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    • September 18, 2017 7:43 AM EDT
    • Me thinks that the roof needs some patchs....

    • September 17, 2017 6:55 PM EDT
    • Bob Cope, FROG said:

      Sweet little scene Doc, great work.

      Thanks Bob. Kind words. Hopefully more wooden structures to follow........this was the first one.  Doc Tom

    • September 17, 2017 6:41 PM EDT
    • Sweet little scene Doc, great work.

    • September 17, 2017 2:56 PM EDT
    • GOT ER' DONE.

      That little shack is dirted in and ready for some use by the logging outfit.



      It is definitely a temporary structure of wood, tar-paper and sitting in the dirt. Hopefully it will make it til the logs play out.





      Thank you for looking. Doc Tom

    • September 16, 2017 6:47 PM EDT
    • I was able to use one set of accessory electrical wires buried at the beginning of construction.

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/qqekg4E.jpg[/img]

      I cut away the foam around the wires and put in an electrical connector block.




      I built my first O scale structure, a shed from Banta Model Works (nice kit) and put a warm LED light in. I cut a groove to the structure in the sculptamold and wired the light.



      Here it is lit up.





      I will fill in the groove and “dirt in” the structure. The electrical connector hole in the ground will get a styrene cover and for awhile be removable for wiring the other structures to come in “rail camp” the backwoods headquarters and service facility for the Kittom Lumber Co.

      Thanks for looking. Doc Tom

    • September 16, 2017 8:46 AM EDT
    • As I understand to, you have to call ahead. Its a warehouse, not a storefront. But the guys were telling me they were walking through, grabbing what they wanted out of the bins, and then paying for it in the front of the warehouse. Kinda like a store.

    • September 16, 2017 7:43 AM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Oh yea. My model railroad club did a field trip to Scenic Express. Of course it was on a day when I had other obligations.

       

       

      I hope to visit SE in person some day. Do you know if they allow general public to enter there warehouse to make purchases? Didn't know if your RR club was a special group allowed in ???

       

      Doc Tom

    • September 10, 2017 6:53 PM EDT
    • Oh yea. My model railroad club did a field trip to Scenic Express. Of course it was on a day when I had other obligations.

    • September 10, 2017 5:36 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Tom, I am going to need you to come over and help me when I get to the finer details of my HO module.

      Glad to help! My darling daughter lives in Pittsburgh and works at an inner city clinic for the poor. Was there about 2 weeks ago and found that Scenic Express is near by. Dr Tom

    • September 10, 2017 5:34 PM EDT
    • Mark Betlem said:

      Well, Tom,  You're doing a great job.......creating an OSHA nightmare.

      Thanks, I feel  I would trip and fall just about everywhere on this layout!!  Dr Tom

    • September 10, 2017 3:35 PM EDT
    • Tom, I am going to need you to come over and help me when I get to the finer details of my HO module.

    • September 10, 2017 9:39 AM EDT
    • Well, Tom,  You're doing a great job.......creating an OSHA nightmare.

    • September 10, 2017 8:30 AM EDT
    • Mark Betlem said:

      Hey, Tom    I had to go back to July again and re-read this thread from the beginning. What a mess!  I mean that in a very good way.  Those logging railroads had hazardous wood debris and all sorts of other junk and grime all over the place, as does yours......very realistic.  Last summer we went to the Cass Scenic Railroad in Cass, WV, the original home of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company.  What a fantastic trip.  On the grounds is a WVP&P museum which displays hundreds of pictures throughout their operation.  And dang!  Some of those pics look like scenes taken from your RR.  Great job.  Thanks for posting.  Mark    

      Thanks Mark. Cass WV is an incredible place and I too love all the old time photos. I am trying to replicate the mess that was logging in 1910.

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/vOpJNwL.jpg[/img]

       

      Doc Tom

    • September 10, 2017 8:27 AM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      Just slice a couple three logs length-wise on a skew to look like half sunken logs for the water babies ...and / or ... have a crude barge to tote 'em. A crane or 4 man windlass to haul 'em aboard up a 2 board V chute.

       

      Other wise keep having fun, looks fine.

      John

      Thanks John. I was wondering what type of flotilla could be in place to help move the logs down stream once the logs are in proper water. Some good ideas you have there.

       

      Doc Tom

    • September 10, 2017 8:25 AM EDT
    • David Marconi, FOGCH said:

      Looking good Doc. I am a bit skeptical on the pile of logs in the stream, wouldn't they tend to create extra labor settling into the stream bed ?

       Even with that said this is still a great picture of the past.  

      Thanks Dave. The Red River could certainly use some water to float those logs to the mill. Hopefully this is coming in the next several months. Tom

    • September 10, 2017 8:23 AM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Tom

      Awesome looking ..are you going to add stumps ??

      Thanks Sean. Stumps were one of the first scenic elements put in place.

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/QzgpXE9.jpg[/img]

      They are getting hard to find with all the other layers of scenery going in.......much like a real forest.

       

      Tom

    • September 5, 2017 9:16 PM EDT
    • Hey, Tom    I had to go back to July again and re-read this thread from the beginning. What a mess!  I mean that in a very good way.  Those logging railroads had hazardous wood debris and all sorts of other junk and grime all over the place, as does yours......very realistic.  Last summer we went to the Cass Scenic Railroad in Cass, WV, the original home of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company.  What a fantastic trip.  On the grounds is a WVP&P museum which displays hundreds of pictures throughout their operation.  And dang!  Some of those pics look like scenes taken from your RR.  Great job.  Thanks for posting.  Mark    

    • September 5, 2017 8:43 PM EDT
    • Just slice a couple three logs length-wise on a skew to look like half sunken logs for the water babies ...and / or ... have a crude barge to tote 'em. A crane or 4 man windlass to haul 'em aboard up a 2 board V chute.

       

      Other wise keep having fun, looks fine.

      John

    • September 5, 2017 6:02 PM EDT
    • Looking good Doc. I am a bit skeptical on the pile of logs in the stream, wouldn't they tend to create extra labor settling into the stream bed ?

       Even with that said this is still a great picture of the past.  

    • September 5, 2017 11:20 AM EDT
    • Tom

      Awesome looking ..are you going to add stumps ??