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Entries from April 2012

Topics from April, 2012

1175 - Permanent Collection

Sunday, April 29. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Freight Car Department

1173 - Steam Department Update 4-28-2012

Sunday, April 29. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1171 - Wood Shop Update - April 25, 2012

Thursday, April 26. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1170 - Steam Department Update 4-21-2012

Sunday, April 22. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1169 - Wood Shop Update - April 21, 2012

Sunday, April 22. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella

1168 - Wood Shop Update - April 18, 2012

Thursday, April 19. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1167 - Children's Playgound - April 17, 2012

Wednesday, April 18. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Buildings and Grounds

1166 - Wood Shop Update - April 14, 2012

Monday, April 16. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1163 - Steam Department Update 4-14-2012

Sunday, April 15. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1161 - Wood Shop Update - April 7, 2012

Monday, April 9. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1159 - Steam Department Update 4-7-2012

Sunday, April 8. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

1158 - Wood Shop Update - April 4, 2012

Friday, April 6. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1157 - Wood Shop Update - March 31, 2012

Sunday, April 1. 2012. Posted by Robert Kutella in Wood Shop

1156 - Steam Department Update 3-31-2012

Sunday, April 1. 2012. Posted by Nigel Bennett in Steam Department

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Brian L. about Mid-April Coach Department Update
Mon, 04-27-2015 16:57
While I am not Paul and do not pretend to speak for him, as a volunteer of the coach department, I personally disagree with the notion that the 7128 [...]


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 [...]