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  • Topic: The "Original" Kittom Lumber Company. Part #2

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    • January 26, 2019 6:46 PM EST
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      ingenuity works. Thank you Doc

    • January 26, 2019 7:31 PM EST
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      Love the detail you are putting into this scene, Doc.  Log dump appears to work as designed.

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    • January 26, 2019 9:50 PM EST

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      Thank you Dan, David and Korm. Appreciate the support. More to come in just a moment. Doc Tom

    • January 26, 2019 9:51 PM EST

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      This has been a most productive weekend where everything seems to be coming together.

      I finished weathering the chains and lift mechanism at the log dump.



      So it was time to go to the other side of the mini layout and get the log loader working at the log landing.



      To lift logs I had to make this device.



      I'm not sure what is called...."hooks" or "tongs" or something else. Some of you guys with more knowledge may have the correct logging term.

      I made it from a "circlip" from Lowes (pictured at the right), short lengths of chain and jewelry rings from Hobby Lobby.

      I attached it to the steam donkey's cable and it could now pull up a log from the landing......



      .....and put it on a log car.



      The trick to making the cable to move was to thread it in heat shrink tubing and lead it out the back of the loader where it could be pulled or slacked to allow the log to lift or fall under control.



      So, in a little bit when I can master some eye hand coordination I will make some vids of loading and unloading logs with the ITT sound modules putting out the sounds of a genuine steam donkey.

      Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



    • January 27, 2019 8:24 PM EST

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      Well, it was sunny and mild this January day in 1910 Kentucky. Since it was a day of rest, Sunday, the boys thought they should play and enjoy some “Tom foolery” and some backwoods “Hi- Jinx.” So they fired up the log loader, carefully balanced a log and went for rides up and down. Better than any amusement park ride. A visiting photographer captured the quintessential logging picture for posterity.







      As always, thanks for looking.

      Doc Tom

    • February 3, 2019 5:52 PM EST
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      Tom Grabenstein said:



      Hope you like it.

      Doc Tom

      I do.............

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    • February 3, 2019 6:04 PM EST
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      Great work Doc!!

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    • February 3, 2019 10:07 PM EST
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      Sorry to disappoint you, Doc, but I don’t like it .............. I love it 

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    • March 22, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

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      Here is a short video of the operating steam donkey loading logs at the landing on the mini layout.

      https://youtu.be/rYdExmvUvKE

      Hope you like it. Doc Tom

    • March 25, 2019 3:46 PM EDT
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      Tom

      You're having way too much fun .... Great clip !

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    • March 29, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Tom

      You're having way too much fun .... Great clip !

      Thanks Sean.........much appreciated.

       

      Doc Tom

    • March 30, 2019 8:18 PM EDT
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    • April 14, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

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      Putting the finishing touches on the mini logging layout.
      I painted the river and stream bottoms and their shorelines using acrylic paints.


      Using an interesting product Dave Frary liked called “ModPodge” I applied the river and stream surface using a fan brush.


      Following are pictures of the completed streams and river.



      I would appreciate your comments on this product / technique and if you have ever used it to create river and stream scenes.

      Thanks for looking. Doc Tom

    • April 14, 2019 4:11 PM EDT
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      Stunning   I think that about sums it up.

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    • April 14, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

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      Thank you Dan. Train is ending up at the station on this project. Been a long fun ride.

      On to another project:

      Look for it in the "Blue Ridge Stemwinder" of this fine website.
      Doc Tom

    • April 14, 2019 5:52 PM EDT
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      Doc, I certainly enjoy your builds.  Looking forward to the next one.

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    • April 14, 2019 6:01 PM EDT
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      more pics  and more explanations on your water finish would be most welcome!

       

      it seems to be an interesting solution.

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    • April 15, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

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      Korm Kormsen said:

      more pics  and more explanations on your water finish would be most welcome!

       

      it seems to be an interesting solution

       

      Here you go Korm. https://youtu.be/wnOE-qWhGVs    Great explanation from the master Dave Frary.......love his New England accent.

      Doc Tom

    • April 16, 2019 3:21 AM EDT
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      Awesome is cliché.  Accurate, but cliché!  You could bathe in those streams...if you were ~1:20 scale!

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