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My copy of the book arrived. Thanks to everyone who recommended this. Not only is my copy 'as new' it is a wonderful book. It will take a long time to check out the whole thing... zillions of great pictures.



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Hi Ken.

I think the only book I've got of logging pix that comes close to it...
...is a big book of Darius Kinseys photographs.
He was a great photographer !!

I'm envious of you Ken.
I can see my copy under a huge stack of files I DON'T WANT TO LOOK AT !!
But it needs careful extraction !

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Again, this is a wonderful and well-loved book. The photos are first rate and verbage is easy to read. One of my very favorites for sure.

If I believed in the star rating, I'd give it a 10.

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Worth the money, huh? Thought you'd like it! It sure is packed with great info, in fact I had to renew it three times from the library before I just got my own copy.



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I was just looking (again) at my copy this morning while chugging coffee and "realized" that a nice, early day narrow gauge logging line could be easily built in On30 using Bachmann 0-4-0ts and 0-4-2ts, some homemade disconnect log trucks (again, an easy project), and perhaps some "special" cars. Structures might be just camp cars and a mess car. No real need for a sawmill, just the cutting area. The only real work might be the hundreds (thousands?) of nice trees! One of the 0-4-0t's might have a "dummy" superstructure. Grandt Line made one for O scale or a Hawk cable car kit would work also.
Rough track, link & pin couplers, little locos and cars...what could be better? If I didn't have something to occupy my time now, I would probably build a small logger like those in the book. Hmmm...I have 2 little Porters and several sets of Kadee HO disconnects, and...I gotta quit thinking!

This is a wonderful book, I would advise everyone to get a copy. It just might change some modeling minds.
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I picked up a copy of "Railroads in the Woods" on ebay this weekend.  Can't wait for it to arrive!
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I concur, great book.
Several of the railroads in that book are very close to where I live, so I had to get a copy even though I'm not into modeling logging lines.



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When I was in school in the early 1970s I visited Mr Labbe several times - he was quite a gentleman and freely shared info from his collection.

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I bought my copy of Railroads In The Woods when John Labbe was working part time in Vic's Hobby Supply in Portland, OR. John talked me into buying it even though I did't want to because it was $10 and I was use to only paying $7.50 for a book back then. He even signed it for me.
This was probably one of the best purchases I have ever made in my life. I scratch built many models from that book over the years. To support John and his book I purchased the reprint many years ago.
I enjoyed my visits to John's house as had a large filing box to house his some 10,000 logging slides. He would sit and share stories of his logging experiences and then reach over to his supply of slides and pull out a slide on what he was talking about.
Not many people knew it but John was an avid collector of Tootsie Toy vehicles and he had a huge collection spread out on a very large dining table in his living room.
Another good logging modeler is Lyle Spears who comes over to visit once a month. He had a few articles in Model Railroader back in the early 60's. (His 18" x 6' logging camp module was in the Dec. 1963 issue of MR and still exists today as does his other modules that he done articles on.) He was an architect by profession and back in late 60's to early 70's published a set of 80 or so logging drawings of equipment, locos, cars including cap cars, skidders plus alot of other interesting things. He use to sell this collection of drawings for $35 or so. I don't think that he does it any longer.

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