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    Another aspect of old time logging
    Thanks Rick, great topic.
     
    The V&T had a sister company, the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company, which had mills at the south eastern coast of Lake Tahoe, and a narrow gauge RR that hauled the lumber up to the crest at Spo...  more
    Building 1:20.3 narrow gauge CP Huntington Single
    Tommy, it is looking good, there is a Delton brass one on EBay and they only want $5,000 for it so you better put yours under armed guard
    Building 1:20.3 narrow gauge CP Huntington Single
    So I almost have her bolted together.  The smoke box still needs to be secured.  With lead weight in the smoke box and boiler it was time for her maiden run.  Put her on the track and she did the full outer loop no problem.  Went in to...  more
    Track longevity by brand
    Rick Marty said:
    Neil,
    I got about 500 feet of replacement ties from AMS ( for code 250 narrow gauge) in 2014 because the originals from 2005 had all gone to crap.  We moved in 2015 and I started the new RR in 2016 and put the new ties on the rail an...  more
    Track longevity by brand
    Neil,
    I got about 500 feet of replacement ties from AMS ( for code 250 narrow gauge) in 2014 because the originals from 2005 had all gone to crap.  We moved in 2015 and I started the new RR in 2016 and put the new ties on the rail and started install...  more
    Building 1:20.3 narrow gauge CP Huntington Single
    On to the headlight.  Thanks to Dave Bodnar's LED Article "LEDs 104 - A Better Constant Brightness Circuit for LEDs" it was accomplished.  Using a Warm White LED from a string of Christmas Lights, I solder some wires and added a CL2N3-G LED...  more
    Memorial Day Pearl Harbor Consist
    Interesting factoid, a good bit of 3' gage stuff from the Mainland ended up out here supporting the War effort.  Mostly bought from scrappers, original owners included the D&RGW, Colorado & Southern, Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge, Nevada County Narro...  more
    Building 1:20.3 narrow gauge CP Huntington Single
    very cool, the Delton one is on EBay for sale @ $5000.00+
    Building 1:20.3 narrow gauge CP Huntington Single
    Pretty damn impressive Tommy.
     
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    Building 1:20.3 narrow gauge CP Huntington Single
    Very ingenious! The engine is looking wonderful.