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BigLars
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Posted - 08/20/2018 :  7:34:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice new train shed.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Grabnet
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Posted - 10/05/2018 :  7:38:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been doing a little more modeling recently.

The “Original Kittom Lumber Company” is an attempt to recreate the early steam technology used in logging circa 1910. So when I read about the Kilgore Log loader in the 2017 On30 Annual I new I had to build one. Here is the patent from 1890.



Steam powered pistons moved the hoist up and down and a rack moved by steam pressure rotated the hoist on a geared wheel. Pretty primitive but it worked.

Here is an advertisement for the Kilgore loader.



I purchased a kit of the model from Silver City Models and built it up.



Here is "the inner workings" that are hidden by the wooden walls.





20 years after its patented design it is at work loading logs in the backwoods of Kentucky.








Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/06/2018 :  06:49:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/06/2018 :  08:44:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This sort of early backwoods technology is so interesting and picturesque. That kit makes a fine model in your hands.

Mike



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Grabnet
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Posted - 10/07/2018 :  10:37:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

This sort of early backwoods technology is so interesting and picturesque. That kit makes a fine model in your hands.

Mike



Thanks Mike.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 10/07/2018 :  11:19:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A very nice addition to the RR.

Jerry

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Grabnet
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Posted - 10/07/2018 :  8:22:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

A very nice addition to the RR.





Thanks Jerry.



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Grabnet
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Posted - 10/07/2018 :  8:27:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In keeping with the theme of primitive logging equipment I felt it was time to weather the old Class A Climax to have it look like it too had been around a bit.









Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/07/2018 :  10:02:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Love that last photo with the track wandering off into the distance. So full of backwoods atmosphere.


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/08/2018 :  06:40:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice weathering!


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Grabnet
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  9:16:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike and Tyson. I appreciate your interest in this mini layout. Tom


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Grabnet
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Posted - 10/12/2018 :  7:47:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Henry and Joe were assigned today to operate Mr Kilgore's Log Loading Machine......and move some sticks.

At least Henry is working.





Meanwhile "Smoky Joe" has snuck off behind the loader to enjoy another of Kentucky's favorite
past times lighting up one from his pack of fine hand rolled Tobacco Cigarettes.



Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/13/2018 :  07:37:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom you need a still somewhere or at least a jug or two.


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Grabnet
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Posted - 10/13/2018 :  08:00:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tyson Rayles

Tom you need a still somewhere or at least a jug or two.



Ahhhh yes, another great Kentucky past time sippin' fine whiskey.

Doc Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 10/15/2018 :  06:25:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are a couple of "quick grab" shots of Bull O'Woods deep in the Kentucky forest working a cut of felled timber. Hopefully this helps create a "backwoods atmosphere" in early Winter.







Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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