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    Post Weekend Update (16th Nov 2018)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 16th Nov 2018).

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    The Slate Fork has a new home. We closed on the condo in Sequim in the past hour!

    Coming home!

    Now where did I put those expansion plans? "Honey, did you pack up my. . .?"
    Paul Schmidt

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    @Paul Schmidt

    Paul, congratulations to you and Mrs Paul!
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    I added some tractors and grain trucks to the elevator this week. Also made some more NH3 tank trailers -









    That last tractor looks like it wants one of these container loaders, so I guess that's my project for next week.



    -Mark


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    Those vehicles look great, Mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Those vehicles look great, Mark.
    Thanks, Ender. Although I can't really take much credit for the tractors - they came out of the box that way

    -Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    The Slate Fork has a new home. We closed on the condo in Sequim in the past hour!

    Coming home!

    Now where did I put those expansion plans? "Honey, did you pack up my. . .?"
    Ah Sequim, Wa. Used to work for their police department. Beautiful area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    The Slate Fork has a new home. We closed on the condo in Sequim in the past hour!
    Congrats! I agree, WA is a beautiful place. For about 5 years, I used to live in Woodinville, right across the slough from the St. Michelle winery while I worked out of SEATAC.
    N-joy!
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    @Olie @Tred @Paul Schmidt

    Tis a smaaall world ... Moose suggest that once Paul & Mrs Paul get settled in to their new home, they host an nSn Washington state current & former residents dinner! Perhaps have it coincide with the world famous Sequim Lavender festival next July. Yeah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    ! Perhaps have it coincide with the world famous Sequim Lavender festival next July. Yeah!
    Let's do it! Seriously!
    Paul Schmidt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Let's do it! Seriously!
    Okay! Everybody from out of town might consider staying at the Red Caboose B&B...
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    Here is my weekend update. Some of it was finished here in the last week and the rest over the last month. This just has been a test in patience to get it done. Hoping to total finish it up this weekend, we will see.







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    Stunning!

    -Mark

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    What Mark said!!
    Cheers Tony

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    x2!

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    I spent a few minutes pulling some of the gear off my Con-Cor 4-6-4 and was able to get the Jamco? shell to fit at about the right height. I think the shell should move back a little more but I will need to clean a bit of flash off the inside of the shell to see if I can get it to do that. I will also need to figure out how to get 1 cylinder back in there with minimal support structure (the prototype has a cylinder visible below the 'shell' and I need something to plug that piston rod into).

    These shells do seem to be made for these chassis since the screw hole in shell lines up with the Con-Cor screw hole. The tender shell also fits almost perfectly on the Con-Cor tender chassis (which is good because of the pickup in the tender).

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    Picked up a Bev-Bel Atlas RS3 off Ebay. A tick under 40.00 w/ shipping. Appeared to have never been used as it was spotless, and the traction tires still looked new. Regardless, I performed my usual cleaning, and service including replacement of the wheel sets w/ blackened non traction tire sets from That Train Place http://www.ebaystores.com/That-Train...=p4634.c0.m322. This has the multi-piece drive which I have found to have too much freeplay, and as such sound noisy, and gives it an astronomical top end speed. This clearance gets adjusted to .0015", and makes it a joy to operate. BTW the brand new CVS AA batteries I bought suck, and made getting this picture a workout. Don't waste your money! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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    With the help of my son, we got the Slate Fork moved out of storage and into the upstairs train room yesterday.

    The layout still needs to be put atop the L-girder roll-away platform and positioned in its new quarters. A quality lightning system comes next -- well, after getting the mine runs rollin' again!
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    @Paul Schmidt

    Anand the photographic proof of this ALLEGED happenings? Hmmm?
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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