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Ronnie D.
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Can anyone tell where can I find on the "Net'" more information on Backwoods logging lumber company's in Texas. My friend on the East coast Say there no such thing as Backwoods logging in Texas ((_!_)) !!!! Help me prove him wrong.:cb:



Backwoods Logging in "Texas" on my R&P Lumber Co. G scale layout.



Sawmill office still under construction!! But work must still go on !!! at the mill.



Bubba taking a break from work at the mill, But the Boss lady have other plans

for him. !!!!!

 

Backwoods logging in the Texas Piney Woods !!!!:cb:




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Welcome to freerails....there were many loggers in E Texas and still some left! As far as one named Backwoods Logging CO, I never heard of it. But if there was one, the Journal of Texas Short Lines and Transportation would have the scoop. There were many narrow gauge lines and standard gauge lines in the woods, one that is still running is the Moscow, Camden, & St. Augustine in Moscow, TX. My favorite logger was in Central TX, the Cedar Tap RR, a 3 footer that had just one Shay and a dozen log cars. The CT hauled cedar post material until the advent of metal fence posts which ended the business.

Remember that there is a prototype for anything!

                                          Woodie

PS-another source- contact the DeGroyler Library at Southern Methodist University here in Dallas, if there was such a rr, they would know.

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Many Thanks Woodie !!!!

Backwoods Logging is just my theme !!!! I knew he was wrong !!!

Many thanks again from a fellow "TEXAN" by way of colorful Colorado. :glad:


 

Many Regards:

Ronnie D.

The R&P Lumber Co.



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Ronnie-as I remember, I believe we both had articles in the July/August 2000 NG&SLG, didn't we? Glad to see you here, these dudes are pretty cool. Your photos are great! How big is your layout now? Keep on keepin' on..

                      Woodie

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Woodie,

You are Correct !!!! My first article to the Gazette was about doing large scale in
a small space in our old apartment in a small utility shed that occupied a 4ft x 6ft space. We since move and a larger version of my layout was featured in the May/June 2004 issue of the Gazette on page 44. that occupied a 15ft x 15ft building. It was also featured in the Garden Railways of the same year. frustrated with the hobby sadly that layout came down in 2007 !!! What took 2 years to build came down in 2 weekends.:bang: (Big mistake !!!!). Got out of railroading for a few years but came back in 2009 and started dabbling in On30 but my first love have always been large scale. So my new layout that I'm working on now is a  6ft x 12ft Portable layout to take to train shows here in Denver with a backwoods logging theme. But here's the kick !!! I'll be running battery operated custom built New Bright toy trains on it. (No power pack and nothing to wire) !!!:thumb: Low maintenance !!

What about youself ?

Regards: Ronnie D. and have a happy Thanksgiving !!!



 


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Ronnie-no track power? Heavens! When you look at stuff here on freerails, you might click on the radio control section...it's wireless and battery info. And you might also look in the narrow gauge section for my Mogollon Railway, it is wireless and battery. I have been using radio control for years now...my old power packs are used as boat anchors and door stops.

                             Take care....    Woodie

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Ronnie, great looking photos. Got more of your rolling stock?

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Dwayne,

Here are a few more shots of Locos and freight that ran on my R&P Lumber Co. layout.

Happy Thanksgiving !!!:cb:



The Depo is an converted "Bird house" from Hobby Lobby !!!!



Custom G scale Bachmann 0-4-0 Porter with New Bright Boxcars.



Scratch-built Logging buggies at Mill and on the bridge.



Converted Mack Diesel to Rail Truck.



Hobo Dinning Car !!!!!



Custom LGB Porter with New Bright Tender.

 

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Very nice. Glad to see that there is at least one other large scaler who is into backwoods stuff with small engines.:thumb:

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Woodie,

Checked your layout out, Nice work !!! I like that Southwestern appeal. Reminds me of Furlows latter stuff.:thumb: 


3 quick questions for you:

1.What is 1:32n20 scale ??????

2.Did you make your own figures

3.How big is this layout ????

 

Ronnie D.:cb:

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Dwayne,

Small locos are all I'd ever run on my layouts !!!!  because of my sharp tight curves. and do you have any of your work posted on  this site.

And who's the builder of this neat backwoods locomotive !!!! I need one of these for my layout.:bow:

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My job as a over the road trucker limits time modeling. Don't even have a layout. :(

But I've cobbled this little lokie together over the past few months while on the road in the sleeper of my truck...

Last edited on Sun Nov 28th, 2010 01:35 am by Dwayne

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Ronnie-


That neat little lokie is the work of Dave D, who is the founder, financier, and guiding light of FreeRails. We don't hear very much from him lately, as he is taking a well deserved rest, and spending some quality time with his family. Like MacArthur, he will return, and share more great models with us----Right Dave?


Herb  :old dude: 

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Ronnie-here's one of my little pokey lokies. #2 "Rudy"...



Porters are just "the nuts"!

                        Woodie

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Woodie,

I really like your work !!!!:bow: Great looking loco, It looks like it been in service so long it's held together with glue and spit !!!! (laughing) !!!  Well Done !!!!

Do you get to run your stuff on the Outlaws club layout !!!

Ronnie D. :cb:                                                           

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Ronnie-yes, I have run stuff on the Outlaws show layouts. One of these days, I may be able to "convince" the guys to go wireless...right now, a couple of Outlaws have r/c locos...they need more! Glad to know that you have heard of them, I am an original member and stay on the fringe now. Send us some more photos, we love to loook at great modeling like yours.

                      Woodie

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Herb,

Thanks again about info on  Dave's little Lokie, The reason I'd ask about it because it reminded me of and old On30 Backwoods logging project I build a couple of years ago. I had sort through a bunch of old  floppy disk to find this photo.

Ronnie D.:cb:



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