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Volunteers / Re: March 2022 Work Reports
« on: March 27, 2022, 03:38:58 PM »


For anyone who knows.. please don’t let the cat out of the bag yet.

We’re working on an announcement…

Thanks all,
Jason
I hope you were wearing gloves……in my experience cats don’t take kindly to being placed in a sack!

Keith

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: March 24, 2022, 04:31:34 PM »
Guess it will be hidden behind the shake finish, so these photos are the documentation of how and what went in to the construction. Looking great!
Will the engine house be sided in shingles or shakes? There is a difference. Shakes are split off where shingles are sawn smooth on both sides and tapered.

Keith

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 07, 2022, 02:36:34 PM »
I understood that Coach 9 was going to Bay 4, the woodshop.
Yup….since last I knew it has been in Bay 3 all along….

Opps! Off by one….darned dyslexia!

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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 07, 2022, 12:29:09 PM »
I understood that Coach 9 was going to Bay 4, the woodshop.
Yup….since last I knew it has been in Bay 3 all along….

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Except 470 is no longer on display at Waterville.
It is being restored at the Downeast Scenic shops.

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: December 07, 2021, 12:32:37 PM »
When the engine house is complete…a cat will have to be found.
Every engine house I’ve ever been to has had a cat to keep vermin under control.
 :)

Keith

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General Discussion / Re: Private owner 2 footer
« on: December 05, 2021, 06:26:42 PM »
The chassis is apparently European….notice the plate frames and inclined steam chest.
American builders used bar frames.


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Other Narrow Gauge / Re: Rockport Lime Company
« on: September 17, 2021, 03:02:55 PM »
The locomotive on display at Rockport was purchased from the Kovalchick salvage folks. It has no Rockport history at all.

Keith

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My guess would be no.  I believe the turntable location is a dark gray area behind the school and in between the school building and the river.

But I could be wrong….

Keith


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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 11, 2021, 11:05:14 AM »
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It is also planned to modify our home-built Beatty-style flanging machine to serve as a brake...

As in a train brake?  We have to toss it out the end of the car like an anchor.

It will probably take at least two people to lift it in order to toss it off!! :)


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Two Footers outside of the US / Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« on: August 09, 2021, 04:34:00 PM »
Hello ! Have the AMTP just got a new steamlocomotive? For further information  give a look at my fb page.
Alain,
I do not have a Facebook account so cannot view your facebook page.
The new locomotive looks great! Does it have the Klien-Lindner radial axles?
Keith

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Museum Discussion / Re: New Injector for #9
« on: August 04, 2021, 02:27:34 PM »
A work of art and sorely needed!

Keith

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"Rock the house" sort of refers to a party with loud music, or other loud, boisterous gathering.
Originally it referred to a boisterous crowd at a venue like a theater.

Keith

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I would also comment, Alain, that railroading has its own vocabulary, and even its own regional words and phrases. For example, in New England, a device to hold a   rail vehicle in place is called a "trig," while in the mid-Atlantic the same thing is called a "chock." Some railroaders refer to it as a "block," and I've heard some railroaders also call it a "sprag."
The terms trig and sprag go back to the terms used when securing a horse drawn wagon’s wheels.




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Alain, here in the U.S. most colleges and universities require applicants to have taken at least two years of a foreign language in high school. At the high school I attended in New Jersey they offered French, Italian, German and Spanish.

Keith

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