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Museum Discussion / Suggestion for 2016 calendar
« on: January 18, 2015, 03:30:09 PM »
A suggestion:  For the 2016 Museum calendar, could the Museum's street address, phone number and website (wwfry.org) be listed on the back cover?  The last paragraph tells when the Museum is open, but not where we are located or how to contact us.

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General Discussion / Bar Harbor Express
« on: May 14, 2014, 04:55:27 PM »
For those interested in the Maine broad gauge, the latest issue of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society's Railroad History magazine (Spring-Summer 2014 -- Number 210) features a nice article on the Bar Harbor Express by Thornton Waite.

And I spy Bill Sample's name in the credits.

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Hopefully the central utility shed will be placed closer to the house and not where it would block the view from the street of the new turntable and roundhouse.

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Museum Discussion / Can you guess the date?
« on: March 28, 2013, 06:14:10 PM »
Looks like Google Maps (maps.google.com) has recently updated its satellite images for Alna.  Can you guess the date when the images were taken?

Here's a couple of hints.

1.  It appears the exterior wall framing is up for the restrooms building:

http://maps.google.com/?ll=44.061146,-69.624084&spn=0.000605,0.001635&t=h&z=20

2.  It's most likely a weekend.  That looks like #10 with a two-car northbound train just south of Trask's crossing.  Are the cars #103 and #8?  

http://maps.google.com/?ll=44.0677,-69.622885&spn=0.000605,0.001635&t=h&z=20

I'm guessing late August/early September last year.

Interestingly, the view of Wiscasset is older, taken between the spring work weekend and delivery of TDCA car #65 to the waterfront.  Note the display track is in place, but #65 isn't there yet:

http://maps.google.com/?ll=44.001963,-69.663871&spn=0.00061,0.001635&t=h&z=20

- Bill

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I believe I (or more accurately, a gentleman on rypn.org) have found the perfect next project for ROWMOW 1 Manufacturing.  It's the small car on the right in the photo in this thread:

http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34495

When completed, it would already include a seat for you-know-who.

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Museum Discussion / Suggestion for the 2014 Museum calendar
« on: January 21, 2013, 03:47:43 PM »
Could the back cover of the next calendar include the street address (97 Cross Road, Sheepscot, Maine) of the Museum?

I give the Museum calendars out as gifts (as I suspect others might), so for those who haven't visited the Museum yet, the Museum's address in the calndar would be useful.

I am glad to see the back cover does have the Museum's website listed.

- Bill

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Whimsical Weirdness and Foolery / Meters for our new parking lot?
« on: October 15, 2012, 04:40:55 PM »
How about some parking meters for our soon-to-be-completed parking lot?

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20121015-NEWS-210150332

This could be a new source of revenue for Fred's bottle fund.

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Massachusetts' Two Footers / new Billerica & Bedford book
« on: March 26, 2012, 04:48:36 PM »
Just received a pre-publication offer in the mail for a new book -- "George Mansfield and the Billerica and Bedford Railroad" by Donald L. Ball, to be published by Aubrey Publications (www.bb-rr.com).  Anyone know any details on this planned book?

Thanks,
Bill

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Museum Discussion / C&TS ambitious interpretive master plan
« on: February 13, 2011, 07:40:28 AM »
I noticed a thread on the Narrow Gauge Discussion Forum regarding the recently developed interpretive master plan for the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.  Very ambitious (and expensive).  But I wonder if there are ideas here we can use as we develop the Sheepscot yard area to improve the visitor's experience?

- Bill

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Work and Events / Dates of July work week?
« on: May 29, 2010, 09:29:22 AM »
I'm looking at the Visit Us page on our website (www.wwfry.org), and note the calendar there lists the July work week as the week of July 12th.  I believe our 2010 calendar has it the following week (week of the 19th) -- I can't check it right now, my copy of the calendar is at work.

What is the correct dates for the July work week?

Thanks,
Bill

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Museum Discussion / ASME new steam locomotive boiler code
« on: December 23, 2009, 04:57:53 PM »
I imagine Jason and and the shop crew are aware of this, but I'm posting this link to the thread on rypn.org just in case:

http://rypn.sunserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=28659&sid=549965b7bdf53d8c2890c0f001610c84

"ANNOUNCEMENT A new Part for inclusion in Section I, covering construction of new steam locomotive boilers is to be considered by the Code Committee of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

"The ASME has asked the National Board Inspection Code Committee (NBIC), Subgroup on Locomotive Boilers to begin the drafting process..."

- Bill

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From channel 6 in Portland:

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=111107&catid=2

"BRADLEY (NEWS CENTER)-- The Maine Forest Museum is one step closer to having an operational, steam locomotive log hauler from the 1900s.

"The museum has a Lombard Log Hauler.  It was used in the early 1900s to pull logs out of the woods. 

"It has been on display at the museum for a while now but has not been operational.  Friday, a boiler was delivered to the museum from Ontario, Canada."

The rest of the story can be found at the above link, along with video.

- Bill

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From a 15 May 2009 article in the Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger:

"CARVER — A.D. Makepeace Co. plans to expand and rehabilitate the cranberry bog portion of the Edaville Railroad property in Carver after acquiring nearly 1,000 acres there for $8 million.

"The railroad-themed amusement park will remain open and the amusement park’s owners will retain 120 acres of land, A.D. Makepeace CEO Michael Hogan said..."

Hopefully this is good news for Edaville USA.

- Bill

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General Discussion / Maine Heritage Village?
« on: March 13, 2009, 08:40:39 PM »
Does anybody know any details on the "Maine Heritage Village" being built on Route 1 across from the Wiscasset Motor Lodge?  I see in this article:

http://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/03_05_09_Heritage_Village_To_WISC.htm

that the Maine Maritime Museum among other non-profits will have an exhibit at this site.

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