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Work and Events / Re: WW&F Railcar!
« on: January 12, 2009, 04:19:54 PM »
I remember when we put the new tires on our moguls wheels at Pine Creek. An interesting thing to watch. We ended up making a rig to support the wheel set above the floor then made a special hook to hang the tire from. It was hung almost againts the wheel and the hook was designed so the tire could be slid off it. Put the fire ring around it and lit it up. Very neat.

Sad pictures. Used to stay up that way. Always wished i had a motor car when I was up there. To late now.

Work and Events / Re: Tree cutting to start 12/27/08
« on: January 06, 2009, 02:17:18 AM »
We will first be cutting at Head Tide, where the ROW comes out of the Head Tide Cut and approaches the road to Head Tide and the red cape property.  We don't own this land, but the owner is giving us an easement in exchange for cutting the ROW.

I believe thats why.

Museum Discussion / Re: 2009
« on: January 06, 2009, 02:13:15 AM »
Matt if there is one thing I have learned from working on steam locomotives is thats its done when its done. It seems to me that I have seen on here that the 9 will be done at the earlist next year. In a project of this scale nothing can be rushed.

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 04, 2009, 04:33:13 PM »
Well technically the locomotive has no size because it does not exist.......yet. The locomotive when built will be built to as close to the original WW&F #7 as we can get. Therefore the measurements will be about the same as the 7. 7 had 33" drivers, roughly 40" diam boiler, 18' wheel base, was 30' 7" long, 10' fall and about 7' wide. It had 11x14 cylinders, weighed 56,000lbs, and had a tractive effort of 8300lbs.

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: January 02, 2009, 11:03:43 PM »
Lets see, its has 33" drivers, overall length is 25' 6", height is 9' 9", roughly 6' 6" wide, and wheel base is 16' 2". Atleast thats what I have found in books. Boiler and cylinders in not sure.

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: December 28, 2008, 08:48:48 PM »
Also 4 feet longer.

Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: December 28, 2008, 02:59:12 PM »
The B&SR 7 and WW&F 7 really arent very close matches. Outside valve gear, different cab, different tank, different domes, ect.

Museum Discussion / Re: Building new rolling stock for WW&F!
« on: December 13, 2008, 01:14:06 AM »
It sat pretty snug on a 30' car. I would guess 28'. If I remember, I'll measure it tomorrow.

Scaling off from photos there seems to be close to three feet of open flat car on either end of the car. So I would place the length of the tank around 24'. The dia. I would say is around 5'. This is based off of photos and the drawings in the back of "Two Feet to the Lakes" so take it for what its worth.

Museum Discussion / Re: Building new rolling stock for WW&F!
« on: December 12, 2008, 02:33:48 PM »
One WW&F SOCONY tank coming up!

Museum Discussion / Re: Sheepscott property plan
« on: December 12, 2008, 02:32:59 PM »
Or just add extend the platform. No crossing needed and the buildings stay where they are.

Museum Discussion / Re: Building new rolling stock for WW&F!
« on: December 07, 2008, 07:22:40 PM »

It would be nice to build more cars.

but I think that finishing the ones we have would be good also. The W&Q #3 only has hand brakes on one truck and I am sure it had air brakes.

I don't think either of the flat cars have brakes. As the track gets ever closer to the Top Of The Mountain, it would be good to have brakes on something besides the locomotive.

As mentioned above the B&SR tank needs a car under it. I wonder if the Maine Narrow gauge have any spare B&SR freight car trucks?

Ted Miles   

The coach never had air brakes on it. It only had vaccum brakes. Both flat cars have hand brakes on them.

General Discussion / Re: WW&F in the arts.
« on: December 07, 2008, 12:59:28 PM »
OOO I am sorry!  I am not up that often so I forget some names. Bob is the man in the cab then. Sorry for the mistake.

Or read the above posts and click on the link for the pictures that show the 7's current condition.

Work and Events / Re: Fall Work Weekend '08 - photos
« on: December 07, 2008, 12:54:28 PM »
I know the WK&S. Great place and good people. I know a few of the people who volunteer out there. Thats good to hear about the phone line. I remember the one year I was up for the spring work weekend my father helped run the phoneline to Alna Center and I made the first phone call between Alna Center Station and Shepscott Station since the 30s. Kinda cool!

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