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The "Original" Kittom Lumber Company. Part III
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 Posted: Thu Oct 12th, 2017 02:30 am
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Not sure, but I think I see wheels under the boiler and the beast looks to my eye to be wrecked.:old dude:

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Well, last week Smitty was assigned to dig some dirt so the engine house doors could be hung. Unfortunately, Mr. Smitty went wild with his new “DREMELLO”tool and cut into the electrical wiring in the foam he had forgotten about from last years work. Big Boss Man had to put four guys on the job to dig up the wiring, repair the wiring, replace the dirt and finally hang the engine house doors.






Well, today they saw their work was paid off as the engine house doors swung open revealing a real steam spittin’, fire breathing, Little Porter Lokie ready for a days work………….






………. of moving big timber.




Thanks for looking and hearing my....Errr Smitty's confession about the cut wiring. Forgetful Doc Tom

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Love the diagonally boarded doors. Looking forward to seeing the roof to keep the rain out!



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Bad move Smitty, You should have called that 800 number "call before you dig"

Of course, cell service might be poor in that area.


Great work, Doc!


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 Posted: Wed Oct 18th, 2017 12:15 am
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slateworks wrote: Love the diagonally boarded doors. Looking forward to seeing the roof to keep the rain out!Thanks Doug. Delaying the roof a bit to get stuff and dirt into the interior.



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Herb Kephart wrote: Bad move Smitty, You should have called that 800 number "call before you dig"

Of course, cell service might be poor in that area.


Great work, Doc!


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No idea what Smitty was thinking about on that important day of the BIG DIG.



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It took a week but Big Boss Man got the boys to hang some windows on the backwoods engine house.



I think these are Grandt line castings. They were distressed and weathered. There ws no material for the glazing. So Evergreen products to the rescue.



I obtained their clear styrene sheet and carefully cut two windows to fit each frame. I toyed with leaving them "glassless" but since this is a mini layout set in winter missing window glass would be noticed.



Thanks for looking. Doc Tom


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This weeks adventure on the mini logging layout was to build a simple wood burning stove for the engine house. Using an old metalcasting of a 55 gallon drum in “O” scale and bits and pieces of styrene from the scrap box I built up a backwoods stove. The stove pipe is from a piece of shrink tubing.



The wood burning stove was positioned to avoid fouling the locomotives and kept a good distance from the wooden walls to avoid burning down the engine house.




I purchased a package of micro LEDs wired to look like flickering fire and installed it into the stove. The LEDs provide a nice fire effect that will look good on future videos.



One little trick I tried was to make the open firebox doors visible through one of the windows on the outside.



To complete the scene there will be good ole boys sittin’ back in chairs keeping warm and feeding the fire.

Thank you for looking. Doc Tom

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This week I put in some kerosene lanterns in the 1910 backwoods engine house. They are flickering LEDS mounted to a round bottom fuel bowl from the spare parts bin.



I mounted them on shelving above the height of the engines. This gives overall illumination and allows for peaks inside the engine house.









Thanks for Lking.

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