It is currently Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:08 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:36 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:07 am
Posts: 1114
Location: Northeastern US
The shop at Sheepscot has been a very busy place over the winter, with major work continuing on No 9, but also seeing the creation of an entirely new reproduction refridgerated boxcar. Car 65, a recreation of the original car 65, has basically materialized from thin air over the last 4 months inside the shop!

A few photos taken as the project began last fall, and then yesterday, showing Stewart Rhine applying primer to the interior of the car. No 65 will see brief service on the railroad before being trucked downtown, where it will be displayed on the Wiscasset waterfront.

Image
Image
Image
Image

Image
Image
All photos: Stephen Hussar


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:51 pm 

Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:51 pm
Posts: 170
Location: Massachusetts
Sweet piece!

There's nothing static about the WW&F Museum. They've always got something new cooking up there. Looking forward to seeing their latest creation out on the line!

/Kevin


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:10 pm 

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:00 am
Posts: 535
Location: Dallas ,Texas. USA
Its fantastic. I so envy you guys getting to work on that stuff at the WW&F.

What kind of wood are those timber sills?

Which coupler shank is on it, the two-rivet of the three-rivet?

_________________
Loco112 (NarrowGaugeExchange Forum)

Our "paper" archives will be the future railfans only hope. We (yes you too!) should endeavor to preserve all the info needed to allow them 100% accuracy in the building of their recreations.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:31 pm 

Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:57 am
Posts: 2502
Location: Faulkland, Delaware
You guys are awesome!

_________________
Tom Gears
Wilmington, DE

Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:06 am 

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:25 pm
Posts: 6096
Stephen -

As usual, I am in awe of what you guys are doing. But, I just looked at the photos a second time and noticed the windows in the replicated refrigerated boxcar #65. Did the original car actually have windows, or is that just what was needed for the future display in Wiscasset?

Thanks.

Les


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:08 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:07 am
Posts: 1114
Location: Northeastern US
Les, yes the original car had windows. Apparently there was a dispute between the railroad, and the creamery over the creamery attendant riding for free each day on the train. Windows were added to the car so he could sit inside the reefer and be able to see out!

David, the sills are of oak harvested from the property.

Car 65 is being lettered as seen in the photo.

Stephen

Image


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:16 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:10 am
Posts: 2499
Nothing thrills me more than seeing a new milk car!

:-)

Rob

_________________
Rob


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:18 am 

Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:07 pm
Posts: 1104
Location: Leicester, MA.
So, Car 65 was not only built within a four month period, but was built using materials harvested from the land along the WW&F? That's smart! If only every museum had such a source of materials in ready supply in their own back yards, then restoration of wooden coaches wouldn't be an issue. I believe the term "green with envy" applies here.

_________________
Dylan M. Lambert
https://www.facebook.com/LambertLocomotive/


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:56 am 

Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 4:59 pm
Posts: 145
Stephen,

Great photos as always. I had the pleasure of briefly stopping by the museum last Saturday (the shop was a busy place!) it was great to see this project and the progress on No. 9 - in the flesh if you will.

Mega Kudos to the crew!


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:45 am 

Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:01 pm
Posts: 116
Location: Bath, Me
The sills are douglas fir resawn at a Maine sawmill from beams shipped in from the west coast I believe. The end sills and carbody framing is oak from the museum's property sawn at my friends sawmill in Massachusetts. The flooring is pine from trees cut down for the museums new parking lot, cut at the same mill in Mass. The couplers have 3 rivets.

_________________
http://wwfry.org/

http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:40 am 

Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:01 pm
Posts: 116
Location: Bath, Me
If this works you can see how fast this car came together. This is a link to the oak logs being sawn for the car in early October 2011. http://s148.photobucket.com/albums/s5/b ... =slideshow

_________________
http://wwfry.org/

http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:45 am 

Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:11 pm
Posts: 40
Location: NV
The crew at WW&F is truly an inspiration to us all!

Craig Brinkman
www.arpcp.org


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:54 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:07 am
Posts: 1114
Location: Northeastern US
Great pics Brendan, thanks for posting the link here!
Yes, end sills are oak and stringers are fir, sorry for any confusion.

Stephen


Last edited by Stephen Hussar on Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:21 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:34 pm
Posts: 2542
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Can you imagine being forced to ride inside a refrigerated car in winter?

Also, note the close up photo of the beam end. Note the large wood grain. This is the difference between today's wood and original wood.

_________________
Steven Harrod
Lektor
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WW&F building car 65
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:59 pm 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:19 am
Posts: 6100
Location: southeastern USA
In Maine, in winter, it's warmer inside the reefer.

dave

_________________
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by anuses.” William Rogers


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


 Who is online

Users browsing this forum: alzubal, CJKlossner and 48 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: