008, 04:12:32 PM »
I had a chance to finish editing the images from our October 3rd photo special.  You can find everything here:

http://steamspecials.com/events/2008-octobe/

Thanks again to everyone who turned out to make the day special.

JAC



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Work and Events / Re: John Craft Charter on Friday October 3
« on: October 09, 2008, 07:53:53 AM »
Thanks, Stephen - sorry we missed you.



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Work and Events / Re: John Craft Charter on Friday October 3
« on: October 08, 2008, 06:44:06 AM »

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Work and Events / Re: John Craft Charter on Friday October 3
« on: October 05, 2008, 05:33:11 PM »
Does anyone have shots from the charter? I'd love to see how it went.

Justin Franz

Three quickies here:

http://steamspecials.com/previous-events/2008-octobe/

More next week.  Great day, and the WW&F crew were outstanding.



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Work and Events / Re: John Craft Charter on Friday October 3
« on: September 27, 2008, 11:02:38 AM »
Hey, you should carve your initials in the new section since you built it...  That way it'll match the old part!

That sounds like a moment we need to capture on fil--, err, memory card.

JAC

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Work and Events / Re: John Craft Charter on Friday October 3
« on: September 23, 2008, 06:34:45 PM »
AC Station, especially the track-side wall, could use some touch-up painting.

If we're talking exterior, a little "gentile shabbiness" is in just fine with us.

And do NOT warsh the EN-gine!

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Work and Events / Re: John Craft Charter on Friday October 3
« on: September 22, 2008, 04:50:51 PM »
Well, it is a "real" school day, so 4:30 will be plenty early. 

Thanks!

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Work and Events / Re: John Craft Charter on Friday October 3
« on: September 22, 2008, 11:44:05 AM »
Hi, just saw this.

We don't have a prop wardrobe (the odd Kromer here or there, maybe), sorry.

Just to clarify - we don't expect the "actors" to commit to a full day.  In fact, variety among the ranks during the day is a bonus, so if you can only come for an hour or two that's just fine.

In an ideal world we'll have women and children as well as the usual employees.  Among the ideas floating around in our minds are:

- Someone like "Mrs. Lesh:"  http://www.mayberry.com/tagsrwc/wbmutbb/wbmutbb/mrslesh.htm returning home from the market;

- A child boarding the train headed for town or school;

- A local driver dropping off or picking up LCL.

Any ideas you may have for specific scenes we'll consider.

The main times for "actor" activity are:  6am - 7am, 8:15am - 8:45am, 9:45am - 10:30am, and 5:00pm - 8:30pm.

Here's a link to the diagrams for the "night" photo sessions (one actually pre-dawn):  http://steamspecials.com/files/documents/20081003-nightphotosessions.pdf - we will be staging people on the platforms, in the coach and caboose, etc., during the sessions.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the 3rd.

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