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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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And very nice work, indeed.

What scale is this?

-WES


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Hey WES,

It's HO.

Anthony



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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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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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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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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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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

Alan


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Before my meds. kick in at lunchtime

I swear I can see small gaps between Alan's air-hoses


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Anthony

With your disconnects, add a frame to convert them to log cars,
Arrow Lakes Lumber Co. made 16 foot cars for hauling White Pine.

Wood and English Logging Co operated their skeleton cars as disconnects, when hauling extra long logs,
with each load spanning two cars, using the end log bunks. (circa 1926)

W&E later became Canadian Forest Products,
which also operated trains hauling Iron Concentrate, from a mine adjacent to the line.


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Hi Ken,

Thanks for the tip about W&E.

Anthony



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