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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2020 03:39 pm
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Anthony Taaffe
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Hi everyone,

New member Anthony here.


Currently working on the first section of my logging railroad,
set in the PNW during the '30s.

Here's a couple of pics to show you what I've been up to.


Cheers, Anthony





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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2020 04:19 pm
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And very nice work, indeed.

What scale is this?

-WES


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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2020 05:10 pm
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Anthony Taaffe
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Hey WES,

It's HO.

Anthony



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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2020 05:50 pm
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Wes Stewart
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Great scenery work.


I do the large scale nowadays.

Age-related, I suppose,

as I like to scratch-build and need bigger pieces to work with.

-WES


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 Posted: Thu Sep 24th, 2020 12:23 am
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Welcome Anthony to the Forum,

lots of information, pics and help here.


I like your scenery,

the rock formation looks so real... well done.


...Peter  :thumb:




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 Posted: Thu Sep 24th, 2020 04:55 pm
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VERY good work on the scenery,

when/where exactly does it take place ?

(as I live in the Pacific NW)


Can't wait to see more!




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 Posted: Fri Sep 25th, 2020 03:51 pm
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Anthony Taaffe
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Thanks for the comments everyone.


Lee,

The layout is loosely based on areas on Vancouver Island

and (one day) a port scene with sawmill and industries

based loosely on Granville Island in Vancouver.


Anthony


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Hi Anthony

Good to see another Member modeling logging railroads and in the Pacific Northwest.

Your scenery looks pretty good and it’s nice someone is using Vancouver Island as a prototype.
I had a couple of holidays on the island and it is a stunning area.

I notice you are using disconnects and I know it is your railroad,
but you could bear in mind that by the mid 1920’s BC Government regulations stated,
that trains on all logging railroads had to have 85% of cars with air brakes.
And disconnects do not have air brakes.

I Turner’s “Logging By Rail" he quotes the 1924 return of 70 logging shows which had,
305 flat cars, mostly on Comox, 1237 skeleton connected cars, and 500 disconnects.

You might be interested in my posts in the 'Logging & Mining' Forum under “Diesel Logging Railroads",
and also Reg Hearn’s Thread on his "Henderson Bay Timber Co." in the same Forum.

Look forward to seeing how your layout develops.

Best regards

Alan Sewell


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 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2020 03:32 pm
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Anthony Taaffe
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Thanks for the info Alan.

The disconnects are just some old Kadee kits,
that I really only use to test the trackwork.

Most of my cars are up to "standard".

Cheers,

Anthony


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Hi Anthony

I have a couple of disconnect sets,
in theory used to haul boom sticks.
 
But I use them as a test as well.

Best regards

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