Appalachian WV NG logging?

WVM_Nut

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I mean does anyone model any of the WV logging roads in narrow gauge? Ely Thomas, Pardee & Curtin to name a couple.
 

Drew1125

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I haven’t stopped in for a while, so sorry I’m a bit late in replying to this thread…

While I don’t model any WV narrow gauge prototypes, I do model Appalachian settings…I’ve done this in N, HO, & I built a small free lance logging layout in Hon30…

I grew up in KY, & have spent a lot of time in the eastern part of the state, & I’ve done a lot of research on RR history in that part of Appalachia…
 

Drew1125

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I’m at work right now, so the only thing I could find online is this one…sorry, it’s a little fuzzy…

 

Drew1125

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Copper?

Ooohhh...I think there is the word "coppermine" in the web address...???
It doesn't pertain to the layout... (although there was copper mining done in TN through the 50's - 60's along the old K&A division of the L&N RR...)
My HOn30 layout was strictly a timber operation...At one time I did have plans to add an iron works, but never got around to it...
 

sumpter250

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Drew, nice work!, all the way around!
WVM_nut, it may not be narrow gauge, but Mower lumber, AKA Cass Scenic railway, would be a good prototype to draw inspiration from. There is some impressive scenery there to model, and operate a railroad in. I have a couple of photos of the Greenbrier, where it runs through Cass, that I use as a basis for any river work, this riverbed was one of the projects where the photos were used as reference.
http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?p=209228#post209228
 

Bill Nelson

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My standard gauge Rr is logging, with a little iron action on the side. I get Iron ore and logs from a narrow gauge. My RR is set in south eastern TN. The copper basin down there saw a lot of copper mining. when I went through there in the 70's it looked like a moonscape! very little would grow in the heavy metal laced mine tailings. little is finished on my narrow gauge, but I have this scene, which is above eye level on a five level railroad.
 

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I’m at work right now, so the only thing I could find online is this one…sorry, it’s a little fuzzy…

This is magnificent! Reproduce this shot in black and white or those oldtime sepia tones and no one would ever no it wasn't real. :thumb: