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Work and Events / Re: Casey the Bulldozer - Official Work Thread
« on: July 27, 2015, 09:40:12 AM »
You know, when I ride up the line, I look all the stumps and roughness along the ROW and think how much neater and cleaner it could be made and how much easier it would be to maintain but then it would lose its character. As the stumps rot away they could be kicked out but let's keep the rough ROW I am sure it was pretty rough in its original state. That is what adds to its allure!
Win Nowell

Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Re: 0-2-2-0 Grass Chompers
« on: June 09, 2015, 06:27:10 AM »
We have several locals who have signs out "goats for rent" in the Groveland/Georgetown area (Mass).

I am sure you must have farmers in the Wiscasset area that would rent/loan goats. That is common practice around here.

They also provide free fertilizer pellets as part of their service. Sort of a byproduct.
Win Nowell

When I was in the hobby shop business, items always sold better when they were "on the shelf". These are impulse buying items and if the customer has to wait he will usually walk away. If he can "buy it now" he will usually reach into his pocket and take it home with him. We found that to be the case on custom painted body shells and other items. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. The investment in stock is worth it, just don't go overboard.

Win Nowell

Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscot pictures for the away crowd.
« on: December 10, 2013, 01:10:25 PM »
WOW! What great shots!

Makes me glad I am in where it is warm and dry

Win nowell

Museum Discussion / Re: Food Service at Sheepscot
« on: June 24, 2013, 02:40:16 PM »
Talk to Dwight Winkley about the experiences at Seashore Trolley Museum with food services over the years. He could probably write a book about it!

Museum Discussion / Re: 2013 Short Term Plan
« on: January 01, 2013, 08:22:25 AM »
You guys don't want much do you!! 
I think you had better start planning to invite the US Army back on a full time basis!
It amazes me all that gets accomplished as it is.
The real kudos go to the locals that just keep plugging along on a daily basis.
The work weekends give everything a real kick in the kester to move things forward.

It is unbelievable what has happended up there! If only Harry could see his dream now!

Win Nowell

Volunteers / ROW MOW 2 - Official Dream Thread
« on: August 10, 2012, 06:15:40 AM »
I know of 2 flail mowers in my immediate area that are owned by contractors. One is a neighbor. Neither of them have ever set them up and used them. I was looking for someone to do some clearing for me. They both claim that unless you have a dedicated machine they are too much work to set up. Our town has one that they use on the roadsides to keep things trimmed. I did see a real narrow one in use a month or so ago. I am sure you guys know a lot more about them than I do.

Win Nowell

Work and Events / Re: Reefer 65 - Official Work Thread
« on: July 24, 2012, 12:48:30 PM »

If you picked the right time of year you could go pick'in daisys.

That what daisy pickers do!!

There are several photographs around of a wonderful crop of daisys right along the track at Alna.

Win Nowell

The Monson Blog / Re: Monson Railroad Lanterns: Shedding Some Light
« on: January 21, 2012, 08:08:13 AM »
The story that I heard on marked railroad items was that they were only marked if they were used in interchange service, like on cabooses where they might get mixed up. The Monson didn't have that kind of situation. Although a lot of tools show up marked.

Win Nowell

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 18, 2012, 03:39:50 PM »
James Patten

James if you would like to put me in touch with Bernie  or whomever - I would like to volunteer to do some pattern work as Bernie requested.

Win Nowell

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 17, 2012, 10:31:36 AM »
OK - Thank you both for straightening me out! Now I've got to find some photos to wrap my head around that one!

Win Nowell

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 17, 2012, 08:37:49 AM »
I have been admiring Bernie's pattern work for some time. There is one thing that bothers me 'tho on the latest picture of the driver for #11. There is no provision for the crankpin! A drive wheel is not of much use without a crank!

I know that this project is being somewhat kept under wraps for the time being for financial reasons but it would be nice to know who are the leaders of the project. We know Bernie is the pattern maker and I assume Jason is probably the project manager but he is already overloaded with rebuilding #10. I have heard rumors that someone is doing the drafting and castings have been ordered for the front truck so someone must be doing some machining.

I am not being picky, just curious. Although I don't get up as often as I would like I am still interested.

Win Nowell

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: White Pass Rotary Run - The photos!
« on: June 05, 2011, 07:07:17 PM »
WOW! those photos are amazing!!  I rode it in the summer and that was amazing too but altogether different. You have got to be a real winter person to do that. I appreciate your sharing those amazing photos with us. I would never be capable of making that trip in the winter. That is Raw country up there - beautiful beyond belief!!

Thank you!  Win Nowell

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: October 02, 2010, 09:13:43 AM »
Bernie, these patterns belong in an Art Gallery, not buried in a sand box.

As a suggestion, how about setting up a site where photos of all the patterns and parts could be displayed as they are completed.
We certainly don't have enough space to display them properly on the property at the present time. That may be an enducement to some to contribute to a #11 fund although this shouldn't draw funds away from the current hot projects but obviously money is being funnelled to #11 by those in the know and those who are interested.

Win Nowell

Museum Discussion / Re: Future Visitor Center and Museum Exhibits
« on: November 27, 2009, 09:45:44 AM »
   Installing signs along the right of way (present and former) would add to the general public's  knowledge about the WWF and museum.     Fred L. Kuhns     

I agree with all that has been said on this subject except the above. As I am riding the train I like to imagine as was it was 100 years ago. If there was new signage along the right of way it would spoil the effect. The same as Maine highways were in the forties. One couldn't see the trees for the billboards. It took the state legislature to get rid of them. OK in the vistors areas but NOT on the right of way!

Win Nowell

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