Logging Pictures From Jim T.

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by jon-monon, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks to Jim T for this nice donkey picture! I selectively brightened the dark areas, which might look a little funny, but I like to see all the little goodies.

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  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    This is also a sample of Jims good photography!

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  3. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Thanks for the pics, Jim and Jon!

    I love the browns and greys of the weathered water tank. Gives a good color reference for weathering unpainted wood.

    Hey Jon, did you note that at left there's lurking a ghost of a bulldozer (or whatsit?)!!! :eek:

  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Yes, Ron, that's one of the areas I lightened up, as well as the shadow on the yellow dozer on the top photo. Amazing what comes out when doing that, the dozer or whatever, tracked thingy, on the bottom one was not really visible in the original piccy.
  5. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    Just curious..where were these pics taken? Of what era is the donkey engine? Do they still use them? (Obviously I know nothing which is why I ask so many seemingly silly questions :D )

    Maybe the bucket hiding behind the engine belongs to the tracked 'thingy'
  6. Jim T

    Jim T Member

    These pics were taken at a logging display up in the Oregon coastal mtns. It's on the hwy between Seaside, OR (on the coast as the name implies) and Portland, OR. One of the old area loggers started this display and built a nice restaurant to go with it. They have a huge amount of equipment up there and I took quite a number of pics to try out my new digital camera. I'll post some more soon. Also I'm thinking of starting a webpage of some sort and could take more pics with more detail and better lighting to post there if there is some interest. I think some of them would really help with weathering projects.

  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Nice Donkey engine, but I like the water tower best.
  8. Jim T

    Jim T Member

    Here's another pic.

    Cheers, Jim

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  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Jim,
    That yellow object looks like part of a Heister, so where's the caterpillar that pulls it. :D

  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The water tank is interesting in that it has no bands. Are we looking at an outer cover, and the tank itself is inside?, an insulated tank?, or, because it's a display, is it empty, and the bands were too rusty so were removed?
  11. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I'll bet half a heister is not uncommon. If the Logging Co. fizzles out <sniff-sniff>, the cat crawls away because the caterpiller can be used for other industries.
  12. Jim T

    Jim T Member

    I'll hunt for the cat next time I go by there. Also if there's a lot of interest in this sort of stuff, I'd enjoy putting together some sort of photo album of the equipment up there. Sounds like a good excuse to have a webpage. LOL

    Cheers, Jim
  13. gerbs4me

    gerbs4me Member

    them are are some cool pics:)
  14. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Nice pictures, Jim! I'd like to see a close-up of the tracked thingy, please.:) :)
  15. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Jim,
    Thats a good idea getting a website full of logging photo's, I got 100's on my hard-drive I can let you have, in the mean time, here's a view of the Heister complete. (Model)

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  16. Jim T

    Jim T Member

    Actually, to expand on the logging pics idea I could see where it would be nice to have a site where all kinds of pictures, such as old buildings suitable for modelling could be posted. It could be broken into different catagories (logging equip., switching yards, buildings, tunnel portals, etc, etc,). What a great source for ideas for building, equipment, and weathering that would be!! What an incentive to take pics when out and about! What a huge project to organize!!! LOL

  17. camelot

    camelot Member

    anyone tell me roughly when Heister's where in operation ?


  18. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Can we get back to Sumpter's question about the water tank? I've never seen one without bands --- and doubt if there is such a thing unless, as Sumpter suggested, we're looking at an outer covering of boards.

    Or, unless this is an imitation water tank put up by the guy collecting this equipment?????

    Any opinions?

  19. rocko59

    rocko59 New Member

    A little info on Cat logging

    Hi I'm new here & found this buried in my favorites, hope this topic is still on the site.
    We have some terms we used for this equipment out here, the "tracked thingy" sign1 is usually called a Cat & the track arch may be a HYSTER or Pacific Car & Foundry(CARCO) or maybe a couple other builders too. The cat in the first pick has a 3 drum yarding winch on the back that would have been rigged up to a spar tree or skyline on steep ground. The bucket just behind the yarder is most likely on a track loader in this era or it could be on a rubber tired loader too. Track loaders were built a lot different than the Cat to it's right, they have large arms coming down from a tower in front of the operator, the Cat would have had a blade operated by a cable control unit mouted on the front or rear of it, with a "c frame" to support the blade from the track frames. Track arches went from roughly the late 40's into the 60's when Cats were big enough to have a small arch mounted on the back, above the skidding winch. I have tons of pics that show this equipment if anyone is interested, just need to resize them though. Best Regards, Russ
  20. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Why is it yellow?

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