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acousticco
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Posted - 11/07/2005 :  11:22:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greetings,

This is a RGM McGiffert log loader that I've been working on intermittently for the past year or so. I've gotten the two main metal assemblies ready to go, so I can start put the whole thing together. This is the first complex craftsman kit that I bought, which is why it's taken so long to get to this point.


Here's two views of the frame assembly:




I'm building the narrow gauge version with the running gear in the raised position.

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acousticco
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Posted - 11/07/2005 :  11:25:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And here's two views of the engine:





I'm looking forward to building the superstructure platform and boom, and putting the whole thing together!

I'll keep posting as progress is made.

-Cody



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acousticco
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Posted - 11/07/2005 :  11:32:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's a link to a picture of a completed model at the RGM site:
http://www.riograndemodels.com/Images/LargeHO/3036.jpg




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ANo10
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Posted - 11/07/2005 :  11:47:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cody,

You are doing a great job. The photo's help to emphasis your build and gives a good perspective. How did you do your weathering??

Jim



Edited by - ANo10 on 11/07/2005 11:48:25 PM

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MikeC
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Posted - 11/07/2005 :  11:48:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're doing an excellent job with this, Cody! I'm not familiar with the kit. It is primarily white metal castings?




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Posted - 11/08/2005 :  12:02:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cody,
Looking good...almost looks like the one I'm building









Getting it out of the Garage was the real trick!

Marc



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acousticco
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Posted - 11/08/2005 :  01:53:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Folks!

Jim,
So far the weathering is just flat black spray paint and Bragdon powders and a dull 6B pencil for the graphite color.

Mike,
The kit is mostly white metal castings. The water tank is resin, the boiler is styrene. The kit also includes stripwood, chains, wire and some corrugated roofing. I think I have to supply the rigging, but I havent got that far yet.

Marc,
Looks pretty good, but what I really like is the backbrop in the last photo

-Cody



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Hume Lumber Co
Engine Wiper



Posted - 11/08/2005 :  02:13:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hume Lumber Co's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cody,
Great work... Please keep posting pictures. I was thinking of building one for my logging scene some day.

I am sure you will power it and use the cable to pull logs around:) So I am looking forward to seeing how you do it.

Marc,
Thanks for listing all the nice snaps (of what you are doing;)

Thanks,
Matthew



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Rick
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Posted - 11/08/2005 :  06:13:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cody, good looking model. Looking forward to more pictures as you progress.


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rckwallaby
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Posted - 11/08/2005 :  09:52:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit rckwallaby's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by marc_reusser

Cody,
Looking good...almost looks like the one I'm building

.........................................

Getting it out of the Garage was the real trick!

Marc



Gee you come up with some real photo gems at times. Like all the time.

Might have to get back to work on mine.

Cheers
Phil



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k9wrangler
Engineer



Posted - 11/08/2005 :  12:20:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marc: The last photo looks like my work bench. Nice job on the wrinkles in the dude's clothes in pic one~!

Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
H.M.F.I.C
Kentucky Southern Railway
The Spartan Line

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Hume Lumber Co
Engine Wiper



Posted - 11/22/2005 :  12:53:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hume Lumber Co's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cody,
I am not so patiently waiting to see some more pictures of your progress on this. I am sure it will look great.

Matthew



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Hume Lumber Co
Engine Wiper



Posted - 11/25/2005 :  01:41:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hume Lumber Co's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is a diagram of the McGiffith Loader from the book “Matches, Flumes and Rails” by Kent Stephens… The diagram came from “The Timberman.” I think it maybe helpful when you put all the lines on... Or maybe it came with a simular diagram.

Matthew



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acousticco
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Posted - 11/25/2005 :  02:43:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Matthew,

It looks to be quite a bit bigger than the RGM kit, which only has four wheels and no A-frame support for the boom.
I'll be back to work on this project soon.

-Cody



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acousticco
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Posted - 12/04/2005 :  7:42:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A little progress made! Decking is in place, and I'm working on the boom.





Will take some more pictures as I go...


-Cody



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Hume Lumber Co
Engine Wiper



Posted - 12/05/2005 :  01:19:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hume Lumber Co's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking great! Keep it up.


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