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Jeff Schumaker

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #390 on: July 01, 2018, 02:21:57 PM »
40 feet. And already have a second life planned..

... and that second life is??? :o

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #391 on: July 01, 2018, 02:54:24 PM »
With all this rapid progress and skill-sets being displayed - is a re-created Whitefield iron bridge a future possibility?  ;)
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« Reply #392 on: July 01, 2018, 03:58:30 PM »
John: Excuse my ignorance but what is a Whitfield iron bridge?  I looked up one and it referenced me to a bridge in Georgia that is very ornate but looks like a light road bridge/pedestrian bridge. Help!

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #393 on: July 01, 2018, 04:15:57 PM »
is a re-created Whitefield iron bridge a future possibility?  ;)

Not with the steel beams that we have, those will have other uses.

For Gary: the Whitefield Iron Bridge was a former Maine Central RR bridge that was used by the WW&F to cross the Sheepscot River in Whitefield (between Head Tide and Kings Mills).

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #394 on: July 01, 2018, 04:47:16 PM »
This link has some historic photos for the railroad's Whitefield iron bridge:

http://www.mainething.com/ww&f/Whitefield%20Bridge/index.htm
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #395 on: July 01, 2018, 11:11:00 PM »
Thanks guys for the prompt replies.  It would probably have helped if I "googled" the correct spelling.  I looked at google satellite map to see if there is any obvious signs of abutments. No luck.  Thanks again.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #396 on: July 02, 2018, 06:07:24 AM »
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near Whitefield, ME 04353

https://goo.gl/maps/Fh7Rx9ZyXcw

Location of the former iron bridge. Not sure where the stones went, though it appears some are in the river..
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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #397 on: July 02, 2018, 06:57:03 AM »
Thank you, Mike

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #398 on: July 02, 2018, 08:58:52 AM »
is a re-created Whitefield iron bridge a future possibility?  ;)

Not with the steel beams that we have, those will have other uses.

So.... Mike and James have dropped the hints that the steel beams have other uses, with no answer for us minions to Jeff's question as to what those uses might be.  I am also curious about the other uses, and would the proposed use be with the welded cross bracing or would that be cut off so the beams could be used as crane rails or roof structures? 

If further board action is required before the information is to be shared with us peons, than I understand.  I will take my curiosity into the other room full of rockers and sit on my tail.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #399 on: July 02, 2018, 09:12:54 AM »
Reuse relates to speeding up track laying.  I'll let Jason describe it as he understands it best.

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #400 on: July 02, 2018, 09:50:26 AM »
Rube Goldberg could also explain it.

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« Reply #401 on: July 02, 2018, 09:59:54 AM »
Rube Goldberg could also explain it.

That usually involves a bowling ball, electric fan, candle, coconut, cat, toy wagon, ship in a bottle, and too many other things to list here. ::)

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #402 on: July 02, 2018, 10:33:48 AM »
Rube Goldberg could also explain it.

That usually involves a bowling ball, electric fan, candle, coconut, cat, toy wagon, ship in a bottle, and too many other things to list here. ::)

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« Reply #403 on: July 02, 2018, 01:35:23 PM »
Is this where Jason found the plans? :o

http://www.drugfreereading.com/STARSHIP/Rube_Goldberg_Launch.htm

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Re: Trout Brook Bridge - Official Work Thread
« Reply #404 on: July 02, 2018, 03:04:34 PM »
Ooh, we are all going to have fun with this one!!!!

My imagination is already running wild with track laying plans for those beams. 

Oh, Oh, Oh,.... I figured it out.... After we get down the mountain we need super track laying skills because we are going to lay track all the way to Quebec....

The W&Q will ride again!!!!
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