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The club has purchased an Under Table Topside Creeper from Micro-Mart for use at the club and by the members on their own layouts. Jay Simon is shown utilizing the unit to facilitate ballast work on his layout. The unit collapses for transportation in your truck or SUV. When set up, one can change the height and angle for easier work. It is a very helpful piece of equipment.

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crepperThe N.M.R.H.A. layout features an open pit iron ore mine with a rail line leading up and out of the pit to a series of sidings leading to what is called a Sintering plant. While not exactly to scale of what was actually a working plant near Crosby, MN, some of the action is captured. The ore from the mine was not a high grade (60-65%) ore. There were many impurities that had to be removed before the ore could be shipped to the smelters, and this was done in the plant.

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On one of the sidings the workers are dismantling and cutting up damaged ore cars and preparing the scrap for shipment.

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