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Museum Discussion / Re: LGB/Marklin Releases Model of #9
« Last post by Benjamin Richards on September 15, 2021, 11:56:36 PM »
The "desert Southwest" is an interesting backdrop choice... Pretty neat!
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Museum Discussion / Re: LGB/Marklin Releases Model of #9
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on September 15, 2021, 11:50:47 PM »
I'm hoping for a 3-rail O scale version, myself. But I'm weird like that.
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Museum Discussion / Re: LGB/Marklin Releases Model of #9
« Last post by Bill Baskerville on September 15, 2021, 11:48:12 PM »
Ohhh.... Ohhh.... Hooo.... Hooo....
LGB will almost be as large as the real ones....
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Museum Discussion / LGB/Marklin Releases Model of #9
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on September 15, 2021, 10:49:24 PM »
We're pleased to announce that LGB/Marklin has produced a licensed model of WW&F #9:
https://www.maerklinshop.de/en/detail/index/sArticle/63006




Note that while we were consulted, there are some fairly major differences between the prototype and the model (at least as pictured) that the designers did not address when retooling their existing Forney model.

However, by special agreement with LGB, every model sold will include a small book about the history of the WW&F and its current mission. As such, this will serve as a great ambassador to our museum to garden railway enthusiasts around the world.

Matching models of coaches 3 & 8 are also available. Apparently they too have chosen to paint coach 3 as "Wiscasset and Quebec"!
https://www.maerklinshop.de/en/detail/index/sArticle/63010
https://www.maerklinshop.de/en/detail/index/sArticle/63011

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Volunteers / Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Stephen Lennox on September 15, 2021, 02:24:01 PM »
Work completed Tuesday and Wednesday 14-15 September 2021.

Tuesday:

*  Trout Brook Bridge railings built  (Randy, Jonathan)
*  Tampers both Big Joe and Wilma repairs  (Jay b)
*  Shop, passenger car trucks rebuild  (Jerry, Carlos)
*  Trash and campus clean up  (Stewart)
*  Trout Brook turntable  ( Steve Leet, Chuck, Paul, Steve L, Jason))
*  Locomotive #9, drain water, general maintenance  (Roger)
*  Coach #9 assembly continues  (Eric, Ron, Lou)
*  Archives work  (Linda)
*  Gift shop work (Cindy R)
*  Rolling stock grease and oiling.  (Phil B)
*  Engine house   (Brendan, Fred) 

Wednesday:

*  Campus clean up, maintenance  (Fred, Stewart)
*  Crane truck crane cable repair,  (Johnathan, Steve L)
*  Ring rails cut, loaded on truck   (Steve L, Jonathan, Randy)
*  Tamper(s) repairs.  (Jay B)
*  Coach #9 assembly  (Lou)
*  Engine house  (Brendan)


NOTE:  Wednesday was a short day for most, ending at 1pm.
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Below is the Amazon Smile quarterly report received in my email  today:
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This is the quarterly notification to inform you that AmazonSmile has made a charitable donation to the charity you’ve selected, Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, in the amount of $64.26 as a result of qualifying purchases made by you and other customers who have selected this charity.

That is  close to a $5 increase from the previous quarter of $59.56.   :)
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Volunteers / Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by Mike Fox on September 15, 2021, 07:40:28 AM »
I am going up to grab the Kubota by rail with the equipment car first thing. I need 1 person to go with per the new rules. I will be leaving the equipment car in Sheepscot when done, with the intention of fetching the Dozer from TOM next Saturday
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Volunteers / Re: September 2021 Work Reports
« Last post by James Patten on September 15, 2021, 06:42:10 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Sep 18:

Today we don't have any public trains.  That means we can all take a siesta, right?  WRONG!

* PAINT CABOOSE 554 (help needed!)
* Mountain Extension (equipment move - see Mike's note below.)
* Engine house construction
* Machine shop
* Sheepscot vehicle repairs and/or earthmoving
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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Head Tide depot site for sale
« Last post by Benjamin Campbell on September 13, 2021, 08:38:30 PM »
Thanks Ed - I definitely agree with the folks who feel this property should have been purchased. Money is cheap to borrow these days and I bet the funds could have been raised from the members who really want to see tracks north of 118. I am one of them. I would be satisfied to see our railroad end in the field just north of the Head Tide church cut but to the original depot site would be ideal. While the house in question may or may not be slightly south of the original depot site it is / was available. We don't know that the next property to the north will become available and if the property for sale is substantially upgraded it's purchase would cost the railroad much more in the future. If the property abuts the railroad's it would seem a suitable if not original location for a possible end of the line depot. If I had the play money - I'd buy the property and build the depot as a beckoning challenge
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The Original W&Q and WW&F: 1894-1933 / Re: Head Tide depot site for sale
« Last post by Ed Lecuyer on September 13, 2021, 07:19:15 PM »
Hi Benjamin,

For some reason, we did not have you flagged as a museum member in the forum. This has been corrected, and you can now see the "members only" topics, including this one.

That said, the WW&F Railway Museum was aware of the property's availability, but choose not to act upon it at this time.
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