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Work and Events / Re: J&S Truck Build/Rebuild - Official Work Thread
« on: November 26, 2022, 09:16:40 PM »
          Thanks for untangling the the truck puzzle; I am glad to hear more antique J & S trucks will be put back in service under at passenger car car like F&M #2.

Ted Miles, Member, Build 11 Contributor   

Work and Events / Re: J&S Truck Build/Rebuild - Official Work Thread
« on: November 25, 2022, 09:45:23 PM »
          I thought the trucks under the #9 coach were to be new from the ground up.

I would be interested to know what car these refurbgished trucks came from?

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member, Build 11 Contributor 

Museum Discussion / Boiler work on the WW&F #10
« on: November 19, 2022, 03:38:44 PM »
It seems like I have not heard anything about work on the #10 in a very long time.

I know that work on #11 and the engine house is taking a lot of hours. But I hope
that the new boiler has not beeen side-lined.

I like that little sugar plantation locomotive.

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member Built 11 Contributor

I have watched a lot of videos about this major steam event. The oldest V&T loco the Reno of 1873 has been back in Carson City for less than a year and it is already getting restored. Wow! She will soon have her own engine house there.

And the California State and Nevada State Museum have exchanged artifacts. The V&T Dayton (Central Pacific Shops, 1873) and the V&T #17 (Superintendents car) have gone up to Sacramento and the V&T W.H Bowker and another car have gone down to Carson. I think this is an excellent move.
It was great to see the Eureka & Palisade #4 Eureka back in steam after her 1472-day overhaul; among all those other locomotives.
Ted Miles, narrow gauge fan

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: October 10, 2022, 01:39:16 PM »
Will the smoke jacks be welded up or simply sheet metal?

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Membeer

Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 27, 2022, 01:20:18 PM »
Everytime I look at that box car; it gets better! You guys have done a great job re-building that car into apple pie order! and I am sure it will be very useful along all the miles of track. Maybe there are some oxen in the neighborhood that need to be moved?

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member Build 11 Contributor

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 07, 2022, 12:41:33 PM »
I have been following the Mountain Extension work for the last five years. I knew that the Mass Bay Railroad Enthuisasts had made a grant to build the bridge. But not that earlier members of the group had been on an excursion over the same bridge when it was still in New Hampshire!

Congrats to all the people who worked so hard; especially Mike Fox with his earth moving and wall building skills! The new station went up in a flash; thank you!

Ted Miles, Life Member, Build 11 Contributor

Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 04, 2022, 12:39:24 PM »
What is purpose of the single ladder rungs at the corner of the car?

It is looking great guys!

Ted Miles,distant but still very interested

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 01, 2022, 03:00:42 PM »
The new station is looking great! I guess the third time is a charm!

Ted Miles, Member, Built 11 contributor

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 28, 2022, 12:56:18 PM »
I am glad to hear that the original W&Q #3 is not going to be overlooked; it is a wonderful survivor!

The new coach #9 is is looking wonderful!

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member, Built 11 Contributor

Museum Discussion / Re: Planning a trip to the WW&F
« on: June 26, 2022, 12:06:25 PM »
       I have been to several of the Annual Picnics if you can get to that event it would be a good time
to visit.

Ted Miles, WW&F Member Build 11 Contributor

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: EBT video
« on: June 24, 2022, 12:53:54 PM »
I am sorry I did not see the East Broadtop before I moved to California. The work the Foundation and the Friends are doing is outstanding! Looking forward to seeing the day when they start running steam excursions.

Ted Miles, Friends of EBT Member

Museum Discussion / New Facebook Pages
« on: May 26, 2022, 01:52:48 PM »
         Those new facebook pages and videos sure give a lot of information about the museum and its activities!! even though I am a regular viewer, there were some videos that I had not seen. Thank you to the web site designers!

Ted Miles, Life Member,  Build 11 contributor

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 18, 2022, 06:11:24 PM »
My God, there are going to be a lot of rivets in the frame of that locomotive! I hope the crew has a couple of air powered rivet guns ready to go! It is real good to see actual construction of this copy of a Baldwin locomotive starting to happen at the Engine House!

Ted Miles, WW&F Member Built 11 contributor

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 18, 2022, 06:01:48 PM »
         I am glad that the GE locomotive is now on the property! Now the engineering department can really start scratching their heads about how to make it fit a Two-Foot Railway and what kind of snow plow it will need. If any parts are not used I imagine they can be sold to other museums as spare parts. Long Live WW&F #53!

Ted Miles, WW&F Member, Built 11 Contributor

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