This is part II of this ongoing saga of a backwoods logging outfit set along the border of Kentucky and Tennessee in 1910.
Please do not go looking for part one as they were vaporized when Photo Bucket became ransomeware and hijacked all my pictures.[:-crazy] I have seen the light [:-bulb] and will now post directly to this site [:-graduate]
I'm looking forward to continuing the dialogue in this most fascinating of hobbies.
Sorry to hear about the ransomeware. It got me too but I have an external hard drive and worked around it.
Were you able to repost all your great pictures? I saved all my favorites but not all of the construction threads etc. My faves I will print on paper to enjoy in to old age. The ether of the Internet is rather fickle I have found out.
This is a mini layout constructed of Blue Styrofoam. To make it look larger I used a divider between two scenes of the Railroad. To connect the two scenes I have placed a window in the scenery divider in the center.
This "Window" was difficult to conceal in the scenery theme of a backwoods logging railroad. This backwoods outfit is so broke they could not afford any type of tunnel. To hide the window between the scenes I had to use foliage and make a tree tunnel. Here's what it looks like:
The scenes depict the road crew laying and spiking rail late into the evening.
The individual trees had to be carefully placed and "pruned" to avoid fouling the engines and rollingstock.
There has been a lot of wind and rain here in Tennessee. This has resulted in a very good harvest of twigs. I pick them up on my morning walks and by nighttime they are fleshing out the winter forest I am trying to model.
I have always liked this photo of a log landing in Oregon about 1925. This is a “colorized” version and for the life of me I have had a hard time locating the original B&W on the net. I have seen it before but cannot recall where.
Anyways ,thought I would give a shot at a rough approximation of the action portrayed in the prototype scene. I realize that I have a Stearns Heisler (Climax in the original)posing up front and my little logging people do not appear quite as tired as the workers in the colorized picture.