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Volunteers / Re: December 2023 Work Reports
« on: December 14, 2023, 09:11:21 AM »
I was thinking the same thing about that work flat!

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: December 13, 2023, 06:57:08 AM »
Thanks for the explanation and great 3-D view of the front end.  I was asking my question because the description provided with one of the photos stated the cross tie assembly installation was now complete.
Happy Holidays!
Dave Crow

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: December 12, 2023, 03:24:58 PM »
Great progress on No. 11!  Is there a photo that better shows the cross-tie assembly in its installed position?

Dave Crow

Work and Events / Re: Coach 8 - Official Work Thread
« on: October 11, 2023, 02:33:32 PM »
Any photos of the "ghost" combine?

Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend 2023 - Official Work thread
« on: September 05, 2023, 07:09:56 AM »
I expect to be there for Saturday or Sunday only.

Dave Crow

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?

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