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Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum / Re: MNGM's future?
« on: December 08, 2009, 11:33:35 AM »
Glade I'm not the only one that thinks this is a bad idea.

Maine Narrow Gauge RR Co. & Museum / Re: MNGM's future?
« on: December 07, 2009, 06:31:58 PM »
Once 105 is done, we will bring in coach SR&RL 19 for a major rebuild and potential use as a second First Class car due to market demand. We have a great carpentry crew that can do wonders. We have many great ideas about how to configure this car. Could be some "Rangeley" features.

I am assuming that by calling the car "SR&RL 19" you mean it is an original SR&RL coach. My question is why would you alter a historic car? Is it a good idea to turn it into something that it never was?

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: NEW Baldwin 2-4-2-T
« on: December 02, 2009, 08:14:33 PM »
Hmm interesting. Didnt know that was how it was done. Just seems it would be easier to just cast them to accept tires right off the bat. I remember working with you. Good times.

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: NEW Baldwin 2-4-2-T
« on: November 30, 2009, 10:52:46 AM »
Does anyone else notice anything funny about the patterns for the wheels????......................................................They made them with the tires on them.......Now unless im completely missing somthing that just doesnt seem right.

Museum Discussion / North yard project
« on: October 14, 2009, 05:38:31 PM »
I have seen that the grading has been started on the north yard project. I was wondering what is the order of the parts of this project. Will the car storage building be built first? Is the roundhouse part of this project. I havent been up there in a while and I'm just trying to get an idea of the plan. Im guessing that the parking lot and septic system are part of this expansion. Wasnt there a map posted here at some point?

Work and Events / Re: Work Weekend Fall 2009
« on: October 13, 2009, 10:50:50 AM »
Not in this country! So are there any photos of the grading for the yard extension?

General Discussion / Re: Museum members & their live steamers *PICS*
« on: October 09, 2009, 12:30:49 PM »
The coaches are AMS/Accucraft. Same as the boxcar and all the cattle cars. Thanks for the comments on the video.

General Discussion / Re: Museum members & their live steamers *PICS*
« on: October 07, 2009, 12:19:53 PM »
Here is a short video I made of my G gauge live steamer. It isnt as large or as involved as the others posted here but its still a lot of fun.

General Discussion / Re: The Taconnet lives!!!!!!!!
« on: September 21, 2009, 10:42:29 PM »
Im sorry to say but I have forgotten the man's name! It was an open house for a model railroad group. I was rather busy running my locomotive and we had close to 40 people come through so the names are all a blur. I know he said that he had been in contact with Marcel up at the museum for info on the original.

General Discussion / The Taconnet lives!!!!!!!!
« on: September 21, 2009, 12:08:37 PM »
In 7/8th scale that is. I was at a large scale live steam meet over the weekend at a friends house in New Jersey and was surprised when I saw someone wearing a WW&F T-shirt. I was even more surprised when he opened the rather large box he had with him. The car is scratch built and took over a year and a half to build. All of the windows and doors operate and the mail room is complete right down to the mail clerk's coffee cup! It runs on G gauge track and it is massive! Hope you like the pics.

This last photo is the car sitting next to a 1:20.3 scale three foot gauge passenger car. Both cars run on the same track. Gives you an idea of the size.

O and not to be forgotte was the WW&F flat car he built as well.

Museum Discussion / Re: Saw Mill siding
« on: May 16, 2009, 02:11:38 AM »
Wow the road looks like it sees a lot more use now. Logging? Thanks for clearing up the saw mill siding.

Museum Discussion / Saw Mill siding
« on: May 14, 2009, 09:10:53 PM »
I have seen a few comments about a "saw mill siding." Where is this being installed?

Two Footers outside of the US / Re: 2 ft gauge 4-8-2 in Brazil
« on: April 02, 2009, 06:50:35 PM »
A totally different level of two footer! I would have to say that if we were ever to have seen a locomotive larger then the 23 it would probable have been some sort of articulated arrangement.

General Discussion / Re: Wiscasset pronunciation
« on: March 26, 2009, 01:37:58 PM »
Here's another Mainer term: trig.  As in, "trig it!"

Eric Bolton was my fireman one day, and at the end I used the diesel to put 10 away.  Once it was in the shop before uncoupling I asked him to "Trig it".  He gave me an uncomprehending look.  I then said "Put a trig under it".  He still had a blank look.  Ira was close by and told him "Put a chock under it!"  Ahhh, now he understood.

I'm wondering if trig is a New England term, because I don't ever recall the Massachusetts guys not understanding it.

So if you are wandering around Sheepscot and find a 1 inch pine board with the words "TRIG" stencilled on it, now you'll know what it means.

Haha I remember that. Good times.

General Discussion / Re: Museum members & their live steamers *PICS*
« on: March 18, 2009, 03:23:46 PM »
I still like Colorado NG best

Aint that the wide gauge stuff??  ;)

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