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  • Lou's Logging Horse Flatcar

    I’m going to make a logging horse flatcar to go along with a Logging High Wheel on flatcar project that I did here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=48518

    I found some "G" scale models, from Lothar Gauf, a guy called the diorama man, for inspiration for this project. Where these types of backwoods equipment were conjured up in back wood shops, I going to use my artistic license and build my version using a set of steps from an old caboose for the workman to get up and down from the flatcar.

    Starting with an old water logged caboose deck I had laying around for parts, and an old IHC old time gondola kit, I’m going to cut a section of the steps from the caboose, and re-attach them to the rear of the flatcar deck. See the Diorama Man “G” scale model used for inspiration. And, pictures of the first cut made, and where it will be re-attached to the rear of the IHC flatcar.










    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    I was going to suggest that on your other thread but never got around to it when you mention how you wanted to display the Big Wheel. Remember to put a ramp for the horses to get up/down from the flat car. I didn't see that on the G scale model unless it's on the opposite side.

    Looks like it's going to be another great looking project. Never got around to complimenting you on the Wheel. Nice job and interesting use of material.

    Bernd
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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    • #3
      I like it!

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by Bernd


        I was going to suggest that on your other thread but never got around to it when you mention how you wanted to display the Big Wheel. Remember to put a ramp for the horses to get up/down from the flat car. I didn't see that on the G scale model unless it's on the opposite side.

        Looks like it's going to be another great looking project. Never got around to complimenting you on the Wheel. Nice job and interesting use of material.

        Bernd


        All movies I've seen with horse flatcars had the horses just step off of the car in the field, and loaded onto the cars at station ramps. However, I will be having a drop down gate/ramp for the horses to load and unload from any area. The "G" scale model had no ramps attached. Thanks for following this build, and the idea to include a horse car with my High Wheel build.


        Louis L&R Western Railroad
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by BigLars


          I like it!


          Thank you Larry. I'm glad you found it here in the Logging thread instead of the Craftsman's Corner. I'm hoping others find this build as some only go to the Craftsman's Corner threads.


          Louis L&R Western Railroad
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #6
            Lou, I'm looking forward to seeing this come together. Not to be a nag, but shouldn't you quit horsin' around and get going on this, or do you need to stop by the glue factory first?

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            • #7
              Thanks Steve, and a good run on the play on words thing.


              Louis L&R Western Railroad
              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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              • #8
                Hey, Louis', you are becoming quite the technician for ingenuous builds on the forum'

                Looks like another masterpiece coming up.... [:-dopey]


                Ted

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                • #9
                  Great idea, Lou. I look forward to seeing the car unfold.
                  Bruce

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by quartergauger48


                    Hey, Louis', you are becoming quite the technician for ingenuous builds on the forum'

                    Looks like another masterpiece coming up.... [:-dopey]


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                    Originally posted by Dutchman


                    Great idea, Lou. I look forward to seeing the car unfold.


                    Thanks for your comment Ted.

                    Thanks for following along Bruce. [:-cowboy] :up:


                    Louis L&R Western Railroad
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • #11
                      The caboose steps has been glued using Super Glue Gel, to the IHC flatcar deck. Once dry, I cut and filed a section of the IHC bottom frame end, so a coupler would not have any interference with the frame, when mounting a Kadee coupler into the original caboose steps coupler box. The brass truss rods and queen posts were attached to the metal underframe using CA cement. Then the metal underframe was glued to the IHC plastic deck using Walthers Goo, All-Purpose Adhesive, it’s a type of contact cement where you put it onto both surfaces, let dry for a couple of seconds, then attach both pieces together.










                      Louis L&R Western Railroad
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • #12
                        Hey Louis, looks like a nice project underway here.#128579;

                        Rich

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Pennman


                          Hey Louis, looks like a nice project underway here.#128579;

                          Rich


                          OK I'm game, what is (#128579) ????


                          Louis L&R Western Railroad
                          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                          • #14
                            Deck boards were cut using Midwest #8006 HO scale 2”x12” Basswood strips. Then I stained the strip wood using a brown Fiebing Leather dye and denatured alcohol mix, and placed the pieces under glass and weighted down flat until dry. While the strip wood was drying, I painted the flatcar frame using a spray black paint, then squirt with water, then spray red oxide primer all at once, one process after the other. Than shook the water off the frame leaving whatever red primer stayed on the black paint. It’s an easy and quick first weathering effect.

                            The next day I glued the deck boards on to the flatcar using my home made glue applicator, and Zap-A-Gap Medium CA+. Pictures below show process, and the finished flatcar wooden deck, along with a close-up of the rusting effect.
















                            Louis L&R Western Railroad
                            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by desertdrover


                              quote:


                              Originally posted by Pennman


                              Hey Louis, looks like a nice project underway here.#128579;

                              Rich


                              OK I'm game, what is (#128579) ????


                              Ok, Louis, I will tell you. When I post an answer from my cellphone, I need to refrain from adding a smiley face, as they post but show up as numbers rather than the smiley faces. So much of the time during the day I use the cellphone and when I want to leave a smiley face, then I need to say "he he" instead. I hope this answered your question. He he

                              Rich

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