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    • July 28, 2017 8:09 PM EDT

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      One thing I love about primitive logging railroads in the early 1900's was the absolute mess they functioned in.



      Dead fall and slash was everywhere and had to be a real hazard to the early loggers and their little steam trains. So as I advance the scenery on the mini layout I have been trying to recreate "the mess."Cut up twigs and white glue were used to create the first layer of slash.





      Meanwhile Jethro and Bubba are still trying to figure out how to unload a log car by hand.





      They may be at it a while.

      Thanks for looking. Doc Tom

    • July 29, 2017 12:05 AM EDT
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      Tom,

      What are we seeing in that first photo?

      The binders are slack like they are just starting to tie down, no chains on the logs in the foreground.

      My main question; what is the half buried log in the ditch?  Is it a "deadman" for braces (the small logs in the trenches) going up towards the track?

      They seem to come in to low to intersect the tie ends, do they butt against the inside rail?   You probably can't answer my question but it sure is an interesting detail for a logging line.

      Thanks

      Rick

    • July 30, 2017 12:07 PM EDT
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      That looks to be a logging railroads version of a retaining wall.......

    • July 30, 2017 12:07 PM EDT
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      That looks to be a logging railroads version of a retaining wall.......

    • July 30, 2017 1:07 PM EDT
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      Or a slide to roll the logs down into the stream.

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    • August 2, 2017 7:05 AM EDT
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       Love it, Well done Tom.

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    • August 4, 2017 7:55 AM EDT

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      Thank you Guys for the interesting discussion of the prototype picture and the comments on this mini layout so far. Helps keep the modeling juices flowing.

       

      Here is a  another grab shot....lets call it "Kentucky Day Dreaming."



      I have been adding in winter bushes with painted lichen. I am going to have to get those loggers in to some winter clothing soon.

      Doc Tom

    • August 4, 2017 9:20 AM EDT
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      Tom

      Can you dull down the wheels , with maybe blacken it  

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    • August 4, 2017 11:22 AM EDT

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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Tom

      Can you dull down the wheels , with maybe blacken it  

      Good suggestion Sean. I had thought the treads of the wheels were supposed to shine??? I had used india ink wash on the wheel surfaces. Thanks for looking and commenting. Tom

    • August 4, 2017 11:35 AM EDT
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      That would be on a line that is well used ..I thought you wanted neglect ! 

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    • August 5, 2017 9:21 PM EDT

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      The boys will soon have some help movin'them toothpicks with a contraption from up Philadelphia way.



      Going to give all them backs a break tossing sticks down the roll way.



      Thanks for checking in. Doc Tom

    • August 6, 2017 8:16 PM EDT

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      Planting more winter bushes before bringing in leaf cover and more bare trees. I decided to soften the edge between the forest floor and the limestone cliffs heading in to the Red River.

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      I have been using some roots from garden plants that died off this summer to make vines and roots heading down to the water to get a drink

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      Here is a shot from a canoe in the Red River looking up at the log dump. Some of the mischievous kids like to be on the river on hot days to get a big splash from the cascading logs. They do not tell their parents.

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      I like the colors of winter/late fall set against the grays of the limestone.

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      Thank you for following along.

      Doc Tom
    • August 7, 2017 8:26 AM EDT
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      Doc Tom that last shot says you nailed it with the scenery

    • August 7, 2017 9:58 AM EDT
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      what David says. just beautyful!

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    • August 7, 2017 1:04 PM EDT

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      Thank you Dave and  Korm. Feedback appreciated. I will continue then this same basic technique for the remainder of the river bluffs on the mini.

       

      Doc Tom

    • August 13, 2017 8:17 PM EDT

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      Another week of modeling squeezed in to real life. Continuing to work on the log dump scene. More Winter time bushes and roots and vines.



      Looks like the loggers have figured out a way to unload the log cars and shove them in to the Red River.



      Even sent Simon Lilpeep down on the logs to figure out what to do next.



      Thank you for following along.

      Doc Tom



       

    • August 13, 2017 8:41 PM EDT
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      Nice work for us to strive for.

      Suggest to Simon Lilpeep to just add water:-)

    • August 14, 2017 9:09 PM EDT

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      Don Howard said:

      Nice work for us to strive for.

      Suggest to Simon Lilpeep to just add water:-)

      That is a good one Don. LOL. Will be putting in the frozen variety of H2O sometime in the next several months.   Doc Tom

    • August 16, 2017 1:52 PM EDT
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      The sticks below the last horizontal log need to be bent down ... like a log would do as it is going past them ... same with the bushes on either side of the chute!

      Or just have a slick looking patch of mud/dirt between the log and rock.

      Coming out really great   Tom  !

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    • August 18, 2017 2:34 PM EDT

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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      The sticks below the last horizontal log need to be bent down ... like a log would do as it is going past them ... same with the bushes on either side of the chute!

      Or just have a slick looking patch of mud/dirt between the log and rock.

      Coming out really great   Tom  !

      Thanks Sean. Good Point. I tired to model the sticks broken off. But you are right when several hundred pounds of logs go rolling by the existing plant life would be smashed.       Doc Tom

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