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Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2022 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 26, 2022, 07:39:18 PM »
I am in hopes to get enough done this weekend so 53 can move Saturday.  It is a lot to get done plus prep for an electrical project but that is my hope..

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 24, 2022, 07:48:01 PM »

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 24, 2022, 07:43:27 PM »

Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 24, 2022, 07:41:38 PM »

Volunteers / Re: September 2022 Work Reports
« on: September 24, 2022, 07:35:59 PM »
Today was a charter for the LGB folks, so Ed brought in his #9, and of course had to do the shot..

Set the front of the container on rails again and Millie on the back (that was sketchy) and shoved it in.

Then got creative to get the back of the container in the air without having a machine back there to lift. This was to get the bridge timber under it again.

All set and level..

Museum Discussion / Re: LGB/Marklin Releases Model of #9
« on: September 23, 2022, 07:52:23 PM »
I had made a 52 in On30 for Joe. Looked nice. Not surecwhere it is hiding now..

Museum Discussion / 2022 Annual Fund Drive
« on: September 23, 2022, 06:56:43 AM »
The 2022 Annual Fund Drive is off to a great start. We have received donations (as of Monday) from over 100 members. I will leave the dollar amount a mystery and save that for the Newsletter. Cindy has done an excellent job picking up the museum mail, sorting it, and recording donations so she can make the bank deposits, then I enter the donations in the database. This time of year I spend about an hour and a half to 2 hours a night 5 nights a week entering information or doing other membership duties. Makes for a busy four or 5 weeks of it, but it is a necessary behind the scene job..

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 19, 2022, 04:04:26 AM »
It has been waiting on dedicatable shop space. Last plan was as soon as 56 was done, it could move there.

Volunteers / Re: September 2022 Work Reports
« on: September 17, 2022, 08:21:32 PM »
Wheels!! And Tires.. #11 tender trucks closest, #11 drives in the middle and #9 in the rear..

Another look at the west lot that was cleaned during the week.

The storage lot looked like this by lunch. I got the hole filled in and Cody supervised, then we moved several things that were in the way of the conainer move

Brendan came to help luckily. Usually when he and I work together big things happen

All lined up and ready to shove it in..

The conrainer is heavy. I even got to test the bypass valve. I am not sure what it is set at pressure wise, but the end of the container maxes it out..have to be right up to it..

Pete Stevens sent me this picture of me picking the container.

Brendan (on the Case loader) and I removing a track panel from under the container. Another Pete pic

And the 3rd pic from Pete shows me picking the end of the container to shove into place as Brendan guides me. We had done a lot of maneuvering to track and machinery to get this far.

And it is almost where I wanted it. We have just a little more to go, about 5 feet, but enough was enough for today.

Volunteers / Re: September 2022 Work Reports
« on: September 15, 2022, 06:53:46 PM »
Without Dave at the meeting, Randy kept it short. Like an hour and 15 minutes. This gave Steve Lx and myself time to look at the upper lot. I figured he could fill the truck and I'd make a trip Saturday to dispose of it. But 3 trips. Wow. I did not think there was that much up there.

Volunteers / Re: September 2022 Work Reports
« on: September 14, 2022, 08:31:32 PM »
Not only did we gain those spaces, but it also looks much neater. Steve sent me this photo of the progress. A HUGE improvement.

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 14, 2022, 07:20:37 PM »
Trout Lake is in my little hometown of Stoneham, Maine.. What a great accomplishment, going where a railroad has never been...just kidding of course, except for the Lake. It is real..

Museum Discussion / Re: LGB/Marklin Releases Model of #9
« on: September 12, 2022, 11:51:08 AM »
I would have to dig. These are no where near accurate, as I am not a rivet counter, but was after just general appearance. Pardon the dust..been sitting a 12 years or so. G scale..just sitting on the On30 layout that used to be at MNG

Museum Discussion / Re: LGB/Marklin Releases Model of #9
« on: September 11, 2022, 06:43:48 PM »
Not really good matches. Bachman. Stripped them and moved the doors on the boxcar. They opened to the left originally and now open to the right. Still a standard gauge boxcar but close enough for me..

Museum Discussion / Re: LGB/Marklin Releases Model of #9
« on: September 11, 2022, 05:27:00 PM »
I saw these starting to pop up a week or 2 ago. Definately close enough in my eyes. I got to get me a go along with the flats and boxcar I have painted and lettered..

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