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Dave Buczkowski

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Re: Albion Day 2010
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2010, 07:52:47 PM »
Mike, I'm saving those "other" photos in case I need them in the future.... I also have some of the friendly bull and horse as well as Carl's dog dressed in blaze orange. The one of the deer won't be posted for fear of the PETA folks.
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Re: Albion Day 2010
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2010, 01:45:41 PM »
hi dave and all, as someone from away but who checks this forum often, i have seen nothing about the new blacksmith shop, which looks really cool, on this forum. is there a link to any info on it? dale

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Re: Albion Day 2010
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2010, 05:09:46 PM »
Dale;
   It's not something I focused on as it is not historic to the site though I have explored it a bit. Do you have any specific questions I could try to answer.
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Re: Albion Day 2010
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2010, 09:32:25 AM »
dave, thanks for the reply, do you know who/why it was built? there were several structures there to replicate that would have been better choices???? take care, dale

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Re: Albion Day 2010
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2010, 09:45:56 AM »
Dale;
I believe it was another local group that received permission from the Albion Historical Society. The group apparently needed a place to do its blacksmithing. They do not seem to be interested in the WW&F. I was appalled at a non-replica building being erected but it wasn't my call.
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Re: Albion Day 2010
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2010, 07:30:58 PM »
Replica or not, the Blacksmith shop was built Post and Beam construction. Exactly how a building like that would have been built back in the lat 1800's to early 1900's. Some modern style nails were used (no cut nails or square heads) as needed. I myself love going in that new old structure just to look at it. The craftmanship and construction leave me in awe. A great representation to what one could or would have looked like back in the day.
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Jock Ellis

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Re: Albion Day 2010
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2011, 12:34:37 AM »
The Albion station is lovely. Does it get used for anything by the citizens of Albion?
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Re: Albion Day 2010
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2011, 09:55:48 AM »
Jock;
I don't think it is used by the citizens of Albion in large part because as it is currently configured it is not conducive to medium or large groups. there are also parts and materials stored that take up much of the available first floor space. The second floor is not complete yet and the stairs are not such that you would want the public climbing them.
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Re: Albion Day 2010
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2011, 08:01:29 PM »
Did a drive by today. To date, Carl has left things in place, with the critter near the North end of track and the Flanger right behind it next to the platform.
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Re: Albion Day 2010
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2011, 09:32:15 PM »
Mike,
That's certainly good to learn! I'll have to give Carl a call to see what he has in mind for this November.
Dave