McGiffert log loader

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by shamus, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Here's my scratchbuilt McGiffert log loader waiting for some cars to arrive.
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  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Ohhhhh ho ho ho now were cookin' with gas!
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    One of these days I have to build one of those! Neat!
  4. Casey Feedwater

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    Really neat, Shamus! More great modeling and photography.:)
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    Is That EVER Cool!

    That's a really neat piece of work, Shamus! How did they move those rigs about?
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Thanks to one and all for the comments.

    Steve, they travelled around under their own power, wheels were lowered to the tracks

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  7. jon-monon

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    There sure were a lot of variations to these beasts:

    circa 1909

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    circa 1924

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    circa 1939

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    I like the open cabs the best...
  8. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Because the McGiffert is somewhat of a rigid beast, can't turn left or right, I was going to ask how it was acutally used to load logs. Jon's first picture explained that operation. The use of the "two log ramp", to get the logs up and over the car.
    A reminder......a how-to on building the McGiffert is in the Academy.
  9. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member

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    Great stuff!

    What's the "Academy"?

    Thanks,
  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Jim, the academy is a series of well written how-to articles. Here's a shortcut ot them. You can also get there by going to the front page by clicking on the "The Gauge" oval/icon at the top, then scroll most of the way down to the academy, under archives. Once in the archives, you want to set it to view "from the beginning".
  11. jwmurrayjr

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    "The Academy"

    That is good stuff!

    I think that it's grand that you folks who have accomplished so much take time to share it with us "newbies".

    Thanks,
  12. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Yes, those guys sure put a lot of time and effort into that, as well as answering all our questions in the regular forums...