The boys have repeatedly told Jethro no matter how strong he is, he cannot unload a log car with hand tools. Steam powered tools and cables are needed to move these heavy logs. Kittom Lumber keeps him on the payroll as he means well and is kin to one of the bosses.
This is a mini layout constructed of Blue Styrofoam. To make it look larger I used a divider between two scenes of the Railroad. To connect the two scenes I have placed a window in the scenery divider in the center.
This "Window" was difficult to conceal in the scenery theme of a backwoods logging railroad. This backwoods outfit is so broke they could not afford any type of tunnel. To hide the window between the scenes I had to use foliage and make a tree tunnel. Here's what it looks like:
The scenes depict the road crew laying and spiking rail late into the evening.
The individual trees had to be carefully placed and "pruned" to avoid fouling the engines and rollingstock.