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Messages - Ken Fleming

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I have always assumed the all of W&Q and WW&F piles were driven by a marine pile driver company.  But, I wonder if the railway had a pile driver for repair and/or renewal?  Marine or rail?

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Volunteers / Re: March 2017 Work Planning
« on: March 13, 2017, 11:32:03 PM »
If you are over sixty, you should remember "Ming the Merciless" from Flash Gordon TV.  Early fifties.  LOL

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Work and Events / Re: Boiler plate flanging machine
« on: March 11, 2017, 09:53:58 PM »
Did you for magnaflux it for cracks? Or dye penetrate it.  Cracks are sneaky.

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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: An interesting narrative from WWI
« on: January 07, 2017, 02:50:23 PM »
My father served in Battery B, 68th CAG in France.  Battery B had modified 6" naval guns and their shells were delivered by the "little trains" as they were called.  My father was a brakeman on the C.B.& Q. when he was drafted.  So the two-footers were interesting to him.

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General Discussion / Re: Government Surplus
« on: December 31, 2016, 01:25:52 AM »
I went back over "Surplus" topic and saw that there appears there has been no activity since 2012.  To remind members we are approved for getting "stuff" from the State of Maine and the Federal (GSA) Government at little or  no cost.  I still have the password for Maine and GSA.  We should be looking for stuff on a regular basis. I have seen surplus bridges like the Iron bridge. Miles of track (x-ammo depot) and switches. Trucks, trailers and flat large enough to span Trout Brook and built to carry two Abrams tanks.  The contact info is in first message in this topic or call me (717-355-0917).

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Volunteers / Re: December 2016 Work Planning
« on: December 22, 2016, 05:17:04 PM »
It's time to order a bundle switch brooms and station them at mainline switches.  Also stick a couple onboard train.  Easy to find do a internet search for them.

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Volunteers / Re: December 2016 Work Planning
« on: December 20, 2016, 11:02:53 AM »
We need to get a propane torch like below for melt ice/snow from switches.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Portable-Propane-Weed-Torch-Burner-Fire-Starter-Ice-Melter-Melting-w-Nozzles-/171350910636?hash=item27e54f66ac:g:lGIAAOSwPhdU7yJC

heck Harbor Feight or local hardware store.

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Weighing the distance that we actually extend ROW South of Cross Road versus falling under FRA rules.  I think staying bounded by 218 (North) and Cross Road gives us nice length Mainline and NO FRA.

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Work and Events / Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« on: December 11, 2016, 04:45:28 PM »
This company claims to have narrow gauge trucks for sale.  I believe they're 24 inch pictured.  Chinese maybe?  Multipower International, Inc. stocks hundreds of thousands of parts and accessories for narrow gauge steam locomotives. It is impossible to list all the parts we have available. Since prices are subject to change, please contact us for inquiries regarding parts availability and pricing information:

sales@multipowerinternational.com

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Volunteers / Re: December 2016 Work Planning
« on: November 30, 2016, 06:14:38 PM »
Do you mean to drain Lake Sheepscot?  Be still my heart.  My scooter needs water wings to cross it.

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Museum Discussion / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: November 21, 2016, 12:11:38 AM »
Works for me.

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Museum Discussion / Losing Our Direction
« on: October 18, 2016, 11:31:08 PM »
Maybe for signal purposes, we need to paint an "F" on #9's pilot beam.  LOL

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Work and Events / Re: Sheepscot Turntable - Official Work Thread
« on: October 16, 2016, 06:31:39 PM »
I mentioned this before, but "spinning" the cars is also a good practice for weathering.  It also will present a different look to train lineup.  B end of cars all
North or South.  Especially the caboose.  

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Work and Events / Re: 2016 Fall Work Weekend
« on: October 13, 2016, 08:45:15 PM »
It's time for an aerial photo of the Sheepscot campus.  Post FWW, to see turntable, woods track and other track work.


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General Discussion / Re: Forum layout
« on: September 17, 2016, 11:30:00 PM »
Ed, add photo albums.

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