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Volunteers / Re: August 2012 Work Planning
« on: August 27, 2012, 06:28:48 PM »
Stewart,
Thank you very much for the ride on the Model T trackcar!    My girlfriend and I enjoyed our visit very much.  I hope you all enjoyed trying out my electric railkart.   Here's some shots of the fun.


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Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum / Re: Polar Express Departures
« on: December 19, 2011, 01:09:16 AM »
John,
It took a bit of searching, but I was able to come up with the MNGRR Polar Express timetable.

Train Times:
2:45 PM:
4:00 PM:
5:15 PM:
6:30 PM:

With that information, Cosmo and I were able to stop there on our way back from the WW&F Victorian Christmas event to do some railfan photographing.

Here is Monson Number 4 decked out in all her Polar Express Christmas glory!



Hank

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US Two Footers / Re: 2 Foot Putt Putt
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:52:07 AM »
On our way home from the WW&F Victorian Christmas Saturday, we got to stop by the MNGRR and we were shown their 2 foot putt putt.  As you can see in these shots, that the factory design for 2 foot is different than what my friend Jay Boggs did down in Florida.  Fairmont decided that there was not enough room to fit the mechanics in-between the 2 foot gauge wheels so they raised the whole body frame up and over the wheels.  On the other hand Jay somehow was able to fit every thing in as seen in the photos above.  Fairmont's factory design gave you more leg room and carry space, but Jay's design actually looks more ergonomically correct for 2 foot track.  What do you guys think?





Hank

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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2011
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:37:52 AM »
And finally, my shot of beautiful number 10 all decked out for Christmas!



Hank

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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2011
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:25:31 AM »
Entering the Alna Center yard limits and nearing the end of our wonderful trip!

Hank


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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2011
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:23:30 AM »
Approaching Humason Brook Trestle. 


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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2011
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:20:52 AM »
Passing Sheepscot Mills.


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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2011
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:18:53 AM »
Rounding Cockeye Curve.


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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2011
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:16:22 AM »
Crossing Brook crossing.


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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2011
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:11:24 AM »
I was able to get some great shots from this vantage point. 

Here we are leaving the Sheepscot yard limts.


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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2011
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:09:29 AM »
By the way... Even though the train was so full of passengers, I would like to thank you guys for still fitting me on the train in such a special place as shown in this G scale recreation photo...



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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2011
« on: December 19, 2011, 12:03:25 AM »
I just wanted to say, Thanks to all the volunteers who made Victorian Christmas 2011 such a great day!  I came up with "Cosmo" Pete and had a wonderful time!  Everyone was so nice.  I got some great pictures and video. 

Merry Christmas to all of you and a Happy New Year!

Hank

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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2011
« on: December 13, 2011, 09:44:56 PM »
Nice to meet you Stewart. 

Pete and I will be sure to stop by and say hi!

I'll be at AC protecting the crossing and helping with the bon fire so you and Pete can stop and say Hi.

Where on the line is "AC"?

Hank


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Work and Events / Re: Victorian Christmas 2011
« on: December 13, 2011, 08:40:55 PM »
Are you going to be giving rides on your model T trackcar as well this Saturday? ??? I am coming up from Rhode Island with Member Pete Barrington, and would really like to get a ride.  ;D

Thank you.

Hank Walther

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US Two Footers / Re: 2 Foot Putt Putt
« on: December 06, 2011, 10:30:32 AM »
Good guess Dave.
  They are actually called "rail sweeps" and that is exactly what they are for for. Fairmont made mostly 2 types, the older round tube type like pictured above, and a newer flat rubber style as seen here on one of my own motorcars pictured below, operating at the Valley Railroad in Essex, CT.  I am a volunteer there with the Friends of the Valley Railroad.

Passing #97

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