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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2018 11:02 pm
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Alan Sewell

 

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Location: Hertford, United Kingdom
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Hi Reg

Will be interested to follow this thread and is good to see your are progressing. 
The GE 70-ton is a nice nice lokey. 

You might remember Weyerhauser used several on their logging railroad out of Springfield OR. 
John H sent me some B&W photos and I have collected a few more slides since.

I use a GE as one of the lokeys on my imagined  branch. 
It alternates with one or two steam lokeys as the company have not bothered to upgrade the tracks for heavier SW's. 
The woods are about logged other than in that area. 
Like you I have to do some weathering etc.
 
Attached is a photo taken today of it arriving with a log train at the headquarters camp.
I find it runs very sweetly and I have sound added. 
However it does have limited pulling power but handles six cars on a gentle grade. 
You might need to check this for your branch.

Alan 

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