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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/28/2017 :  9:21:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Update:
Wooden hardware has been stained, and I worked on the Draft horseís hardware, using the eyebolts and neckless chain to be used as rings. The hardware went together quite quickly, but chasing around, and trying to find the eyebolts and chain rings every other minute took the longest time. If you know what eye bolts in HO looks like up close and personal, than youíll know what Iím talking about. Iíll be finding eyebolts and chain links in the train room for years to come. I always knew I should have gone with the 1/48 scale for modeling.




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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/28/2017 :  10:05:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lou,

Now if you could only get a decoder in those horses....

Amazing detail on this project, and I thought the wheels were too big!

Congrats on a very cool model.

Jim



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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  08:30:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lou, Looking great. I also have a lot of experience with small parts flying off to never
never land. However, it does look like you retained enough of them to make a really
wonderful model.

Bob


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  09:23:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis great job. Your really doing a fine job with the detail and thanks for all the looking up the parts and how to make them.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  11:00:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

Lou,

Now if you could only get a decoder in those horses....

Amazing detail on this project, and I thought the wheels were too big!

Congrats on a very cool model.

Jim



Thanks a lot Jim. Just an idea on how big these wheels get see man on high wheel for sizing.




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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  11:05:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

Lou, Looking great. I also have a lot of experience with small parts flying off to never
never land. However, it does look like you retained enough of them to make a really
wonderful model.

Bob



Thanks Bob! I'm still toying with the idea to either have horses with this high wheel, just place the high wheel in a display area of the layout, or place it onto a flatcar going to the logging area. The problem with using horses would be that I couldn't show people how it works, with the horses dangling all the time.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  11:10:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Louis great job. Your really doing a fine job with the detail and thanks for all the looking up the parts and how to make them.



Jerry, Thanks for your comments and replying!
To me some of the best fun in modeling is the research part of it all. I don't know what I enjoy the most, building or the research.



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wvrr
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  11:49:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lou, that looks pretty intimidating to be riding like that guy. Wow, that really shows it in perspective.

Chuck



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  12:06:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wvrr

Lou, that looks pretty intimidating to be riding like that guy. Wow, that really shows it in perspective.

Chuck



Yes Chuck, I found this picture to be the right photo, as far as perspective goes on the size of this monster.
We have all become in a world of compact sizes, and forgot how BIG things were years back. Just our phone sizes come to mind.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  5:02:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This Logging High Wheel project has come to the end of the trail. Doubletrees, singletree and chains have been applied to the hardware. The high wheel operates as it should, when the tongue/pole is pushed back it lowers the log chain, as the tongue/pole is pulled forward the chain lifts and tightens the log to the bottom of the axle. Iím still on the edge of making this a display model, or a flatcar load. Horses attached to the High Wheel are not feasible, due to displaying the operation of the High Wheel would cause the horses to dangle, while trying to display the movements of the tongue/pole Jacob Staff mechanism system. Pictures of the finished model below.














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time2play
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  7:01:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Absolutely fabulous Louis. Great work on this. Thanks for sharing...

Bob



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  9:21:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by time2play


Absolutely fabulous Louis. Great work on this. Thanks for sharing...

Bob



Thank you so much Bob, and being a member I can always count on being there!



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Carl B
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  9:30:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just read this thread from start to finish. Wow! Fascinating stuff and you were the perfect man for the job Louis. Excellent.


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adrian_batey
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  9:49:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is a fantastic looking build! Yet another interesting piece from you.

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  9:59:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Just read this thread from start to finish. Wow! Fascinating stuff and you were the perfect man for the job Louis. Excellent.



quote:
Originally posted by adrian_batey

This is a fantastic looking build! Yet another interesting piece from you.



Carl and Batey, thanks a million guys for your comments and replying!



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