Logs with years on them

Discussion in 'Shamus' Narrow Gauge World' started by shamus, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Thanks to Jon my co moderator who made the branding iron for me, I can now put rings on my logs

    Shamus
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  2. Tyson Rayles

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    Those rings look really good, now if there was someway to stain em' so they weren't so white?
  3. shamus

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    Hi Tyson,
    Er, ---They've just been cut! :D

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  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    OK, You just know that the duty smarta** has to go here.........
    Does this make Jon....the....... "Lord of the Rings"??:D :D :D
    That detail really makes those logs look good. Neat idea!!
    Pete
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    Wow it worked! Haven't tried mine yet (only 3/4" dia., vs. Shamus full inch sized "iron"). Fantastic results! Now, is it a branding iron, or a branding aluminum?
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    Keep this up and it will be inpossible to tell the different between model and prototype.
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's brilliant!
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    the rings look good and i like the answer "eh they just been cut "lol
    You are making it hard to tell the difference between real and display for sure
    love the rope bridge to
  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot kind people, now finished the High Lead and Heel Booms. will photo that area a.s.a.p.

    Shamus
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  10. hephaest

    hephaest New Member

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    why not use real branches for logs?

    I noticed that a lot of photos here and on various logging railorad links show people using wood that was weathered and made to look like a log. why not just take a thick straight branch that looks like a log and cut it into appropriate lengths?
  11. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Welcome to the-gauge!

    I think that method would work best for smooth bark species, like maple.