Logging / Mining Layout

wvgca Sep 2, 2020

  1. wvgca

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    The layout is in era 1890, and is all small steam .. overall size is fifteen feet by sixteen feet . The inclination is 2.5 per cent, with the most elevation being on the left hand end, about nine inches or so .. The radius is mostly twenty inch, with some being more . It has been up for seven years now, and the attached layout file is in Scarm format, you have to download Scarm to view it, but it's free .. Overall design is kinda a 'U' shape, with turn arounds at both ends , there is a small town in the middle, mining on the left end, a sawmill on the left / middle, and trees to be cut on the right end..A track is also included for 'off site' access ..It is a combination of mostly flex track with some sectional track, all track is soldered, turn out are not ..Ground throws control the turnouts, and the is no 'lectricity on the layout itself .. The track is Atlas code 100, and the turnouts are -mostly- Atlas custom line number six ...
     

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  2. BNSF FAN

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    The description sounds interesting. Standard or narrow gauge?
     
  3. logging loco

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    Sounds like my kind of layout!
    Any photos?
     
  4. Sumner

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    Thanks for the heads up on Scarm. Only took a couple minutes to download it ( http://www.scarm.info/index.php?page=download ) and install it and bring up the track-plan...

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    Nice track-plan,

    Sumner
     
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  5. wvgca

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    the layout is all standard gauge ...

    photos are on the Scarm web site, two different versions though .. one in layouts, and one in the blog ..
     
  6. wvgca

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    the track plan has held up to the test of time, about the only thing added were lots more of the trees!
     
  7. traingeekboy

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    I love the time period. I've been researching a lot on it lately.

    Would love to see pictures.
     
  8. wvgca

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    here are some photos of th layout
     

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    more photos
     

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  10. BNSF FAN

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    That is a beautiful layout sir! (y)(y)(y)
     
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  11. Atani

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    A very nice looking layout, what is the approximate dimensions?
     
  12. wvgca

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    post number one, first line ... approximately fifteen feet by sixteen feet ...
    ps.. thanks!
     
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  13. logging loco

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    Very nice! Trains of log cars must look great snaking through the scenery
     
  14. Atani

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    I guess I need another cup of coffee or something as sure enough it is there!
     
  15. wvgca

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    usual chain of Tichy 22 foot ore cars, updated with Kadee coupler [no 5s], and Intermountain metal wheelsets [unfortunately smooth back], or a chain of home made flat deck cars , frame is stick lumber glued together, or CNC machined complete frame, then deck, and [sometime] vertical chain brake wheel added [nothing else underneath] .. all are 'truss rod' style, even the lightly modified Keystone log cars ...[metal framing]
     

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  16. logging loco

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    Beautiful.
    HO?
    Bolt details on car ends look really nice.
     
  17. wvgca

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    yes, it's HO
    I -think- only the one car has nut/washers put on the ends, the other cars were plain, and just the one car with brake chain wrapped up underneath the brake wheel ..
     
  18. logging loco

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    I built a bunch white metal N scale Quality Craft log buggies thirty years ago. I tried modeling the method of wrapping a sapling around the chain. I used a very fine root. It was tough.
    I finally wound up just using the top log tensioning method.
    That chain was like 30 or 32 LPI. What a PITA to untangle.
     
  19. SteamDonkey74

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    I love the bunks on those log flats. I see some great scenes here. Do you have a particular way you're running it? Any thought about having a logging scene at the top of that hill?

    This is a cool layout.
     
  20. SteamDonkey74

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    I see one car in one of your shots that looks like possibly a maintenance of way or fire control car? It has a tank on half of it and what looks like a box portion on the other half. What's the story with that car within your layout?
     

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