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Ken C
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Mark Fry is publishing this book late in 2017, 

putting together his research over the years,

into a book (Vol 1) covering the logging railways in Tasmania. 


352 pages, 370+ photos, 20+ plans for equipment.

The book is listed at - $A 95:00 Hard cover - 150 copies  (dependant on interest)

                              - $A 65:00 Soft cover  - 350 copies


Proceeds to the - THE KIDS' CANCER PROJECT 

For an expression of interest contact Mark at   :-

markfryoldina@gmail.com


Mark has numerous article's in the 'Narrow Gauge Downunder' magazine,

on Tasmanian logging over the years.


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Thanks for forwarding that Ken.
 

For those that may be interested in a collection of some amazing logging images and anecdotes,
this will certainly be a great book for the collection. 

The other really nice thing about it being,
that all proceeds go towards a great cause. 

See some more info on the flyer below.


Cheers,

Dan Pickard.





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Hi,

Thanks for posting the information about Mark Fry's book. 


Mark's Tasmanian articles were the reason I started my subscription,

to 'Narrow Gauge Downunder' back in Summer / Autumn 2000. 

My subscription continues to this day.


I will have to order this book and a second copy for my local train club library.


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Ken, 

Tried to order 2 books using the email address you listed,

and just got this eMail reply from gMail. 

Help

.  .  . 


The mail system gMail

https://support.google.com/mail/?p=NoSuchUser

g46si9386657qtb.268 - gsmt (in reply to RCPT TO command)       


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Bill,

Corrected address  (missed the 4) :-


markfryoldina4@gmail.com



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Ken,

Thank you,

Bill Fornshell

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Please note, this is not an ordering process, just yet.


This is an expression of interest request from Mark Fry (the author),

as they are trying to get a fairly accurate printing volume established (as far as hard cover vs soft cover options),

for the reason that the proceeds are towards a kids cancer charity.


So they want to try and get the demand right, and maximise the donation that will result in the end

(as opposed to being stuck with a heap of the wrong style of book, that generates no funds for the charity)


Sorry if that caused any confusion.


Cheers,

Dan Pickard


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Sounds like a great project, on a fascinating subject !


I'm tempted !! :bg:


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Just adding to this announcement.


I can now show the cover-artwork for this forthcoming book,

which is a pretty fair representation of what the rest of the book contents will hold.  


Keen readers will note . . . 'Volume 1'  ;)


Cheers,

Dan Pickard


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Received my copy today.


When you add in $57.23 Aus for postage to the US, it isn't a cheap book.

But from what I can see it is a bargain!!


The plans, the number of photos, critters galore and the QUALITY.

It is a book for a cold winter night,  a comfortable chair, and a "wee dram" of single malt.

Highest recommendation.


If logging is your thing, it is a MUST HAVE.

If your interests aren't specifically logging, you probably will still think this book is great.

And the proceeds go to help unfortunate kids.


Herb


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Hi Herb and others.

I have to agree with Herb that I am also very happy with my copy (2 copies). 

The second copy will go to my local train clubs library.

I also have pre-ordered 2 copies of 'Vol 2' when it is finished.

My first copy was received on 21 Dec and the second copy arrived on 26 Dec 2017.


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Hi all,
I had to wait for Christmas day to open my Christmas present from my wife. :2t:

It was impounded on arrival at my place - She beat me to the Postman...

It truly is a magnificent book with hours of information to be digested and absorbed.

Well done Mark and Ang Fry :bow::bow::bow:

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I gotta get me one now!!!

Woodie

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Is this book still available  ??? ???  ??



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Hi Dennis,

Volume 1 was sold out - both in hard and soft cover.
Your best chance now is to keep an eye on the Aussie second-hand book market.

Volume 2 is still in preparation.
Progress on Volume 2 has been drastically slowed by Mark being involved in a very serious road accident late last year.
If you are interested in getting a copy of volume 2 then please send an "expression of interest" direct to Mark Fry at :-

markfryoldina4@gmail.com

The way this works is the size of the print run is set by the "expressions of interest" received.
Anyone who has purchased Volume 1 will be contacted directly by Mark when Volume 2 is ready for printing,
to confirm that they are still interested in purchasing either a soft or hardcover version of Volume 2.

My understanding from talking with Mark at the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention last Easter,
is that Volume 2 is still being worked on and is getting close to a "final draft",
prior to test printing and intensive proof reading.

For anyone who has seen Volume 1, I can vouch that Volume 2 will be well worth the wait.


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Yes, Vol.#1 is well worth the price, which I am told benefits children's concerns.
Many of the lokies and roads shown would make wonderful models.
Vol.#2 should be chock full of more incredible modeling ideas.
Those interested in radio control would love the idea of small unusual equipment running on peeled wooden logs!
Can't do that with DCC.
Look for Vol.#1 and buy it and consider showing interest in Vol.#2, you won't be sorry.

Woodie


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" Many of the lokies and roads shown would make wonderful models "


Hi Splintered Logging Fans  :wave:



Sure would make some  N I C E !  models Woodie.  :thumb:

&

If you wanna see how those nice insulated wooden-rails & radio-control go well together in On30 ...  L:





... don't forget to check out ^^ Rods excellent downunder modeled splinters & radio-waves ! ... Here :-


'The Points' - On30



:)



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Something travelling at less than MACH-1 on splintered rails !  ;)





Found on Google Images, I've no idea if it's from Down Under ... But I guess it could be !



:cool:



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Don't know of any of those in Australia,

more likely in New Zealand.


......Peter



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Si


Have seen similar photos of the MACK,

I believe that it was a logging operation in Washington State.

Would make an neat RC model for something different.


Not likely it will be RC, but thinking about modelling a "Tugaway",

which were built by "Westminster Iron Works",

for logging operators in British Columbia.


L:  L:


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Photo of a Tugaway built for the "Charlie Sing Chong Logging Company".

Built by Westminster Iron Works during the early 1920s.

BCARS HP 69678





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Hi Ken,

One of those Westminster Iron Works "tugaways" survives in Port Alberni.

Their one is a bit more upmarket.





and





but this Buda was set up for steel rails.


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John

Definitively a later model version of the Tugaway,
the older model was neater in my opinion.

Doubt there would have been a NG version,
but a 2 & 1/2 foot version works for me.

L:

It would be used to check the track before trains would be run.

:) :)


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oztrainz, thank you for the reply.


I'm wondering what difference Vol 1 and upcoming Vol 2 will have regarding content.  ???

Different regions, equipment ?

I don't understand the "plan" for the volumes I guess.


Also, not sure being here in the States, how to look for a used copy of Vol 1 in Oz works.

I'll dig around a bit and will email for Vol 2 interest list.


Thanks, Dennis Thompson


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Hi Dennis,

My understanding is that when Mark and Angela put together Volume 1,
they found that much other stuff on timber tramways that they couldn't fit into Volume 1.
Just what this "other stuff" is I don't know.

In the Introduction of volume 1,
Mark wrote that this volume focused of "the how and the why" of Tasmanian logging tramways.

Chapter headings included are:

Fallers and Bullocks
Haulers and Crawlers
Stringer, Spar and Steel
Spot Vertical and Twin
Truck, Bogie and Wagon
Locos

Tasmania also tried (sometimes with varying success),
some of the mill and hauler technology that is more usually associated West Coast USA outfits.
But their home-grown "stuff" is exceptionally varied in such a small part of Australia.

If "how and why" have been covered in Volume 1,
then that still leaves a lot of "who", "when" and "where" yet to appear.


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oztrainz,

Thank you again,
as you have cleared up some things already.

I did write to Mark last night.
I do not expect instant replies, which is fine.
At least I've "put my name in the hat".

I do understand international shipping of books ($$$$$),
and how things sell out.

When I completed my second book, "The Climax Locomotive",
it sold quickly, with significant quantities to Australia and beyond.
Surprised me.
Second short printing gone as well.

The Climax book was/is a long story from where I sat through the whole thing.
Just turned up a couple spare copies I forgot I had.
Maybe I could trade one toward a Splintered Vol 1.
Never know until one throws out ideas.


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Here's a Natrass that worked on wooden and normal rails,

and a Fordson for poles in Mineral, WA



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The pole Fordson is   T :cool: :cool:   C :cool: :cool: L   .  .   .    .





AWESOME  !



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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Si, that one you posted is at Mt Rainier, in WA state.

I saw it two weekend ago, in a different spot as this.

They have an excellent logging museum which is the destination for all trains on the line:

https://mtrainierrailroad.com/museum/about-2/


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Hi Lee  :wave:



Thanks for the interesting link ^^ to the Logging Museum & Railroad.



I'd love to ride the train & go there myself ...

... it's not very local though.  L:



I know we are quite away away from Tasmania !  ;)

But seeing as 'Splintered Rails' are a bit of a minority interest ? ... possibly ...

... I thought the Fordson was good to see.  :P


I bet those enterprising Aussies had such beasts as well.  :cb:



I always find myself thinking, why not some ridges on the big-log-wheels ?

But I guess they would quickly turn the log-rails to SPLINTERS !  :shocked:  :f:



Perhaps low-gear & a slow start, gets the ball rolling with those babies !!  :slow: :slow:



:cool:



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Hi all,

One of the outfits that has appeared in Vol 1,
and is probably very likely to return in more detail in Vol 2,
is Britton Brothers and their swamp railway.

Have a look at
http://nichaygarth.com/index.php/tag/brittons-swamp/
You'll need to scroll to the bottom to see the "locomotives".



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