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 Posted: Sat Jul 11th, 2020 09:32 am
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'Tri-ang' ... inc. the Worlds thickest telegraph-poles, or the Worlds most unrealistic logs !  ;)


:java: :P


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'Tri-ang' ... other side, showing the 'tipping trigger' sticking out a bit, from the main car underframe.  :old dude:


:java: :cool:


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Si,

Have some operating Lionel cars tucked away. 
They were fun to use way back when I had my Lionel layout.

I did get a Tyco Operating Log Car to check out. 
It could possibly work but feels fragile, and doesn't lend itself to modification.







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I put together a short log car to experiment with some kind of log unloading device. 

The car is on the short side being 15' 6" long and 5' 6" wide.




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"  15' 6" long and 5' 6" wide  "


Hi Michael  :mex:


Not a bad size, if you ask me.  :thumb:


Those HEAVY  :boogie:  'Bachmann' diecast passenger trucks are a good move ... 

... nice to know you've got some really  low-center-of-gravity  weight, when unloading.  :)


My own, what I kinda call, 'heavy-duty flatcar' build ( MK-I & MK-II ) ...

... are about 16' to 18'  L:  long & 6' ish wide.





With some trusty 'Tri-ang' diecast passenger trucks, modded & re-wheeled.  :java::mex:

The MK-I seems a bit camera shy today ... So MK-II ^^ with 'Dinky' diecast crane it is !  :P


AWESOME photos & build Michael ...

... No.567   L :shocked: :shocked: K S   like a winner !


:moose: :dt:


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I wasn't sure if the trucks were Bachmann or not. 
They are all brass, but no markings on them.

I've been using HO passenger trucks on my newer builds. 
They just look a little better.


Yes, I do need a low center of gravity for this car,
since I'll be unloading logs from it.


I can already see that I'm going to need some kind of stop,
to keep the flat car from tipping over. 

A simple strip of wood should work.




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Michael

There is a prototype for the use of passenger trucks on logging flats,

the first logging flat cars for Victoria Lumber and Manufacturing,

which were used on Vancouver Island.




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" I wasn't sure if the trucks were Bachmann or not. 
They are all brass, but no markings on them "


Hi Michael  :mex:


I wasn't looking properly, they're a bit tricky to see, on my small screen ...  :us:

... I thought you had been using 'Bachmann' On30 Passenger diecasts.  L:


I have a pair, or maybe ? two, of those & yeah ... No diagonal end frame bits.


I've been kinda sitting on mine, in the hoard  ;)  so far ...

... as the On30 ones are a slightly rare & £££ beast for me, in the U.K.  :P


I can never get a sense of 'real' size, without seeing a 6' figure next to stuff ...  :Crazy:

... your photos look GREAT  :bg:  sans figure though, awesome paint & colours !  :thumb:


:java::moose: :dt:


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I'm doing a trial run on the long dump. 

Installed a fence to keep the car from tipping over. 
The outside edge of the rail in 3/4" from the fence.





The car can tip about 30 degrees,
without coming off the track or derailing a second coupled car.

I'm going to try building a simple jill poke that will push the logs off the cars. 
Something that can be operated manually from underneath the layout.




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Watching this video shows how hard loggers were on equipment and sometimes the men:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C95EFowJUXg&t=6s




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