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I figured there was some method to the madness, just wasn't sure what it was.

Yep,…I’m always so scared on these Pulmor swaps that I’m going to mash the sensor up against the roof of the firebox, I sought after an alternative route to mount it,….the board obviously don’t care if it’s facing fore or aft, as long as the sensor itself can read the stripes,…win,….😁

Pat

Oh boy, I have had a busy week, and sure that Pat has had just about the same as well. I got some running around to do today as I am late to go food shopping, but I am sure that something will arise here to get things moving. All I can say is that anticipation can be good, and can be bad, but the eventual outcome is going to be something truly amazing.

Dave, you reminded me of an old Carly Simon song!  It can't be 50 years already!!!!!!!!

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That's great Dave!

Pat has my Hudson right now.  We have already gone over all that he will be doing to it.  It is basically the "Works like Larry's"    Why not, while he has it!  I know at least one more engine besides yours is ahead of it.  Maybe more.  That's quite alright.  I waited 25 years between tearing down my last 'permanent' layout and starting construction on my present one, so I think I can wait. 

@Strummer posted:

Such nice work... and here's a question: since it appears that most of Pat's work is on "scale" size engines, wouldn't these threads be more fitting  in the "3 Rail Scale" forum, as opposed to the "traditional toy train" group?

Just curious...

Mark in Oregon

Nope, …..the line in the sand is the crab claw coupler,….so, as detailed as they are, they need to stay in this forum,…..I am building one for a fella that’s getting scale couplers and what not ….his is already posted in the 3 rail scale forum,……

Pat

@Mark Boyce posted:

That's great Dave!

Pat has my Hudson right now.  We have already gone over all that he will be doing to it.  It is basically the "Works like Larry's"    Why not, while he has it!  I know at least one more engine besides yours is ahead of it.  Maybe more.  That's quite alright.  I waited 25 years between tearing down my last 'permanent' layout and starting construction on my present one, so I think I can wait. 

That's good, patience. I myself still have a lot of work to do here. Not sure anything will be getting done today as it is football season and I have to support the Steelers. Before I sit down and relax I still have to get my windshield clear. I've been trying to clean it for a few weeks with smearing issues. Got some isopropyl alcohol yesterday to clean it up right.

I'm not to concerned on timeline. I know however long it takes it is in great hands. I'm talking about the Hudson here as I know there is a line. Pat also has my 763 with the Vandy tender as well, so both will be getting an overhaul when they get pulled into the Harmon Shops Roundhouse.

Here’s Dave’s Mohawk on a shake down run to make sure mechanical systems are good before Alex does his magic,…..motor is only drawing 1 amp,…..very smooth starts & stops, ….you’ll notice a little wobble in the tender, buts that’s only because it’s fully gutted inside and light as a feather at the moment,……the locomotive is very smooth pulling this train, so added electronics will be icing on the cake!…

Pat

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That is magic. She hasn't pulled that many cars since an I'll fated carpet run in the living room. I don't remember how many, but I do know that run was in the mid 1990's and resulted in a few cars derailing. Gotta love that magic. Excellent Pat. Wait until Alex gets her, he may keep her for some fun on his layout(for a bit, lol).

She’ll pull more than that with ease on level track Dave,….at an amp, your rebuilt Mohawk isn’t even breaking a sweat,……40-50 cars on gentle curves would be the norm,……

Pat

Well fellows, I’ve been away for awhile and I’m happily/thrilled to say, I had the honor to visit Harmonyards, Yes, “The Harmon Shops” and met the CEO and his wonderful VP, yes his wife in person and his layout and shops are Top Shelf, Fantastic, wonderful and the trains run like finely tuned precision clocks, perfection in motion.  It was such a memorable experience, my wife and I planned our vacation around his part of the country, allowing us to go across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and underwater tunnels, which is really close to Harmonyards. North Carolina. Pat is truly a great craftsman. These pictures are of Pats layout where his track (Atlas O), is laid flawless, smooth and quiet as I’ve ever seen. He had 2 trains running, in conventional mode, sounds off and they ran for hours pulling lots of cars, maybe 50 cars on the freight train and 10 heavyweight passenger cars on the beautiful passenger train, never derailing, never over heating, just quietly going to their dream destinations. Wow. before our visit, we checked out the North Carolina Transportation Train Museum near Salisbury, and then on to Virginia Beach as my wife loves the ocean. Harmonyards was the main attraction. Thank you Pat and Tammy for a great 9-11, we had a grand ole time. Unforgettable. Happy Railroading Everyone AED2C946-BD83-4ECC-B6D0-090D75BD379C2C0773AE-AFDD-40CD-A063-5D2EC3532E9951971F56-C907-4914-8868-726D369C07ABC43861C0-DBF6-4ADB-85C6-F57D6F045D95F9573235-FBA1-4687-B488-2D0346706F5714EB5721-4E78-48E3-9466-CEB1F2077CA7E0066D13-3EE8-4DE7-9947-6A2AF8945678743D493A-292A-4400-8434-36FDA0043AB1B731BB29-4428-45D1-8FF8-95D66D27785B913519E2-0B7B-410F-AAD2-BFDCC2D9B5AF764AE171-34CF-438A-9CC3-B7B9EB279CC6E1118231-60D3-4A74-96E5-5DCED16ABEFD

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