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Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by FallBuck&Scaler, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. FallBuck&Scaler

    FallBuck&Scaler New Member

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    Hey ya'll.... was searching on the web for logging info, and suchlike, and found this place... I've been lurking for a solid week, but decided this is definitely my kinda forum!

    My brother and I are getting back into HO scale modeling after a long interlude, while we both attempted to make enough money to retire! We're thick in the middle of the planning stage of a CB&Q semi-accurate layout, with a logging spur (I'm a former timber beast for the US Forest Service) complete with tie hack camp and some of those good Ozark oak ties.... I suspect Casey Feedwater will approve? I'm hoping I can make something akin to the Current River watershed, with a few stump farms and a couple thousand ties, both creasoted and non-creasoted...

    After all, the Q had to get their ties to expand west! Time period is probably between 1920s at the earliest, and no later than 1950. Diesels will exist as switchers, and maybe a Zephyr and a freight E-unit lashup or two, but mostly, we're going for steam power.

    Glad to be here, and definitely going to be reading every post in the logging section... I used to survey and setup timber sales in the Colorado forests, as well as forest fire fighting "Everywhere West!" to use the Q connection...

    I'm also a Photoshop hacker, so I hope to be posting some photos for the enjoyment of fellow modelers..

    Kirk
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hi Kirk,

    Glad you could join us. Looking forward to layout updates and pics!
    Ralph
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Welcome Aboard, Kirk :) :D Glad you decided to join us :)
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Welcome Kirk. Gaugers love pictures. If you haven't already found them, we have a forum dedicated to photos and then there's the Gallery, a nice place to start an album. We always seem to have at least one photo contest going; this month we have two, so join in if you will.:wave: :wave: