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  • Looks great Bill. Reminds me of a time when our work crew loaded up the back of a ute (pickup) with metal stakes. So heavy, every bump we went over, the front wheels would lift of the ground.

    Made steering very hard.
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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    • Thanks, Horton.

      Rob,That's the feel/look/sense I was aiming for

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      • Some pages back I sprayed a yellow pickup with flat brown, then painted it to look like a blue truck with a lot of rust breaking out. This one started as a blue truck and got a little fading and rust.


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          Originally posted by Bill Gill


          Mike, Pete, Highway! Highway? They don't use no stinkin' highway.

          Thanks for taking a look.


          Most likely they use a.......log road.....
          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

          Cedar Swamp
          SW of Manistique, MI

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          • Re: pulpwood truck, what is the scale length of the logs?

            My experience with RR pulpwood loads the logs are 1/2 the width of the car to allow a “V” shaped load on the “flatcar”. Photos I’ve seen and actual pulp loads I’ve seen in the way down Deep South Georgia show longer logs that only allow the logs to be single wide on the truck, see photo from Lou’s pulp truck thread from days past.



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            Originally posted by Bill Gill


            The C&V RR has recently been changing a proposed sawmill site into a pulpwood loading area. Here is a pulpwood hauling truck converted from a Mini Metals pickup truck that is helping the change over. It's a composite of 3-4 prototypes.









            http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ejITC_7fgt...of%2Btruck.JPG
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

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            • Karl, When I did a bit of searching about the lengths of pulpwood logs the numbers

              that came up most frequently were 4.5 ft and 5 ft for los that were loaded by hand. The lengths of most of my logs

              fall in that range.

              The lengths of my logs vary a little depending on the car

              they are loaded into. The bulkhead flatcar logs are 4.5 ft so that

              they extend slightly beyond the width of the car, like seen in prototype

              photos. The logs loaded in the gondola are 4 ft long so that two can

              fit across the width of the car which has sides thicker than the prototype.

              The logs look right in their respective cars and the difference between

              the sizes is too small to visually notice.

              By the way, that old black & white photo you posted is one of the ones

              used as a reference for the pulpwood truck I freelanced. It's a neat

              shot.

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              • Bill, your pick-up does indeed look a little blue.

                Faded and starting to show it's age!

                Very nice work achieving that look!

                Greg

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                • I think I'm caught up. It's always fun watching your truck builds Bill, what's next?

                  Cody

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                  • Hi Cody, Being the dolt I am, just found this thread again! Nothing currently underway in this area, but there probably will be more at some point. Thanks for checking in. Sorry for the late reply.

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