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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: April 10, 2022, 01:09:56 AM »
Happy Birthday (Or as someone said Gestation Termination Anniversary)

Ted & Dave.

Oh to be 72 again. I had the energy of a 70 year old LOL

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« on: April 06, 2022, 11:38:03 PM »

The Trout Brook track has a dead line.

And a few of Mike's jobs are ASAP. Or are they all ASAP?

The rest are when they get done - there are crews that are dedicating themselves
to getting jobs done to very high standards in a timely fashion -- It is amazing all
 that is done in so short a time. It is a privilege to be associated with each and every one!!!!

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 53 - Official Work Thread
« on: April 05, 2022, 12:25:05 AM »
And 11 and coach 9 and flanger and box car and Engine House and

Trout Brook station & Turn Table and parking lot and ........

Volunteers / Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« on: February 18, 2022, 12:48:06 AM »
Have you tried a upside-down gutter or U (4 to 5 inches) bent corrugated  with
a weed burner at each end?

Volunteers / Re: February 2022 Work Reports
« on: February 03, 2022, 12:32:55 AM »
ABOVE 0? Send the warmth out here  ;D

Wind Chills in the 50 - 70 below tonight up North.
minus 20s here.

They played Soccer tonight 2º air temp and minus 12º wind chill.
There were some crazy fans in the stands bare chested. ::)

Well this is MN

Working in a Tool Room (machine shop) I changed fluorescent tubes (at least one set) every day,
( in pairs ) and there were only about 100 fixture s in the plant. But any flicker was intolerable.

The point is valid - the more parts the more chance for any one part to go wrong.

Unlike the Deacon's One Horse Shay.

A version:

General Discussion / Re: Whither coal?
« on: January 15, 2022, 02:45:35 AM »
Don't know about lately, but Mount Washington Cog RR was down to
one steam trip a day. Diesel  for the rest because of the environmentalists.

I did see that awhile back they were experimenting with used French fry oil
to make steam. Suspect that came to naught. Or are they still trying?

Be very weary of "I'm from the government I have come to help."  :D

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 08, 2022, 01:07:48 AM »
Opps! Off by one….darned dyslexia!

Not so much Dyslexia as inflationary numbers
or is it deflationary?

General Discussion / Re: Modeling Help
« on: January 02, 2022, 03:43:00 AM »

I waited to get permission to give info.

You might want to contact Bill Kane:

He displays at area shows here in MN. Over the years he has
treated me well and fairly. His inventory is always changing (less so lately)
so if you have an item you are looking for send him a note.
He has stuff from Z to G some well used others almost new.

You will have to negotiate directly.

Just remember postage will be from MN.

Minus 12ºF and windy  :-\
Minus 25ºF this morning got to balmy plus 3ºF this afternoon  :)

General Discussion / Re: Modeling Help
« on: December 29, 2021, 03:01:05 AM »
Benjamin is correct - check the shows and swap meets when
they start again in your area.

Collector items are not cheap but other stuff can be very reasonable.
Turnouts (Switches ) are usually dear no mater where you get them.

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: November 30, 2021, 03:10:53 AM »
I think I will receive judgment until the man that put them up chimes in.

Camera angles will give all sorts of 'obstacle delusions' - case in point the
West hinge post looks longer than the East. The gap int the back makes the
rafter look parallel the the back wall but the front looks wonky (a technical term :) ).

One thing I saw on the drawings that I question, the soffit/lookout rafters should be tied
into the second rafter for leverage stability over the front and rear plate, rather than just
hanging.(As per the drawing). 

General Discussion / Tie Laying
« on: November 28, 2021, 05:22:23 PM »
I wonder if this could be adapted to 2 Foot?

The guy replacing the wood tie can't be in the US - there are not
2 supervisors watching.

Does not seem that it is an oak tie -- 3 strikes to drive home spike. :-)

Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: November 25, 2021, 04:40:08 AM »
Back in the early 60s or late 50s Bob & Ray had a ad(?)
for a car company where there was a long bungie cord afixed to the
car so it pulled it back when it was time for service.

That is how I remember it - your perception may vary.

That is what is needed for the tools. {^¿^}

Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« on: October 19, 2021, 12:55:07 AM »
Now there is a 40 year LM.  ;D ;D

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: October 16, 2021, 11:50:16 PM »
When in Watertown NY, early 60's saw a few houses sheathed in boards from discarded
artillery shell boxes.(Camp Drum in those days) Studs spaced to match. When money is
short you do what you have to do.

It looks very appropriate.  ;D

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