logging trucks

Brighid Sep 5, 2020

  1. Brighid

    Brighid TrainBoard Member

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    Good morning. I am looking for the trailer length for a 1916 Pierce Arrow logging truck. The trailer seems extra long on the model I am working on. I would post pictures, but I am not allowed to yet. Tractor is 17 scale ft. long, and the trailer is 21 1/2 ft. long
    Thanks
     
  2. Brighid

    Brighid TrainBoard Member

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    pictures
     

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  3. logging loco

    logging loco TrainBoard Member

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    Brighid,
    Sorry I don't have an answer.
    That truck is really awesome. Is it built from a kit?
     
  4. John Moore

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    That is about right because logs were cut into 20 or 30 foot lengths depending on what the sawmill could handle and much later the trailers could be lengthened or shortened depending on the length of load being carried.
     
  5. Brighid

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    Yes it is a kit from Republic Locomotive works
     
  6. logging loco

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    Oh! I've got a bunch of their kits all unbuilt but I'm trying to remedy that.
    Thanks!
     
  7. logging loco

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    Looks like they are no longer available.
     
  8. Brighid

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    They were there yesterday. Last page under vehicles.
     
  9. logging loco

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    Thanks. I'll look again.
    RLW has always been a pleasure to deal with.
     
  10. SteamDonkey74

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    That doesn't look unusually long at least for west coast logging. It was not unusual at all to cut logs as long as could be transported and handled at the saw mill.

    I do not have a ready reference to any sort of prototype info on this particular truck. It may look extra long because truck cabs of that era were quite a bit smaller than on modern log trucks.
     
  11. Brighid

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    Thank you all for your comments. I will leave the trailer the present length for now.
     
  12. John Moore

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  13. BoxcabE50

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    Logging in the western US changed as the years progressed. As trucks became more powerful, loads of logs became both longer and heavier. Distances they could reliably haul timber increased. The truck model pictured generally would have hauled to a mill close by the cutting grounds, or to a nearby rail head reload. The style using a single bunk and long stinger for the longest logs. The two bunk trailers for short logs. It depended upon what types of lumber they intended to cut. As the trucks evolved, so did the mills.
     
  14. logging loco

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    John, what an interesting picture. Is that a dog behind t he cab?

    Do you know inwhich state or on what operation the picture was taken?
     
  15. John Moore

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    I believe the photo was taken on the Mendocino Coast somewhere.
     

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