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    • October 3, 2015 9:54 PM EDT

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      Log loads for log cars

      Hey guys here are some log loads that i made for my log cars. I originally had real logs on my cars and they were very heavy several pounds. None such cars and foundry no longer makes any so I made some myself....

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Landrel Brown at October 3, 2015 10:13 PM EDT
    • October 3, 2015 10:17 PM EDT
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      Nice !!  Would you care to tell how you made them ?

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    • October 4, 2015 6:39 AM EDT

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      Oh I forgot to say the log loads pictured are only 3 Oz  per full load..

      I am carving these out of the blue or pink extruded foam. 

       

    • October 4, 2015 6:44 AM EDT

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      I was wanting to see how big I could go for on of my accucraft log cars and I started with a 6x6" block.  This one turned oout to be 6" across and thats about 10'  in the 1:20.3 scale. This one weighed in at 6.4 ounces..

       

       

       

    • October 4, 2015 10:14 AM EDT
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      Cool, looks great....    

    • October 4, 2015 10:51 AM EDT
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       Those are great looking logs.

    • October 4, 2015 2:38 PM EDT
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      Very nice!

       

      Would make a great article for Garden Railways Magazine.  May as well get paid for your efforts.   

    • October 4, 2015 2:56 PM EDT
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      They are available for sale, here.  

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    • October 4, 2015 4:00 PM EDT

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      Thanks Guys,
      As with all the stuff I make for my personal use,I always put them on my website to support my hobby.. it takes me about 1.5 -2 hours to make a set of 3 logs..

      Thanks Ty
    • October 4, 2015 4:16 PM EDT
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      Landrel those are very interesting looking logs, thanks for sharing

      Dennis

    • October 4, 2015 6:43 PM EDT

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      Thanks Dennis,

       Well over the weekend I was able to make enough  to run on 5 cars. I have a train show next weekend and have not run log trains before due to the weight of the real logs I was using. I run my locomotives for up 8 hours at a time and the less weight the better. All of the logs on this whole train weight a total of 27 ounces.

    • October 4, 2015 11:23 PM EDT
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      i have very much enjoyed your layout, log cars and logs. Very well done. What scale are you running?

       Edited because I re read the original post and answered my question

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at October 4, 2015 11:24 PM EDT
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    • October 5, 2015 12:49 PM EDT

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      Thanks guys.... I run all/mostly all 1:20.3 scale...
    • October 6, 2015 10:54 PM EDT
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      How thick did you get the foam? I have use 1" Dow Chemical blue board for scenery, but I know it comes up to 4" thick. Did you glue several together or do you have access to a dealer with thicker boards?

       

    • October 7, 2015 9:36 AM EDT

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      I am using the 1" blue or pink foam that you get from lowes or home depot. I glue it together with gorilla glue. The 6" log you cant tell its glued together..

       

      ty

    • October 7, 2015 11:01 AM EDT
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      Are these safe for use outdoors in a rainstorm?

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    • October 7, 2015 12:30 PM EDT

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      Well the R&D department has not worked on that yet but the are guaranteed to float.....

      I use acrylic paints. Probably hold up for a while but a clear coat of urethane may be benificial...

      Ty
    • October 7, 2015 1:47 PM EDT
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      The floating part might be useful during the annual river drive.  

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    • October 7, 2015 4:48 PM EDT
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      I have been using real redwood logs (Branches docked-up) for display. The idea of making them out of foam is great. You are an artist, which helps when making "ingenuity" work out like this!

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