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  • Originally posted by potsy View Post
    I can't imagine how you felt when that job really sucked!!!

    Mark



    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • Good to see someone was able to find a job for those two guys, Stub and Shorty, running the box cab mass inhalation machine, or MIM for short
      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

      Cedar Swamp
      SW of Manistique, MI

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      • Originally posted by k9wrangler View Post
        Good to see someone was able to find a job for those two guys, Stub and Shorty, running the box cab mass inhalation machine, or MIM for short
        There you go Louis, a number for the box cab. MIM 01.

        Bernd
        New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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        • You Guys are funny. That's why they are in an enclosed window section for all that mass inhalation within the machine. Another suggested naming it Hoover 1. So I guess MIM 01 is a good one also. Sorry to all, I went with "L&R Vacuum MOW #33".


          Louis L&R Western Railroad
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • This evening I wired in the JST Plug for the Beacon Red LEDs. Here is the shell inside wiring. Not my prettiest job, but it will suffice, No one will see it. The glue dried enough for me to connect the JST 2-Pin plug. Now the scratchbuilt Boxcab vacuum construction is finished. Next, I’ll be constructing, and mounting the Roundhouse kit Track Cleaner Assembly. Once I put the Roundhouse Track Cleaner Disc housing together, I’m going to use the original cleaning discs, two at the front, and cut out two circles from the Felt Discs shown, for the rear. This way with each pass over the tracks, I’ll get a cleaning, then a vacuum, finished with a felt buffing.

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            Louis L&R Western Railroad
            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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            • Louis, I thought of some better names for your newly installed crew on board, Kirby & Dyson.
              Looks like your vacuum unit is coming along very nicely!

              Greg

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              • Thanks Greg! Now that's a line I'll use when talking to my railroad visitors. Introduce the crew as Kirby and Dyson, and see if they catch on.


                Louis L&R Western Railroad
                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                • Love the names!

                  Gotta happen!
                  Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                  • Looking very good, Lou.

                    Love the crew names!
                    Bruce

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                    • Yes, another vote for the crew names. Love it.

                      Bernd
                      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                      • Looks good. It should be very effective doing its jiob.
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                        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                        • Lou,

                          Construction looks excellent! The plenum is very slick looking. When do we see what debris it sucked up?

                          Jim
                          Take the red pill

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                          • Lou will run this creation for a week before finding so much as a speck of dust, because he keeps the place spotless, like a "clean room" at NASA. Finding out if it works requires coming here, and the WGFA are piling up right now, so timing may not be good....

                            Nicely done, Lou, and I wonder which one of the crew members is Mrs. Hoover's little boy all grown up.... Forgot whether it's Kirby or Dyson....

                            Pete
                            in Michigan

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                            • Louis,

                              Excellent thought to use the preiser box to keep the dust within the chamber below Kirby & Dyson.
                              I guess they won't need to be included in any mask mandate either, with all that suction going on below them.

                              Rich

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                              • That test run is what it's all about. Great design and construction work, Louis.
                                The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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