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Grabnet
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  06:13:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the interest Mike and Rick. I will be plodding along making about 20 more of these "foreground winter trees" over the next several weeks.

Doc Tom



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potsy
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  09:06:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First time visiting this site you have done a beautiful job on your railroad


Mark



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  09:42:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lots of bare trees give the scenes an authentic look. nice!


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Grabnet
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Posted - 02/10/2018 :  5:37:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill and Mark for the kind words.


I added some custom decals and the beginnings of a firewood load to give the Class A Climax a little more character.











Next to come will be some" warm weathering" to help pop out the details on this basic black engine.

Thank you for looking.Doc Tom



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/10/2018 :  6:29:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tom,

Your locomotive already had lots of character but it keeps getting better. I like the name. Very appropriate.

Mike


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Grabnet
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Posted - 02/10/2018 :  8:14:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Tom,

Your locomotive already had lots of character but it keeps getting better. I like the name. Very appropriate.

Mike



Thanks Mike. I guess I was thinking about Paul Bunyan and his Blue Bull "Babe" when I dreamed up the name of the loco.



Tom




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robchant
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Posted - 02/10/2018 :  8:29:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Tom,

That loco looks like a Dunkirk class "A" ... made by Dunkirk Iron Works, of Dunkirk, NY.

Here's a photo:



Take care,
Rob.




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Grabnet
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Posted - 02/11/2018 :  07:35:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by robchant

Hi Tom,

That loco looks like a Dunkirk class "A" ... made by Dunkirk Iron Works, of Dunkirk, NY.

Here's a photo:



Take care,
Rob.





Hi Rob,

I agree they look very similar in appearance. Here is a shot of a vertical boiler Class A Climax that I really love.



Very basic locomotives both of these and apparently they lasted a lot longer than originally planned. Apparently they were simple and crude and supposed to be left behind when the woods played out and the rails lifted. But they kept on going on future logging outfits.

Doc Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 02/18/2018 :  6:48:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been slowly planting trees on the mini layout.

To have a little fun I have been running trains too.

Thought I would do these B&W's depicting the arrival in 1910 of a "modern" Stearns Heisler facing off with the "old bull" the 1890's vertical boiler Class A Climax.





Times are a changing out in the timber. The inventiveness of the loggers is advancing the technology for harvesting the lumber

Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 02/19/2018 :  1:48:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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Grabnet
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Posted - 02/24/2018 :  8:57:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This week I wanted to break up the grays and browns of the winter trees. To do that, I planted cedar trees as second growth forest in logged over areas.



I got these trees from China off of eBay. They were priced at $5.67 for 10. I got them delivered in one week and was amazed at the good quality for the cheap price.

I noted in nature that cedar trees around here
appear to grow in clusters. So, I planted them on a little rise in front of the divider opening separating the two halves of the mini layout.





I think the trees camouflaged the opening fairly well and brought a little color to the Winter scene.

Thanks for looking.Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 02/25/2018 :  08:16:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Tom.


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Grabnet
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Posted - 02/25/2018 :  09:10:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Tyson Rayles

Looking good Tom.



Mike. A BIG thanks from the boys in the woods.



Doc Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 04/21/2018 :  9:19:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
During spare moments I have been able to construct this "backwoods" water tank to slake the thirst of the hard working logging lokies on the mini layout. It is Banta kit that was a lot of fun to build.





Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 04/22/2018 :  08:53:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tanks a lot for the pics of the tank, it looks very nice.


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