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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: TCDA No. 65 (Reefer) - Official Work Thread
« Reply #270 on: January 15, 2014, 09:08:59 PM »
It would more likely be RC4.   We would have to find an enclosed trailer to haul it and have the fuel drained out of the tank and lines.

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Re: TCDA No. 65 (Reefer) - Official Work Thread
« Reply #271 on: January 15, 2014, 11:36:21 PM »
I think the caboose might be too high on the trailer.
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« Reply #272 on: January 16, 2014, 10:03:55 PM »
Only up until the first low bridge Brendan. Then should clear everything just fine.  ;)
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« Reply #273 on: January 16, 2014, 10:24:53 PM »
Let's not re-create that part of two-foot history ... after all, the caboose haircut cupola crop happened on the B&SR!

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« Reply #274 on: January 16, 2014, 11:00:34 PM »
Idea for a future display at the Amherst Ry Society Railroad Hobby Show -
- something that would not be needed in January
- something that very well illustrates the talent and will of the WW&F volunteers
- something fairly easily transported with existing equipment.
- something that certainly has no equal
   presenting: .....Work Car 1008, a/k/a  BIG JOE! 
I believe that this machine would definitely be an attention-getter.  While certainly not as attractive as the TCDA 65, the machine does have a good story to tell, starting with its proposal, then design, construction, entering service, ongoing improvements and the experiences of its use.   An interesting chapter in the ongoing history of the WW&F.


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« Reply #275 on: January 17, 2014, 12:13:02 AM »
That's not a half-bad idea, Bill. In fact, it ought to be possible to fit both Big Joe AND the Model-T R/C on the trailer... no?

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« Reply #276 on: January 17, 2014, 12:54:16 AM »
What about the old boiler and frame from No. 9? With some creativity, those parts could serve the basis for a display of the cab setup on No 9 without dragging No. 9 down to Springfield. Put on a stack, do up some jacketing and a simple cab to give the idea of what the view from the engine is like...

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Re: TCDA No. 65 (Reefer) - Official Work Thread
« Reply #277 on: January 18, 2014, 12:24:08 AM »
Sure like the Big Joe idea, Bill. Could both Big Joe and ROW MOW be transported to Springfield? Then the theme could be general track and ROW maintenance.

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« Reply #278 on: January 18, 2014, 05:52:08 PM »
Loaded up, tied down and ready for departure.

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« Reply #279 on: January 19, 2014, 11:01:01 AM »
This has been a great effort by all involved, and I hope that everyone appreciates these efforts. Lots of time has been spent planning, building, coordinating and discussing about every possible aspect of the move. I plan on bringing my camera and tripod so I can take some set up shots, kind of like a time lapse. Unless of course our own SH shows up with his professional services.
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« Reply #280 on: January 19, 2014, 11:08:33 AM »
I plan on bringing my camera and tripod so I can take some set up shots, kind of like a time lapse. Unless of course our own SH shows up with his professional services.

Sounds like good WW&F Newsletter material. :)
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« Reply #281 on: January 19, 2014, 11:50:48 AM »
John, if this is not newsletter worthy, then I don't know what is. Just wish someone could catch Brendan going in stealth mode Wednesday evening.
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« Reply #282 on: January 19, 2014, 12:15:54 PM »
Mike,

I've talked to Stephen and he will be at the show Thursday to install the lighting.  He's designed a special light rope that runs the length of the car so the photos, etc. are well lit.  There will be line clamps, wiremold and a transformer to set up.

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« Reply #283 on: January 19, 2014, 03:29:36 PM »
You guys are just awesome.
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« Reply #284 on: January 19, 2014, 05:35:52 PM »
Today, the garage rats snow birds shoveled 4" of snow off the roof of #65 and trailer.  They even put a small electric heater inside the car to warm the roof so everything melts and dries off before the temps drop overnight. 

Now that's thinkin with ya Bean boots on, eh!