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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.


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….


Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 11, 2021, 11:05:14 AM »
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!! :)

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.
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?

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


"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.



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.

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.


Unless I've missed something but what the use of spreading hay around the pavillon ?

Just a guess on my part, but if they spread grass seed, the hay will keep birds from eating the seeds before they start to grow.


Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 07:55:22 AM »
Thanks Jason, when I saw the oxygen hose paired with the fuel hose I asssumed oxy-acetylene.
The description just said propane which brought to my mind the plumbers little Bernz-O-Matic torches!


Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: June 11, 2021, 07:12:23 AM »
Ed, I realize it sounds like once again I am being a nit picker.....but looking at the excellent pictures that does not appear to be “propane torches” being used but rather the much more powerful Oxy-Acetylene torches used in welding and flame cutting operations.

What I think is neat.....if you follow the line shown as abandoned, it actually shows the replaced trackage at Albion!


Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: May 11, 2021, 06:12:25 PM »
First day of production on No 11 today with the clanging machine used to flange 8 components for the rear frame. 
I wish I had a “clanging” machine! But I suspect I would need hearing protection......


Work and Events / Re: Tie Changer Machine - Official Work Thread
« on: May 08, 2021, 07:28:11 AM »

How about the starter button on the floor and the timing advance on the steering column that looks like a blinker lever?
Brian W.
I understand that car manufacturers are considering placing the “high beam” switch back down on the floor of the car. Too many people have been getting their foot caught in the steering wheel!

Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: March 23, 2021, 04:59:49 AM »
 I think the answer is to just put visible numbers over the doors to identify them. Numbered anyway you wish.

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