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  • #16
    Super cool, Louis.
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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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    • #17
      Deal me in, Lou!

      Jim
      Take the red pill

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      • #18
        How many toothpicks ya think you’ll need?[:-angel]
        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

        Cedar Swamp
        SW of Manistique, MI

        Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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        • #19
          Thanks Bill, Michael, and Jim for comments and following along.


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

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          • #20
            quote:


            Originally posted by k9wrangler


            How many toothpicks ya think you’ll need?[:-angel]


            ?????????


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

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            • #21
              Pictured below are some examples of just how large these tree discs can be. A couple of fellers, and a women against a felled tree, and two men discusses the rings of a giant sequoia disc on display.

              For my Wood Disc I have a weeping cherry tree in my back yard that I use on my L&R lumber railroad. For years all the trimming and cut-offs have been saved, and used for logs, tree stumps and other railroad usage on the layout. This is a nice colored hard wood that becomes firm and stiff, does not crack, and holds up well for modeling use. And, the extra benefit is, that my flowering cherry tree wood is great to use for grill smoking as well.

              I cut a scale 12 ft. diameter piece, by a scale 3 ft. thick piece (second picture) for my special wood load from a cherry branch.






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

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              • #22
                Now I Know I'm gonna like this! Own Cherry from the Yard! Cool! :up:

                Pete

                in Michigan

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                • #23
                  Cherry pickin’ the good parts, pithy...no splinter group here.
                  Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                  Cedar Swamp
                  SW of Manistique, MI

                  Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                  • #24
                    Can you imagine using that saw to cut that tree!

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                    • #25
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by Bill Gill


                      Can you imagine using that saw to cut that tree!


                      Can you imagine how tired they were at the end of the day!![:-sleep]
                      Jerry



                      "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                      • #26
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by Orionvp17


                        Now I Know I'm gonna like this! Own Cherry from the Yard! Cool! :up:

                        Pete

                        in Michigan


                        Well Pete, like young George Washington I cannot tell a lie. The cherry tree is one of those Japanese weeping cherry tree varieties, not the eating type cherry tree.


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

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                        • #27
                          quote:


                          Originally posted by k9wrangler


                          Cherry pickin’ the good parts, pithy...no splinter group here.


                          Purely ornamental type here Karl.


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

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                          • #28
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by Bill Gill


                            Can you imagine using that saw to cut that tree!


                            Yeah Bill, I'd say they would still be there cutting today.


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

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                            • #29
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                              Originally posted by TRAINS1941


                              quote:


                              Originally posted by Bill Gill


                              Can you imagine using that saw to cut that tree!


                              Can you imagine how tired they were at the end of the day!![:-sleep]


                              Jerry, that's what I'm thinking. Like an old Rip Van Winkle effect.


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

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                              • #30
                                The Kadee logging disconnect trucks are preassembled, which is a good thing, because after the couplers need to be put together, that is a headache in its own, without having to also build up disconnects.

                                Also, the logging bunks needed to be attached to the top of the log disconnects, as seen in the drawing. Following along with the Kadee #15 coupler drawing you can see the process of how they went together. Getting and keeping the metal spacer into the spring, while getting it into the coupler was the trick. The Kadee spring pic was a big help here. You could also use a small thin blade screwdriver for this tool.

                                For the tie down chains, after you put on the grab ring, you thread the chain through the log bunk hole using the wire like a sewing needle, and then glue the chain link end to the bottom end of the bunk.

                                If weight is needed, you can add weight to the bottom of the disconnects center beam using epoxy glue and buck shot, or cut roofing lead sheet 1/8" x 1/2" and glue onto the bottom of the center beam from coupler to cross beam on both ends at the bottom side. You want the weight as low as possible, so the car isn't top heavy, when you add the weight of a load above, or logs piled high above. All four logging disconnects are ready. The next build for this project will be making-up a “Rooster Pole”. [:-cowboy]












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

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