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 Posted: Wed Jun 10th, 2020 09:00 pm
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Hi TGB  :wave:



I keep wanting to type 'TGV' ...  :pimp:

... but I guess your locos top speeds are ...  :slow:

;) 

I made a couple of underframes like ^^ you want in 1:24n3, way back when ...  :old dude:

... I was making 'Westside Lumber Company' rolling stock from stripwood. 


Their standard 'old skool' logging flat car, was 24' long, or 1' in 1:24n3 !  :dt:

The width was about what you'd expect for a 3' gauge 'shortline' underframe.


I could dig my old plans out, if you wanted to know an exact width (maybe !)  ???

'Westside Lumber Company' 24 Foot Old Skool Logging Flat Cars  :P


Personally I'd choose the width, so they 'look "right" ' with your other cars.  :cool:  :thumb:

I guess you'll be using stripwood for your builds, have you decided what size ? 


:java: :moose: :dt:


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Thanks for the offer.

The log cars are different from others I've seen.
I have a photo that shows them 8-12" per side wider than a loco tender.
They were just running on this one line.
 
The length seems to be the real issue, which is why I put one over a scale drawing.
The logs were carried on wagons, so they can't be too long.

I super imposed it over that 23 foot car drawing,
and it seems obvious these are much shorter.

The frame seems to be re-enforced from underneath with big side beams,
which lowers the overall look of them.

Assuming the frame is a normal 6' wide frame which is what most of my trains are,
you can see that the outside is a fair amount wider.

Gonna use strip wood that is available so I will fudge a bit on dimensions.
The scale stuff ends up costing too much. 

I'm not sure if a plan for these exists anywhere.




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" The logs were carried on wagons, so they can't be too long "





Hi T.G.V.  :wave:


There's always the oDd vertical log that needs loading as well.  L:


;)


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hee hee hee

That one must be for a coffee table.





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" I'm not sure if the scale is correct between the photo and the frame plan,
but I am getting close to making a design "






Hi T.G.V.  :slow:  ;)

Having another look at that vintage log-car photo, from the Previous << Page ...  :old dude:

... it actually looks like it may well be considerably shorter than 24' long.


The car 'design' looks really, really, really, old to me ...

... & those black blurs underneath, could well be early 'Carter Brothers' trucks.  L:


The car in the photo, is only 3 trucks long, which could be as little as 16' long, as a guess.

As another 'guess', I would say the cars 'designer' had never seen a R.R. carbuilders guide !  :P


If anything, it looks more like a very crude early disconnect, extended in length !  :shocked:

I've never seen a log-car quite like it before.  :us:


An interesting prototype !  :cool:


:java::moose::dt:


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I agree Si.

I am using that frame design as a reference,
yet when this photo is scaled, it seems really short.
The big give away is the size of the trucks.

I haven't peered at it in a bit. Keep being distracted by work.
 
But yes, the cars must be around 15-16 feet long,
and those logs have to be 12' to 14' long.
This would make sense as the logs have to be hauled on wagons.

Really need to get back to this,
as I think a set of four of these would be a quick build for me.
It'd give me a nice little train to run too.


Some links to images:

Log Cars - Link 1

Log Cars - Link 2

Log Cars - Link 3


If you look closely you can see how wide they are over the trestle.




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I have been doing a lot of planning, which is a good thing, and a bad thing.

Planning - Good !
Planning and not actually doing anything - Bad !  :bang:

Yes the struggle is real.
I get a bit brain damaged and can't decide what to do.
a.k.a. hyper focused ADD.


The other night I grabbed the paper plan and some coffee stirrers and started cutting.
The best tool for the job were my rail nippers.

It was a lot faster than trying to chop with an Exacto blade.

Shown is one wall worth of planks cut for my livery stable.
I cut both side walls.





I also scrounged some thin plywood, in an alley out of someone's trash can.
Now I have a 2x4 board I can cut up for track base on a layout.

A couple hours of model railroading.
Cost: 0.00 $$




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Hi T.G.V.  :slow:


YEP ! ... I've found my electrical:!:side-cutters do coffee-stirrers a treat !!  :thumb:

No splinters & no 'Band Aid'(TM) required either.  :dt:


The raw materials are quite cheap at my local McDonalds ...

... as I stuff fistfuls into my jacket pockets while no one is looking !  :P


No clowning around :clown: McDonalds barn sides are a good one.


:moose:


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Razor saw just wasn't cutting it.
I decided to get the kitchen chopper to cut wood beams for my log cars.

Just laid my paper scale rule on the small cutting board,
and I think I could make 20 cars in an evening.





Now to stain the wood with proper model railroad wood stain from the dollar store.  ;)







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For some reason I had never seen an image of D&RGW #800

It is awkward enough to attract my interest.

https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330coll22/id/47601




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