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Messages - Carl G. Soderstrom

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: October 16, 2021, 11:50:16 PM »
When in Watertown NY, early 60's saw a few houses sheathed in boards from discarded
artillery shell boxes.(Camp Drum in those days) Studs spaced to match. When money is
short you do what you have to do.

It looks very appropriate.  ;D

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: October 16, 2021, 01:41:47 AM »
Glad to see period appropriate boards not plywood.
even if it will be covered.


Several buildings on the farm here have reused sheathing
(you can tell by the different mismatched paint colors)  :-)

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Work and Events / Re: Mountain Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: September 27, 2021, 12:10:10 AM »
I think John is correct - stockade fence or cover in ivy to prevent distraction.
Privet hedge? evergreen? better. Doesn't die in winter.

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 22, 2021, 03:04:30 AM »
That is good.

But the cost of lumber is increasing and the old stuff is "Old Growth"
that is mostly not available any more. If the museum is going to continue
repairing house(sheathed) cars it may pay to invest in a finger jointer.

But then I am old fashioned, reactionary, and make Scrooge look like a spendthrift.
Alain knows what I mean  :D

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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 21, 2021, 01:21:35 AM »
Is there a way to finger joint or splice some of the old siding,
make one out of two, so there is at least some of the original
sheathing?

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: September 16, 2021, 01:32:19 AM »
Alain

Check your SPAM file. I have sent you some PMs and have not heard from you.

Looked in our SPAM file and found dozen+ that should have gone through. With
no idea why they went to SPAM

Carl 

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Volunteers / Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« on: September 06, 2021, 01:49:48 AM »
Mower does have a cup holder  ;D

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Volunteers / Re: August 2021 Work Reports
« on: August 15, 2021, 12:29:27 AM »
Will the planks be added as they were in the pic of the B&S location?

To be clear the wheel support radius would have to be changed if it were
to be put back at original location & TT length?

As long as there is room where it is going and locos fit all is good. :-)

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A prophecy of containerized freight?  ;) Just a century too soon?

>In point of fact, however, it is suggested that, this difficulty may be readily overcome.  “At the meeting of two roads of different gauges, side tracks can be brought parallel with each other under a simple gallows-frame crane, which, by a single movement, not necessarily occupying more than two minutes of time, may transfer two car bodies, each sixteen feet long, from the narrow gauge trucks to a platform car, thirty-two feet long of the common gauge.  Two bodies carrying five tons each will be only a full load for one strong platform car of the ordinary dimensions, and they and their contents may be transported over the trunk road upon such a car with every usual guaranty of safety and despatch.<

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Museum Discussion / Re: 2 foot in Australia
« on: July 18, 2021, 02:07:22 AM »
Though the program is titled Trains Across Australia - it is not much about trains.

Mike Portillo did walk in cane field , took the throttle on a 2' engine, and visited
Tully Sugar plant- I think he spent more time in a bar singing Waltzing Matilda. {^¿^}

It is a travelog program not a train program - so unless you want to just see Australia landscape......

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Museum Discussion / 2 foot in Australia
« on: July 13, 2021, 02:10:12 AM »
Have not had a chance to watch yet but
Great Australian Railway Journeys (Kuranda to Townsville)
on PBS did a section on 2 foot Sugar Cane RR.

Don't know if it was national but will rebroadcast Saturday at 3PM local time in the
Minneapolis/St Paul area.

The little I saw he was in the cane field then took a cab ride. Will watch and report.

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Volunteers / Re: July 2021 Work Reports
« on: July 10, 2021, 01:32:49 AM »
Mike

I would recommend Semi - Transparent Stain rather than paint. If there
is any moisture in the wood it will push the paint off the surface.

People had/have that problem with decks when I worked in the hardware store. Also make sure all 6 sides
get coated, as they will be in an environment that is not entirely dry.

Looking good.

 

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Alain

It is a shame some many expressions get dis-used or pass into history.
It is what makes conversation interesting - besides it makes the younger generation
wonder what we are talking about. Turn-about is fair play.  :D

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Few stories

Many years ago my parents were on a bus tour in Denmark - one couple from Brazil & one couple from Argentina
had to speak English to understand each other. (Portuguese & Spanish - though probably not the same as the "old Country")

An attendant in a Norwegian train station spoke perfect english - with a London accent. (not BBC accent)

Another Norwegian in a shop in Stavanger spoke English with a Texas accent because he worked on North Sea drill rigs.

While parting and waiting to board a train (in Sweden) my cousin turned to help a young lady with a carriage - he spoke
to her in English because he had been talking to us (in English)- she replied in English. 2 Swedes speaking English in Sweden.
I thought that was humorous.  ;D

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Alain

Like France, and I have heard Germany, people in northern US have trouble understanding
people in southern US , vice versa,- and sometimes in-between. Though television has blurred the line of regionalisms,
accents and dialect.

Not many years ago people from a Swedish university came to Northern Minnesota to study Swedish (& Norwegian)
of 150 years ago because the language did not change here but did in Sweden. When we visited a cousin in Sweden
in 94 he said my father spoke pretty good 70 year old Swedish. Dad learned Swedish that long ago.

Many years ago there was what was called a "Bell Goat" or "Judas Goat". It was trained to lead sheep off railcars at the
slaughter house. Don't think that is what you had in mind.

BTW it took me 3 1/2 years to get through 2 years of Spanish (not sure learn is correct).

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