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"The Original" Kittom Lumber Co. PART TWO
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 Posted: Sun Apr 16th, 2017 03:09 pm
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Very impressive Dr.G! Have to say this is going to be one of the most realistic logging railroads I've ever seen, as most of the ROW was dirt and mud as you've depicted. My "vision" for a logging railway is far more sanitized, as is typical for most modellers I think. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product. I also love what you did with the Bachmann OEM logging cars -- those turned out better than any kits I've seen.

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" I think I need to get going on some backdrops the styrofoam blue is really sticking out! "


Hi Doc :wave:


' Kodachrome Blue ' as some photographers call it...

...just looks like a vintage colour-slide to me ! ;)


I was thinking, what on earth ?

Docs covered most of his nice rockwork up with logging slash !

Then of course seeing the other side of the micro...

...I guess you're going to have those rocks fairly exposed.


Can't quite believe you've glued all the slash & earth down ! :shocked:

It all looks really 'loose'.


Great stuff Doc. :thumb:


:moose:


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 Posted: Tue Apr 18th, 2017 01:00 am
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Gary I wrote: Very impressive Dr.G! Have to say this is going to be one of the most realistic logging railroads I've ever seen, as most of the ROW was dirt and mud as you've depicted. My "vision" for a logging railway is far more sanitized, as is typical for most modellers I think. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product. I also love what you did with the Bachmann OEM logging cars -- those turned out better than any kits I've seen.
Thanks for the kind words Gary. I really wanted to depict this kind of scene on the mini logger:

[img]http:// http://s542.photobucket.com/user/DrGrab/media/Kittom%20Lumber%20the%20Original/Log%20landing_zpssnfevzk1.jpeg.html[/img]


What a mess and safety hazard....dirt everywhere and slash and donkey loaders set on angles.

You can do this kind of down and dirty in On30. I did have the sanitized logging outfit ,you mentioned,  when I previously modeled in HO.

Glad you liked the log cars.......amazing what some paint and washes will do.

Tom

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Si. wrote: " I think I need to get going on some backdrops the styrofoam blue is really sticking out! "


Hi Doc :wave:


' Kodachrome Blue ' as some photographers call it...

...just looks like a vintage colour-slide to me ! ;)


I was thinking, what on earth ?

Docs covered most of his nice rockwork up with logging slash !

Then of course seeing the other side of the micro...

...I guess you're going to have those rocks fairly exposed.


Can't quite believe you've glued all the slash & earth down ! :shocked:

It all looks really 'loose'.


Great stuff Doc. :thumb:


:moose:


Si.

Hi Si:wave:,

Tonight I ordered some winter scene backdrops to get that last vestige of blue gone.:2t:

I did "the dirt " mixing real dirt  with Scenic Express's very nice ground foams. To apply, I put down straight white glue on the sculptamold underlayer. The dirt mixture was sprinkled on and the whole thing was misted with wet water. The white glue comes up by capillary action in to the dirt and it all drys hard yet continues to look loose. While the glue was drying I pressed in bits of twigs and dried root fibers to model the slash and voila:



I did only work a square foot at a time and the steep slopes were challenging!!!!

Doc Tom

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Now that half of the layout is covered with dirt and autumnal grasses.




It was time for the big foliageā€¦. trees in the winter.



Scenic Express came through with some of there sage brush armatures (not readily found here in Tennessee ) and roots and twigs from the garden were also used. Here are some of the first plantings near the log trestle bridge.







I really like the detail you can get in this large O scale with these diminutive On30 trains.

Thanks for looking. Doc Tom


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I finally got rid of the STYROFOAM BLUE and put up some photo backdrops on the divider in the center of the mini layout.



Most photo backdrops are in summer or fall color schemes. I really had to search to find one that was a winter photo with leaves down and conifers giving only a hint of green.



I found two at "Backdrop Junction" made of vinyl that I think look OK.

Doc Tom

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Hi Doc :wave:


Looks like a good choice !

The general coloring & tree cover looks very nice !!


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I like the last 'spot the dude in the woods' photo ! ;)



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Howdy Doc, you are building probably the most realistic logger I have seen since the times of Lyle Spears and Jack Work. Keep going, you have many board feet to cut!

Woodie



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W C Greene wrote: Howdy Doc, you are building probably the most realistic logger I have seen since the times of Lyle Spears and Jack Work. Keep going, you have many board feet to cut!

Woodie

WOW WC thanks for the nice compliment. I remember their work.

The level of detail is possible because this a mini layout  52" X 34" and I poke along very very slowly and I can finally get something presentable after several mistakes and redos.;)

Tom

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More activity on the mini layout means more timber is being harvested at the log landing.



Those logs have to go somewhere so a log dump has been constructed on the flip side of the mini.



The logs will be off loaded here and slide in to the Red River. They will be floated downstream to the sawmill.



It is good to see the little steamers making some $ for the Original Kittom Lumber company.



Thank you so much for looking in on this small backwoods operation.

Doc Tom

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