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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 10 - Official Work Thread
« on: September 29, 2008, 05:01:03 PM »
Good call Keith - I was going to suggest the same thing but you beat me to it..

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Museum Discussion / Re: Track availability
« on: September 28, 2008, 06:33:42 PM »
I know someone who has contacts with a scrapper who has 100 ton gon's.  I'll broach the subject and see if we could get one for a round trip to Wiscasset.  Also, I agree the M&E contacts should be sounded out.  I believe that they also have 1-2 MOW gons of their own.

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Volunteers / Re: Pouring Concrete for theCar Shop Addition
« on: September 28, 2008, 09:23:45 AM »
Hey Steve - maybe when Harry's house is redone you could maybe set-up a cooking show for "railroad grub" during the fall work weekend......
Think that could really be a lot of fun.  8)

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Boothbay Railway Village / Re: B&SR coach 11 at Boothbay
« on: September 28, 2008, 09:10:05 AM »
I'm not far from the Hagley. I'll have to put it on my "to-do" list to go do some research and see what I can find.  Maybe some coach or parlor car plans still exist.  The hardest part would be remaking all the "pattern" pieces for the woodwork and castings but imagine the possibilities of being able to build "new" cars in the future..... Not only for the WW&F but others as well.  Looks like I'd have something to keep me busy when I retire... ;D

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Museum Discussion / Re: Track availability
« on: September 28, 2008, 08:32:05 AM »
24 miles?  hope this isn't a typo.......... whom is it, if that can be disclosed?  We all know this won't last forever......... Just sent my check for the "rail fund".

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Boothbay Railway Village / Re: B&SR coach 11 at Boothbay
« on: September 28, 2008, 08:14:02 AM »
Are there any blueprints that exist for any of the passenger equipment?  Would be a really great project to "recreate" an original coach or combine.  Long term project of course....................

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Museum Discussion / Re: Track availability
« on: September 28, 2008, 06:50:44 AM »
It would probably be cheaper to buy new 60# rail from Poland and ship it to Portland.....

Does anyone know how much 60# rail is still available from Kovalchik?  I also seem to recall that there was a pile of it somewhere down in Florida ????

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Museum Discussion / Re: 1910 Days/Old Steamshovels
« on: September 20, 2008, 06:04:49 AM »
Stu -  There's always more than one way to "skin a cat".  The AA of course has an electric system - have a trailer with electric brakes and one can manually actuate them using a brake controller from the cab.  In fact as I'm thinking about it, I believe I have an old one in my shed.  I'll have to bring it up with me - 7 pin connection.   :D

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Museum Discussion / Re: 1910 Days/Old Steamshovels
« on: September 19, 2008, 05:06:26 PM »
Hey - take the truck one step further, how about towing a trailer with a "modified" antique car with 2ft guage wheels on the back. (hint hint)

Of course when it's finished................... ;)

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General Discussion / Re: How's this for turntables?!
« on: September 14, 2008, 11:00:04 AM »
Maybe something we should at least look into.  Lot cheaper than a pit-style one..........

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Work and Events / Re: Ties
« on: September 13, 2008, 07:10:03 AM »
Was thinking the same thing... Sounds like an opportunity for the "local" sawmill to get up and running - especially as more clearing for both the museum area expansion and ROW extension are developed.  Would make a great addition to have log trains to an operating sawmill.  I would think that 6"x8" would be an ideal cross-section for the line due to the lighter loading.  Is there a company in the area that does creosoting?


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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« on: September 04, 2008, 05:32:30 PM »
thanks for the info Wayne, had a hard time trying to get the distance right.  For the sake of discussion, would it possibly make sense to consider "breaking trail" with the conservation folks and actually clear the ROW (trail width only) so that the RR could connect with the conservation area.  This might make for some good relations, PR, and also some potential business. what's everyone's thoughts?

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Work and Events / Re: Trout Brook Station - Official Work Thread
« on: September 03, 2008, 04:55:12 PM »
How far from end of track is the planned conservation lot & trail-head?
Might be a great add-on for the museum to have a conservation connection and "guided" nature walks. (school trips  ;) )

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Museum Discussion / Re: 1910 Days/Old Steamshovels
« on: August 29, 2008, 06:03:12 PM »
Not a problem Dale - there's one Science teacher already on board  ;)

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Museum Discussion / Re: 1910 Days/Old Steamshovels
« on: August 25, 2008, 06:52:43 PM »
Great ideas guys, I've been to some steam "threshers" gatherings over the years and they are truely something to see.  Maybe throw in some Lumberjack competitions/demonstrations to boot.  Add an outdoor dinner with Lobster, Salt Potatoes, and Corn on the cob and I'll drive through a CAT5 hurricane to get there.... ;D

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