Skeleton log cars

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Drew Toner, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

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    I don't have enough log cars, ;) ;) , so I thought I better do a couple more;) ;) . These are the MDC Twin Pak Skeleton cars.

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  2. Drew Toner

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    Skeleton cars

    And another view.

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  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Very nice looking log cars Drew, are these HO? from MDC.
    Cheers
    Shamus
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  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Nice indeed!
  5. Drew Toner

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    Yes, these are HO. The kits were very nice to put together. Everything fit really nice. And even the brake rigging, is allmost functional!!!

    Drew
  6. camelot

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    Very nice drew , any chance of a picture if the brake rigging on ubderside of those?

    curious

    Ian
  7. Drew Toner

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    You bet Ian,

    I will,
    later.

    Drew
  8. Drew Toner

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    MDC twin pak log car

    And here is an underside view of the brake rigging.
    (albeit not painted very well):oops: :oops:

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  9. camelot

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    Thanks Drew (spelt your name right this time) , they are very nice models might have to get some.

    Cheers

    Ian
  10. lassenlogger

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    All,

    I was doing some organizing of my office and came upon this advertisement and thought some might enjoy it. This was gleaned from the November 1912 issue of "The Timberman."

    Jimmy "B"

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  11. jon-monon

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    :thumb: great! :thumb: It now resides in D:\trains\skeletons :D
  12. lassenlogger

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    Another Kind of Log Car

    Thought some might like this type of car. Similar cars were used by a number of pine loggers in the Pacific pine forest region.

    Jimmy "B"

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  13. DanishKnight

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    Lassenlogger,

    I appreciate the old advertisements of log cars. You exemplify the true spirit and reason of an on-line Forum. Thanks for sharing your resources so that we can all be inspired. I wish I had all the railroad books I donated to the local library when I moved about 20 years ago. Then I could contribute more, but now the over-50 memory loss prevents that. I just get to enjoy other modeller's generosity.

    Take Care,
    James
  14. jon-monon

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    Nice one Jimmy! Looks like it might be a bit longer than the typical skeleton car.
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    Thanks Jimmy. Most of the cars I've seen use two bunks. It's always good to learn some new logging info.
    --Stu--
  16. lassenlogger

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    James,

    Thank you for your kind words. Hopefully I can share more stuff.

    Jimmy "B"

  17. lassenlogger

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    Re: Skeleton Logging Car.

    Jon,

    Yes it seems to be longer than most Skeleton Logging Cars. It is a 40' car. Here is another advertising cut for a similar car made for the Craig Mountian Lumber Company in Idaho. The only difference Between the two cars types is that the Craig Mtn. car has different bunks (what they call automatic bunks) and the center sill between the two main sills is a single long timber 10" x 10" which extends from the draft rig to draft rig. These two differences add 1000 lbs. to the tare weight of Craig Mtn car.



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  18. lassenlogger

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    Re: Skeleton Logging Car

    Thought some might like to see a loaded car, this is a scan from a litho postcard so the quality isn't the best.

    Jimmy "B"

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  20. jon-monon

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    Cool stuff! TY