Railroad Line Forums - Lou's Logging Horse Flatcar
Railroad Line Forums
Username:
Password:
Save Password


Register
Forgot Password?
  Home   Forums   Events Calendar   Sponsors   Support the RRLine   Guestbook   FAQ     Register
Active Topics | Active Polls | Resources | Members | Online Users | Live Chat | Avatar Legend | Search | Statistics
Photo Album | File Lister | File Library
[ Active Members: 5 | Anonymous Members: 0 | Guests: 123 ]  [ Total: 128 ]  [ Newest Member: Mark DeSchane ]
 All Forums
 Model Railroad Forums
 Logging, Mining, & Narrow minded
 Lou's Logging Horse Flatcar
Next Page
 New Topic |   New Poll New Poll |   Reply to Topic | 
Author Previous Topic: Getting ore to the top of a stamp mill Topic Next Topic: Surry Parker log loader
Page: of 5

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 01/31/2017 :  8:38:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Im going to make a logging horse flatcar to go along with a Logging High Wheel on flatcar project that I did here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48518
I found some "G" scale models, from Lothar Gauf, a guy called the diorama man, for inspiration for this project. Where these types of backwoods equipment were conjured up in back wood shops, I going to use my artistic license and build my version using a set of steps from an old caboose for the workman to get up and down from the flatcar.
Starting with an old water logged caboose deck I had laying around for parts, and an old IHC old time gondola kit, Im going to cut a section of the steps from the caboose, and re-attach them to the rear of the flatcar deck. See the Diorama Man G scale model used for inspiration. And, pictures of the first cut made, and where it will be re-attached to the rear of the IHC flatcar.








Country: USA | Posts: 17360

Bernd
Fireman



Posted - 01/31/2017 :  9:19:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was going to suggest that on your other thread but never got around to it when you mention how you wanted to display the Big Wheel. Remember to put a ramp for the horses to get up/down from the flat car. I didn't see that on the G scale model unless it's on the opposite side.

Looks like it's going to be another great looking project. Never got around to complimenting you on the Wheel. Nice job and interesting use of material.

Bernd


A PESSIMIST sees a dark tunnel
An OPTIMIST sees light at the end of the tunnel
A REALIST sees a freight train
The LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER sees three idiots standing on the tracks

Country: USA | Posts: 2632 Go to Top of Page

BigLars
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 01/31/2017 :  9:42:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like it!

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Country: USA | Posts: 11209 Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 01/31/2017 :  10:43:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

I was going to suggest that on your other thread but never got around to it when you mention how you wanted to display the Big Wheel. Remember to put a ramp for the horses to get up/down from the flat car. I didn't see that on the G scale model unless it's on the opposite side.

Looks like it's going to be another great looking project. Never got around to complimenting you on the Wheel. Nice job and interesting use of material.

Bernd



All movies I've seen with horse flatcars had the horses just step off of the car in the field, and loaded onto the cars at station ramps. However, I will be having a drop down gate/ramp for the horses to load and unload from any area. The "G" scale model had no ramps attached. Thanks for following this build, and the idea to include a horse car with my High Wheel build.



Country: USA | Posts: 17360 Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 01/31/2017 :  10:48:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

I like it!



Thank you Larry. I'm glad you found it here in the Logging thread instead of the Craftsman's Corner. I'm hoping others find this build as some only go to the Craftsman's Corner threads.



Country: USA | Posts: 17360 Go to Top of Page

teaspoon
Fireman

Premium Member

Posted - 01/31/2017 :  10:55:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lou, I'm looking forward to seeing this come together. Not to be a nag, but shouldn't you quit horsin' around and get going on this, or do you need to stop by the glue factory first?


Country: USA | Posts: 1075 Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 01/31/2017 :  10:58:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Steve, and a good run on the play on words thing.



Country: USA | Posts: 17360 Go to Top of Page

quartergauger48
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 01/31/2017 :  11:54:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, Louis', you are becoming quite the technician for ingenuous builds on the forum'
Looks like another masterpiece coming up....




Ted

Country: USA | Posts: 5641 Go to Top of Page

Dutchman
Administrator

Premium Member


Posted - 02/01/2017 :  09:05:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea, Lou. I look forward to seeing the car unfold.



Country: USA | Posts: 30787 Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 02/01/2017 :  09:53:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by quartergauger48

Hey, Louis', you are becoming quite the technician for ingenuous builds on the forum'
Looks like another masterpiece coming up....


quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

Great idea, Lou. I look forward to seeing the car unfold.




Thanks for your comment Ted.

Thanks for following along Bruce.



Country: USA | Posts: 17360 Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 02/01/2017 :  12:37:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The caboose steps has been glued using Super Glue Gel, to the IHC flatcar deck. Once dry, I cut and filed a section of the IHC bottom frame end, so a coupler would not have any interference with the frame, when mounting a Kadee coupler into the original caboose steps coupler box. The brass truss rods and queen posts were attached to the metal underframe using CA cement. Then the metal underframe was glued to the IHC plastic deck using Walthers Goo, All-Purpose Adhesive, its a type of contact cement where you put it onto both surfaces, let dry for a couple of seconds, then attach both pieces together.










Country: USA | Posts: 17360 Go to Top of Page

Pennman
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 02/01/2017 :  3:32:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Louis, looks like a nice project underway here.#128579;
Rich



Country: USA | Posts: 3553 Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 02/01/2017 :  4:32:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

Hey Louis, looks like a nice project underway here.#128579;
Rich



OK I'm game, what is (#128579) ????



Country: USA | Posts: 17360 Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 02/02/2017 :  11:30:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deck boards were cut using Midwest #8006 HO scale 2x12 Basswood strips. Then I stained the strip wood using a brown Fiebing Leather dye and denatured alcohol mix, and placed the pieces under glass and weighted down flat until dry. While the strip wood was drying, I painted the flatcar frame using a spray black paint, then squirt with water, then spray red oxide primer all at once, one process after the other. Than shook the water off the frame leaving whatever red primer stayed on the black paint. Its an easy and quick first weathering effect.
The next day I glued the deck boards on to the flatcar using my home made glue applicator, and Zap-A-Gap Medium CA+. Pictures below show process, and the finished flatcar wooden deck, along with a close-up of the rusting effect.
















Edited by - desertdrover on 02/02/2017 11:38:14 AM

Country: USA | Posts: 17360 Go to Top of Page

Pennman
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 02/02/2017 :  11:44:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

Hey Louis, looks like a nice project underway here.#128579;
Rich



OK I'm game, what is (#128579) ????



Ok, Louis, I will tell you. When I post an answer from my cellphone, I need to refrain from adding a smiley face, as they post but show up as numbers rather than the smiley faces. So much of the time during the day I use the cellphone and when I want to leave a smiley face, then I need to say "he he" instead. I hope this answered your question. He he
Rich



Country: USA | Posts: 3553 Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 02/02/2017 :  11:51:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

Hey Louis, looks like a nice project underway here.#128579;
Rich



OK I'm game, what is (#128579) ????



Ok, Louis, I will tell you. When I post an answer from my cellphone, I need to refrain from adding a smiley face, as they post but show up as numbers rather than the smiley faces. So much of the time during the day I use the cellphone and when I want to leave a smiley face, then I need to say "he he" instead. I hope this answered your question. He he
Rich


Ok then Rich, that's my not being Tech Savvy showing once again.



Country: USA | Posts: 17360 Go to Top of Page
Page: of 5 Previous Topic: Getting ore to the top of a stamp mill Topic Next Topic: Surry Parker log loader  
 New Topic |   New Poll New Poll |   Reply to Topic | 
Next Page
Jump To:
Railroad Line Forums © 2000-17 Railroad Line Co. Go To Top Of Page
Steam was generated in 0.39 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000