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Even though I model desert scenery planned extensions are for the railroad to eventually reach the east side of the White Mountains and engage in some logging. I wanted some kind of operating mechanism that would unload the logs. Just doesn't look right to spot a load at the mill, and then return the same loaded car back to the forest like the guys at the mill didn't want it.

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It's a simple pull-push affair. Pull the knob and the arm rotates across the car dumping the logs. Push the knob back and the arm returns to its normal position. Similar to a jill poke (Gill Pokes and Gin Poles for unloading the redwood lumber).

I made it out of brass so that it would stand up to abuse. So far so good.
 

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Here is #8 crossing Washington Street in San Miguel heading west to Manly Siding with a few empty borax cars.
 
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