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  • #46
    Here, the next progress step shown, I had to make-up a shipping brace from stripwood for the log disconnect trucks for transporting. This is the bottom support brace I’ll start with, and build off of this.

    Now for the next progress, I’m going to seal the wooden disc with Mod-Podge, and get the wooden disc ready for the next bracing construction, where I have to build up, around, and hold the wooden disc in place for shipment.








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

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    • #47
      As the others have already mentioned, Louis you are doing amazing work here. Always a pleasure to see what you're up to. Also, when Glen H. offered you those 50' flat cars, that would have been ok with you're slicing & dicing experience. A thought to consider if adding more cars.

      Rich

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      • #48
        Thanks Rich for your comments and posting your thoughts! :up:


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

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        • #49
          I painted/sealed the wooden disc with Mod-Podge as seen in the left of the picture below. After it dried, you can see the finished results on the right side of the picture. And now, I’ll have to construct the bracing that will go up and around the wooden disc, built up off of the bottom brace.




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

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          • #50
            Louis, did you dilute the Mod Podge?

            George
            The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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            • #51
              quote:


              Originally posted by George D


              Louis, did you dilute the Mod Podge?

              George


              Hi George, no I put it on straight from the bottle.


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

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              • #52
                Lou,

                Catching up, I thought your Rooster pole work and explanation was terrific. Another fun project to check out and learn.

                Jim
                Take the red pill

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                • #53
                  Louis,

                  What's the purpose other than sealing the wood disc with the mod podge? And why mod podge over other products? Thanks

                  Rich

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                  • #54
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by BurleyJim


                    Lou,

                    Catching up, I thought your Rooster pole work and explanation was terrific. Another fun project to check out and learn.

                    Jim


                    Thank you Jim for your comments, and following along. :up:


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

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                    • #55
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by Pennman


                      Louis,

                      What's the purpose other than sealing the wood disc with the mod podge? And why mod podge over other products? Thanks

                      Rich


                      Hi Rich, sealing the disk just keeps the bark from the chance of ever chipping off.

                      The Mod-Podge is made for this type of purpose. And although I could of used a varnish, or clear paint, The Mod-Podge is just quicker, dries faster and has no smell. And, it is right in front of me at the work bench.

                      No mixing, no stirring, just brush on like using Elmer's glue.


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

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                      • #56
                        I built-up the top bracing, adding the wooden disc, once the stripwood beams dry I’ll be adding the safety chains and NBW’s. I’m building the shipping supports in sections, keeping the wooden disc load as a separate load, so I can use the bottom shipping brace to interchange with other types of loads as needed.




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

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                        • #57
                          Lou, as is often the case, I'm late to the party.[:-ashamed]

                          Great idea for a car, and great work so far.

                          Going back to page 1, you are right. This is something that would fit in with the Slate Run RR.
                          Bruce

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                          • #58
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                            Originally posted by Dutchman


                            Lou, as is often the case, I'm late to the party.[:-ashamed]

                            Great idea for a car, and great work so far.

                            Going back to page 1, you are right. This is something that would fit in with the Slate Run RR.



                            Thank you Bruce, and its better late to the party, than missing it altogether.

                            I thought of you and Tom when I saw this disc load. Get busy, the disc with your sign painted on it heading down the tracks would be a conversation piece. [:-cowboy] :up:


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

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                            • #59
                              Excellent craftsmanship, Louis! Thanks for sharing this unique load!

                              Bruce, before you start yours, and as soon as it's safe to do so, I recommend a lovely day trip up I-75 to the Hartwick Pines State Park, between Grayling and Gaylord. You'll find all sorts of interesting stuff, including the last of the Virgin Timber, and a logging museum that is chock full of ideas for you: https://www.michigan.org/property/ha...logging-museum

                              This is all about an hour east of me, but that's another discussion.

                              Bon Voyage!

                              Pete

                              in Michigan

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                              • #60
                                quote:


                                Originally posted by Orionvp17


                                Excellent craftsmanship, Louis! Thanks for sharing this unique load!

                                Bruce, before you start yours, and as soon as it's safe to do so, I recommend a lovely day trip up I-75 to the Hartwick Pines State Park, between Grayling and Gaylord. You'll find all sorts of interesting stuff, including the last of the Virgin Timber, and a logging museum that is chock full of ideas for you: https://www.michigan.org/property/ha...logging-museum

                                This is all about an hour east of me, but that's another discussion.

                                Bon Voyage!

                                Pete

                                in Michigan


                                Thanks Pete, and that Hartwick Pines State Park museum sounds like a place to visit. :up:


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

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