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General Discussion / Scale of people
« on: October 23, 2009, 09:34:40 AM »
To the preservationists among our group,
The bulletin pointed out that the Prebles flag stop building replica had a larger door than the original. Summer of 2008, we went to Tifton and the Georgia Agrirama which along with exhibits from rural 19th century Georgia has a 30" (they think it is 36) railroad. The Agrirama is built on land owned by an old Maine man, Capt. Tift who lived there in the late 19th century. The doors are small and the door knobs and shelves are low.
So my question to the preservations is, in the days before McDonald's hamburgers and their micronutrients, were all homes built with smaller doors? The house I grew up in and my grandparents' house - both built in 1900 - had normal height hardware.
Jock Ellis

Museum Discussion / Shed plans
« on: September 26, 2009, 03:44:01 PM »
Will the museum be selling plans for the reproduction shack that was placed in the tourist promotional place at Wiscasset? Also, what about licensing some laser-cut wood model manufacturer to make the buildings at Alna in various scales?
Jock Ellis

General Discussion / Wiscasset pronunciation
« on: March 10, 2009, 11:09:05 AM »
I've never been any farther north than Portland, which a Mass. native in our church tell me is "hardly in Maine."
But an Atlanta friend who has been fishing in Wiscasset pronounces it differently than I supposed it was. Can anyone help? He put no accent on any of the three syllables. Is that correct?
He also told me he had seen people water skiing from bridges as the tides rushed in and out. Any of you guys done that?
Jock Ellis

Museum Discussion / AMTRAK to meet WWF at Waterville?
« on: February 09, 2009, 09:34:27 AM »
Steep Falls, ME based Rail Users' Network states in its Winter newsletter that:
  "The restoration of passenger service to Brunswick in 2010 should be viewed as the first step for extending service to Augusta, Waterville and beyond. Track rehabilitation and automatic grade crossings are needed for higher passenger speed service."
So, you guys and gals might need to start track toward Waterville so that you can meet the Amtrak train and take on passengers. I understand Amtrak and the Strassburg RR are planning this some day.
Jock Ellis

The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / WW&F pay scales
« on: February 07, 2009, 12:23:13 AM »
Does anyone know what the various crafts earned on the original WW&F or any of the other 2 footers?
Jock Ellis

Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Seen at an intersection
« on: January 17, 2009, 05:29:07 PM »
Stopped at an intersection in Cumming, GA on my way to work Friday, I had a red pickup truck with camper cap cross in front of me. Of interest was the white lettering on the windows of the cap that read,
Save the Rails.

What does this mean. And who in the north Georgia area might be having such a sign. I'd like to meet them.
Jock Ellis
Cumming, GA

Museum Discussion / My Christmas WW&F shirt
« on: December 26, 2008, 11:20:37 PM »
My daughter asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I replied with the museum store's address and the size of denim WW&F Ry shirt I wanted. It is lovely and feels so good. Thank you museum store.
Jock Ellis

Museum Discussion / Let it snow, let it snow
« on: December 21, 2008, 09:08:42 PM »
I hope that if you lucky stiffs have snow for Christmas, you with camcorders will be out shooting everything and everyone so that you can put it into a snow removal video to sell at the store. I understand that there are some members up there familiar with movie editing.
Jock Ellis

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