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Museum Discussion / MOVED: shop safety
« on: March 16, 2021, 10:32:36 AM »

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If you have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad - we need your help for a quick test.

Please see: https://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,3959.0.html

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In order to increase our ranking with Google, and to make our web site not appear to be malicious in certain web browsers and computing environments, our main web site, along with the online discussion forum, is now "Secure" with a valid "SSL Certificate." What this means is that you should now see a lock (or similar designation) at the top of the browser window whenever visiting any portion of the WW&F web site.

Previously, only the giftshop.wwfry.org and the ticketing platform were secure. Now everything is secured, and we should see the benefits in increased confidence for visitors to purchase tickets & merchandise, and inquire about our railway.

While I was at it, the main web page got a number of internal (and a few external) updates.

For a short while, while this was all going on, both the main web site and the forum did not work correctly. I was promptly notified by THREE members of the issue, which should now be resolved. I did note that I needed to reset at least one bookmark for a forum page I access frequently. However, everything appears to work when launched from https://forum.wwfry.org and https://www.wwfry.org.

Let me know if you are having difficulty, or find any inaccessible links lurking on our web site.

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Thanks to John Kokas for passing on this newsletter from our friends at Wiscasset Woods Lodge regarding their 2021 bookings.
https://mailchi.mp/41bfe96abd32/cabin-fever?e=da0e634ffa

They remain a popular choice for our guests and volunteers.

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Work and Events / Wheel Progress was made today at the WW&F...
« on: February 23, 2021, 07:39:25 PM »
Photos by Jason Lamontagne...

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Work and Events / MOVED: Old Drill Press Disposition
« on: February 15, 2021, 10:05:22 AM »
The discussion regarding the proposed disposition of an antique drill press has been moved to Museum Discussion - MEMBERS ONLY.
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php?topic=3929.0

The "Members Only" section of the forum requires a membership to the museum to view. If you are a museum member, but do not have access to this section, please email ed.lecuyer@wwfry.org.

If you are not a member, please join us!



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Museum Discussion / STICKIES UPDATED
« on: December 27, 2020, 05:28:14 PM »
The "Sticky" section at the top of the Museum Discussion section of the Forum has been updated. Some topics have been consolidated, etc.

Of special note are updates to the various methods that our friends and followers can use to support the museum. Some cost NOTHING, and some are a bit more involved (like car donations.)

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Donate Your Car
https://careasy.org/nonprofit/WWFRailway
We’ve partnered with CARS to accept vehicle donations.
Why send your junker off to that outfit with the annoying jingle when you can use it instead to rebuild Maine history.



Recycle your Electronics
https://greentec.com/fundraising/
We are set up with Think Recycle to get credit for all sorts of electronic junk: from print cartridges and cell phones up to laptop computers.
Bring your e-junk and deposit it into the box in the Percival House office. Erik Missal is overseeing this effort; he can be reached at: ecycling@wwfry.org (if you have a large number of computers or similar items to recycle and would like to mail them from your location, rather than bringing them to Sheepscot.)



Sell Stuff on eBay
https://charity.ebay.com/help/seller
The WW&F is registered as a non-profit on eBay, and can receive donations from listings. The seller just has to select the WW&F as the non-profit of their choice, and they can donate 10 to 100% of the sale to the museum. So anyone that has plans to sell anything on eBay, please consider selecting the museum as the Organization you would like to give to.



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Museum Discussion / BUY/DONATE STUFF the WW&F NEEDS on AMAZON!!
« on: December 27, 2020, 03:00:02 PM »
Amazon maintains a “Wish List” for charities (like a gift registry). Ours contains mostly day-to-day needs, but there are a few special projects that need materials. You pick what you want to donate, and Amazon ships it directly to us!

See what we need at:
www.wwfry.org/wishlist


There are some low-priced items, as well as some opportunities for more generous donors.
Anyone connected with the day-to-day operations of the railway should feel free to contact ed.lecuyer@wwfry.org with items to add to the "wish list".

To ship directly to the museum, use the address:
WW&F Railway Museum, 97 Cross Road, Alna, ME 04535

Don't forget to use smile.amazon.com - for ALL your Amazon purchases. Smile.amazon.com donates a (small) percentage of every purchase to the charity of your choice (hopefully, the WW&F.)

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Museum Discussion / Merry (Victorian) Christmas - 2020 Style!
« on: December 24, 2020, 08:47:43 AM »
Join the yuletide fun as the volunteers at Maine's WW&F Railway prepare for Christmas during a most unusual year...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9jHotNYKZQ

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Museum Discussion / Winter 2021 Trains Announced!
« on: December 03, 2020, 11:24:39 PM »
We are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for two fantastic (and "safe") events for winter, 2021!

Steam and Sleighs to SeaLyon Farm marries our steam train with a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the farms and fields of scenic Alna, Maine.

Or have a Winter Caboose Adventure with exclusive access to the "little red caboose" at the end of the steam train.

All trains will be primarily sold in groups of 8-10 people - so that everyone can enjoy themselves and not be seated in close proximity with others on the train, sleigh, etc. (Each group receives their own sleigh ride.)

We look forward to seeing you aboard a steamy winter adventure on the Sheepscot narrow gauge!

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Work and Events / Sandy River Surprise! THIS SATURDAY 11-21-2020
« on: November 15, 2020, 06:35:43 PM »
Ride and Photograph "SR&RL #6" pulling two "red" coaches (2 & 4) from the Phillips & Rangeley RR

Duration & Times
1 hour; 11am & 1pm departures.
a 3pm departure may be added if demand warrants

About The Experience
In collaboration with Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co & Museum and Maine Locomotive & Machine Works, we are pleased to announce a special "surprise" one-day-only train featuring an all Sandy River consist. WW&F locomotive #9 will be backdated to its appearance as Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes locomotive #6. Phillips and Rangeley combine 2 and coach 3 - recently restored to their "red" livery will be on the train.

This consist has not been together since 1924, and will not be possible again (soon.)

The trip will run from Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) to Top of the Mountain and return. Runbys are planned at Alna Center for photographers who wish to ride the train.

Fundraiser for the Narrow Gauge Collection
This event will serve as a fundraiser for the Narrow Gauge Railway Collection - now on display at the WW&F's campus. Specifically, money raised is earmarked for signage and displays to be built in the Car Barn Exhibit Hall.

All ticket sales ($25 each) will be MATCHED by Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co & Museum to provide an outstanding display area that illustrates the big story of Maine's unique little trains.

Get your tickets at: www.wwfry.org/tickets
Contact Trainmaster Ed if interested in being on train crew for this special event.

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Moderator Announcements / EDited posts
« on: November 03, 2020, 11:09:25 AM »
Hi Friends,

Every once in a while, you may notice that I have modified a post. Almost always (80-90% of the time) this is due to a glaring/embarrassing typo that my perfectionist brain simply needs to fix. I also will sometimes correct a broken link or fix a formatting issue (or topic thread title) for clarity. When these changes are made, I usually do not notify the original author.

However, every once in a while, I do have to put on a moderators cap and dial back certain comments, or hide information that the BOD has asked not to be shared, or some other sensitive topic that can not be discussed openly on this public forum. Usually, when that occurs, I notify the original author of the reasoning. However, sometimes I do forget to do this - so feel free to message me if there are any questions or concerns.

That all said, we have a great forum for open and honest communication between our members, friends, followers, and the general public. Thanks for all you do for keeping it clean of political rhetoric, unflattering comments, and the like.

Thanks,

-Ed

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Moderator Announcements / Board Reorganization
« on: September 18, 2020, 06:11:21 PM »
There has been a slight reorganization of the structure of the Discussion forum. Most viewers will simply see that the "original" WW&F section has been combined with a reformatted category covering the Maine Two Footers. Post-1989 operations of the WW&F, museum discussion, etc., retains its own section for volunteers, museum-related discussions, etc.

Those who serve on various committees, will see that their (private) discussions are now grouped into a category - which should help keep things nice and tidy.

-Ed

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