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The Original 'Kittom Lumber Company' - pt.III
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 Posted: Mon Aug 7th, 2017 04:31 am
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Planting more winter bushes before bringing in leaf cover and more bare trees. I decided to soften the edge between the forest floor and the limestone cliffs heading in to the Red River.





I have been using some roots from garden plants that died off this summer to make vines and roots heading down to the water to get a drink





Here is a shot from a canoe in the Red River looking up at the log dump. Some of the mischievous kids like to be on the river on hot days to get a big splash from the cascading logs. They do not tell their parents.

 

I like the colors of winter/late fall set against the grays of the limestone.





Thank you for following along.

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Another week of modeling squeezed in to real life. Continuing to work on the log dump scene. More Winter time bushes and roots and vines.



Looks like the loggers have figured out a way to unload the log cars and shove them in to the Red River.





Even sent Simon Lilpeep down on the logs to figure out what to do next.



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Meanwhile down in Haiti the other side of the world HK Porter's offspring are hard at work getting in the sugar cane harvest.This is my other On30 mini layout Petit Neg la" (Haitian Kreyol for The Little Guy).



I frequently have this little mini operational as I work on the Kentucky/Tennessee stick hauler.

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That lil' layout is RUM ! Doc !!


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Doc, I think that what makes this layout so appealing is the sheer quantity of detritus lying around, abandoned logs, stumps, dead wood and all the track-side and building based junk, not to mention the general scrubby ground coverage. Quite different to the often clinically clean scenics seen in layouts and very nicely done.



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Si. wrote: That lil' layout is RUM ! Doc !!


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Hi Si,

Yes, that is a rum distillery in the photo converting sugar cane juice to the good stuff.   ;)   Tom

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slateworks wrote: Doc, I think that what makes this layout so appealing is the sheer quantity of detritus lying around, abandoned logs, stumps, dead wood and all the track-side and building based junk, not to mention the general scrubby ground coverage. Quite different to the often clinically clean scenics seen in layouts and very nicely done.Thanks Doug. The prototype pictures show all this rough looking ground cover.



This makes logging a very dangerous undertaking. In fact it still is.....I just sutured up a young Kentucky logger's forearm who fell on his razor sharp chain saw blade.

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I agree, logging scenes (especially early times) NEED all that slash, debris, broken things, and general "clutter". This layout has all that and more. I modeled loggers for many years before getting into mining. The reason? I can't make a tree for s$%t but rocks & cactus are much easier! And also, 2 foot gauge isn't capable of hauling the logs to sustain a decent mill...a mining railway works great.
Your modeling is superb and the photos convey the scenes quite well. Just wonderful.

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W C Greene wrote: I agree, logging scenes (especially early times) NEED all that slash, debris, broken things, and general "clutter". This layout has all that and more. I modeled loggers for many years before getting into mining. The reason? I can't make a tree for s$%t but rocks & cactus are much easier! And also, 2 foot gauge isn't capable of hauling the logs to sustain a decent mill...a mining railway works great.
Your modeling is superb and the photos convey the scenes quite well. Just wonderful.

Woodie

Hi Woodie. Thanks for your nice note.

I have an ongoing discussion with a local logging buddy who models 6-8 diameter logs for his HO standard gauge logging outfit (set in the 1930's) and wonders why I shy away from those big logs. I think you are correct that a 30" narrow gauge hauler would not be able to handle those gigantic arboreal specimens in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.:old dude: I think that type of logging involved standard gauge tracks and much larger motive power. Here are a couple pictures of early narrow gauge logging RR's that appear to back up this theory.





Looking forward to others thoughts as well.:2t:

Doc Tom

 

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Winter in the South can see some fairly warm days.And when you are working on the rail road you can even sweat.



Especially so when there is a log train bearing down on your activities.





Thanks for looking. Doc Tom


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