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Work and Events / Re: J&S Truck Build/Rebuild - Official Work Thread
« on: January 17, 2023, 01:05:21 PM »
I am glad to hear that there are drawerings to look at!!

Ted Miles

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Work and Events / Re: J&S Truck Build/Rebuild - Official Work Thread
« on: January 16, 2023, 01:27:17 PM »
Folks,
         Would not the bolts in the trucks be square heads in the old days? Those hex heads appear too modern to me!

I hope the new trucks for #9 would be historically correct! Jackson & Sharp did build good narrow gauge trucks since there are still so many around.

Ted Miles, WW&F Member Built 11 2023 Contributor   

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: January 03, 2023, 04:26:38 PM »
I am wondering if any thoughts have been given to heating the new Engine House? It would be better for any of the three occupants, if they did not have to worry about freezing up.

Ted Miles, WW&F Member, Build 11 Contributor

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Monson Railroad / Re: Monson Junction Station for sale???
« on: December 31, 2022, 03:29:48 PM »
folks,
        When I visited Monson many years ago; the two foot station was the historical society and the freight house was a private dwelling, I understand.

I did not see the other station; but I did see that there were still piles of slate ready to put on highway trucks. I guess that the quarries are still working to some extent.

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member

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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Head Tide Station
« on: December 24, 2022, 12:05:09 AM »
folks,
         The original negs from Eastern Illustrating Post Card Company are to be found at the Penobscot Bay Marine Museum at Searsport, Maine. Very likely there are good details in that series of 3.5" X 5" photographic negatives. 

Ted Miles, WW&F Member

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Work and Events / Re: J&S Truck Build/Rebuild - Official Work Thread
« on: November 26, 2022, 08:16:40 PM »
Jason,
          Thanks for untangling the the truck puzzle; I am glad to hear more antique J & S trucks will be put back in service under at passenger car car like F&M #2.

Ted Miles, Member, Build 11 Contributor   

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Work and Events / Re: J&S Truck Build/Rebuild - Official Work Thread
« on: November 25, 2022, 08:45:23 PM »
Folks,
          I thought the trucks under the #9 coach were to be new from the ground up.

I would be interested to know what car these refurbgished trucks came from?

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member, Build 11 Contributor 

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Museum Discussion / Boiler work on the WW&F #10
« on: November 19, 2022, 02:38:44 PM »
It seems like I have not heard anything about work on the #10 in a very long time.

I know that work on #11 and the engine house is taking a lot of hours. But I hope
that the new boiler has not beeen side-lined.

I like that little sugar plantation locomotive.

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member Built 11 Contributor

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I have watched a lot of videos about this major steam event. The oldest V&T loco the Reno of 1873 has been back in Carson City for less than a year and it is already getting restored. Wow! She will soon have her own engine house there.

And the California State and Nevada State Museum have exchanged artifacts. The V&T Dayton (Central Pacific Shops, 1873) and the V&T #17 (Superintendents car) have gone up to Sacramento and the V&T W.H Bowker and another car have gone down to Carson. I think this is an excellent move.
It was great to see the Eureka & Palisade #4 Eureka back in steam after her 1472-day overhaul; among all those other locomotives.
Ted Miles, narrow gauge fan
 

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: October 10, 2022, 12:39:16 PM »
Will the smoke jacks be welded up or simply sheet metal?

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Membeer

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 27, 2022, 12:20:18 PM »
Everytime I look at that box car; it gets better! You guys have done a great job re-building that car into apple pie order! and I am sure it will be very useful along all the miles of track. Maybe there are some oxen in the neighborhood that need to be moved?

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member Build 11 Contributor

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 07, 2022, 11:41:33 AM »
I have been following the Mountain Extension work for the last five years. I knew that the Mass Bay Railroad Enthuisasts had made a grant to build the bridge. But not that earlier members of the group had been on an excursion over the same bridge when it was still in New Hampshire!

Congrats to all the people who worked so hard; especially Mike Fox with his earth moving and wall building skills! The new station went up in a flash; thank you!

Ted Miles, Life Member, Build 11 Contributor

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 04, 2022, 11:39:24 AM »
What is purpose of the single ladder rungs at the corner of the car?

It is looking great guys!

Ted Miles,distant but still very interested

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: August 01, 2022, 02:00:42 PM »
The new station is looking great! I guess the third time is a charm!

Ted Miles, Member, Built 11 contributor

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 28, 2022, 11:56:18 AM »
I am glad to hear that the original W&Q #3 is not going to be overlooked; it is a wonderful survivor!

The new coach #9 is is looking wonderful!

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member, Built 11 Contributor

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