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Two Footers outside of the US / Sandstone Estates Railways 4-4-0
« on: May 24, 2009, 08:38:43 AM »

Nice loco's, anybody ready for a road trip  :) .

   Not for the museun, but they would be fun to see, ride in, or behind.

Mike Nix

Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad / Video "Ride the Sandy River"
« on: January 16, 2009, 09:57:42 PM »
Has anyone written a guide to the video that tells were each scene was filmed and what's in the background? I have the VHS tape I bought before DVD's were common.
Mike Nix

Museum Discussion / 2009
« on: January 01, 2009, 09:04:02 PM »
Well 2009 is here. What does the board hope will be accomplished in the comming year. And please no wishful thinking by members, I want to know what the Board thinks can be completed.
 Mike Nix

Museum Discussion / Bilboards/Advertising
« on: December 30, 2008, 10:57:08 PM »
Watch for the 100 foot high billboard coming soon....oh wait, we can't do that (Maine has an anti-billboard law).

We don't want to get people mad at us, but does that include trailers? Here in the midwest it's the semi trailer billboard. "but it's not a billboard, it's a trailer"
 Mike Nix

Two Footers outside of the US / The movie Australia
« on: November 30, 2008, 03:08:08 PM »
I went to see the movie Australia last night. There is a cameo apperance by a 2 foot gauge locomotive. It's only for a couple of seconds in the background of the "Darwin" scenes, no good views but I did a little research and here's some links to info about the loco. It is an 0-6-0 Hudswell Clarke 1067 of 1914 "Homebush".

The Darwin scenes were filmed in Bowen Australia, They laid track in the street just for the movie.

Mike Nix

General Discussion / Inter library loan
« on: November 24, 2008, 10:46:37 PM »
We all would like to have access to every book on railroads that was ever printed, but none of us has the money to buy them all or the space to keep them. The answer to that is to use the inter library loan system. You can get just about any book to read for two weeks just for the cost of the postage to your local library. It is an inexpensive  way for all of us to increase our knowledge about the trains we like.
Of course we should buy our "keepers" from the museum.

I've used this system many times, especially for out of print books.

Mike Nix

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