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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  6:46:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deal me in, Lou!

Jim


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k9wrangler
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  8:15:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How many toothpicks ya think youíll need?

Karl Scribner
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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  8:26:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill, Michael, and Jim for comments and following along.


Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  8:27:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by k9wrangler

How many toothpicks ya think youíll need?



?????????



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  8:31:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pictured below are some examples of just how large these tree discs can be. A couple of fellers, and a women against a felled tree, and two men discusses the rings of a giant sequoia disc on display.
For my Wood Disc I have a weeping cherry tree in my back yard that I use on my L&R lumber railroad. For years all the trimming and cut-offs have been saved, and used for logs, tree stumps and other railroad usage on the layout. This is a nice colored hard wood that becomes firm and stiff, does not crack, and holds up well for modeling use. And, the extra benefit is, that my flowering cherry tree wood is great to use for grill smoking as well.
I cut a scale 12 ft. diameter piece, by a scale 3 ft. thick piece (second picture) for my special wood load from a cherry branch.






Louis
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Orionvp17
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  8:46:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now I Know I'm gonna like this! Own Cherry from the Yard! Cool!

Pete
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k9wrangler
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  11:32:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cherry pickiní the good parts, pithy...no splinter group here.

Karl Scribner
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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/27/2020 :  08:14:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you imagine using that saw to cut that tree!


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/27/2020 :  08:59:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Can you imagine using that saw to cut that tree!



Can you imagine how tired they were at the end of the day!!


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 - 04/27/2020 :  09:46:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Orionvp17

Now I Know I'm gonna like this! Own Cherry from the Yard! Cool!

Pete
in Michigan



Well Pete, like young George Washington I cannot tell a lie. The cherry tree is one of those Japanese weeping cherry tree varieties, not the eating type cherry tree.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/27/2020 :  09:47:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by k9wrangler

Cherry pickiní the good parts, pithy...no splinter group here.



Purely ornamental type here Karl.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/27/2020 :  09:50:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Can you imagine using that saw to cut that tree!



Yeah Bill, I'd say they would still be there cutting today.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/27/2020 :  09:53:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Can you imagine using that saw to cut that tree!



Can you imagine how tired they were at the end of the day!!



Jerry, that's what I'm thinking. Like an old Rip Van Winkle effect.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/27/2020 :  1:54:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Kadee logging disconnect trucks are preassembled, which is a good thing, because after the couplers need to be put together, that is a headache in its own, without having to also build up disconnects.
Also, the logging bunks needed to be attached to the top of the log disconnects, as seen in the drawing. Following along with the Kadee #15 coupler drawing you can see the process of how they went together. Getting and keeping the metal spacer into the spring, while getting it into the coupler was the trick. The Kadee spring pic was a big help here. You could also use a small thin blade screwdriver for this tool.
For the tie down chains, after you put on the grab ring, you thread the chain through the log bunk hole using the wire like a sewing needle, and then glue the chain link end to the bottom end of the bunk.
If weight is needed, you can add weight to the bottom of the disconnects center beam using epoxy glue and buck shot, or cut roofing lead sheet 1/8" x 1/2" and glue onto the bottom of the center beam from coupler to cross beam on both ends at the bottom side. You want the weight as low as possible, so the car isn't top heavy, when you add the weight of a load above, or logs piled high above. All four logging disconnects are ready. The next build for this project will be making-up a ďRooster PoleĒ.












Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/28/2020 :  2:11:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All four (4) logging Disconnect Log Cars are now completed, and ready for making a rooster pole to connect two of the Log cars together under the disc load.




Louis
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