Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

The tale of 2 logging lines, a layout transformation

341 views
5 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    November, 2012
  • 497 posts
The tale of 2 logging lines, a layout transformation
Posted by emdmike on Friday, November 10, 2017 6:42 PM

As I was looking for ideas on a layout for my little room, this already build up 48"x85" layout popped up on Facebook marketplace.  I picked it up for less than the track and wood would have cost.  Its done with code 83 flex track and has 2 sidings, a nicely done waterfront/coast line and it was in really nice shape overall.  I replaced the missing bridge with an Atlas warren truss, the front bridge will get a logging design with tree trunks and such used to support the track.  I had done some engine swapping with another member over there and ended up with 4 engines.  2 mallets, a 3 truck Climax and an elderly 0-8-0.  One of the mallets was the huge 2-8-8-2 Weyerhaeuser one, wayyyy to large.  Its being swapped for another 2-6-6-2t.  The plan is to letter the 2 mallets and the Climax for my Wolf Creek Lumber Co and the 0-8-0 will work for the small Turtle Creek Timber Co.  The short siding at the front of the layout screams for the little saw mill that Woodland Scenics offers all built up.  That will be the TCT Co.  The large paved area will get reworked to look like dirt and probably get one of the buildings from the Walthers lumber series that is set up for the track to pass thru the middle of the building.  The larger WCL Co sawmill will be on an extension shelf in the future.  Lots of trees will help set the scene somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.  The Mallets are second hand from the Rayonier, thier old #8 and thier Climax #1, along with Booth Kelly #2.  Kaydee disconnets for the TCT Co and brass skeletons for WCL Co.  I will add a low hillside with lots of trees to help seperate the little saw mill scene from the larger complex area.   Mike the Aspie

Silly NT's, I have Asperger's Syndrome

  • Member since
    May, 2004
  • 4,286 posts
Posted by 7j43k on Friday, November 10, 2017 8:57 PM

Nice lookin' lokeys!

And you can see the top one is really articulated, too.

 

Ed

  • Member since
    November, 2012
  • 497 posts
Posted by emdmike on Friday, November 10, 2017 9:58 PM

I will post pics of my Climax once its back together, its in pieces getting a can motor installed at the moment. My second 2-6-6-2t should arrive in a couple weeks if all goes to plan.    Mike the Aspie

Silly NT's, I have Asperger's Syndrome

  • Member since
    November, 2012
  • 497 posts
Posted by emdmike on Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:09 AM

Here is my Climax, still got the noisy open frame motor but running smoothly.  Waiting on a package from NWSL with shaft sleeves for the motor I want to put in the engine and new motors for my Mallets.   These Climax models didnt power the optional 3rd truck back then.  The later ones from PFM like the Hillcrest Climax did have the 3rd truck powered.  Still looks good, even if just along for the ride.   

Silly NT's, I have Asperger's Syndrome

  • Member since
    May, 2012
  • 1,353 posts
Posted by angelob6660 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:19 AM

Will the coast line still going to be there or raised a bit?

How much of the road will be destroyed for the hill and lumber mill? 

Modeling the G.N.O. Railway, The Diamond Route.

Amtrak America, 1971-Present.

  • Member since
    November, 2012
  • 497 posts
Posted by emdmike on Sunday, November 12, 2017 8:06 PM

Shore line will remain the same but get lots of trees, unsure on the road vs the hillside, will depend on what buildings I put on the two sidings.  

 

Silly NT's, I have Asperger's Syndrome

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!
Popular on ModelRailroader.com
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Search the Community

ADVERTISEMENT
Find us on Facebook