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 Post subject: Tulsa trolley project
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:17 pm 

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Some projects start with empty shells. These are in Sand Springs, OK.

Aug 28, 2015 news video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v1B4fWh0MY


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 Post subject: Re: Tulsa trolley project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:39 am 

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The Tulsa Trolley Restoration group has a Facebook page. The cars are inside a building and work is underway.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3269917 ... 1/?fref=nf

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 Post subject: Re: Tulsa trolley project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:10 pm 

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Very good timing. I forwarded this to people involved in our little startup project here, and they were pleased to find somebody else working on things as bad as ours.

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 Post subject: Re: Tulsa trolley project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:15 pm 

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What do you think is the best approach? One at a time, or all three at once?


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 Post subject: Re: Tulsa trolley project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:14 pm 

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If the cars are very similar, it makes sense to make the most of your setups when you mill new parts - might as well make all you need for all three. Whether you actually repair all three is more a marketing decision than a practical one. Having one done as a showpiece could be useful when working on funding the other 3. All else being equal, I'd do all three at once if at all possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Tulsa trolley project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:24 pm 

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Per the FB page, the 3rd car - the car painted in yellow primer, is to be used for parts to restore the 2 Tulsa cars.

Mike Stillwell
Buena Vista, VA.


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 Post subject: Re: Tulsa trolley project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:27 pm 

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Ah. In that case I would probably metal out both cars at once to stabilize them, and then at least cut all the rough bucks for the woodwork at the same time. Then I would probably focus on one. Quite an ambitious project if they do not have a parts stash.


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 Post subject: Re: Tulsa trolley project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:46 pm 

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Dave wrote:
Very good timing. I forwarded this to people involved in our little startup project here, and they were pleased to find somebody else working on things as bad as ours.
Say Mr. Dave, from your previous posts, I thot you had retired from oversawing preservation projects. ":^)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:25 pm 

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As I recall, we had a "bucket case" thread a while back, of what was brought back from the brink.

I think if successful, this project would take 1st place.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:01 pm 

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rock island lines wrote:
Dave wrote:
Very good timing. I forwarded this to people involved in our little startup project here, and they were pleased to find somebody else working on things as bad as ours.
Say Mr. Dave, from your previous posts, I thot you had retired from oversawing preservation projects. ":^)


Just helping out unofficially with a local project. They are primarily interested businessmen, and need a railroader to fill in some gaps. It's nice to keep a little bit involved.

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 Post subject: Re: Tulsa trolley project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:40 pm 

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Good to hear sir. Thanks.


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