Tag Archives: Logging

Activity on the NPP

After several months hiatus from the layout, there’s been some activity. Rolling Stock Weathering/Upgrades From the previous post you can see that having another go at weathering the fleet morphed into new flatcar decks. I figured that as I was … Continue reading

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Flat Car Decks and Lumber Stacks

Some ongoing activities on the Northern Pacific Project: Rolling Stock Weathering I bought some Pan Pastels last month and was hoping they’d allow better weathering results than I’ve enjoyed. I’ve read good things about them from folks who’ve used them … Continue reading

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The Stacks

With the input side of the sawmill taken care of, I needed product. Cheney Lumber specialized in building studs, and photos show a lot of them:   I wasn’t going to model nearly that density, but I still needed a … Continue reading

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Raising Crane 6

Attaching the mechanical house to the boom was the last major assembly step. The house has two main support beams where the boom sits, and until I installed the backstays, would be the only attachment point. I used epoxy for … Continue reading

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Raising Crane 5

The crane trolley was the last sub-assembly for the sawmill crane, and I expected it to be the least difficult. There isn’t a very clear image of the the trolley in the crane picture, so the construction is somewhat notional. … Continue reading

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Raising Crane 4

Continuing work on the gantry crane for the sawmill. Here’s a photo of the prototype for reference: I’d gotten to the point of building the boom, and the most complicated fabrication of the model. It’s a truss, but the vertical … Continue reading

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Raising Crane 3

Now was time to turn attention to the crane legs. I’d tried making patterns using drawing instruments and wasn’t happy. This time I fired up a drawing program and created scale templates. I fiddled with the proportions until I got … Continue reading

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