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  • #46
    quote:


    Originally posted by BurleyJim


    Where are the OSHA Compliant Safety Rails for the OX Ramp? It's looking real good!!!!

    Jim


    Thanks Jim for your comment and checking in! Did you ever think what those workers back in those days would say about our modern day OSHA ideas, as they walked across the top of moving trains.


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

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    • #47
      The walkways as well as the loading ramp have been cutout. I assumed everyone knew a loading ramp would be installed like my horse car. One of the members thought I was loading by crane.

      At any rate, the top center of the rail section was cutout and will be used as a lift-up rail, so the Oxen can be loaded and un-loaded. These portable ramps are only used in the woods, where permanent type loading ramps are at the camp.








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

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      • #48
        Louis,

        Sorry I'm late for the party! The oxen car looks like a winner...I'll be tagging along.

        Dave
        Dave

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        • #49
          Lou,

          Ok, now I am going to sound dumb. How did they secure these Oxen when the train started to move? They couldn't load them as a pair on the ramp, could they? Would the yoke be put back on them and tied to that off center stanchion right of center? while they were in travel mode? Bet that would be exciting if they decided to get a little frisky.

          Jim
          Take the red pill

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          • #50
            quote:


            Originally posted by Guff


            Louis,

            Sorry I'm late for the party! The oxen car looks like a winner...I'll be tagging along.

            Dave


            Thanks Dave for your comments and following along.


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

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            • #51
              quote:


              Originally posted by BurleyJim


              Lou,

              Ok, now I am going to sound dumb. How did they secure these Oxen when the train started to move? They couldn't load them as a pair on the ramp, could they? Would the yoke be put back on them and tied to that off center stanchion right of center? while they were in travel mode? Bet that would be exciting if they decided to get a little frisky.

              Jim


              Well Jim there isn't a thing as a dumb question.

              But, Live stock, Horses and Oxen were loaded into enclosed stock cars, gondolas, and flat cars like the models depict, with no tie downs, they just somehow handled the ride. I'm sure some must have fallen at one time or another.

              As far as having a team of Oxen yoked together on a flat car this is my idea, and most possibly not even close to prototype practice. Call it my artistic license doing it in this manner. Those logging trains only went 12 miles an hour anyway in those days, so I can only guess they could stand the ride without a problem.


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

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              • #52
                I like the looks of the wood decking and railings, Louis. :up:
                Bruce

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                • #53
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by Dutchman


                  I like the looks of the wood decking and railings, Louis. :up:


                  Thanks Bruce for your comment, and following!

                  Now to get rid of the new look.


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

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                  • #54
                    Moving on to the weathering and detailing of the woodchips, deadfall, and straw litter onto the flatcar deck. I started with my White Ink & Alcohol wash (Used like the traditional Black India ink and Alcohol mix), to tone down the wood stain, and give it a weathered old wood look. I use a mix of 2 TSP of White Ink with 2 TBSP of 91% Alcohol for this affect. You can vary your mix from a grey tone or brighter white tinge if wanted, using more or less white ink. This affect works well around sea front structures from old greying wood, to pigeon poop. So that I’m not being redundant, the wood chips I’m going to show next will be the same process as I did here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=48573 . More progress pictures to follow.




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

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                    • #55
                      While the woodchips, deadfall, and straw litter are gluing on the flatcar, I decided to put a nose ring on the Bull Oxen. Here are the results.




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

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                      • #56
                        My version of this finished Oxen Car model in HO scale. I added two other figures to my build, one logger sitting on a bale of hay with ball cap at the rear of the flat car, and a dog at the rear. The hat on the standing figure was made using an eyelet/rivet, this method and the hay bales construction, chain across the walkway entrance, along with the wood chips I used, without repeating myself, will be the same process and information as I did here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=48573 . I hope you enjoyed this build. id="size3"> [:-cowboy] :up:

                        This RR-Line forum is for interested railroad model builders, and in its hay day it was the most wanted to join and be involved in Forum going, but now it always seems to be just a handful interested in other members sharing their information, and builds. We have lost a lot of excellent modelers in the past showing different how-to’s and construction builds, due to many of the members just lurking, not showing interest by posting their thoughts. I’d hate to see this Forum join the many that fell apart and dissolved, do to un-interested railroad modelers. Lurking doesn’t help the modeler that tries to be involved, and help out, showing their builds, taking the time to take pictures and producing detailed information. Even this particular build showed over 900 lurkers, and only a handful of members posting their thoughts and “that-a-boys”. A joke or two, a question, or even a few “I like that” or “I don’t like that” posted keeps this Forum going. id="size3">












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

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                        • #57
                          Louis, your logging Oxen flatcar has turned into yet another unique looking car from you!

                          Did you think of adding portable off loading ramps that could hang sideways along one of the outer railings of this flat?

                          That would allow the loggers to unload these beasts wherever they might end up going too.

                          Other than that, I think you have done a great how to do job once again!

                          Thanks again for taking us along for the ride.


                          Greg Shinnie

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                          • #58
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by Ensign


                            Louis, your logging Oxen flatcar has turned into yet another unique looking car from you!

                            Did you think of adding portable off loading ramps that could hang sideways along one of the outer railings of this flat?

                            That would allow the loggers to unload these beasts wherever they might end up going too.

                            Other than that, I think you have done a great how to do job once again!

                            Thanks again for taking us along for the ride.


                            Greg Shinnie


                            Thanks Greg for your comments and post.

                            There is a loading ramp as shown on page three (3), for this flatcar mounted under the flatcar frame with information how it is made here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=48573.


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

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                            • #59
                              Congrats on a terrific project from start to finish, Lou. Hope your comments build a little fire under the lurkers. A model like this shows how some ingenuity can produce a great model. You are right on target! The way we get better with our skills, is by trying new things! Not everyone is a fantastic modeler....if you don't try to improve your ability, it'll never happen by reading about it, or writing a check.

                              Jim
                              Take the red pill

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                              • #60
                                Nice job Louis and done in such a short time. :up: :up: :up: :up: :up:

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

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