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The "Original" Kittom Lumber Company. Part III
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 Posted: Sun Jul 9th, 2017 11:20 am
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Si. wrote: Hi Doc. :wave:



Great photos ! :bg:



The vintage colourized & your colour and B&W look like the real deal.

Nice logs you got Doc.

They seem to have the right looking bark & feel to them.


I have my eyes on some Lime trees bordering my garden here.

They grow yearly long & straight pieces off the tops, could be good trestle timber.


I love your ground cover Doc.



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Thank you Si,
Do you get fruit off your lime trees too? That would be interesting.

The ground cover "dirt" is a mixture of real dirt and two shades of Scenic Express brown ground foam. Still to come are ground fine real leaves and Scenic Express brown "leaves" to model the leaves that fell in Autumn.

As I winterize everything my LP will need some coats and longer sleeves on their shirts.

Doc Tom

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 Posted: Sun Jul 9th, 2017 12:45 pm
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Hi Doc. :wave:



No there isn't any fruit from the Lime trees.

I think they would have to move London to the Med. for that to happen. ;)



I was told they are Limes, but I am no expert, they are def. trees though ...

... sticking up outta the ground, with leaves on ! ;) ;)



Now the Walnut tree is another matter entirely.

Walnuts DO grow on it.

You may even find some, IF you can beat the hoarding local squirrels to them !!



:moose:



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I always keep a look out in the garden for interesting wood & stuff.

Main problem is, I'm supposed to be interested in modelling a DESERT ! ;)

We'll see ... HUMBUG ! ... No sand either, just clay, chalk & flints !! :f:



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 Posted: Sun Jul 9th, 2017 10:39 pm
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About one year ago I began this project in an attempt to model a primitive backwoods logging operation set in 1910.

In August 2016 I had gotten this far:




It looked like a blue foam aircraft carrier.

Many months later we are at this scene of the"Woods" Side of the mini layout.:





There is much more to do including many more tree armatures, deadfall, leaves and then finally winterization with a little bit of snow and ice.

This mini layout has kept me busy for a year and because of its small size allowed me to really detail the scenery. One of the BIG plusses of a mini layout.

Thank you for looking and following along.

Doc Tom

P.S. I removed the vinyl photo backdrop from this side of the mini as it buckled and took my best shot at a painted backdrop.

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One thing I love about primitive logging railroads in the early 1900's was the absolute mess they functioned in.



Dead fall and slash was everywhere and had to be a real hazard to the early loggers and their little steam trains. So as I advance the scenery on the mini layout I have been trying to recreate "the mess."Cut up twigs and white glue were used to create the first layer of slash.





Meanwhile Jethro and Bubba are still trying to figure out how to unload a log car by hand.





They may be at it a while.

Thanks for looking. Doc Tom

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 Posted: Sat Jul 29th, 2017 12:41 am
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Hi Doc :wave:



Great photos of the layout as usual ! :bg:



I'm very sad to see that the photos on this Page, are coming from 'Imgur.com' though. :f:

After the 'Photobucket.com' fiasco, I thought people had learned an important lesson.

'Imgur.com' DO NOT SUPPORT third party hosting.

I am told it is stated very clearly in their T&Cs as well.



The speed that the photos on this Page took to appear, was truly terrible at my end.

Similar to the snails pace of the soon to be out of business Photobucket.com

They are very likely, in my opinion, to make a similar move to Photobucket.com, some time in the future.



Since you were successfully using the FREE & FAST Members Gallery for Posting your photos ...

... what happened Doc. ?

You want 'em all to disappear again ?



L:



Si.



P.S. a good tip for anybody Posting photos on Freerails, wherever they come from.

Try and Post a 'sensible' amount of photos on each Thread Page.

Hugely long 'photo fat' Pages for many people, take an eternity to load ...

... it is far better to make several Posts & start a new Page sooner, than create 'mega Pages'.


:bg:




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Hi Si,

Other forums recommended the Imgur.com site. Imgur is incredibly easy to use and does provide links to forums.

I have very little time to post pictures and found that the 4 fora that I participate in all have different ways of posting pictures. Each one requires a rethink on how to do them.I just cannot remember each ones idiosyncratic rules of posting.

Probably best to stick with one modelling forum in the future.

Doc Tom

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Hi Doc. :wave:



I saw you had the hang of the Members Gallery after minimal advice or problems.

So I thought that all was good to go.

It's incredibly easy to use, as you know.

The time spent getting to know the essentially really simple way it works, is well worth it.



As for what other Forums recommend ...

... last month they were all recommending Photobucket ! ...

... and look where THAT got people !!



I've already said that 'Imgur' doesn't support third party hosting before.

All I can say about people who recommend that is ...

... they don't know what they're talking about !



They MAY provide links, so did Photobucket !

But they clearly state that if you use them for Posting to Forums ...

... they may well DISAPPEAR ALL YOUR PHOTOS !!



Your choice.

Good luck.



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Kentucky Day Dreaming.



Trying to use the Gallery for the pictures here.  Doc Tom


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Hi Dr Tom
:glad: It worked:rah::rah: The Gallery is now open :2t: 

L: The dreamer is OK, but his off-sider had better hope that the loco doesn't move anytime soon. :w:

Great photo - Well done.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 6th, 2017 01:26 am
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The boys will soon have some help movin'them toothpicks with a contraption from up Philadelphia way.




Going to give all them backs a break tossing sticks down the roll way.





Thanks for checking in. Doc Tom

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