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Messages - Dale Reynolds

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Museum Discussion / Re: steam heat in passenger cars
« on: February 10, 2018, 11:35:46 AM »
Ed, that stove is for depots only, rolling stock had solid, flat bottoms so they wouldn't tip over.   dale

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: Trip to Poland
« on: July 28, 2017, 12:18:28 PM »
hey dave, should be a great trip. have seen many Polish videos on utube. some near Warsaw i think. and the kielbasa is wonderful!  if you have not done the Brocken in eastern Germany not far away from Berlin I recommend it, meter gauge, tons of steam engines, great scenery. not visitable until the communist regime fell, as the summit was East Germanys secret communications center.  dale   

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Moderator Announcements / Re: NEWSLETTERS!!!
« on: June 21, 2016, 02:23:08 PM »
arrived june 21 Pendleton sc 29670

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General Discussion / Re: Downtown Wiscasset Traffic Design Options
« on: March 30, 2016, 07:14:03 PM »
re: wheelchair access to reefer 67, my local church has a see-thru caged machine that raises about 5' and takes up only about 5' square of space. couldn't have been too expensive, our congregation of Presbyterians are very frugal. dale

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Museum Discussion / Re: Wiscasset Chamber Award
« on: March 05, 2016, 11:09:38 PM »
This is an example of the recognition we are getting and richly deserve, especially after the restrooms were finished. My wife who is on the list for 'Smithsonian Journeys' travel trips, got a notice that we are on the itinerary for a fall tour of New England by rail, about $1000 a day so not cheap, lots of potential donors besides the tourists. Good job, Steve..... dale

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Museum Discussion / WWandF picture on 2016 Calendar
« on: December 24, 2015, 04:19:34 PM »
Got a 'Steam Trains' calendar for Christmas, which has a photo of #10 in snow for December 2016. Credited to Kevin Madore. Nice shot.  dale

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General Discussion / Re: Fireball Mail
« on: September 21, 2015, 09:22:01 AM »
Many RR songs are ficticious. One of my favorites is The Wabash Cannonball, where they say it goes everywhere, including Birmingham. This drove me nuts because I knew the real train only went between Detroit and St Louis. Then I figured out the song was written in c.1910 and the real train began c. 1948.  dale

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Work and Events / Re: Shingle Mill Work Day
« on: July 07, 2015, 11:28:35 AM »
Benjamin, do you know where the Maine state museum is? will be coming up from South Carolina in August. Dale 

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Volunteers / Re: Volunteer Appreciation
« on: March 16, 2015, 11:33:21 AM »
hi mike, email is fine. thanks, dale

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john, good luck on a commercial run of 7/8 scale stuff, there are probably only a dozen or 2 people in this scale!!!!   dale

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john, there is lots of wwandf parts for g gauge, 7/8 inch scale. most is from steve king of rocky mount, va. he has done several types of trucks and kits for rolling stock. a guy in new Zealand did a run of 5-10 pieces of #9 live steam about 15 years ago. I have one and it runs sweet. there is a yahoo group dedicated to this scale, and Jason kovacs in new jersey sells stuff. googling should work. dale

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Volunteers / Re: Trading 7/8n2 models
« on: September 26, 2014, 05:44:41 PM »
Bernie, you are correct, this is not the place for models. There are 2 yahoo groups for models, Steve king's '7/8 inch scale trains' group which is the best, and an all-scales group called 'Maine 2' modelers forum'. there is also an 's-e lounge' group which I don't do. good luck, dale

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Volunteers / Re: July 2014 Work Planning
« on: August 17, 2014, 04:05:09 PM »
between mike's work yesterday and Brendan's today, TOM looks wonderful. from the rear of the train, you can clearly see the sites for both tracks, and the severe downward slope beyond. dale

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Work and Events / New Whistle for No. 10
« on: August 17, 2014, 03:58:42 PM »
had the privilege of riding the steam train both Saturday and sunday and like the new whistle very much. having ridden narrow gauge locos all over the place for many decades, it sounds to me more like the other ng trains. and the new pop valve worked great!!!! dale

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General Discussion / Re: Life in the Polar Vortex - Round 2
« on: March 20, 2014, 10:59:41 AM »
Are there any known groves of sugar maple trees on or near the WW&F ROW? dale

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