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Re: Are there any individual projects out there?
Posted by: Bernie Perch (IP Logged)
Date: July 23, 2011 07:30AM

Dan,

The following does not fall under the category of individual projects, but I feel it doesn't hurt to expand a little to new projects. I and others have alluded to a locomotive project being planned in Maine and being assisted by some of us here in Pennsylvania (sort of a Ma & Pa project--I couldn't resist that).

I will not mention names, but they can chime in and talk about their part if they so desire. The WW&F Railway and Museum is planning to build a replica of WW&F #7, which will be numbered #11. It will be slightly smaller than the photo of B&SR #7 which has been at the bottom of these pages for the last few days. This project is on the back burner as far as the museum is concerned until #9 has been fully restored and running. Many drawings have been made, much of the engineering is in place, and several of us have been working not so quietly in the background to get it moving along.

I recently mentioned it rather subtly on this forum and got very little or no response at all. I see people wishing about nearly impossible projects like rebuilding the RGS, and building a NYC Hudson, but here we have one in place, it isn't huge, and there is a place to run it and no one even really cares beyond the few who are working on it. It even has its own web site (build11.org). This was mentioned by another volunteer a while back on this forum.

Since 2006 I have made several foundry patterns--bell bracket, lead wheel center, lead driver center, and main driver center. I am starting the cranks. Wayne Laepple and myself paid to have the bell bracket cast and I finished it and a diesel bell to use for a display at the museum to attract interest and funding for the project. The lead truck center pattern was used to pour 6 castings, 4 of which were used for the Model T railbus (now operating), and 2 for the lead truck wheel assembly which is finished with tires and pressed on an axle. Pictures of most of this stuff can be seen on the WW&F Forum. If I knew how to post pictures here, I would do it. Another volunteer machined the lead truck axle and the crankpins. He would probably be doing more if the materials could be gotten to him.

I have no idea how long it will take to finish this project, but it is going to take more volunteers and much more money to get it done, but it is STARTED and moving along slowly. For all you computer dreamers, out there, get away from your keybords, at least for a while, and help in some way to keep this going.

Bernie Perch



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  Are there any individual projects out there? Dan Markoff 07/18/2011 08:45PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Andy Faris 07/20/2011 09:11AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? jrmay 07/20/2011 11:00AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? AZfarmer 07/21/2011 01:11AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? SMITTY 07/22/2011 01:47PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Joe Magruder 07/22/2011 05:56PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Dan Markoff 07/22/2011 08:42PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Brian Norden 07/22/2011 09:40PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? wdbarbe 07/22/2011 09:21PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Dan Markoff 07/22/2011 11:25PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? dougvv 07/23/2011 04:20AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Bernie Perch 07/23/2011 07:30AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? jrmay 07/23/2011 08:20AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Dan Markoff 07/23/2011 09:36AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? rehunn 07/24/2011 09:29AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Miserlou57 07/24/2011 01:05AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? michael 07/23/2011 10:07AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? SMITTY 07/23/2011 01:38PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Phil Reader 07/23/2011 07:51PM
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  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? David Johnson 07/28/2011 05:09PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? rehunn 07/28/2011 05:51PM
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