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Messages - Carl G. Soderstrom

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Work and Events / Re: J&S Truck Build/Rebuild - Official Work Thread
« on: November 26, 2022, 10:17:36 PM »
Get your programs here! Get your programs here ! You can't follow the changes without a program  ;D

Do you have a diagramed flow chart for all that? 

Unfortunately it sounds logical -- sort of.

Will the platform be  extended North so the train does not have to be shuttled to free the engine
for the run around?

Inquiring minds and all that.

Darn auto correct

Happy Thanksgiving

Volunteers / Re: October 2022 Work Reports
« on: October 20, 2022, 11:41:30 PM »
Will the lower planks be painted, stained, or let weather?

Dave Engles uses a vinegar & iron filings concoction that accelerates the
weathered look.

I would use a stain, because if the back of the plank is unpainted the moisture in the
ground will push off the paint.

Museum Discussion / Re: 2022 Annual Fund Drive
« on: September 25, 2022, 01:34:04 AM »
Thanks Mike

Museum Discussion / Re: email server is DOWN!
« on: September 19, 2022, 11:20:39 PM »

Be glad you could go back to the old site - doesn't always work.

Happy Autumnal Equinox.

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: September 07, 2022, 11:56:23 PM »
Thank you from the away crowd   :) for that report Alain.

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 13, 2022, 07:54:45 PM »
Well a very quick look shows that decals were available in late
19th century:

Most likely not used on coaches at that time - labor was probably
cheaper than purchased product. Beside it still had to be installed.

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 12, 2022, 11:42:04 AM »
While it is not exactly historically correct (maybe?)
since the scroll work is repetitive have you considered

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

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