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Messages - Matthew Martin

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Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum / Re: Alien equipment at MNGRR
« on: November 11, 2008, 09:14:19 AM »
The engine Mark showed is the engine i was talking about. It looks so different from the photo my local newspaper has printed of it under steam.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Fundraising Carnival Or Event
« on: November 08, 2008, 08:42:45 AM »
I think the only way we could do an event like this is to partner with another local group like the Alna Volunteer Fire Company.  We could be a co-sponsor and split the receipts from the gate and/or ride tickets.  The carnival would be held on their property as we have no place to set one up.  It takes a committee of members a year or more to plan and coordinate an event like this.  I think the committee's time would be better spent setting up an old time (1910 Days) weekend with Bluegrass music.  That is something better suited to the WW&F as we can incorporate the train ride into the event.  As posted in another thread, parking would be at Sheepscot with passenger trains taking visitors to Alna Center.

My local fire company (which I am on the Board of Directors) held a small carnival for over 50 years.  We stopped having it due to space and insurance requirements.  The coverage gets expensive when you strap children into rides.

Really? what show ran it? what were the rides you got?


Another possibity would be to have some sort of event at Palace Playland, Canobie Lake, or Funtown USA. I think i like the old time weekend idea better though.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Track availability
« on: November 08, 2008, 07:39:57 AM »
Oops. Never mind then.


I like the marquee letters feature!

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Museum Discussion / Re: Track availability
« on: November 08, 2008, 06:53:11 AM »
Why not trade the 70 pound rail we have for the 60 pound rail Kovalchick has?

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Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum / Re: Alien equipment at MNGRR
« on: November 08, 2008, 06:43:33 AM »
Im positive it was the old run-down loon mountain locomotive as it had some sort of design on the side of the cab saying "Loon Mountain R.R."

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Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum / Re: Alien equipment at MNGRR
« on: November 07, 2008, 10:23:42 PM »
I saw this in the shop at Boothbay at the same time #9's boiler was there. It looked like they were waiting for funding to restore the dilapidated engine.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Fundraising Carnival Or Event
« on: November 07, 2008, 09:59:36 PM »
I was thinking that they could set up the rides and games in a local buisnesses parking lot, or city owned lot. Or possibly a city park. Many cities cooperate very good with things like like this as they draw people in from the local area that usually would not go there. Remix II takes up about, 20x20 feet. Flying bobs is about the same. Ferris wheels would take up about 10x20 or so, depending on which one they get. A Gondola Wheel, similer to the "Sun Wheel" at Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach would take up about, 15x30 feet.

Video Of Remix II'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeCQttGPXtk

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Museum Discussion / Fundraising Carnival Or Event
« on: November 07, 2008, 09:47:11 PM »
Hi! This is my first post!

I have this idea for a fundraising carnival to help raise extra money for the museum. It could be run by Fiesta Shows of Seabrook NH. I heard rthat they are quite sucessful in fundraising. Some of the better rides Fiesta Shows owns are;
1.Freak Out
2.Remix II
3.Flying Bobs(my personal favorite :) )
4.Bavarian Fun Haus
5.Eli Bridge Company Ferris Wheel

Also a selection of kiddie rides would be nice. Please dont delete this as i am NOT related to the company in any way.

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