OK you NEED one of these on your logging line

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Snowbound, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Snowbound

    Snowbound New Member

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  2. Muddy Creek

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    That could go a long way towards reducing the damage to the forest by heavy lugged tires and tracks used by current logging equipment. It's the damage from the roads that are built that takes longer for the woodlands to recover from.

    It's a little too recent for use on my logging layout. Perhaps if it were steam driven? Hmmm....

    Wayne
  3. Snowbound

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    Ever see that movie... I think it was "Wild West"? Will Smith was in it. They had a big steam operated spider contraption. Put a boiler on it & you'd be all set. :)
  4. SteamerFan

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    Or Juelle's Verne type world, just rig it to look steam operated and you'llbe fine.
  5. davido

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    well, i have watched a lot of feller/bunchers work but never one
    with legs.
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Neat links to some fascinating machinery. I wonder how they keep balance.
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    Hmmm...the concept of a "steampunk" layout (one with Jules Verne-style 19th Century steam & metal based anachronisms, like giant steam-powered spider machines) is intriguing. "Wild Wild West," an updating of the classic TV show, also featured the Virginia & Truckee switcher "J.W. Bowker", although painted to resemble the Central Pacific's "Jupiter," the engine that represented the CP at the Golden Spike ceremony.

    Neat widget--the Japanese are working on a similar device, but less useful:

    http://www.sakakibara-kikai.co.jp/products/other/LW.htm

    Mecha!!
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Somebody with too much extra time, watched "eight legged freaks", and then "terminator", and then went to work designing a new SUV! :D :D :D