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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: March 30, 2023, 08:51:44 AM »
Hi Ted, I believe earlier in this thread there had been mention of Eric and Ron (and Stewart in years past) researching how to build replica ceiling fixtures.  I don't think A&W makes this style of ceiling fixture anymore, but, if we don't make them ourselves, there might have been another museum or railroad (Strasburg, maybe?) that did so.  Dave Crow

Volunteers / Re: January 2023 Work Reports
« on: January 13, 2023, 01:47:21 PM »
Thanks, Graham.

Volunteers / Re: January 2023 Work Reports
« on: January 13, 2023, 11:41:44 AM »
I can see journal boxes for the J&S passenger car trucks (maybe?), but what are all the other neat castings?

Volunteers / Re: December 2022 Work Reports
« on: December 28, 2022, 02:45:50 PM »
Carl, you would have to look at the bill of materials as specified by Jackson & Sharp to see whether they used square or hex head bolts.  Certainly the square head bolts would be easier to hammer forge.  Many streetcars used square headed bolts in the truck frames until well past 1900: Brownell, Brill, any of the MCBs, etc.
Dave Crow

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: November 07, 2022, 10:06:57 AM »
Great progress on the roof as well as the start on the shingles above the door openings.  Will there be shingles on the faces of the posts, or will they be left bare?  I ask, only because I see some tarpaper overhanging the front face of the west corner post.

Dave Crow

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 25, 2022, 08:22:51 AM »
Ron, if you get a chance, search RyPN for the thread about the panels that Railways To Yesterday made for their Chicago interurban car.  It also might be on their website.  I know the Baltimore Streetcar Museum has had replacement ceiling panels made for at least one streetcar.  Sometimes the 3-ply veneer is glued together within curved formwork so that the panels are pre-curved.

Dave Crow

The house I grew up in had additional supports in the basement due to the previous owners having a baby grand piano just above...

Volunteers / Re: April 2022 Work Reports
« on: April 19, 2022, 07:30:02 AM »
We had 3 inches of wet snow here in central PA (west of Harrisburg).

Museum Discussion / Re: Station Names, Abbreviation and Mileposts
« on: April 19, 2022, 07:28:48 AM »
Nicely done.

Volunteers / Re: March 2022 Work Reports
« on: March 28, 2022, 07:19:28 AM »
When making the ceiling lighting fixtures for the new coach, is there thought of creating fixtures for coach 3 as well?

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: March 25, 2022, 07:26:46 AM »
Keith, you are most likely correct.  I used the wrong term for the material finish.  I seem to recall that we have used shingles on other buildings.  My apologies.

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: March 24, 2022, 11:51:59 AM »
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!

Museum Discussion / Re: "The Roundhouse" podcast about the WW&F
« on: February 10, 2022, 11:52:33 AM »
Hi Ben, just picking a nit... The freight cars never had anything other than handbrakes, except possibly the milk cars.  I don't think the Eames vacuum brake system in use on the original railroad had a retainer function - you either pulled a certain vacuum or you released the brakes; Jason could probably tell us whether the vacuum ejector could maintain a set vacuum setting all the way down the Mountain.  Dave Crow

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Link and Pins
« on: February 01, 2022, 08:31:53 AM »
Hi Ted,

If you look at the builder's photos of the various passenger cars while at the Jackson & Sharp plant in Wilmington, Delaware, you can see the Miller hook couplers.  As for a date for conversion to Janney couplers, possibly comparing photos in the Kohler-Chesney books, as well as the Peter Barney books, might give you an approximate timeline after the Safety Appliance Act was enacted.

Dave Crow

Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 12, 2022, 01:55:50 PM »
Very nice job moving the car into Bay 4.  Not a lot of headroom, which certainly reduces the amount of space that needs to be heated!  The roof looks great!

Dave Crow

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