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General Discussion / Jobs in the area?
« on: September 20, 2010, 11:27:30 PM »
Hey All,
What would be the best bet in finding a job in the Maine area (state wide), and more specifically a DOD or Gov job? I'll be getting out in the next 6 months (medical) from the AF and I have been looking country wide on Suggestions?

General Discussion / Dead forum??
« on: July 09, 2010, 11:33:48 PM »
Is it just me or has the forum gone dead the last few months??

Rob ???

General Discussion / 60lb points needed
« on: July 04, 2010, 04:19:01 PM »
Do you guys have a set of 60lb points that are not being used? Someone yesterday went through a closed switch with a 45ton Whitcomb and trashed the points. We are looking this week so see if there are spares here, but I am unsure if they do or not.

Volunteers / Logging hours volunteered
« on: June 27, 2010, 11:01:35 PM »
Does the Museum have a method of logging hours worked by visitors and regulars that volunteer their time? I just started to volunteer with the Oahu Land and RailRoad Company building up my exposure to working with rr equipment (I know now how airbrakes work, helped fix a set that is about 60+ yrs old).

Museum Discussion / Number 53
« on: April 15, 2010, 02:00:30 AM »
Hey all,
I was wondering if I could start on the plans for diesel engine #53? I had been kicking around ideas about a center cab loco, and I just revised the main transmission design and found a possible source for wheel-set gear boxes. Also, the engines will be cummins 4BT's with HD4500 trannys. Would hydraulic brakes be fine? Or should there be air brakes? My goal is about 15,ooo lbs for it.

Museum Discussion / Strange observation.....
« on: March 08, 2010, 01:44:26 AM »
So, there I was, painfully following my wife around in an Art's and Crafts store looking for fake flowers and such. Was walking in the outside portion (this place is a converted warehouse) and walked by one of the columns, and noticed something was not right. Looking closer it was a group of three rails welded together. So I found one of the posts that I could read the rail dates and size: Rolled in Canada and the USA in 1919-1920, 60lbs. The WHOLE building was made out of these rails, rafters and all. I can guess that when the Oahu Land and RR company closed shop in the late '40s, that someone had the bright idea of using these rails to build this place. I was just surprised to find this, and though I would share. Next time I'm there (they do have a good selection of Xmas lights), I'll snap some pics.


General Discussion / Exact gauge for the WW&F
« on: October 04, 2009, 05:57:50 PM »
What is the exact gauge the WW&F? Is it 610mm,600mm or 597mm? I was on the Welsh Highland site and they have a new diesel that needs to be re-gauged to 597mm from the 610mm it was running Down Under. I know all these gauges can be called 2ft lines, but why is there that much difference between these lines? Was 24" standard in the states? (610mm)
I know the same thing happened with "minimum gauge" lines, though those were rare anyway.


General Discussion / July 4th, 1814
« on: July 04, 2009, 08:30:28 PM »

Happy 4th everyone.


General Discussion / What if.............
« on: February 26, 2009, 11:35:43 PM »
What if........
The WW&F survived the great depression, and found a way to keep the line's perverbial head above the water, what do you think the line would have looked like? Rolling stock? New locomotives? The reason why I ask is i have been working on a gas/diesel-mechanical locomotive design (24" gauge) that would be in-expensive to build and operate, but I want it to have the look an feel of the 1940's style that was present in trucks. I mean like chrome trim, a rounded grill ect. Kinda like a GE 44 tonner built by Ford. Small and usefull.
Anyway, I'm glad to see you gents are plugging away at the car shop. Looks great.

Museum Discussion / Cheap Places to Stay near Sheepscot
« on: January 05, 2009, 09:06:42 PM »
If someone came to help out, what places are there to stay that are free/cheap? What would be an interesting place to have too is a small bunk house or barracks done up in period fashion, rough wood bunks and all with the obligatory wood stove.


General Discussion / Cylinder oil
« on: August 19, 2008, 02:52:06 AM »
What type of cylinder oil is used on #10? I know #10 is not superheated so would the lube oil used be different than a loco that has a superheater (and thus a hotter steam output)?
What will #11's driver wheel diameter be? What would the cost of a new boiler be in today's dollers?
Thanks, just leaner some more about these locos.

General Discussion / Baldwin Class 10-12-D 4-6-0T.......
« on: August 12, 2008, 09:49:58 AM »

Hey all,
I stumbled across this Baldwin/Alco WWI War Department 2' locomotive on a UK site and was thinking, would a design like this fit the stateside profile of a narrow gauge line? I have seen some references to this type being used in highway/road construction, but that's it for the states. I know it was used a great deal overseas and a few are still around.
How difficult would it be to find plans for this class? Since it was a War Department Loco would the plans be in the Library of Congress? I like the layout of the design and would like to find the plans for it.

General Discussion / Cripple creek Bagnal 0-4-4-0T
« on: August 02, 2008, 12:39:21 PM »
Is this locomotive operational? This would be a great loco to restore as Bagnal's are rare anymore.
Rob (new handle, my old name was lost)

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