Logging and Model RR Newbie

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by sledge57, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. sledge57

    sledge57 New Member

    Hi all, gotta say I love this site.

    After toying with N scale years ago and considering returning to it, I've decided that my "old" eyeballs can't do N so I've made the plunge in to HO.

    I've always wanted to do a W Va. logging layout and after finding the Cass Scenic Railroads site I knew this was the area I want to do. I've known this since I first went white water rafting in W Va on the New and the Cheat rivers. Seeing the tracks run along side the river, deep in the gorge had always set me to day dreaming.

    So anyways I bit the bullet, (I've been procrastinating a bit, my motto has been "I'm tired, I'll procrastinate tomorrow............" [​IMG] )

    Anyway I figured the best way to get motivated was to spend some money, so...........................

    Here's the power for my new RR. It should arrive Friday, hopefully I can beat them home (working in Cicni this week, live in Detroit area) and get to them b4 the "BOSS" does [​IMG]


  2. jcoop1

    jcoop1 Member

    Looks like great power, I just made a switch to On30 from "N" and havn't looked back.

    Good luck, keep us posted
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Be very careful picking up the climax. The lineshaft has a SHORT coupling to the front truck, and is "fun" to get back together. The lineshaft on the shay will also disconnect, but is a little easier to recouple.
    I think you will really like both of those locos, and logging in HO.
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Welcome To The-Gauge.:wave: Looks like you have some nice motive power there.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. sledge57

    sledge57 New Member

    Thanks everyone, they both arrived safely yesterday. Now it's time to design a suitable home for them. They're too pretty to leave in the box :D

    I measured my old workshop and after I clean it out I should be abale to devote a 9x6 foot space along 2 walls.

    I'm thinking a switch back layout is in my future.

    Any good links to pics, articles or track plans for switch backs?

  6. spookman

    spookman Member

    Sledge I live north of Detroit myself but I am originaly from Richwood West Virginia. Not far from Greenbriar. I would almost kill for a set like that. Where did you get it?
  7. Summit

    Summit Member

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