Appalachian WV NG logging?

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by WVM_Nut, May 16, 2008.

  1. WVM_Nut

    WVM_Nut New Member

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    Anyone here interested in the above?
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    viperman Active Member

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    Care to be a little more specific?
  3. WVM_Nut

    WVM_Nut New Member

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    I mean does anyone model any of the WV logging roads in narrow gauge? Ely Thomas, Pardee & Curtin to name a couple.
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    I haven’t stopped in for a while, so sorry I’m a bit late in replying to this thread…

    While I don’t model any WV narrow gauge prototypes, I do model Appalachian settings…I’ve done this in N, HO, & I built a small free lance logging layout in Hon30…

    I grew up in KY, & have spent a lot of time in the eastern part of the state, & I’ve done a lot of research on RR history in that part of Appalachia…
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    Sweet! The HOn30 sounds most interesting Drew, still have any pics?
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    I’m at work right now, so the only thing I could find online is this one…sorry, it’s a little fuzzy…

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    Nice work. Copper in the Appalachians? Where? TN maybe?
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    Copper?

    Ooohhh...I think there is the word "coppermine" in the web address...???
    It doesn't pertain to the layout... (although there was copper mining done in TN through the 50's - 60's along the old K&A division of the L&N RR...)
    My HOn30 layout was strictly a timber operation...At one time I did have plans to add an iron works, but never got around to it...
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Drew, nice work!, all the way around!
    WVM_nut, it may not be narrow gauge, but Mower lumber, AKA Cass Scenic railway, would be a good prototype to draw inspiration from. There is some impressive scenery there to model, and operate a railroad in. I have a couple of photos of the Greenbrier, where it runs through Cass, that I use as a basis for any river work, this riverbed was one of the projects where the photos were used as reference.
    http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?p=209228#post209228
  11. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

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    NG in Tn.

    My standard gauge Rr is logging, with a little iron action on the side. I get Iron ore and logs from a narrow gauge. My RR is set in south eastern TN. The copper basin down there saw a lot of copper mining. when I went through there in the 70's it looked like a moonscape! very little would grow in the heavy metal laced mine tailings. little is finished on my narrow gauge, but I have this scene, which is above eye level on a five level railroad.

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    This is magnificent! Reproduce this shot in black and white or those oldtime sepia tones and no one would ever no it wasn't real. :thumb: