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Messages - Carl G. Soderstrom

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: November 30, 2021, 03:10:53 AM »
I think I will receive judgment until the man that put them up chimes in.

Camera angles will give all sorts of 'obstacle delusions' - case in point the
West hinge post looks longer than the East. The gap int the back makes the
rafter look parallel the the back wall but the front looks wonky (a technical term :) ).

One thing I saw on the drawings that I question, the soffit/lookout rafters should be tied
into the second rafter for leverage stability over the front and rear plate, rather than just
hanging.(As per the drawing). 

General Discussion / Tie Laying
« on: November 28, 2021, 05:22:23 PM »
I wonder if this could be adapted to 2 Foot?

The guy replacing the wood tie can't be in the US - there are not
2 supervisors watching.

Does not seem that it is an oak tie -- 3 strikes to drive home spike. :-)

Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: November 25, 2021, 04:40:08 AM »
Back in the early 60s or late 50s Bob & Ray had a ad(?)
for a car company where there was a long bungie cord afixed to the
car so it pulled it back when it was time for service.

That is how I remember it - your perception may vary.

That is what is needed for the tools. {^¿^}

Volunteers / Re: October 2021 Work Reports
« on: October 19, 2021, 12:55:07 AM »
Now there is a 40 year LM.  ;D ;D

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

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)  :-)

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.

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

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

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

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


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

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. :-)

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.<

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......

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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