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Museum Discussion / Re: HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« on: November 08, 2022, 10:27:39 AM »
Don't miss the "About us" page, here:  8)
Kenji and his friend Koji stayed with us when they visited the WW&F several years ago. They were here from Japan to attend the Narrow Gauge Convention in Rhode Island.


Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: November 06, 2022, 08:25:08 PM »
Ron, the photos in your last two posts aren't visible.
I see them on my iPad.

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 19, 2022, 12:16:22 PM »
i always found 10’s cab to be much roomier making for a very pleasant cab ride experience.

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 14, 2022, 04:40:38 AM »
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.
I would bet that the decorative scroll work was done with stencils. And back in the day….the decals were all varnish transfer not water slide. I don’t believe there are any suppliers of varnish transfers left anymore.

Volunteers / Re: June 2022 Work Reports
« on: June 27, 2022, 12:02:29 PM »
Brendan and Ron are working on a milling machine, not a lathe.

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 17, 2022, 01:55:10 PM »
While #53 was the star of today's deliveries to Sheepscot, the cylinder castings for #11 were also delivered.
[Photo by Jason Lamontagne]
Are we going to lose the deposit on the pallet? Looks like somebody broke one of the slats!

Volunteers / Re: May 2022 Work Reports
« on: May 05, 2022, 05:43:14 PM »
This is a major step up from our old Bridgeport we have in the shop now. There is discussion ongoing as to replacing the Bridgeport with this or keeping both. There are uses for both.

Today I reassembled the machine and started a full cleaning.
Those old round ram “M” head Bridgeports make really stout drill presses!


Volunteers / Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« on: April 29, 2022, 07:37:40 PM »
It is a wood planer Keith.

Thanks Mike…..I guess we need to keep an eye out for a metal planer.


Volunteers / Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« on: April 29, 2022, 05:56:27 PM »
Spring Work Weekend Day 1 - April 29:

* Planer shed - Brendan was supervising construction of a shed to house a new (to us) planer.

I must have missed the announcement, what is the story on the new (to us) planer? Is it a wood working planer or a metal planer?
A metal planer is a wonderful machine…..similar to a shaper but instead of the tool moving, the work moves beneath a fixed tool post.
A planer for wood is very nice, but a metal planer would be really cool!

Volunteers / Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« on: April 18, 2022, 08:12:23 AM »
Maybe we need a place where these initials are spelled out.
Lots of folks that are not local might enjoy knowing what we are talking about.
We need to remember that we have a large audience on this forum and not everyone is familiar with the terminology.
Thanks for the explanation!


Volunteers / Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« on: April 18, 2022, 06:12:16 AM »
Anticipated work for Tuesday and Wednesday 19-20 April 2022

Track crew:  cutting ties, prep begins for SWW  (Tues)
                   switching work cars from TBS

You got me…..I thought TBS was a Cable TV channel.
Sometimes we need to spell things out as not everybody reading these pages knows what local initials mean.


Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: April 07, 2022, 05:41:45 PM »
We could have one really great game of musical chairs!!!!

Volunteers / Re: March 2022 Work Reports
« on: March 27, 2022, 04:38:58 PM »

For anyone who knows.. please don’t let the cat out of the bag yet.

We’re working on an announcement…

Thanks all,
I hope you were wearing gloves……in my experience cats don’t take kindly to being placed in a sack!


Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: March 24, 2022, 05:31:34 PM »
Guess it will be hidden behind the shake finish, so these photos are the documentation of how and what went in to the construction. Looking great!
Will the engine house be sided in shingles or shakes? There is a difference. Shakes are split off where shingles are sawn smooth on both sides and tapered.


Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 07, 2022, 03:36:34 PM »
I understood that Coach 9 was going to Bay 4, the woodshop.
Yup….since last I knew it has been in Bay 3 all along….

Opps! Off by one….darned dyslexia!

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