Richard’s been back in touch with his HO logging railroad.
(If you missed his first post, it’s here:Logging and milling HO scale.
Richard from Oklahoma here again…
After you spotlighted my logging railroad, which by the way made me feel ecstatic…. several questions where asked about how the logs made it into the mill pond. So, after some research, I found something similar to what I had in the back of my mind, but wanted to find out if it was actually practical and of real life…
Here is what I found and then constructed… as the loaded cars are spotted, they are then rolled over the side of the railcars and unto the ramp leading into the pond…
Some people seem to think that because something isn’t absolute, others feel it’s considered criticism, when all it is is a wonderment of how it works or should work…. which then creates curiosity for more details and realism….
Thanks Al for allowing us to share our pleasures and attempted desire to what we’re trying to accomplish…
A big thanks to Richard for sharing more of his HO logging railroad.
Now on to Heather and Jason today:
“Hi all it’s Heather & Jason here.
Jason started on the lay out with what I had stacked up for him.
He started going through the 11 boxes I had with HO gear in them over the years of collecting & sorting them into separate boxes.
Jason would like some help from some very good minds please.
He has 36 degree curve track in 2 places & needs to put a curved bridge in them.
One of the gaps is 20cm & the other is 30cm, we don’t have any on hand so went looking on ebay can only find ones 7ins long nothing big enough for our gap?
Jason wants to do away with centre posts you will see in photos, where one side I played around with my hot wire & made a tunnel. He didn’t give me time to curve the entry & exit parts, thats why they are square. The small & large trains are passing through ok.
Now the other side, which is the 30cm gap, he had a stand under it but it was too big so I grabbed a bit of scrap & shaped a pole, as he wants the crews to be able to get past the hill where the lake is going.
He is not sure what to do & wants me to ask you if you have any ideas of how to pull it off & what to use there please.
One of the photo’s he has slipped in is where he put me in a chair with the tongs so I could help sort things out with him. Won’t let me put his photo in I took of him sorting stuff out, as he was building track.
I will add a photo of the track if I can do a days work without him changing his mind ha ha
Thanks to any one who can help him out. God bless & be safe too,
Heather & Jason.”
And who can help Heather and Jason? Please do leave a comment below if you can.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming and don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own layout.