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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 11:14 am 
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thats right :wink:

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Pretty good battery life and your not fully loaded with batteries yet. You still have room for some more. How many batteries do you think you would be able to fit if you had to?

One question though, are your batteries permanmently attached because of your new welder?

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im only going to put 8 of these in. im giving the others to the ohio boys for their locomotives from sterling. 4 more would fit, actually if i had to i could fit another 8, but i dont need that many. these will work just fine. as for the welder, it was only temporary.

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and now we have light...........

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rest of the pics on the ugm sites latest updates

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so the ugm whitcomb is coming home for a few months in august. second weekend to be exact. going to have a few months of fun running it around the yard before it goes back to the shop for a once over then its off to the mine this winter for a little underground work! good stuff!

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Should be as fun as heck to operate that on real rail..


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Not to mention we have more than one car now to pull or push around and should have a switch by then! :D

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yea now that you are going to be home we have alot of work to do to get more rail down and get the motor going. one or 2 good days on the motor after work or one good weekend day and we will be set. as for the rail, i wouldnt mind working on it a few days a week, after i move next week. if you guys have time. it will be cool to have a crew there. adam, banks, mike a, and i, i bet we can get alot accomplished. i should have more ties for the switch ready next weekend. and joiner plates when ever we need them.

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got some good progress made tonight. mike a. got the new handles on the battery box lids which looks 10 times better and they work nicely. i got the batteries strapped down to the wood and the wooden trays bolted down to the battery box, now they wont fly all over the place in there! banksey ol boy got the other head light operational. we fired her up again and everything works smoothly. now all we need are some small tasks to accomplish and she is ready for the rail. it was funny watching mike a. patiently drill 32 holes in the cover plates to bolt the handles down!

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32 holes, all where they should be, and no broken bits, that must be some kind of record.! With the lights operational and all the lids on it the motor looks about ready for the rails again.


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Chris were those the handles from the source we told you adout? Looks better now.

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precisely, inspired by the ohio vintage coal co. jeffery locomotive.

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mike, yea and like you said...... with the head lights operational we will have to find somewhere "dark" to run it :wink:

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Progress is great but now only if we could just get your rails shining again (almost 20 days away).

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ah yea cant wait! we were just discussing that last night. wonder how many trips back and fourth before the rails and wheels shine up?

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