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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 16, 2021, 07:51:11 AM »
Those frames would have been originally put together using bolts that were individually turned to size and driven into reamed holes before being finally tightened. The result is very secure.

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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Head Tide Wreck of 1905-09-12
« on: January 16, 2021, 07:48:57 AM »
Without really knowing the preferences of Conservancy, I just wondered whether a leap back to historic origins might actually appeal.

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 15, 2021, 07:26:46 AM »
I wonder whether the use of fitted bolts is intended for the assembly of the frames (rather than welding)?

JBS

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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Head Tide Wreck of 1905-09-12
« on: January 15, 2021, 06:57:41 AM »
In the third post of this thread, Mike Fox drew attention to the former name of Trout Brook - Carleton Brook (according to the spelling shown on the postcard).

I remember some recent discussion about the name to be given to the (temporary) northern terminus that is being created at Route 218. It will be the destination, for some time. According to my knowledge, a final decision has yet to be made.

I wonder whether consideration has been given to naming the terminus "Carleton"?

JBS

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: Porter Replica No.7 Ginger
« on: December 24, 2020, 06:21:22 AM »
Is that a version of Hackworth valve gear, perhaps?

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Work and Events / Re: Wilmar (the) Tamper - Official Work Thread
« on: November 23, 2020, 06:30:40 AM »
Correct!

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Work and Events / Re: Electric Building - Official Work Thread
« on: November 14, 2020, 01:04:26 AM »
Most impressive.

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Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 03, 2020, 12:33:58 AM »
Mike, you have expertly addressed what has amounted to a significant infrastructure emergency. The occurrence has demonstrated the limitations of certain modern materials.

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Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 03, 2020, 12:31:20 AM »
Thank you Bill Reidy for your very kind words.

It was a pleasure for me to be able to directly participate in an event at the WW&F Railway.

As President Dave intimated, the wretched virus has given us a clue for the achievement of increased inclusivity for our away people (wherever they may be).

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: April 29, 2020, 05:12:44 AM »
The Car Barn has become an impressive example of timber building construction. Congratulations to all those responsible.

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Something to do with seat numbering (for reservations), perhaps?

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Volunteers / Re: March 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 28, 2020, 09:00:00 PM »
Love the ownership lettering.

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Volunteers / Re: March 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 14, 2020, 06:04:24 PM »
Thanks for the riveter pics. That is a business-like piece of machinery.

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Work and Events / Re: Car Barn Extension - Official Work Thread
« on: December 30, 2019, 03:48:00 AM »
Cabinet?

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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Head Tide Station
« on: October 03, 2019, 08:44:32 AM »
The first two images can be found reproduced in the book "Two Feet to Tidewater" but the post card images provide rather better resolution. The book has additional related Head Tide images. Studying all of the available images, together, allows a good understanding of the way this wonderful location appeared 120 years ago, when the trains were running strong to serve a thriving community.

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