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I just send a membership to the friends of the East Broadtop Railroad. They have been mentioned by the new foundation as the place to send donations. Their museum is now open for the summer season. and they have work weekends just like the WW&F does.

I am amazed by their 1870s stationary steam engine. It has now been running on compressed air and used to power the machine shop. They are repairing cars in there with a punch and drill press; all belt driven of course. There are now quite a few videos over on You Tube.

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member 

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Massachusetts' Two Footers / Edaville Roster
« on: March 31, 2021, 04:39:08 PM »
Down below a couple of folks have asked about Edaville Rosters. The Railfan's Guide to Museum and Park Displays by Randolph Dean was published in 1973.

His Edaville Railroad roster is very complete including all the two-foot locos and cars as well as the standard gauge equipment. 

It is also very good for narrow gauge in other parts of the country.

Ted Miles ,narrow gauge fan

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Massachusetts' Two Footers / Whithin Machine Works
« on: March 31, 2021, 04:24:29 PM »
I thought I would look and see what Wikipedia has to say about this old time New England firm. Founded in 1835, they manufactured textile machinery from 1835 to 1948 with final closure in 1976. They had a progressive company town called Whitinsville, Massachusetts. Of interest to us is their two-foot gauge railroad powered by two GE Diesel-electric locomotives. They were at Edaville, then Maine Narrow Gauge Museum. The #2 locomotive is currently getting a new Diesel engine in Portland.

Ted Miles, WW&F Member     

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Work and Events / Re: Roundhouse construction.
« on: March 16, 2021, 02:54:09 PM »
I am pleased to see the traditional wood hinged doors; not like the steel roll up doors I see on the East Broadtop Roundhouse in Pennsylvania.

The Roundhouse will be a great addition to the museum campus.

Ted Miles, Life Member

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Other Narrow Gauge / Re: East Broad Top Feb. 20
« on: March 03, 2021, 03:54:47 PM »
I just became a member of the Friends of the East Broadtop Railroad. They publish a quarterly magazine and an email newsletter. The EBT Foundation is encouraging people to join the Friends. They are a very historic narrow gauge railroad!

Ted Miles, narrow gauge fan 

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Mike,
        Are you planning some sort of ground cover to keep the mud down? Maybe some sort of fine gravel? The Pavilion looks great with the corn shed fittings.

Ted Miles, narrow gauge fan

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: February 14, 2021, 04:59:06 PM »
While all this great wood work is going on; is anything happening about trucks for the car? I guess patterns for Jackson & Sharp trucks will be needed. And then there is the matter of new wheels.

Ted Miles, WW&F Member

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 51 (The Brookville) - Official Work Thread
« on: February 08, 2021, 12:48:59 PM »
Jay,
      Thanks for all the details on the Brookville; you have added more data than I have ever seen before on this tiny but interesting vehicle!

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member

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Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad / Re: Car barn
« on: January 30, 2021, 03:12:34 PM »
Folks,
        I saw some of those pictures on Facebook. I think it is great that a crew from the WW&F traveled up to the Sandy River Museum to help lay track and get some more of their cars under cover! Covered storage is the best thing a narrow gauge railroad museum can do for its cars.

Ted Miles, WW&F Member

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Work and Events / Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« on: January 27, 2021, 02:20:20 PM »
Does anyone know the brand name of the tamper and year it was built?  I should like to Google the company to read all about it.

Ted Miles, Life Member.

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Folks,
         Regarding the new lathe; there appears to be a second guarded motor up on top. What is the function(s) of this second motor?  I assume the regular motor is down in the base.

Ted Miles, WW&F Member 

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 08, 2021, 04:51:55 PM »
Folks,
         The top  of the car looks to be close to the ceiling of the shop in the pictures. Will the car have to be moved outdoors to get the roof installed? And what size will the new wheels be?

Ted Miles, WW&F Life Member

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: December 26, 2020, 06:36:57 PM »
folks,
         The clerestory roof frames look very close to the bay ceiling. Are you going to be able to finish the roof planking in the Engine House? I assume it will be stored in the Car Barn, when not in use?

Ted Miles, WW&F Member

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: December 13, 2020, 11:40:14 PM »
Jason,
          Will the new passenger car get vacuum brakes? Or is that just for the #9?

Ted Miles, WW&F Member and narrow gauge fan.   

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Mike,
 You and the crew did a great job! You need to send some pictures to the Maine Maritime museum to show them the great piece of re-cycling that you have done!

Ted Miles, WW&F  Life Member

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