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Entries from December 2011

Topics from December, 2011

1104 - Wood Shop Update - December 28, 2011

Thursday, December 29. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1103 - Steam Department Update 12-26-2011

Wednesday, December 28. 2011. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1101 - Season's Greetings

Thursday, December 22. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in General

1099 - Wood Shop Update - December 17, 2011

Sunday, December 18. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1098 - Steam Department Update 12-17-2011

Sunday, December 18. 2011. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1097 - IRM Acquires New Railroad!

Tuesday, December 13. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Model Railroad Display

1096 - News and Views - December 10-11, 2011

Tuesday, December 13. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1094 - Steam Department Update 12-10-2011

Sunday, December 11. 2011. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1093 - BN 9908, more of the same...

Friday, December 9. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Diesel Department

1092 - TMS Project - December 7, 2011

Thursday, December 8. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Two Milwaukee Streetcars

1091 - Wood Shop Update - December 7, 2011

Thursday, December 8. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1089 - BN 9908, more steel...

Wednesday, December 7. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Diesel Department

1087 - USA 8537 cab work

Wednesday, December 7. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Diesel Department

1086 - BN 9908, shining and new steel

Monday, December 5. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Diesel Department

1085 - Wood Shop Update - December 3, 2011

Monday, December 5. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1084 - Steam Department Update 12-3-2011

Sunday, December 4. 2011. Posted by Nigel Bennett

1082 - BN 9908 progress

Thursday, December 1. 2011. Posted by James Kolanowski in Diesel Department

1081 - Wood Shop Update - November 30, 2011

Thursday, December 1. 2011. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

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Nigel Bennett about Steam Department Update 07-17-2014
Fri, 07-25-2014 16:47
Shane, Clean rain water is certainly possible. The snag is that you would need a BIG collection and storage system. We are using around 8000 [...]


Nigel Bennett about Steam Department Update 07-17-2014
Fri, 07-25-2014 16:42
John, Yes. Sadly the tender is in poor shape. She should go under cover as part of the new barn project. There will be much discussion around [...]


Chris about A great week, July, 8 thur July, 12
Thu, 07-24-2014 00:01
I will commit something to 2702 if I see a specific fund for it. Supposedly the owners made an effort to keep it original, other than removing seats. [...]


Nathan about Steam Department Update 07-17-2014
Wed, 07-23-2014 19:54
Hi Nigel, I have some suggestions to enhance the experience of steam railroading for museum visitors: 1) In September 2002, I visited on the [...]


Raffi about Diesel Days line up, Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Wed, 07-23-2014 00:17
while watching the Diesel Days parade, i noticed a detail on UP 1848 that stood out to me. it was its cab number, i could tell it had a previous [...]


Brian L. about Diesel Days line up, Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Mon, 07-21-2014 17:48
The hydraulic drawbar on X-5000 works. Its operation was determined Saturday evening and successfully used all day Sunday. The car measured up to a [...]


Nick Gawriluk about A great week, July, 8 thur July, 12
Sun, 07-20-2014 13:56
2702 would definitely be a project of a massive effort. It has some sort of giant roadside casino sign installed on it. The interior is completely [...]


Jim Patlyek about Diesel Days line up, Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Sat, 07-19-2014 21:02
Great show today; 100% improved from last year. Ran at a faster pace which kept it interesting. Also, the brief synopsis of each loco made it very [...]


Buzz about Diesel Days line up, Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Sat, 07-19-2014 19:39
Missed the push me pull you this year. If you guys do a high noch engine pulling dynamic breaking load the X-5000 should go in the middle. Chuck said [...]


Richard about A great week, July, 8 thur July, 12
Sat, 07-19-2014 16:42
Roger, Is IRM going to pursue acquisition of RI commuter coach 2702 -- the one for sale for $11,000? It's an important link in the development of [...]


John Heid about Steam Department Update 07-17-2014
Sat, 07-19-2014 14:59
Nigel, thanks for all your continued work on the blogs! I'm a member living in NJ so it's always good to hear what's going on back home. Anyways, [...]


Shane about Steam Department Update 07-17-2014
Sat, 07-19-2014 12:19
Nigel is there any possibility of using rainwater in the boiler to lessen the amount of treatment that needs to be done to it?