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Tyson Rayles
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/16/2018 :  10:17:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I really like the “Bull O’Woods” name you gave your Climax. It is very fitting. Most Class A Climax models I’ve seen look rather insubstantial; yours is a real brute in comparison.

Mike


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Grabnet
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  06:19:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

I really like the “Bull O’Woods” name you gave your Climax. It is very fitting. Most Class A Climax models I’ve seen look rather insubstantial; yours is a real brute in comparison.

Mike



I too was surprised at how large and chunky this On30 model kit turned out.....then I saw a few prototype pictures and the name "Bull" popped in to my head.







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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  09:31:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You answered a question I had whether “Bull” was from something you read or a product of your fertile imagination.

Love those photos. With people next to them the locomotives look a lot less “cute.” They mean business.

Mike


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Grabnet
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  8:56:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was time to put the Stearns Heisler to work in the woods. So light weathering with very dilute acrylic washes and India Ink in alcohol took it from:



To this:





I did not want it to look decrepit but rather the hard worker in need of a bath.





Thanks for checking in.

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Neil M
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I think you have done a great job on the texture in the scenery. All that looks a lot like the mess left after cutting the trees down and getting some regrowth.



Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia

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Grabnet
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quote:
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quote:
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I think you have done a great job on the texture in the scenery. All that looks a lot like the mess left after cutting the trees down and getting some regrowth.




Thanks Neil. I agree early steam logging was not a very tidy affair.



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Grabnet
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The "Gin Pole" is probably the simplest way to pick up logs and put them on or off log cars. The early days of steam logging used these exstensively.











A review of the literature on the net revealed this nice diagram of the top end of the gin pole.



So, I thought I would give it a go and make two gin poles one for the logging landing and the other for the log dump on the mini layout.

First is the top end with a length of blackened brass chain securing one of Mr Wiseman's nice castings of O scale block and tackle.



I roughed up and stained a dowel to stand in for the pole itself.

Next up was using wire and swivels to secure guylines to stumps on the layout.



Guy lines were secured to the top of the pole much like in the diagram.



So far the gin pole has not fallen down.



Next to come is rigging the steam donkey and some weathering.

Let me know what you think?

Doc Tom



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George D
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Posted - 11/17/2018 :  8:32:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Tom. A necessary detail on a logging railroad.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/17/2018 :  8:42:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It looks terrific. I like all the research you did.


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 11/18/2018 :  08:29:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work!

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Grabnet
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Thanks George, Mike and Tyson. Trying to be faithful to these early contrivances (gin poles) has been a wonderful learning exercise. And they are not finished. More to come with hopefully some shots of them in use along with some sounds using the ITT modules of steam donkeys at work.

Doc Tom



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Grabnet
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One of the ideas i had was to make this little layout pop with many details and sounds.

So I went online to the ITT (Innovative Train Technologies) website and browsed their extensive catalogue of sound modules. I have two steam powered donkey engines loading and unloading logs on the mini layout. ITT just happened to have a very nice "steam donkey" sound module for a decent price. So I bought two and a couple of 2" speakers and toggle switches.

I used scrap styrene to build up a module that I could bury in the blue foam of the layout.







After the surgical implant was complete the module was disguised as so much dirt and debris and the steam donkey was placed over the module and the speaker.

Because it is showcasing sound I made a little video where you can hear the donkey at work as a log train backs in to the landing.

https://youtu.be/PoYntVrkJcI

Let me know what you all think

Doc Tom



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