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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
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I was thinking a three foot lock system at the lake shore.
For thirty feet, I would recommend building a marine rail.
You could set the track into the grade, and walk you model down
to the shore on a small cart, launch into the test pond, and lock down into lake.

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Old Yesterday, 12:56 PM
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You will need one of these Mike.... "Slowly"

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Old Yesterday, 02:43 PM
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Marine Rail System

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I was thinking a three foot lock system at the lake shore.
For thirty feet, I would recommend building a marine rail.
You could set the track into the grade, and walk you model down
to the shore on a small cart, launch into the test pond, and lock down into lake.

I think a marine rail system would be the easiest to build and operate. Shelton is a hotbed for live steam model railroad layouts, 7" gauge, and would be a source for rails. I'm considering getting a party barge, so building a lift would be great for hauling it out, just add a smaller platform for model boats and extend tracks up the hill.

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Old Yesterday, 04:05 PM
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Hi Mike.....by the way...if you buy that house, you can tell everybody you like in a 1.25 million dollar house...because that's about what that one would sell for here in the San Francisco bay area!!

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Hi Mike.....by the way...if you buy that house, you can tell everybody you like in a 1.25 million dollar house...because that's about what that one would sell for here in the San Francisco bay area!!

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Steve: Shelton is a logging town tucked away on the Olympic Peninsula, so property values are much lower than in the Seattle area, 80 miles away and certainly lower than SF area. The downside of such a location is its remoteness. When we lived a few blocks from this house back in 2003, our main entertainment was hanging out in the local Walmart. The lake house will be a great destination location and just remote enough to not have traffic problems and other big city issues. We'll be doing a lot of traveling. It will be a nice place to come home to.

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Old Yesterday, 06:31 PM
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Oh no......not Walmart!!!!...

It really is a beautiful home though, so I hope you get it!!

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