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Old Sep 11, 2014, 01:32 PM
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New Home for Preston

It looks like the lake home in Shelton will be W.T. Preston's new waterway and area of operations. We should be in the place by the end of October. Maybe a lock system or marine railway would be a great way to move my models to and from the water after all. We took another look at the house yesterday and are making the offer today.

Mike in Edmonds (soon to be Shelton)
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Old Sep 11, 2014, 01:39 PM
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Very cool....it sure looks like a nice home!!

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Old Sep 13, 2014, 09:33 AM
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Shelton Bound!

Counter offer accepted! We are on our way. Preston now goes down to Dave to install the steam engines and will return to its new home on Island Lake.

Mike in Shelton
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Old Sep 13, 2014, 10:40 AM
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Don ! who's Don is there something I don't know about.

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Old Sep 13, 2014, 12:49 PM
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Congrats Mike!!!

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Old Sep 13, 2014, 06:22 PM
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Congratulations! Looks like a beautiful place! I hope all goes well with the move.
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Old Sep 13, 2014, 10:58 PM
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Stressful day. Memorial service for my father-in-law today, Dave.

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It is a stressful day when you have to lay a loved one to rest. If I'd of remembered I would not of said any thing about a simple typo.

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Old Sep 14, 2014, 11:46 PM
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Move to Lake

Challenge: move my larger boats from shop, 180 feet to lake shoreline with a vertical drop of about 20 feet. A lock system might do the work. It looks like a set of 5 or 6 locks would work. I'll be able to pump water from the lake up to the head of the canal leading from the shop to the first set of locks. I'll size the locks to enable some large models to lock up and down. A 40" wide canal maybe 15 inches deep will work. Time to do some engineering design work.

Mike in Edmonds (Shelton)
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 11:59 PM
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Challenge: move my larger boats from shop, 180 feet to lake shoreline with a vertical drop of about 20 feet. A lock system might do the work. It looks like a set of 5 or 6 locks would work. I'll be able to pump water from the lake up to the head of the canal leading from the shop to the first set of locks. I'll size the locks to enable some large models to lock up and down. A 40" wide canal maybe 15 inches deep will work. Time to do some engineering design work.

Mike in Edmonds (Shelton)
Wouldn't a railway be simpler, or would it just be less fun?
Congratulations on the new house.
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Wouldn't a railway be simpler, or would it just be less fun?
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Robert: A marine railway would be simpler and cheaper. It's an option. Once I move in, I'll get a good look at the site and decide what to do. The simplest approach may be to make a large, 2 wheeled cart and roll it down the hill, onto the dock and over the side. A groomed path exists the entire way that would accommodate a cart.

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Mike

Sitting eating breakfast doing some math for this. a canal 100' long 40" wide with a depth of 15" holds 3111 gallons more or less. A lock chamber 40" wide 5' long with a lift of 5 ' needs 620 gallons per lift more or less. 5 lock chambers at 5' each will lift 20' and use a total of 3100 gallons more or less.The ponds between lock chambers will be to short to hold enough water for a lift and still have enough water left to get the vessel to the next chamber. You could use a large header tank with 6" plumbing for supplying water for lifts. You will need spill ways so you do not over fill the pond below the chamber you are lowering a vessel in.
You can set the control up for manual control or use powered valves and control every thing from a control console.

You will still have the problem of getting a vessel into and out of the canal at the shop. If the canal comes clear into the shop you will loose that floor space or have to figure a way to cover the canal in the shop when not transferring vessels to the lake.

Just food for thought.

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Hi Mike
just think BIG like this boat lift. would not want to pick up the electric bill on this one.

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You just need to build a smaller version of the "Falkirk Wheel"...

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