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I tried but failed. I'm in testing for the new layout plenty of bad spots im identifying. Did a pretty shady job in the build mainly due to being pain during the build with the the surgery I had and going to have to redo( should have taken it easy after surgery the hernias poped back out thru the mesh). It's hard to take it easy when your basement floods and your not the type to take it easy. As I like to be doing something most of the time.....
 

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Sorry to hear about your surgery and discomfort! Definitely take a little more time to heal going forward...馃憤

Well when the basement floods either you do something right away or you pay 5x as much...

Sump pump broke caused the flood had to quickly change that out right away and then had to pull up carpet to dry it as best I could and cut out any that was already starting to mold.
 

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Hope you Get Well Soon Kev, we sure enjoy you being a part of the forum...for many years to come!
And Micheal ^^^ love the video ...and the consist of logging loads, did you make the logs yourself?
The chains on the BIG logs are a nice touch.

Today I started working on a few gondola cars I had gotten a while back, from the train show, on the cheap!
One was derailing for no reason.
So running around the track I found the back truck was screwed too tight to the bottom of the car.
Fixed that issue and got both car rolling smooth with metal wheels.
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On a side note about the car loads...
I bought a shoe rack for my dress shoes and the poles were captured in these plastic ends.
I thought it would make for a good gondola load and I used all 4 of them here.
Could be plastic coated wire bundles, plastic tubs, or something?!?!?
Anyway, my lifelike Proto 1000 GP30 was hammering going forward but checking those pesky wheel gears, I did not find any broken or split gears! I determined which truck was causing the hammering and changed out both gears to stop the noise but again both gears looked fine.
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I am guessing the teeth sckewed as it ran in that direction too long?
IDK...but thank my insite that I have a "stash" of those gears!
These GP30's are still selling (old stock) on E-bay for $75!!! Amazing!

Thx hopefully my next surgery takes I just need to take it easy which is hard for me to do lol.
 
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