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  • #91
    Thanks Gregg. I really like your idea of building with 2 places in mind.

    Mike

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    • #92
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      Originally posted by chooch41


      Hi Gregg. You are an inspiration to alot of us. I was wondering about your lighthouse. Is it scratch built or is it a kit? I will be working on my warf scene this winter and am in the market for a really nice light house. Yours is pretty nice......

      Brad


      Thanks Brad. The lighhouse is a built Crow River Saybrook Lighthouse kit and I agree it is a very nice one. You should be aware that you need to choose locations for it wisely, for it dominates a scene (dwarfs other structures). I really like it where it is on my layout, but that is about the only place near my harbor where it would work.
      Gregg


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      • #93
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        Originally posted by belg


        Gregg, I was wondering how the line would stay taught with the ship moving and bobbing on the water, I guess there must be some sort of spring tension applied on the line some where? In the proto shot it looks like there is a second line returning back to shore, have you decided to add a return rope for braking and to return the hoist carriage back to the top? Or since the "accident" are you looking into a different option all together? Pat


        Hi Pat. I also wonder how they stablized the line for loading and how the operation worked. I am reading all I can and learning and hope to have things pinned down when I am ready to build the scene.


        Yes, the wire chutes always had two lines, the main cable, which the lumber cradle rides on, plus the second line, which pulled in and let out the lumber cradle. The cable house power winch wound and unwound to pull this cable in or let it out. I will be building this scene with the lumber cradle half way out to the schooner similar to that test shot.



        It's all about finding unique ways to model the logging/lumber industry and those wonderful schooners that served it.

        Gregg


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        • #94
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          Originally posted by rfmicro


          ...Regarding the wire chute operations ... the salt erosion to the wire rope would require many replacements and the longevity of the wire would always be in question.

          Regards,


          I'm also not sure how all worked Trent, but reading and learning. This should shed some light on the subject.


          One of my books referencing the Caspar Lumber wire chute says "The offshore part of the wire, two-inch galvanized, was secured by anchor and rock to the far side of the bay. A ship came in and, after being secured in place, fished up this offshore wire while a workboat brought the inshore wire out. Held by the ship's boom, the wires were hooked together and brought to proper tension by blocks at the chute house up on the cliff. At the landward end of the wire was the chute house, standing at the cliff's edge about 70 feet above sea level, served by narrow gauge trackage from the mill. ... wire chutes, the local term for overhead steel cableways ... being able to transport an entire bundle of lumber down to the ship by gravity. A steam hoisting engine pulled the carriage back for more loads. Passengers were transported the same way. ... When loading was completed, the offshore part of the wire was dropped from the vessel into the water, while the inshore section was reeled in to be oiled and inspected."

          I'm getting smarter.

          Gregg


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          • #95
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            Originally posted by rfmicro


            ...More than likely, the cable winch operator on shore, received a call from GreggW on his cell phone and took his eyes off the cable and load. He didn't see the strain and eventual cracking of the ship's boom. That caused the emergency break away and sunsequent loss of the transfer load into the ocean.

            That's my story and I am sticking to it.

            Regards,


            Trent,
            Hmmm. The boss at this 1930 coastal mill should be very interested hearing your tale of "calls to cell phones". Hope he is a science fiction buff!! A scene from the Salem Witch Hunts comes to mind.

            Gregg

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            • #96
              It's all been said already, but really nice work!

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              • #97
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                Originally posted by Munch


                It's all been said already, but really nice work!


                Thanks so much.

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                • #98
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                  Originally posted by wickman


                  ... I like the sawmill as well.


                  Thanks Lynn. Because of the limitted space, I am using my artistic/modeling licence to create the sawmill scene I need. So, I am using a smaller backwoods size sawmill, with enginehouse (rail service support) and cablehouse (ship service support). I am developing a scene somewhat similar to this old prototype shot of a California redwood sawmill. As you can see, it is close enough to the built FSM kit I am using.
                  Gregg


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                  • #99
                    Here is a test shot of the river and canyon. Much work to be done, but this gives you a perspective.

                    Gregg


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                    • What a great scene that will be Gregg. I love the depth you have there!![^]
                      Look out for #1, but don\'t step in #2!



                      Andy Keeney

                      Dewitt, MI

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                      • Gregg, how goes the education on the wire tensioning system? I read that you were learning alot but don't see any results, do you need to finish something else first to be able to build it?

                        I'm wondering Gregg would a nice tunnel cut thru the mountain on one side or the other not give you another opportunity to model a stunning interior with lighting and the long low angle folks could get a good look inside?? Pat

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                        • I'm happy to see more pics coming out Gregg, I thought maybe you became a bit overwhelmed

                          I can see that being a really great sceniced area when complete.

                          Just curious have you ever ran a train around the layout?

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                          • Andy - Thanks. Yes, this one has potential for adding much depth. The river curve and canyon walls are helping with that. The depth perspective will be even greater after I add river rocks and small waterfalls.

                            Pat - The cable loading scene will get finished after the sea cliff and cable house work is complete. I have several projects, including this canyon, to complete before I get to those.

                            Lynn - This build has been many years in the making, so I will never be overwhelmed. I plod along at my own pace, enjoying each step. Yes, I have been running trains, but not yet running "around". This canyon must first be complete, with the 3 bridges/track connected, plus the rail yard main must be finished to be able to finally run "around".

                            Here is another shot, though not the best quality, showing some of the view from the other side of the canyon. You can see that there is much detail work still to be done, but it is enough to see that this angle will also give many photo opps. I will replace with a better shot when I get a chance.

                            Gregg


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                            • Gregg

                              Wow! two spectacular scenes in the making.

                              Peter [:-kitty]

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                              • Gregg, I'm impatient to see how you finish the river and canyon scene. Knowing what you've already done, I don't doubt it will be spectacular.

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