A Great Book For A Modeling Resource

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by GearDrivenSteam, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. GearDrivenSteam

    GearDrivenSteam New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is but a small sample of resources we've put together in our railroad library. We have links as well as books, videos, modeling documents and more. We are constantly adding new material.
    I picked up a new book at Barnes and Noble the other night entitled Glory Days of Logging by Ralph W. Andrews, from Schiffer Publishing. It's 176 pages and has a nice glossy finish on every page. Loads of pictures to model from. If you have a chance to pick up a copy, do it. I have found very few pictures of log flumes online, but this book has a lot. Here's an example.
    [​IMG]
    Please come visit our railroad library. We've spent a lot of time trying to put a lot of good modeling resources in one place. Thanks for coming by.
    http://tracksidemodeler.com/index.php
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2003
    Messages:
    4,707
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does it also have a pic of a "flume boat?"
  3. GearDrivenSteam

    GearDrivenSteam New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    If that's the same as Benson and Davis log rafts, yes they have several pictures. Those things wewe huge.
  4. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Could you scan some more cool pictures? This is great!
  5. GearDrivenSteam

    GearDrivenSteam New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2003
    Messages:
    4,707
    Likes Received:
    0
    Flume boats were small boats or rafts that one person could get on to ride down the flume. At the "Logger" near Oakhurst, Ca where they have a restored Shay running and a logging railroad museum, they pointed out that in the late 1800's the only way to get to the logging operations was by a five day ride on a stage coach or horse back up the mountain, but your could get back down to Merced in less than 5 hours by riding a "flume boat" if you were brave enough.
  7. GearDrivenSteam

    GearDrivenSteam New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
  8. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2003
    Messages:
    4,707
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah that's it. From what I've read, back in the day that was definately an "E-ticket ride!"