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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 Blog Entries

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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Russ Prince about Mid-April Coach Department Update
Sun, 04-26-2015 16:08
Throw a tarp over it and call it a CB&Q Baggage car. Solves several problems all at once. Heck, we could even sell pizza by the slice out of it on [...]


Robert Penn about Mid-April Coach Department Update
Sat, 04-25-2015 23:24
I thought the idea for the old CBQ car was to make it into an open air car, which it clearly is now all it needs is some metal seats and its good.


Ted Miles, IRM Member about Mid-April Coach Department Update
Sat, 04-25-2015 19:24
Mr. Cronin, You have a big job on oyur hands with that Passenger car Collection. So why is the C,B & Q 7128 coach with is cut down to [...]


Russ Prince about Model Railway Display Building
Thu, 04-23-2015 23:00
This Model Railroad board doesn't seem to be generating the interest I would have hoped it would. Is the idea of funding a building for a model [...]


Roger Kramer about Springtime 2015 on the RI 2612
Wed, 04-22-2015 08:44
Thanks Brian for updating the repair facts. Yes, Safety First! Roger


Brian L. about Springtime 2015 on the RI 2612
Tue, 04-21-2015 22:57
The pipe itself is still intact and sound. A fitting was rotted out and we had to pull the whole pipe up to that point to get to it. The only anchor [...]


Kirk Warner about More on the John Mcloughlin
Tue, 04-21-2015 09:42
What is to be done with all of the holes in the roof where the rusted out metal has been removed?


Roger Kramer about More on the John Mcloughlin
Mon, 04-20-2015 19:33
Hello Dave Well.... Yes, your right. I always try and edit everything I print but sometimes my eyes miss things. This time it was two little [...]


David S about More on the John Mcloughlin
Mon, 04-20-2015 15:09
82 feet high? I don't think that will fit under the trolley wire! But seriously, kudos to all of you who work on this and the other cars.


Brian L. about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Sun, 04-19-2015 20:34
Adding 1309 to the mix gives us more flexibility in building consists and allows us to reduce wear on our service cars. 1309 also has 6 axles and a [...]


Jerry C about Diesel Shop update from January 17, 2015
Sun, 04-19-2015 04:49
I need to get in contact with someone from the Diesel Department about sound recordings of a particular locomotive that the IRM owns. I am willing to [...]


MRZ about The Old Bag and the Silver Beaver
Sat, 04-18-2015 09:26
After last weeks severe weather that occured not too far from the IRM's campus I began to wonder about how, and if the museum's collection is covered [...]