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

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    • November 14, 2017 2:31 PM EST

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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Tom

      Are you going to just rest the roof in place ... incase you want to do more / add extra stuff inside

       

       

       

       

      Hi Sean,

      I considered a removable roof but will go with sealing it shut to keep out the snow that is coming soon. 

      I put the figures and clutter in through the front door using a long "pickups" (tweezer) like those guys building ship models in bottles. So far so good. Doc Tom

    • November 18, 2017 7:21 AM EST
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      The better you seal it, the more the reason will come that you have to take it back off.  

    • November 18, 2017 7:38 AM EST
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      That looks awesome Tom. I love all the little details.

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    • November 18, 2017 9:24 AM EST

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      Ric Golding said:

      The better you seal it, the more the reason will come that you have to take it back off.  

       

      Very wise and good advice.   Tom

    • November 18, 2017 9:28 AM EST

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      Jon Radder said:

      That looks awesome Tom. I love all the little details.

      Thanks Jon. There are quite a number of detail parts and figures available  in 1:48 scale. I'm now trying to figure out how to put coats on  my LP for the winter scenes  I will be depicting. The old guy warming himself @ the fire had a coat and he was one of the first I put in.   Tom

    • November 19, 2017 1:57 PM EST

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      Two of the Amish Brethren have nailed up a roof on the Engine House at Railcamp. Next to come tar paper rolls and a clerestory roof to let out all that locomotive smoke while the engine simmers through the night.





      Here is an overview of the Railcamp Engine House from the posterior view.



      Thanks for L KING

      Doc Tom

    • November 20, 2017 7:16 AM EST
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      Doc Tom,

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      Sure enjoy your work and documentation.  Looks great!

    • November 20, 2017 1:53 PM EST
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      Real nice there Tom ...  I think when your done,  you will have to age the engine a little..

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    • November 20, 2017 10:04 PM EST

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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Real nice there Tom ...  I think when your done,  you will have to age the engine a little..

      Agree Sean. But, just how much is the ? This is supposed to be 1910 and the owner/operators of steam engines were pretty proud of their lokies and did not let them fall into dereliction. On the other hand......the Porter is about 20 years old in1910, bought second or third hand and is operating on a backwoods backwater logging outfit and so probably has become somewhat aged and weathered. Thanks for helping me think this through.  Tom

    • November 21, 2017 9:53 AM EST
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      Add some dirt and dust at least . 

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    • November 21, 2017 5:03 PM EST
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      The black paint in the firebox area would have faded to gray. Grease and oil stains would be on the running gear. Maybe a touch of rust around the water fill hatch. And the brass would have tarnished a bit.

       

      Agreed that she shouldn't look like a refugee from the scrapyard, but unless she has just been rebuilt, she shouldn't be quite so shiny neither.

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    • November 21, 2017 6:06 PM EST
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      Tom Grabenstein said:
      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Real nice there Tom ...  I think when your done,  you will have to age the engine a little..

      Agree Sean. But, just how much is the ? This is supposed to be 1910 and the owner/operators of steam engines were pretty proud of their lokies and did not let them fall into dereliction. On the other hand......the Porter is about 20 years old in1910, bought second or third hand and is operating on a backwoods backwater logging outfit and so probably has become somewhat aged and weathered. Thanks for helping me think this through.  Tom

      Doc,

      I believe you have the right of it.Bought second/third hand in a backwater logging op might mean more attention to your assigned equipment than the 'Oh, let it go to crap' attitude of today. Owners may well have fired the first person to miscare for his equipment.

      A bit of the days dirt and dust, maybe a tad of smoke and ash on the top from the days use. Rust would be ground off and a new paint patch would be seen. Might could have a show of oil or grease in needed areas , but remember most all the pics I have seen the cab crews had rags in their pockets, on the oil cans, and under the grease pots because excess was wiped off not left to be seen.

      A water hose to draft water when needed from a creek may be seen hung or laid somewhere convenient for the crew as were grease pots, oil cans rags wrenches and what not. Rerailers were needed for mishaps and coffee pots were a normal sight if they had a place to set for heat. They didn't have the insulated cups of today.

      Personally I think where it is or what ever you do to it would still be realistic as the day and time you picture. I may follow my above observations but no rust or fluid stains and only needed equipment would be seen YMMVBIISYM

      This post was edited by David Marconi, FOGCH at November 21, 2017 6:08 PM EST
    • November 21, 2017 8:00 PM EST
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      Hollywood ......Next time just put a short memo on the fridge whiteboard

    • November 21, 2017 8:06 PM EST
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      In triplicate ?

    • November 21, 2017 10:15 PM EST

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      Hey guys,

      Thank you all so much for the splendid discussion on weathering locomotives. You all are artists!!!

      John Allen waited until his locomotives were running good before weathering. I'm waiting a little longer until the layout is further along. I get the impression that the weathering should be light for this era (circa1910).

      Here is what I hope to achieve for the porter.

      It would be great if this picture were a little lighter. But I think the main takeaways are black,sooty but fairly well maintained........look at the mess the engine had to work in though. Tom

       

    • November 22, 2017 7:58 AM EST
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      I started to mention that one of the most important things I see on engines is people, Engineer and Fireman.  However, looking at your picture of the logging engine amongst the debris and I can't see anyone in the cab.  I guess your modeling is true to form. 

      Great subject!

    • November 22, 2017 10:07 PM EST

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      Ric Golding said:

      I started to mention that one of the most important things I see on engines is people, Engineer and Fireman.  However, looking at your picture of the logging engine amongst the debris and I can't see anyone in the cab.  I guess your modeling is true to form. 

      Great subject!

      Maybe the crew got off to run the steam donkey or take the picture??  I will be installing appropriate folks to run my lokies a little further along in the build of the layout. Thanks for the input.  Doc Tom

    • November 24, 2017 7:07 AM EST
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      Most likely a one man crew ... drives, cuts, talks to himself....You know ... have to keep the costs down.

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    • November 24, 2017 12:15 PM EST
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      Like when I was a truck driver. But I didn't talk to myself.

       

      Yes you did.

      No I didn't

      Yes you did! And you always argued with me.

      No I didn't.

       

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    • November 24, 2017 12:54 PM EST
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      Ric Golding said:

      I started to mention that one of the most important things I see on engines is people, Engineer and Fireman.  However, looking at your picture of the logging engine amongst the debris and I can't see anyone in the cab.  I guess your modeling is true to form. 

      Great subject!

      Look closely and you'll see he has stepped out of the hot cab (to the left) while they load that car. When ready he'll move the train forward one car length as the crane is beside the track. He probably has a better line of sight too. He might acquire a fireman when the train is moving, but for now he just want's to avoid letting off the safety ...

       

      edit: one of Kinsey's complaints when photographing the lumbermen was they all stopped to pose for their pictures. Every one of them is standing straight and true! How could the engineer be expected to stay inside?

       

      Arthur's itis is active today...

      I couldn't find the camp dog, but I bet he's posing too!

      This post was edited by John Caughey at November 24, 2017 1:10 PM EST
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