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Messages - Bill Baskerville

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With the lower platform, how will guests in wheelchairs enter the cars?  Will the portable metal ramp still work?

There will be a wheelchair ramp at baggage-door level installed at the north end of the new platform.
Interesting.

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Work and Events / Re: J&S Truck Build/Rebuild - Official Work Thread
« on: November 24, 2022, 08:11:08 PM »
I assume you are saying that the trucks were involved in a wreck/derailment, not Carlos and Jerry.

Yes, I meant the trucks.  I'm not sure Carlos was even alive around the time of the wreck (I think it was 70s).
Thanks James, I asked that question with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek.  I know John and others can make great puns with this if they try.

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On the pic of the gift shop above something has puzzled me a lot. Above the door at the back of the room there is a  triangular roadsign with a dark blue Mogul on it. Obviously this isn't an American roadsign but a French one. I wonder how you've got it.
Good catch Alain.  Now my curiosity is up also.

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Work and Events / Re: J&S Truck Build/Rebuild - Official Work Thread
« on: November 24, 2022, 09:17:17 AM »
I believe both of them were involved in a wreck/derailment at Edaville, one truck was particularly banged up, which is part of why it took so long to get them reassembled.
I assume you are saying that the trucks were involved in a wreck/derailment, not Carlos and Jerry.

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Volunteers / Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« on: November 19, 2022, 09:07:31 PM »
Do I see a new switch in our future to allow access to the woods track and the snow siding or will it become an orphan track as I have seen on a few track plans?

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Volunteers / Re: November 2022 Work Reports
« on: November 16, 2022, 08:56:52 AM »
Interesting that the first locomotive to be repaired in our new engine house (see the Facebook post) is from one of our collaborator partners.  Everyone wins.

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: November 11, 2022, 06:48:31 PM »
Hopefully we will take the time to make molds/patterns of the various pieces in order to produce similar heaters for other cars in the fleet in the future.
  Great find John.  Well Done!  I like the idea of producing similar heaters for the future fleet.  Perhaps one for the Potato Car?  Perhaps one for the tool car so our winter volunteers will have a portable warming hut?

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Museum Discussion / Re: HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« on: November 07, 2022, 10:06:52 PM »
The Facebook post says "under $200".
Yay.....

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Work and Events / Re: Model railroad sale during the fall work weekend
« on: November 04, 2022, 05:48:49 PM »
Finely the four boxes of donated model trains were sent off for bulk sale. The proceeds will go to the archives fund. Linda was repeatedly perseverant in order to make this happen.
The diligent efforts of Linda and myself to get the four boxes of model trains off to Hattons Model Railways in England as paid off.  As promised, they sent me £1.532 Pounds British Stirling.  That exchanged to $1,734.90 US Dollars.  Today I am sending said amount off to Alna to be deposited into the Archive Account.  I know Linda will use that donation to find some terrific additions for our Archives collection.

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Volunteers / Re: A lovely compliment
« on: November 04, 2022, 05:29:23 PM »
"The WW&F sets the gold standard for historic railroad preservation. Those guys do amazing work up there."

High praise indeed!
High praise indeed! Thanks for sharing Wayne. 

More importantly, THANKS TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO DO ALL THE TASKS, BIG AND SMALL, THAT MAKE OUR MUSEUM WHAT IT IS TODAY!

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Volunteers / Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« on: October 23, 2022, 09:48:07 PM »
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Coach 8 was spun on the turntable and the baggage door tested against the temporary boarding ramp; it aligned perfectly.
"Aligned perfectly", as we would expect from Mike and our construction teams work.  Another well executed job.

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: October 23, 2022, 06:08:25 PM »
During my years with Sperry we would make annual visits to the various manufacturing sites.  This was before Sperry was bought by Burroughs who sold New Holland to Ford to recover the cash for the buyout.  Prior to the sale, New Holland was not a full line manufacturer of farm equipment as it didn't offer a tractor.  At all the New Holland briefings when they showed slides of all the equipment they manufactured the last was always the Manure Spreader.  The standing joke was this was the only product that they wouldn't stand behind.

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Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2022 - Official Work Thread
« on: October 07, 2022, 07:39:00 PM »
Alain,
Thanks for the good wishes. I am sure many pictures will be forthcoming.
Bill

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Work and Events / Re: Model railroad sale during the fall work weekend
« on: October 04, 2022, 10:01:09 AM »
Doors open for the model railroad sale at 10am on Friday. Sat & Sun & Monday, doors open at 8am.

Please help support the WW&F Archives!
What about those of us who will be leaving early for FWW duties?  Perhaps a pre-opening for the worker bees?

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Work and Events / Re: Model railroad sale during the fall work weekend
« on: September 29, 2022, 10:27:39 PM »
Finely the four boxes of donated model trains were sent off for bulk sale. The proceeds will go to the archives fund. Linda was repeatedly perseverant in order to make this happen.

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