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Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F No. 9 Historical Information
« on: December 29, 2019, 09:48:53 AM »
Hello Dylan . As a French speaker your sound track is a hell of a good exercise and I'm sure that little by little I'm going to learn a host of very interesting details about the long life of #9. Will you put English subtitles later on? That would be useful for some foreign vewers and hearing- impaired as well. Good luck for your project.
I don't see why I can't add subtitles when the time comes. I don't know how I'd go about doing it, but it's another thing that should be easy enough to figure out.

Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F No. 9 Historical Information
« on: December 28, 2019, 11:17:24 AM »
Glad you guys are liking what I'm working on. With no major historical nitpicks (other than a need to check who actually got the coal contract from the KC and correct if necessary) I think we're looking good on the audio... The next big thing is pictures. Where I was last up there when 9 was in pieces, I don't have much modern stuff that can fill out the video itself. So is there historical pictures that have been digitized that someone has floating around that I might be able to make use of? The best I can really do is give credit for the photographs, as I'm not doing this for money... More of trying to be the narrow gauge equivalent to that navy guy Drachinifel on Youtube with what I've been gathering for research materials for my kit design research.

And don't get me started on my plans for the Sandy River video yet. That's going to be a gorilla and a half, and I've got six pages of notes on just the locomotives without even getting into the history of the companies yet. 

Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F No. 9 Historical Information
« on: December 28, 2019, 09:44:37 AM »
Interesting summary Dylan.
Well I do think it's interesting subject matter... I wouldn't be working on it if I didn't think so. But the big question; is the information accurate? I believe it is, but is there anything I'm missing or context that I've left out that could be important to the discussion?

Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F No. 9 Historical Information
« on: December 28, 2019, 07:45:14 AM »
Try it now John, I've reset the link as a public link.

Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F No. 9 Historical Information
« on: December 27, 2019, 07:41:01 PM »
So I do have some preliminary audio I've assembled... Is it factually correct (aside from my obvious bias towards the modern WW&F's efforts)? I do want to keep it clear, concise and to the point, on top of being accurate.

Museum Discussion / WW&F No. 9 Historical Information
« on: December 25, 2019, 07:06:33 AM »
So while it's been some time since I posted up here, with one of my current projects and the fact that the WW&F has the engine in question, I figure this would be the best place to find sources of information and photographs. Now I've been working on producing O Scale narrow gauge kits and detail parts (just look up Lambert Locomotive Works on Facebook to get an idea of the shenanigans I've been up to). Well with all that research I've done, I might as well try to put it to good use and try to educate people as well. So while I'm starting off with a video on the K27 Mudhens of the Denver and Rio Grande, I do want to tackle No. 9's history as well. For those of you familiar with Drachinifel on Youtube, you can get an idea of the format I want to go with from his videos. Ideally if I can do one every month, that would be great but it'll all come down to availability of research materials, photographs to use, and my own personal time to throw the final product together.

So the big question I have is what sort of pictures are floating around of No. 9 during it's long life that I might be able to use for such a video, and what sort of historical and more recent resources (such as knowledge gleaned from her rebuild) that I can tap into to get the ball rolling?

Many thanks in advance.

Dylan Lambert

Museum Discussion / Re: Scale Drawings of No. 10
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:29:23 PM »
Alright, that's good to know... James, do you remember what the drawings were filed under at all? Might make it a bit easier for me to track down if I know what I'm looking for.

Museum Discussion / Scale Drawings of No. 10
« on: July 17, 2019, 07:15:33 PM »
So I know it's been a while since I've posted (OK, it's been a REALLY long time) but in that intervening time I've started designing and manufacturing kits in On30. At risk of this being slightly off topic, is there any scale drawings of WW&F No. 10 floating around? If there's at least some drawings with measurements I can do the conversions and at least start doing some design work... Eventually I'd love to do a ready-to-run locomotive, and starting small (both literally and figuratively) seems like a good place to begin what'll likely be a long-term project.

Archives (Worldwide 2ft) / Re: Beaver Brook Farm and Transportation Museum
« on: November 15, 2017, 07:30:44 PM »
Now I figured I'd post this here... Because, well, it doesn't seem like there's any other place appropriate to ask. How exactly does one get a hold of the Beaver Brook folks these days? I've been trying to do some digging on the Henschel they have there, but haven't had much luck getting in contact with them...

UK (Welsh, British) Two Footers / Re: FR to build new double Fairlie
« on: March 29, 2016, 06:36:00 PM »
Out of curiosity, what happens to the Earl's bits down the road? Use them to make a static engine or recycle them among the rest of the fleet?

Work and Events / Re: Shingle Mill Work Day
« on: July 06, 2015, 07:55:59 AM »
Dana, I'm a bit curious as to what type of Continental that the stationary engine is... I only ask because we found a similar motor (unused, got to love that military surplus!) at my late Grandfather's house.

Work and Events / Re: Top Of The Mountain Siding - Official Work Thread
« on: September 02, 2014, 02:22:07 PM »
I know authenticity is important and everything, but why not just leave the siding where it is? Seems like TOM would make a decent staging area for work parties...

You know, I don't think that doing up a section of the B&SR is still impossible... Just made more difficult without authentic equipment. 8 isn't doing anything, but would be expensive to run, and who knows what MNGRR wants to do with her (although, someone else paying to move a few pieces and take them off their hands might make their moving costs to Grey go down)...

Assuming that you chose two points on the line where there are things to do, it could be used as actual transportation in addition to serving as a museum. Just price it right and on operating days, make the schedule convenient for the traveling public.

Obviously there is only x-amount of narrow gauge equipment to go around, and infrastructure to maintain and house at least one locomotive and two coaches would be needed first and foremost... The section to be restored could be cleared for a trail first, making getting tracks in somewhat easier... Just move the trail once the tracks go in. Then there's just the fact of getting funding to cover supplies and movement of equipment, capital to start operations, etc.

I think that #10 will have a d.o.g. (dark olive green) boiler jacket before ever turning blue.

I'm still partial to Fred the Forney... suggected by Ed years ago. 
I do like the olive green idea... Maybe brunswick green instead?

Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:54:39 PM »
I would imagine getting some tracks down into Wiscassett might help with public exposure, but the FRA requirements and whatnot might make that a tad bit more difficult... Not insurmountable, but just a headache.
There are some very substantial difficulties about getting to Wiscasset. There is a place on 218, just north of Old Sheepscot Rd, where the ROW runs parallel to 218 between the highway and a stream. Over the years the road has been widened, and the stream has eroded the ROW. A G-gauge garden railway would fit there, but not anything wider. Further, there are two or three houses that are on the ROW, and I do mean ON.

I'm very much on hopes that a presence on 218, the Turner Centre car at Wiscasset, and publicity in printed and social media around the completion of 9 will get us substantial public exposure. Who knows, maybe someday we can offer a connecting shuttle bus to Maine Eastern trains at Wiscasset. I can see it now - through ticketing Boston to Alna Center!

That would be a problem, wouldn't it? Well, unless someone wants to plan out a deviation-level project...

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