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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2018 07:34 pm
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I think politics have to be kept where they belong: in the trash can!
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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2018 09:20 pm
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pipopak wrote: I think politics have to be kept where they belong: in the trash can!
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Yep!   

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 Posted: Tue Jun 5th, 2018 07:40 am
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Thanks for the nice comments and for making this thread more complete.

I am open to changing this from HO Forum to logging if you think this would work better.
Don't know how to do it however.

Best regards from  Hertford  - home of the world first paper mill apparently.

Alan


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" I am open to changing this from HO Forum to logging if you think this would work better "


Hi Alan  :wave:



OK then ! ... DONE !!

You are now an 'official' Freerails mooodern lumberjack !  ;)



A great many new Members join Freerails, after spotting Threads which match their own interests.

I just figured that all those other mooodern logging nutz out there ...

... are more likely to discover your Thread here in 'Logging' rather than in 'HO'.



You never know ...
... there could be a FLOOD of obsessive mooodern loggers sign-up, to wax everything 'Diesel & Timber' !  :old dude:

Not as obsessive as you of course Alan ... At least according to your Mrs. !  ;)



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Hi.

I am curious about the yellow car behind the yellow SW unit.

Can you post a pic of it from the top?

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 Posted: Tue Jun 5th, 2018 12:43 pm
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Hi

The yellow car is based on a Simpson prototype used up to the early 1980's at least.
It was one of several steam loco tenders, rebuilt I think in the Shelton shops,
as track sprinkler and fire car, to reduce fire hazard from brake shoes sparks etc.
It also served as protection between the lokey and the train in case of a shifted load going through the cab!!
The top is really flat but held a box of firefighting tools, hose reel and various cables etc.

Rather that have a another photo of my model, attached are some of the real thing from my collection.

Alan

This is the prototype by Shelton shops.





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The fire car on the Simpson railroad was matched with a caboose and lokey.
This is the set up.





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And here is a John Henderson photo from the cab looking across the top of one of these cars.
Shows the equipment/junk carried.





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 Posted: Tue Jun 5th, 2018 03:01 pm
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Re: Peninsula rail museum in Shelton.
 

Seems really unfortunate that we are in this "if you are not with me, then you are completely against me" version of politics.
There should always be some form of understanding about why anyone takes a view point especially as there is usually more ways of looking at a subject.

Having had some experience of local pressure groups and having been part of the museum "industry",
I know both how passionate, and how blinkered, some can become and therefore not find the time to have a reasoned discussion.

Obviously the rail museum would like support in Shelton.
However I can see that stretched city budgets will make funding this pretty far down the priorities,
especially if the tourist demand is as yet unproved and Shelton/Mason County probably need a firm business plan they could buy into.

With my museum management hat on,
I know that many enthusiast groups forget about the "business" end, in their desire to preserve their favorite bit of the past. 
However I do wish them well in preserving whatever they can of the Simpson rail operations.

Alan 
 

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Recycling at it's finest!.
Thanks. Jose.



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