Making stuff for a logging railroad.

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Gil Finn, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Aug 29, 2005
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    have been fairly busy this summer making stuff for a planned shelf type logging rail road which will also have coal mines.

    I have kit bashed a lot of ebay structures new and already assembled, made log cars from cheap life like and Bachman flats and acquired a Bachman Cimax and 3 truck Shay, having already a rebuild Roundhouse shay.

    I am modeling a town not unlike Thurmond, WV. I was there when the movie Matewan was made by the way.

    The coal and mill camps are not made yet, I plan on scratch build company shacks. like the dozens I have seen and been in over the years.

    The lumber mill is made from several kits and with kit made sheds and stacks of curing lumber.

    For proto types I have used several good books on W Va logging engines and operations.

    The small bed room I will but this in will have a life times collection of logging, mining and RR items and decoration.

    Candle stick phone, a telegraph set, carbide lamps, hard hats, soft hats, framed pictures and a mounted scrip collection as well as RR passes, mining stock and all kinds of things.

    Tonight I am securing chains to log cars.

    When I get something to photograph, I will add it here.

    Thank you for reading.

    Gil Finn

    Come read my personal forum, you might get a laff or two.,
  2. Bucks Owin

    Bucks Owin New Member

    Dec 1, 2002
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    Drop in and look around my site. Looks like we gots a lot in common! My 1:48 logging NG resides in the bedroom too.....

    (The "master" bedroom BTW, I married a great sidekick!)