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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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General Discussion / Re: If you've ever wanted a park train
« on: March 20, 2021, 06:00:32 PM »
I would want a Cagney over a C. P. Huntington
Keith

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: March 17, 2021, 12:46:35 PM »
yes.....but in Wiscasset Track one was on the left...

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: March 17, 2021, 10:19:49 AM »
Literally every engine house I have ever encountered, and I worked for the railroad as a career the stalls were numbered left to right. Not from proximity to the mainline.

Keith

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Work and Events / Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« on: March 17, 2021, 04:07:38 AM »
The numbering of the bays appears odd to me.
On the car shop as you look at the building from the yard, they are numbered one through four from left to right.
On the round house drawings as you face the building from the turntable Bay one is on the right. I would think you would want a common numbering system where all tracks are numbered from left to right in ascending order.

Keith

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General Discussion / Re: Video
« on: March 16, 2021, 06:33:39 PM »
Dwight,
The 150 is not the weight...it is the horsepower rating as determined by a Prony Brake.

Here is a photo of my live steam 2” scale Case 65.....65 hp traction engine.

Keith



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Work and Events / Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« on: March 15, 2021, 05:24:16 PM »
If need be we call out a carpenter by trade.
Here a carpenter is a skilled trade for building houses. And I’m sure teams of excellent carpenters built many box cars over the years. I expect those who built locomotive cabs would probably come not from the carpenters union....but instead the cabinet makers union. Luckily our crew qualifies as both!
Keith

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No change on my iPad and when I try to click on any link I get a “Misdirected Request” error message.

Keith

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Yikes!
While the forum appears well on my ipad.....the main WW&F web page is horrendous.

And again.....no evidence of a pad lock up top.

Keith

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Ed, on my ipad the site looks fine. However some pages show the padlock at the top and some....like the one I am looking as I write this it doesn’t appear.

Keith

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I’m guessing that machine will not be really useful for No.60 drills?
As I recall a No. 60 is 0.040” diameter.....

 :)

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General Discussion / Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« on: March 02, 2021, 03:32:30 PM »
Phil from South Windsor, here.


Connecticut?

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Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad / Re: Car barn
« on: February 02, 2021, 05:23:12 PM »
It just goes to show you - we’re all same. We build a building so we have more storage room and then we immediately fill it. Then we build another building and....
Dave
As we have all been taught....Nature abhors a vacuum!

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Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Location of B&SR excursion train
« on: January 24, 2021, 10:43:13 AM »
In October 1960 I was 19 years old and took 5 photos of a B&SR excursion train. I labeled the slides "Cripple Creek RR" but think that was in error. You can see these by going to my web site: www.akayservideo.com. Select Railroads and then the first video titled "Bridgton & Saco River Railroad". Any help in locating where I was would be appreciated.
There is a possible explanation for your labeling. In one of your photos you can see a small  0-4-0  saddle tank locomotive. One of the “projects” that Jay Wulfson, Pierre Rasmussen and James Wright had was operating another one at the amusement park “Cowboy City” near Farmingdale, NJ. The locomotive was labeled Copper Creek, and in the off season the locomotive was taken to the Pine Creek location for storage and repairs.

Keith

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Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Location of B&SR excursion train
« on: January 24, 2021, 05:24:58 AM »
There is a reason that the Shay has “B&SR” lettered on the tender. That Shay was owned by Edgar T. Mead the noted Maine Two Foot Gauge author and researcher. And in fact the headlight on the Shay was from a B&SR locomotive.
Keith

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