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  • Lou’s Logging Split Camp Store

    I found this picture on the internet of a split camp store being transported to a new location on flatcars, and was inspired to build a model of one for my L&R Logging Railroad.

    Below you can see the picture of the split camp store halves, front and rear sections, on flatcars, that I will be placing onto Kadee type Truss Log Cars #103, also pictured. [:-cowboy]





    Some Flatcar history:

    Flatcars are the very type ever employed by the railroad industry. The car predates common-carrier railroads themselves by first being used in the mid-1820s to haul large stones in New England. This was followed shortly thereafter by the Granite Railway of Massachusetts (our nation's very first railroad), which placed the first flatcar into service during 1826. This system, just 2 miles in length, was designed by Gridley Bryant according to the book, "The American Railroad Freight Car," by John White, Jr, and based from British operations at the time. Throughout the mid-19th century the design remained virtually unchanged thanks to its redundant, flat deck layout allowing it to handle numerous commodities. Flatcars are used for loads that are too large or cumbersome to load in enclosed cars such as boxcars.

    The definition of the flatcar is rather self-explanatory, a basic design consisting of a flat, horizontal surface (deck) that usually is equipped with standard two two-axle trucks to transport any type of cargo capable of withstanding any type of weather condition during its trip. The basic flatcar can haul anything from Logging operations, farm equipment, and containers to industrial parts and even rails. Its flexibility and redundancy has nearly always made the car desirable by railroads. As a result its general shape and design changed little for more than a century. The first known use of a flatcar occurred on America's first operational railroad, the Granite Railway of Quincy, Massachusetts. This horse and mule-powered operation began service in 1826 to handle large chunks of granite from a quarry to the Neponset River using a wooden-railed right-of-way (later replaced with iron).

    Camp Store Use History:

    Loggers went to the general store at the logging camps to buy most of their food, and other supplies. Items for sale in the camp store included canned food, glassware and dishes, sugar, coffee, molasses, mackerel, herring, rope, blasting powder, nails, crackers, boots and shoes, socks, domestics, locks, hatchets, and screws among many other things.


    Louis
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    Update on Split Camp Store build.

    Two weeks today, and 176 plus views by members later, I never got a post of any interest among yourselves as to this build. So that leaves me to believe that no one cares, not interested in my builds, or everyone just happened to miss this post. That being hard to believe, because it is shown and posted in the Forum Home Page, even if no one ever visits the Craftsman Forum.

    If this still isn’t the Forum were serious modelers enjoy craftsman builds from any, and every one, than we need to take a serious look as to what we want in model railroading here at Railroad-Line. Many other Railroad Forums have already folded, and gone by the way side. I’d hate to think this RR-Line Forum is headed in the same direction.

    I’ve seen many great modelers stop posting their builds on this Forum in the past 14 years, and it’s antics like this that caused it to happen.

    No need to post now with your thoughts, it will be overlooked, and dismissed anyway as far as I’m concerned.


    Louis
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #3
      I'm afraid I missed your first post, Louis. I'm interested.

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

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      • #4
        Louis I have no excuse! Just was busy saw the thread and never got around to posting to it.

        I'm still interested in what you build and I'm sure a lot of other guys are to.
        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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        • #5
          Louis,

          I did check it out when you first uploaded the thread, and was thinking that you would start posting again with a little progress. A few days later, we were hit with a major wind storm, lost our electric power and had no internet for over a week. We just got our power restored yesterday.

          I hope you do continue with your wonderful builds, but if not, your modeling will be sadly missed by many.

          Rich

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          • #6
            Well, I'm posting anyway, Louis. I'm not a frequent poster on any forums, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate and/or learn from them...I absolutely do! Your latest post here has encouraged me to post more, even if I don't have any suggestions...just appreciation for those artists who do post.

            Thanks for the prod...

            Horton M.

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            • #7

              What a great idea for a build. Knowing you, it will turn out perfectly. Keep it going Louis...

              Bob

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by desertdrover


                Update on Split Camp Store build......................

                No need to post now with your thoughts, it will be overlooked, and dismissed anyway as far as I’m concerned.


                Really? So be it.....too bad,
                I know my post must have gone off into who the hell knows where of the ethers....or is it the vapors? I don’t know.

                The world it so flippin’ nuts these days I come here for a little enjoyment not worrying about say or not saying something correctly or with the right inflection or any hidden agenda of someone[:-bigmouth]
                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                Cedar Swamp
                SW of Manistique, MI

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                • #9
                  Louis,

                  I'm one of the guilty that reads your posting and doesn't comment often enough.

                  I find your post very informative and I sure don't want you to stop posting!
                  Dave

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                  • #10
                    And here's how we transport them today. http://www.alamotransport.com/transport.php

                    Ok Louis, you've got my attention.

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

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                    • #11
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by Bernd


                      And here's how we transport them today. http://www.alamotransport.com/transport.php

                      Bernd


                      Thats how the cover over my layout arrived 20 years ago.
                      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                      Cedar Swamp
                      SW of Manistique, MI

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                      • #12
                        I saw it but didn't post as I'm busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest. My wife had rotator cuff surgery last Wednesday.

                        Philip :up:

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                        • #13
                          Hi Louis, Looks like it will be another great build. Could be a scene from Monster Moves.

                          People are interested, but were maybe waiting on another build update, before commenting.

                          I somehow missed it too. But I am a bit pre occupied with things at the moment.

                          So build on.
                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by k9wrangler View Post
                            Really? So be it.....too bad,
                            I know my post must have gone off into who the hell knows where of the ethers....or is it the vapors? I don’t know.

                            The world it so flippin’ nuts these days I come here for a little enjoyment not worrying about say or not saying something correctly or with the right inflection or any hidden agenda of someone[:-bigmouth]
                            I’m going to start back with this Split Camp Store build. The last time I started this project in 2020 things went a little crazy, and off-kilter to say the least.
                            I was put off by what seemed to be a lack of interest from the members for support of this build. Amotions got carried away with words, and innuendos by myself.

                            Member Karl Scribner (k9wrangler) Put it into context, “The world it so flippin’ nuts these days I come here for a little enjoyment not worrying about say or not saying something correctly or with the right inflection or any hidden agenda of someone”.

                            With that statement, he was right, we use this RR-Line Forum to enjoy each other’s company, and have a good time together. Not to be worrying about more of the world’s craziness, that we all have to deal with on a daily basis. So, I continue with this build if there be one, a handful or all the membership following along. And please except my apologies for my ranting a year ago.



                            Louis
                            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                            • #15
                              The first change will be the flatcars used for this project. I wound up using the Kadee #103 log cars that I originally wanted to use on another project.
                              Member James Van Bokkelen (jbvb) was kind enough to give me some Athearn 1349 Undecorated flat cars, so these will fit the bill better, seeing as the prototype used flat cars anyway.

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                              Louis
                              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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