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Messages - John Kokas

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Ed,  you might want to include a disclaimer.  Following some of the discussion groups, it seems a few do not realize that it's April Fools Day.  Although I think it would be really cool to see a Garrett on the Mountain, I would rather start off with a USATC Davenport to get the learning curve going.

Volunteers / Re: March 2024 work reports
« on: March 26, 2024, 06:41:02 AM »
Pfhew............ Thanks Jason, for a minute I thought I had left the planet for a long while and missed a whole bunch of stuff. :o :o

Volunteers / Re: March 2024 work reports
« on: March 25, 2024, 05:26:19 PM »
i must have missed something.  What is XCart Engineering?  Are we building our own fleet of pedal power buggies?  Actually I think that would be a money maker for all those days when we don't have scheduled trains.

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: Event Suggestion
« on: March 24, 2024, 07:17:24 PM »
Now that we have a pavilion, and hopefully a BBQ pit in the future (hint hint) - we could definitely advertise a BBQ and Beer outing.  Of course we would need more tables and benches along with the pit.

Work and Events / Re: Spring Work Weekend 2024
« on: March 21, 2024, 07:07:57 AM »
I certainly hope there will be a major push to build the new passenger platform / gift shop / ticketing counter as we have been operating in work-around mode for far too long.  We have a lot of carpentry capable members from away.  Put out the word and many will show up with tools and equipment if needed.

Looks like a prime project for the SWW cast of characters.  Hope that most/all the material needed to complete will be on site.

Work and Events / Re: Casey the Bulldozer - Official Work Thread
« on: March 02, 2024, 07:34:30 PM »
Wow !!!  Casey sure cleaned up nice ..............  such a handsome dude  :D

Volunteers / Re: Printed Rulebook Pledges
« on: March 02, 2024, 12:24:54 PM »
Just sent my order/donation in.  E-mails were included.

Museum Discussion / Re: WW&F Winter Photo Shoot 2024 >>>Photo Album<<<
« on: February 18, 2024, 06:21:41 PM »
Wonderful photos Kevin!  You keep exceeding my expectations.  I'd love to see what the album would look like completely in B&W.

Volunteers / Re: What to Name the new Excavator?
« on: February 13, 2024, 04:31:12 PM »
Although I love Tower of Power - for the music, it's not an equipment name.

Now, since the Kubota is being designed for multiple tasks I would suggest that it be named "JACK".  As in "jack of all trades" which is befitting of its purpose.

Volunteers / Re: February 2024 work reports
« on: February 04, 2024, 10:56:25 AM »
After spending a wonderful vacation in Ireland this summer, Digby O'Dell has a pleasant ring to me.

Volunteers / Re: February 2024 work reports
« on: February 03, 2024, 07:29:05 PM »
What are we naming the excavator?  I propose "Digger Dan" or "Dan the Digger".

Volunteers / Re: January 2024 Work Reports
« on: January 19, 2024, 10:00:33 PM »
I would suggest taking one of the pax cars along on the work train with one or two kerosene heaters in it so folks can warm up when needed and prevent any potential cases of frostbite.

Volunteers / Re: Electronic Logging of Volunteer Hours
« on: January 02, 2024, 11:17:41 PM »
Did my first logbook entry on website - it was easy ...............  Thanks to those who put the time in to build it.  :D

Volunteers / Re: December 2023 Work Reports
« on: December 23, 2023, 08:42:28 PM »
The big goal is to get those doors up and closed.  Getting the building enclosed will make it easier to accomplish the remaining tasks.

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