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Posted - 03/04/2003 :  1:30:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Websites for Logging, Mining, & Narrow Gauge

Timber Times - http://www.timbertimes.com/
Model Railroader - http://www.kalmbach.com/mr/modelrailroader.html
Model Railroad Craftsman - http://www.rrmodelcraftsman.com/
Model Railroading – http://www.modelrailroadingmag.com/
Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette - http://www.ngslgazette.com/
NG&SL Gaz Plans - http://www.urbaneagle.com/slim/NGSLGplanlist.html
Finescale Railroader Magazine - http://www.finescalerr.com/
AW NUTS Magazine - http://www.awnuts.com/
Maine Two Foot Quarterly - http://www.maine2footquarterly.com/
Magazine : Features : The Evolution Of West Coast Logging -
Amazon.com: Books: Deadfall: Generations of Logging in the Pacific Northwest -
Logging Locomotives
Climax Locomotives - http://www.trainweb.org/climaxloco/index.html
Keystone Shay Kit - http://www.mrollins.com/geared.html
Shay locomotive - http://www.mrollins.com/shay.html
Logging/Shays - http://www.railroadextra.com/lgpage.Html
Shay Geared Steam Locomotives - Geared Steam Locomotive Works - http://www.trainweb.org/gearedsteam/shay/shay.htm
Shay Locomotives.com... - http://www.shaylocomotives.com/
Mallets in the Tall Timber - http://loggingmallets.railfan.net/
Geared Steam Locomotive Works - Shay Heisler Climax Dunkirk Baldwin Willamette - http://www.trainweb.org/gearedsteam/
Sawmills & Logging
Sawmills - http://www.fewpb.net/~evasser/sawmills/
Sawmills, Logging - http://www.twrps.com/ccor/loggin.html#benson
Asam Bros steam powered sawmill - http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/sawmill/asam.html
Sloat Lumber Co - http://sloat_lumber_co.tripod.com/REFERENC.HTM
Eastern Logging Links - http://www.narrowtracks.com/eastern_loggers/ELoggingLinks.htm
Hull-Oakes Lumber - http://www.armstrongblue.com/Articles/hull_oakes.htm
Sawmills – Climaxes - http://www.trainweb.org/climaxloco/sawmills/index.html
Red Stag Lumber Co - http://www.nmra.org.au/RedStag/RedStag.html
CAMP 2 - http://www.spiritone.com/~camp2/index.html#anatomy
My McCloud Railroad Page - http://www.mindsync.com/raillink/
The H.O. McCloud Railroad - http://home.earthlink.net/~mccloudrailroad/index.html
Logging ops - http://www.rbadesign.net/logging.html
Loggers, Railroads and Pine - http://members.aol.com/lassenlogger/
Buildings, Skeleton Cars & Trees for Logging Camps - http://www.csg-enterprises.com/
Narrow gauge
2003 Narrow gauge Convention @ Denver - http://www.23rd.nngconvention.com/
Links related to Taplines - Shortlines, Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railroads -
The Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition –
Making Pine/Spruce/Cedar Trees - http://www.trevinocircle.com/sippin/index.html
America's Age of Steam - http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/steam/
Steam Era Freight Cars Web Site - http://www.steamfreightcars.com/
The Voice of the Iron Horse - http://www.steamwhistles.com./
RailroadData.Com Railroad Links Directory - http://www.railroaddata.com/
Forest History - http://www.forestshop.com/history.html
Dictionary - the Tree Industry - http://www.arborists.com/dictionary/terms1.htm
Mountain State RR & Logging Historical Association, Inc. - http://www.seidata.com/~jreid/msrlha.html
Durbin and Greenbrier Valley and West Virginia Central Railroad - http://www.mountainrail.com/
VanNatta, Robert - Logger, Attorney, - http://www.vannattabros.com/homepage.html

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Jerry M

Posted - 12/18/2003 :  12:56:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey you log guys out there, am I in the wrong place or are there no posts or activity in the forum? If anyone see's this can you tell me the differance between the reg 501 Kadee and 551 Kadee Arch bars? I know it says self centering but what exactly does that mean? Thanks for any help..........Jerry

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Posted - 12/18/2003 :  4:55:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

You are in the right place. There has been little activity here. Some of the logging topics get included in other threads, particularly the Fine Scale Forum. I am guilty of having done that.

I have litle to add to the difference between the #50l and #551 trucks, except the 551 is listed as in use from 1900 to 1941 and the 551's are a dollar higher. I have used only the 501's on the SW Backwoods MOW Train and plan to convert all logging rolling stock to 501's. Sorry, I can't be of more help but I left my Kadee catalog in New Mexico.

If you care to post a topic to this forum, jump right in.



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Premium Member

Posted - 12/18/2003 :  5:24:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, I had to go to Kadee's website because I'm unfamiliar with the #551's.

I'm not sure what they mean by "self-centering" unless it refers to the way the frames are "equalized" over varying track conditions.

Like Jim, I'm using the #501's on my work train and other cars. I like their appearance and the way they roll. I did notice that the 551's are 50 cents more per pair than the 501's.

After we started up the Finescale Forum last winter, it kind of became the "catch-all" for a number of topics and discussions that should have been posted elsewhere. We've got several on-going threads that probably should be in the HO Forum or in the Layout Construction Forum or .... And I'm as much to blame as anyone for letting it happen. So it's not just the Logging Forum that has seen little activity as a result.

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Crew Chief

Posted - 01/06/2004 :  12:51:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shamus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some great logging websites with some excellent information.

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Rusty Stumps

Posted - 01/06/2004 :  1:31:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, Jim, nice list but do you also have a list of model manufactures of logging and mining related items. In particular I've seen somewhere in the past a manufacture of saw mill equipment. But now that I'm looking for it it seems to have gone into hiding. I know Walthers lists some Keystone items but there are still a good number missing.


In the Crossroads of America.

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Posted - 01/06/2004 :  1:57:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry Rusty,

I don't have a list of model manufactures. Great Idea though, I'll do some web searches and post up a list of what I find.

Thanks for pointing it out,


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terry hansley
Crew Chief

Posted - 01/30/2004 :  3:03:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I know It`s dumb.----Somebody go measure a piece of HOn3 narrow gauge track and tell me the center to center distance between rails in inches.

Terry H

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Posted - 02/25/2004 :  03:48:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just brought a book called 'Mountains of Ash - A history of the Sawmills and Tramways of Warburton and District' by Mike McCarthy ISBN 0 909340 41 2. It is a 300 page illustrated hardbound book on the area I am modelling and where I grew up until I was about 8. I am amazed by and have been enjoying the wealth of pictures and look forward to reading it in detail. There were 66 major mills there before the war and what seems like dozens of trestle bridges and interesting structures. A narrow gauge line ran down our main street! I never knew that. I have a ton of reference material now.

The book is published by the Light Railway Research Society of Australia. The website is at http://www.lrrsa.org.au/

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/29/2004 :  2:11:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The self centering trucks have been cast with a pair of small ramps between the bolster and the mount. when you pick up a car with self centering trucks, the wheels automatically align with the centerline of the car for easier placement on the track without having to fiddle with the wheels. I find these are difficult to "three point" tripod mount so I don't use them.

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 10/11/2005 :  10:03:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some Links for Great Lakes Area Logging

Here is a link to 137 diferant articles and records including interviews with those who were there.
To model your subject well,here is a chance to live it through thier eyes (many hours worth of reading here and some are better than others so chooseing which to read can be difficult :)

This next is a link to a story about a wisconsin lumbering town.How it started and an interesting play by play on historical development.this is the html version of a pdf file. the pdf link is on site and will include pictures
www.uwgb.edu/voyageur/19-1lumberco.pdf+Goodman+Lumber&hl=en" target="_blank">

Next a great lakes shipping article including much on logging lumber etc from 1886 during the hey days of the Lumber schooner

A Collection From Univ of Michigan of various Railroading material inc digital photo collection, articles etc

Digital collection from western and central Ontario mostly logging and railroads courtesy thunder bay library

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Steam Donkey
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/30/2006 :  1:01:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello everybody,

I came across a really neat logging site today, thought you might like it. It’s focused on Vancouver Island, off the West Coast of BC (my neck of the woods). It has some interesting history and photos, as well as a very cool interactive camp walk-through which you can view in 3D! Very fun, check it out at http://www.camptocommunity.ca/english/


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Posted - 11/08/2006 :  8:15:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Helloa all, One magazine for Narrow Gauge that was missing from the first list is the NGDU from Australia. The Editor is Gavin Hince. here is their website.

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Posted - 11/16/2006 :  10:46:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For your viewing pleasure,
Liddell Company, Manufacturers of Engines, Boilers, Saw Mills, Cotton and Yarn Presses, Shafting, Pulleys, etc., Charlotte, N.C.


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Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/22/2006 :  8:54:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit fsm1000's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I bookmarked this thread. Great links, thanks a ton :D

My old website is still here though not much in activity. I hope you enjoy it anyhow :)

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Posted - 12/17/2007 :  3:50:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Found this page on Google. Measured drawings as well as operating procedures for a myriad of mining paraphernalia.


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