"Melina's Camp"

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Waldbahner, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

    Hello all,

    I've started with my On30-project, to build a small layout to run my Bachmann-Shay.
    Last days, I've nailed 12' of track and 3 turnouts. The rails are handlaid on wooden ties.

    Here are some features, that will be in the layout when it's finished :

    - standard-/narrowgauge interchange to load logs
    - a piece of dualgauge track
    - logging camp with bunkhouses
    - supply yard for shay (sand, firewood, water)
    - turntable
    - ...

    Curves are around 350mm radius (14 '').

    Here are the first pictures. The layout ist 4' by 1' 3 3/4 ''.

  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    Nice track work! can't wait to see some scenery!
  3. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    that looks super
  4. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

    Hi, today, I've dome the turntable. The last rails and some detailwork on the turntable will come tomorrow.

    Thanks for the comments... I hope I will finish trackwork this week, so I can color the ties and rails next week.
  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Neat stuff, Gerd, looking forward to seein' more :)
  6. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    yep - looking forward to see pictures pictures pictures :)
  7. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

  8. Muddy Creek

    Muddy Creek Member


    Couldn't tighten up the diameter of that turntable a little more, could you? Looks like a milimeter or two wasted space there!

    I think I remember reading the Delaware & Hudson had their Challengers built to specs that were a foot or so too long for their biggest turntables and so had to turn their new babies on wyes even though perfectly good turntables were in the yard. Lucky you had the Shay on-hand for field measuring.

    I guess it's time to start thinking about building my tables. Too bad the Muddy Creek RR won't spring for a milling machine.

  9. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

    Their are some reasons, why I've build the table with 6" diameter :

    1. I can't use a bigger engine... The biggest will be the shay or maby some scratchbuild models.
    2. This version was the biggest one, that I can mill on my cnc-maschine.
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Neat work Gerd
  11. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

    Hello all,

    trackwork is finished. Next will be color on the rails and ties. I'll post some actual pictures after painting.
  12. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

    Weathering is done... Now I need some help...

    Hello all,

    I've finished my track by weathering the ties and rails.
    Pictures can be seen here :


    Now I need some help :

    I'll try to represent a interchange between NG and SG by loading logs from ng-sceletons to sg-flats.

    Any Idea what kind of crane I can use ?

  13. Muddy Creek

    Muddy Creek Member

    Looks tight but if you have room you might try a Barnhart loader. I've never seen a picture of one moving logs from one car to another, but it's not inconceivable that it could be used for that. I've seen a photo of one on a barge pulling logs from the water. Heres a link to Barnharts on the excellent site, Steam In The Woods: http://www.steaminthewoods.com/barnhart.htm

  14. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

    A barnhart isn't a bad idea... The Ely-Thomas Lumber was using a barnhart to load the logs from the dry-roll to sg-flatcars...
  15. m_reusser

    m_reusser Member

  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Looks Good so far :thumb:
  17. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

    Hello all,

    I've spend some time on my layout this weekend. The landscape is neraly finished and I've to wait until the gule is dry... I'll post pictures later this day.
    Next will be the figures and some animals for my layout. They will be all painted by hand.
  18. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

    Sorry, a day later than announced.. but here are the new pictures.

  19. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Excellent photos Gerd. Nice to see the LPBs doing their thing.
  20. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Nice work, Gerd!

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