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    • April 19, 2019 11:24 AM EDT
      • Spokane Valley, Washington St.
         
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      A couple of 7/8 shacks

      I just put the finishing touches on a pair of shacks/caboose/work cars.

      For fun, I built one the usual way, from the bottom to the roof. That would be the little red logger bobber.

      The tool shack, I built up modular, to see how that would work. The tool shack is articulated for sharp curves and can be lifted off the trucks and

      left somewhere to be used by the crew.

       

      First is the LogBob.

       

       

       

       

       

      And the tool shack.

       

       

       

       

    • April 19, 2019 5:52 PM EDT
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      Those are cool john. The articulated tool car is a clever idea. One that could come in handy for building the cars for my tight curves indoors. 

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    • April 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT
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      Simple, rustic, practical, useful.  What more could one ask for?  Great builds, John.

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    • April 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Those are cool john. The articulated tool car is a clever idea. One that could come in handy for building the cars for my tight curves indoors. 

       

       

       

       

      Thanks, Devon.

      I didn't plan on making it with the porches "articulated" until I started to build it. It was only going to have the usual pair of fixed journals.

      I built another shed earlier and it has fixed axles. Seems to run on my layout OK.

      I want to try it on some tight radii one day.

      I might build a few more different shacks and keep the porch/trucks on a siding like a bunch of logging disconnects.

    • April 20, 2019 12:48 PM EDT
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      John, what would be the prototypical method for setting the tool shed off the trucks?  Crane? manpower?, etc.....

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    • April 20, 2019 1:36 PM EDT
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      Dan,

      In 7/8 scale the tool shed isn't much bigger than an average modern garden shed. The dude on the porch is 6' tall.

      I would assume it would be lifted by log loader or car mounted derrick. (don't have one yet in 7/8") 

       

      I realized I have to put a link pocket on the back side of the porches, if I want to tow a string back to the yards.

    • May 1, 2019 12:56 PM EDT
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      When is the out house on wheels coming ..

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    • May 12, 2019 10:46 AM EDT
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      Sean,

      The crews usually dig a hole somewhere in the woods. But thanks for the idea. So many fun cars to build-----so little time. 

    • May 12, 2019 6:36 PM EDT
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      They do have them for the mines...... ..who ....   

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