Track Department is ready for you Nigel! A little tamping and dressing and the switch will look good and ride better. Frank DeVries
#1 Frank DeVries on 2014-05-05 13:17
Frank, Thank you. It looks excellent. Nigel
#1.1 Nigel Bennett on 2014-05-14 07:23
If all goes according to plan,will 1630 run all three days over the Memorial Day weekend.
#2 Alan J.Sklenar on 2014-05-07 11:11
Alan, It currently looks as if it would be Saturday and Sunday. We are having difficulty finding a qualified crew for Monday so that is in doubt. Nigel
#2.1 Nigel Bennett on 2014-05-14 07:24
Hi Nigel, With 1630 about to be back on the road, are any "visiting" locomotives-Leviathan and/or any or the Gramling's tank engines-scheduled to return to the museum? Also, I would like to thank you for providing us the very informative updates on the progress in the steam shop over these last several years. Please keep them going when the next project starts. Take care! Nathan
#3 Nathan on 2014-05-09 17:38
Nathan, Thank you. At this time I am not aware of plans for visiting locomotives but ... Nigel
#3.1 Nigel Bennett on 2014-05-14 07:26
1630 looks gorgeous and many thanks to the volunteers who made it possible. Is the cab roof red/brown? What do you do about the act that gauge is 5 ft but rails are 4ft8.5? Next project would be Ford Museum loco?
#4 Robert D Shannon on 2014-05-12 22:47
Robert, Cab roof is now black. The adjustment to gauge was done by Baldwin back in 1917/18. If you look closely at her, the tender and track wheels are normal, having been replaced by standard 4 ft 8 units. The drivers have extra wide tires that extend about 2 inches behind the wheel castings. So she runs on the back part of the tires ( and has successfully done so for near 100 years. Nigel
#4.1 Nigel Bennett on 2014-05-14 07:31
Nigel, We are anxiously awaiting your progress report from last weekend. We are on pins and needles! Doug
#5 Doug Maywald on 2014-05-13 18:19
Sadly not this weekend. All efforts now on next weekend. Nigel
#5.1 Nigel Bennett on 2014-05-14 07:32
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