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Museum Discussion / Re: Will the SR&RL #6 briefly run on the WW&F?
« on: June 04, 2013, 09:03:01 AM »
Well, some of the vinyls are inexpensive.  Take these trucks for example (for the record, I've had family connections to Al's Oil for years); The vinyls start wearing out relatively quickly on the vans because it's lightweight (it starts peeling within two months in some cases). The oil trucks get a heavier duty graphic applied, and those ones last for years. I just can't remember what material is used on the vans at the moment...

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You're indeed correct Phil, Brecon Mountain is indeed building replicas of the SR&RL #10 and #23. I haven't heard much on the projects, but it is my understanding the project began back in 2005...

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Work and Events / Re: Garage - Official Work Thread
« on: May 13, 2013, 07:15:57 AM »
Let me check, but I believe we might an old temporary garage that might be of use. I just can't remember what we did with it when we took it down a few years ago. Even if it isn't lying around anymore, something like a temporary garage might be a workable solution in the short term...

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Work and Events / Re: Kubota Excavator - Official Work Thread
« on: May 07, 2013, 09:06:11 PM »

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Work and Events / Re: Kubota Excavator - Official Work Thread
« on: May 07, 2013, 12:12:31 PM »
I can't see the picture at the moment, but if someone could tell me the model, I could see if my brother Ryan would know something useful. Heavy equipment is something of his hobby, so I'd be suprised if he doesn't know something.

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The only problem I can see with the 30" loco theory is the fact that this engine is a six-coupled machine, evident by the third horn block. Maybe they both put some smaller parts to the cause, but there's no way this is a conversion. It doesn't make sense considering the evidence...

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Museum Discussion / Re: Blizzard of '13
« on: February 13, 2013, 11:23:35 PM »
Better idea for ROWMOW Inc; A pulse jet powered snowblower.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwuDkOB9Jik
I'd just suggest a water cooling jacket.... And blast screens... And a robot to operate the whole plow... On second thought, just call the Mythbusters or NASA's JPL.
*edit: I'd gladly test such a device. We had a tractor, snow blower, shovels and salt to deal with the show at my grandmother's home in Auburn, MA, but it still took us almost four hours to dig out the nearly four feet that accumulated in her driveway and on her walkways. On top of that, we broke the snow blower just as we were finishing!

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If I remember the details for the current fundraising effort correctly, a check with a 1 and five zeroes would fill the coffers nicely... No decimal points though. Not to say raising $100,000 isn't impossible. But dependant on funding, it might take another two to four years. Am I to far off on my assessment?

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Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Downeast Thunder Railroad (18" Narrow Gauge)
« on: January 28, 2013, 08:22:10 AM »
Hey Paul, do you remember by any chance where you found those studies? I'm just curious to the prospect for a project proposal I'm working on, and having some solid numbers would be nice.

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:23:34 PM »
So... No chance of finding one and re-purposing some parts for No. 11. Well, unless you find one that's far larger then one of the Henschel 0-4-0s that could provide some components to work with (motion parts, wheels, side rods, etc.)...

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:37:32 PM »
Just thinking out loud at the moment, but how would No. 11 size up against, say, one of the Henschel 0-4-0s at Boothbay?

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Museum Discussion / Re: Second Heavy-Service Mechanical Locomotive
« on: December 10, 2012, 11:13:44 AM »
http://discoverlivesteam.com/forsale/1_malone/index.htm
Chances are that the engine has no braking equipment, and it would need all of the proper coupling equipment; I couldn't say how much more powerful it is over 51 and 52 though... I'll just duck under this here desk...

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Museum Discussion / Re: Second Heavy-Service Mechanical Locomotive
« on: December 06, 2012, 01:17:47 PM »
There's a group of people in Wales who I think took one of these and have regauged it and rebuilt it to run on the Ffestiniog.  So yes, it can be done.
Last I checked the C2 project is still a work in progress. To aid the reguaging, the whole frame had to be cut and parts removed to make it gauge compatable for when the wheels are completed. The boiler was also removed, but I don't know if it has been worked on as of yet. Link to the website below;
http://c2project.org/index.php?page=album&album=feb_2012


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General Discussion / Re: More fascinating World War I two footers
« on: November 27, 2012, 11:27:39 PM »
Quote
Did you also notice the Fairlies?
Yes, they were fairlie obvious.
(ducks)
No, you're on the right track Ed. I did a little digging, and it appears that Baldwin of all companies supplied some of the French fairlies. Scroll down to the French section of the page. Now, shouldn't I be ducking for trusting Wikipedia  ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trench_railways
*edit: Should I facepalm myself now or later?

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Am I correct in understanding that you are trying to organize a chapter of the NRHS? If so, can you provide more details? Thanks!
-John
Originally it was the plan to establish a new chapter of the NRHS to replace the Depot Foundation. However, the discussion I had with Phil Johnson (current president of the Seven Railroads Chapter) led to the consensus amongst the members that I'm the person they want in charge of their chapter. I guess I should have been more clear originally!

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