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General Discussion / Re: Modeling Help
« on: December 29, 2021, 09:33:04 AM »
In HO scale, be weary of train set stuff as these are usually very cheaply made. 
Common in train sets are poor running mechanisms in locomotives, track with brass rail (which oxidize and must be cleaned for electrical conductivity as opposed to nickel silver) as well as poorly working couplers and marginal power supplies.
I would recommend fewer models of better quality and build from there. 

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: December 14, 2021, 05:19:39 PM »
That flanging machine is turning out to be quite a versatile tool!   :D

Museum Discussion / Re: Movie about #9: "The Nine Lives of #9"
« on: October 02, 2021, 04:14:30 PM »
I watched the movie and I thought it was really good. 
It puts faces (and voices) on several names.  I plan to watch it again.

Volunteers / Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« on: September 24, 2021, 10:05:17 PM »
It's great to see the turntable project progressing so well but... (and I hope I'm wrong about this) I can't help but worry about security with such an item of curiosity clearly visible from a public highway in an isolated area.
Not that I know what to do about it.

Museum Discussion / Re: LGB/Marklin Releases Model of #9
« on: September 16, 2021, 07:42:06 PM »
As a longtime large scale model railroader I am very familiar with LGB.  This company has always been known for strong, rugged and well engineered models.
High scale fidelity, NOT SO MUCH.  But the general garden railroad market didn't demand a high degree of scale so rugged stand-off replicas were just fine.
Also, LGB trains are engineered to operate on VERY sharp curves, so the shorter coaches.
My scale buddies and I considered LGB as a starting point for conversation to higher scale standards.

Bob Springs

Museum Discussion / WW&F Phone system
« on: July 11, 2021, 12:02:58 AM »
I ran across this documentary about the development of telephones on You Tube.
I wonder which, if any, of these closely resembles the phone system used by the museum.

Bob Springs

How about the theme from Beverly Hillbillies?

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 17, 2021, 08:19:58 PM »
Calling this work "outstanding" is an understatement!

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: March 28, 2021, 08:12:15 PM »
As a life long cabinet maker I feel I have some idea of how much work goes into building this coach. 
Careful SKILLED work.
Seeing this project come together is an absolute JOY!

Love your work, Kevin.

Volunteers / Re: January 2021 Work Reports
« on: January 23, 2021, 09:10:56 PM »
Rough time of the year to trim off those whiskers B.J.
Ask me how I know this.

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
« on: January 17, 2021, 06:33:47 PM »
Glad to hear the SR&CL is still running.  This fine railroad is what set me off to build my Bountyland Railway.

Museum Discussion / Re: Merry (Victorian) Christmas - 2020 Style!
« on: December 24, 2020, 10:48:15 AM »
What a thoughtful Christmas present!
A chance for us in the away crowd to see faces and hear voices of friends we've never met in person.

Merry Christmas all!   
Bob Springs

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: December 11, 2020, 06:28:39 PM »
Just, "wow"!

Work and Events / Re: Electric Building - Official Work Thread
« on: December 04, 2020, 10:28:38 PM »

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