Laurium, Mohawk and Brockway

ClinchValley Oct 7, 2014

  1. ClinchValley

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    Since all locos are wood burners, need to chop up some wood to keep them going

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  2. BoxcabE50

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    When my maternal grandfather hired on with Polson Brothers Logging, this was his first job- Bucking and splitting firewood for donkeys, and their wood burning lokeys. Must have been a back breaking chore!
     
  3. ClinchValley

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    I'm using the Bachmann 18' high side gons for copper ore service. I decided to change the trucks to something more appropriate for my era

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  4. BoxcabE50

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    Nice job on the weathering.
     
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    Someone asked to see the rest of the layout. So I ran a train and followed along with the video camera. This is the part of the layout with no scenery - yet.

    [video=youtube;ICeC2zN0T-o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICeC2zN0T-o[/video]

    Starting the new year by dropping back and finishing the loco facility at Phoenix. Photos soon.
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Near the beginning, in the background it looks like several cars upside-down. Are those some of the cars you have been building and weathering?
     
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    Waiting for new trucks then get weathered
     
  9. Railtunes

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    Nice to see some Michigan Upper Peninsula modeling, albeit freelanced, but it does remind me of the Quincy and Torch Lake. I grew up in Munising at the end of the Lake Superior and Ishpeming east branch, which ended, literally, behind my house.
    You've captured the ambience very nicely!

    Paul Ingraham, former "Yooper", now in California
     
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    Was able to get the skirt back up on the part of the layout with scenery.

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    Gearing up to start operations. We'll use TT/TO for train movement. A sample of what I came up with for Clearance Card/Train Order

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    Let the fun begin
     
  12. BoxcabE50

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    Those look like adapted "Chessie" era forms.
     
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    Good eye. Yep, left over from my Chessie days
     
  14. BoxcabE50

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    I'm a very serious train order collector, one of about six such people in the world.... :)
     
  15. Bob S

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    Ken, Somewhere in this mess I have a whole pad of Form 19's from the Ahnapee & Western Rwy. And a bunch of other stuff that I got when they tore the Algoma depot down around 1980.

    Respectfully, Bob S.
     
  16. BoxcabE50

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    You have apparently studied my filing system, and learned it quite well. :)

    Don't throw it away. A fortune, it might not be, but a trash can liner it is not.

    Any new HOn30 projects to share with us?
     
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    See new thread.
     
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    D&B Shay #10 switches the water tank at the camp, passing saw filer Gawthrop along the way

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  19. BoxcabE50

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    Interesting looking shop car. Is it a modified Bachmann?
     
  20. ClinchValley

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    Yep. Had to change the look, didn't care for it out of the box

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