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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  6:32:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The C&V had a space for a small sawmill that never got beyond being a Lego mock up. After recently adding pulpwood loads to two more pieces of rolling stock (near the bottom of this forum page) http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47647&whichpage=26
I decided to see what the compact sawmill site might look like converted to a pulpwood loading area. Using several prototype photos as reference, the area will have stacks of logs.

In the photos below the stacks with vertical ends are stand-ins borrowed from two bulkhead flat cars to see what might fit. There are also four more stacks made to sit on the ground and it loks like there will be 4-5 more to fill the area.

Some prototype areas were just flat, usually muddy, ground near track. Mine will have a bunkhouse/office and also possibly a ramp where the truck is in the second photo. I saw a prototype site with a ramp about half the height of a gon with two guys loading the gon directly from the truck. There will also be space further down that track for a truck to pull up next to a flatcar or boxcar to load them. This is a backwood operation, all hand loading.




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Bernd
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  6:57:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Now that looks like a fine spot for the pulpwood loading area. I don't think a sawmill would have looked good crammed up next to that rock wall.

Bernd


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adrian_batey
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  7:00:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill, i love the curve in the tracks leading into the spur!We always see straight tracks but this just adds to the scene. Going to be a nice scene

Owen Pass Lumber Company
HO Logging Layout in a Shed.
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  7:45:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill,

Sounds like you have a good rationale for your operation, pulp fiction you might say.

Are those hills of marble?

Mike



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  7:54:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd, the sawmill would have been a snug fit. Based on a few old photos,and info, it would have been big enough to cut a couple carloads a day, but by the layout's time frame, most likely wold have been served by trucks not rail.

Thanks. Adrian. I pretend the curve is exaggerated by the "long" lens used for the photo...but it's not.

Mike, The sheer cliff is granite. The photos are a bit overexposed. A few years ago there was a marble quarry in the back corner of that side of the layout (not in the photos), but it has since evolved into a abandoned granite pit.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  8:54:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice use of that area Bill. Great looking small, but yet fitting scene for a lot going on. I like it!


Louis
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robert goslin
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  10:30:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Bill, what a great looking scene. Plenty of log loads there, and nice use of a small area.



Regards Rob

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  10:49:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Bill, that is a lot of pulp wood'.. It is a very good looking scene. I like the different colors of the wood. Nice work'...


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Ensign
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  11:35:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, your pulp wood operation fits that space perfectly, and looks like a viable operation!

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Guff
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  09:54:54 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bill,
I'm impressed with the piles of wood...that's a lot of cutting and stacking.
Very nice!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  09:56:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, if we'd known you were going to be building a log cabin, we'd have cut some longer logs for you :)
Thanks, Rob and Ensign. It does fit nicely.
Ted, Thanks. In New England, and other places, lots of conifer pulpwood got floated down rivers during Spring high water.
But as evergreen got scarcer, hardwoods like beech, birch and maple got cut. Hardwoods don't float that well.
So most were carried by rail or truck. By the layout's frame, more hardwoods were being cut, hence the different colors.



Edited by - Bill Gill on 07/14/2020 4:55:02 PM

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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  11:08:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill


Louis, if we'd known you were going to be building a log cabin, we'd have cut some longer logs for you :)






Louis
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George D
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  8:49:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you have a nice scene going there, Bill.

George



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  8:58:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, George. Only 10392 more logs to cut and stack and then add some small details and it'll be ready :)


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BigLars
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  9:00:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Thanks, George. Only 10392 more logs to cut and stack and then add some small details and it'll be ready :)



Sounds like that will keep you out of trouble.
Get going!



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  11:58:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great scene Bill!

Jerry

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