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Work and Events / Re: Mitsubishi tractor and backhoe attachment
« on: January 21, 2014, 12:03:07 AM »
I should have had that drop shipped here like you said Dave. That backhoe should fit on the JD just fine, and where it is a larger machine would be better suited to handle the attachment.

Tractor would be good for mowing the field at AC and perhaps at Albee's with some stumpage adjustments. Most of the rest of the ROW would be off limits as it is too steep for the little critter and would spend more time on it's side than it would be running.

If nothing else, there is at least a motor, transmission and frame to start a project of some kind.

Well Mike, I'm just going to beat you to the punch as far as mechanical creations go... The motor, transmission and frame could go towards something like this, couldn't it?  ::)

Work and Events / Re: TCDA No. 65 (Reefer) - Official Work Thread
« on: January 17, 2014, 12:54:16 AM »
What about the old boiler and frame from No. 9? With some creativity, those parts could serve the basis for a display of the cab setup on No 9 without dragging No. 9 down to Springfield. Put on a stack, do up some jacketing and a simple cab to give the idea of what the view from the engine is like...

Work and Events / Re: TCDA No. 65 (Reefer) - Official Work Thread
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:59:20 PM »
Maybe next year, 51 could be cleaned up for display. Just a dream...

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / In the name of Conquest
« on: January 08, 2014, 10:38:25 PM »
Well, a friend of mine sent me this article snippet this afternoon;

Wiscasset and Boothbay Harbor will be getting closer together.
Figuratively speaking, that is.
A plan to add a regional shuttle service from the railroads to Wiscasset and Boothbay Harbor has picked up steam after the Lincoln County Commissioners voted to give the project $1,000 in December.
Lincoln County Planner Robert Faunce said the plan came about late in 2013 after a meeting with the Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) when it was announced the railroad was tweaking its schedule and adding services, Faunce said.
“Their goal is to to develop as much passenger traffic as possible by making a convenient connection with the Downeaster in Brunswick and adding special events trains to Rockland festivals and an excursion train between Wiscasset and Newcastle and Wiscasset and Bath,” he wrote in an email. “Our local informal committee brought up the idea of a shuttle connection between Wiscasset and Boothbay Harbor as a natural way to increase traffic and the MERR will actually ticket folks between Boston North Station and any intervening station and Boothbay Harbor, if the shuttle becomes a reality.”
The proposed shuttle would travel from Wiscasset to Boothbay Harbor, but a second trolley, which Faunce said would complement the Rocktide Trolley, would take passengers to local hot spots, such as Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, the Railway Museum, the Boothbay Commons, the Boothbay Harbor Country Club and other destinations.
Faunce said Maine Department of Transportation has been asked to foot the bulk of the bill for the service this summer, but some additional supports from local sources would be needed in the form of money for sponsors.
“We have secured some funding from (Lincoln) County, Regional Planning Commission and the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce,” Faunce said. “We will be talking to the Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor selectboards and local institutions and individuals.”
The aim is to have the service start in June with Friday, Saturday and Sunday service, with holidays added on as possible, although no set times or stops have been finalized yet, Faunce said.
“This is an exciting opportunity to create a regional transit infrastructure in Lincoln County,” he said. “It offers the distinct possibility of expanding to other county communities in the future.”

Now, why aren't we getting on board with this? That thousand dollars, coupled with already available track materials would make a great start for a southward extension... I can see it now; 10-some-odd miles of new WW&F trackage along the coast down to Boothbay... With Mike's creativity, James' financial know-how, and some serious ambition, I would call this plan simply...

deh neh

EVIL!!! End overly dry cliche...

Volunteers / Re: January 2014 Work Planning
« on: January 05, 2014, 06:06:14 PM »
Brilliant... I can't wait to see 65 in that crowd. Maybe if this works as an attention-getter, it might be worth doing again with something else next year.

Volunteers / Re: December 2013 work planning
« on: December 20, 2013, 04:55:41 PM »
Weather's not looking too promising for tomorrow. :( But folks in Maine are pretty tough and resilient. :) So good luck. Keep 'em on the shiny side! :D
Ya, but the Massachusetts boy is a whimp! To bad I'll be missing this on account of weather...

Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: December 19, 2013, 01:56:16 PM »
I'm impressed. How do you know the music is by Hans Zimmer?

I recognized the track out of one of the recent Batman (someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's from Dark Knight Rises) movies, and Hans Zimmer did the scores for the whole trilogy...

Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: December 18, 2013, 08:52:14 PM »
Just watching that, I was waiting for Batman to drop in out of nowhere... Seriously, good camera angles and excellent use of Hans Zimmer.

Hi Mark,

I distinctly recall the whistle everyone heard was purported to be that from B&SR #5.   I can't imagine what caused this weird and totally unexplained phenomenon.  Perhaps there is someone out there with more information.

I would imagine someone had a similar sounding whistle and was just fiddling with it out of boredom...

It's all pun and games... Now, let's trim out these comments and get back to work!

General Discussion / Re: Cripple creek Bagnal 0-4-4-0T
« on: December 06, 2013, 01:34:00 PM »
Out of curiosity, has anyone heard of any updates on the CC&V's Bagnall? I'm a bit curious, as I can't seem to find anything.

Massachusetts' Two Footers / Re: Edaville #11
« on: November 30, 2013, 09:23:34 AM »
I like the way this engine came out... But my favorite question of the day; what happened to the bits and pieces that went unused from the other engine?
Looking at No. 11, doesn't that boiler look a bit like the one on No. 10?

Work and Events / Re: Albion Day 2013
« on: November 14, 2013, 05:57:47 PM »
I got to ask, but is there some form of website for the AHS, or is there more information here on the forum? My curiosity has been piqued...

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Porter 2-8-0 for the FS&K/W&W
« on: October 18, 2013, 03:59:20 PM »
Alright, to bump this back up, I came across a locomotive that looks similar to the Porter that Eric drew...
Alright, undersized cab and lack of wagon-top boiler aside, that Jung is a close hitter for those 2-8-0s...

Work and Events / Re: Prebles flag stop returns
« on: October 18, 2013, 12:17:27 PM »
My thought; Move it to the EOT for now. Gives a place to store tools and some other MOW components. Furthermore, once the tracks into Head Tide are in place, there would be already be a structure ready to serve as a station.

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