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The Original 'Kittom Lumber Company' - pt.III
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 Posted: Sun Feb 11th, 2018 02:49 am
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I added some custom decals and the beginnings of a firewood load to give the Class A Climax a little more character.











Next to come will be some" warm weathering" to help pop out the details on this basic black engine.

Thank you for looking.Doc Tom


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Such a cool lokie, there seems to be no end to the "stuff" carried on those old engines. Great job.

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I have been slowly planting trees on the mini layout.

To have a little fun I have been running trains too.

Thought I would do these B&W's depicting the arrival in 1910 of a "modern" Stearns Heisler facing off with the "old bull" the 1890's vertical boiler Class A Climax.





Times are a changing out in the timber. The inventiveness of the loggers is advancing the technology for harvesting the lumber

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Excellent photos! Now that makes me want a Heisler...maybe I can find one on the "used" market.

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Hi Woodie,

In a review of online comments about the B.mann Heisler it is the most dependable of their On30 geared lokies.

I have had no problem with mine. I also got the add on B.mann sound upgrade and again no problems. The factory set CV's (Tsunami sound)  are perfect to my ear and have required no fiddling.

I hope B.mann will do an upgrade of their On30 Shay with metal gears. I think that would look nice on my prehistoric logging layout.

Thanks for following along.;)

Doc Tom

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I like the hazy/foggy/smokey look of photo #2.  I can almost smell wood burners!



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Steven B wrote: I like the hazy/foggy/smokey look of photo #2.  I can almost smell wood burners!Thanks Steve I took that shot with the trusty iPhone and adjusted the image in iPhoto on the MacBook. Glad you liked it.:rah:

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Doctor G:
  At least my track plan that you used to build your layout didn't go to waste. I submitted this plan to Carnedt.com which I added on to another plan. I designed this plan to be built in HOn30 but never built it as I got interested in On30. If I were to build this in On30 I think that I would have lengthened the layout to about 8 ft.  You mentioned in your last post that you might be interested in a Bachmann shay. I wouldn't go this route as I the shay is too big using it with the heisler. I sold one of my climaxes and also my shay because of this. The ideal shay to get would be a U.S. Hobbies brass On3 10 ton 2 cylinder shay in brass as it is about the same size as the heisler. I purchased mine back in the middle 1960's when U.S. Hobbies were blowing them out at $99 from the retail price of $295 back then. I had it narrowed to On30 and installed PFM sound in it plus I used the Grandt Line Micro Mo drive. but now it has Tsumani Sound and DCC in it. It runs like a clock. If you can find one they are probably priced at $295 to $595. Caboose Hobbies had two of them a year or so ago but they wanted $995 which was too much. You never mentioned in your articles what you used for switch machines. Are you just switching them by hand or are there electrical switch machines under the layout? Another question...did you have to gap the rails for DCC or just used plastic insulated rail joiners? 

Jack M.

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These are spectacular!!

I love B&W.   In fact, the decrease in my interest in photography occurred because I couldn't (and still can't) get the kind of luminosity in digital that I could get in silver.
But these are great.
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Jack M wrote: Doctor G:
  At least my track plan that you used to build your layout didn't go to waste. I submitted this plan to Carnedt.com which I added on to another plan. I designed this plan to be built in HOn30 but never built it as I got interested in On30. If I were to build this in On30 I think that I would have lengthened the layout to about 8 ft.  You mentioned in your last post that you might be interested in a Bachmann shay. I wouldn't go this route as I the shay is too big using it with the heisler. I sold one of my climaxes and also my shay because of this. The ideal shay to get would be a U.S. Hobbies brass On3 10 ton 2 cylinder shay in brass as it is about the same size as the heisler. I purchased mine back in the middle 1960's when U.S. Hobbies were blowing them out at $99 from the retail price of $295 back then. I had it narrowed to On30 and installed PFM sound in it plus I used the Grandt Line Micro Mo drive. but now it has Tsumani Sound and DCC in it. It runs like a clock. If you can find one they are probably priced at $295 to $595. Caboose Hobbies had two of them a year or so ago but they wanted $995 which was too much. You never mentioned in your articles what you used for switch machines. Are you just switching them by hand or are there electrical switch machines under the layout? Another question...did you have to gap the rails for DCC or just used plastic insulated rail joiners? 

Jack M.

Thank you Jack for the great design!!! I am inept when it comes to designing layouts. I have built two ON30 mini layouts from the Carnedt site. 
I agree a longer layout would be fine but I wanted to make both portable for shows etc.. An 8 footer probably would have been a wee too long for that.
I agree I :thumb: I am going to hold off on the B.mann Shay as it is probably too large for this little layout. My kit built  Climax A type barely fits as it is.
Thanks for your creativity in the design of this little layout.
Doc Tom

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