Picture thread of your Logging, Mining, or unique industrial equipment.

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by NIevo, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. NIevo

    NIevo Member

    Thought since this section is kinda dead lately we should start a thread where you can post all of your equipment specific to this forum. Whether it be rolling stock, a unique or scratchbuilt industry, or a custom locomotive. Basically anything you don't see in model photo's every day of the week. Even if you just want to post your fleet of log and woodchip cars, or nice string of mining cars. Would also give people the opportunity to ask questions about unique or hard to find items related to this topic. I know I've spent many hours trying to find photos of log cars with the high bunks.

    I'll get some pictures of my logging and forest products equipment up by tonight. In the meantime post away!
  2. NIevo

    NIevo Member

    Alright, here's a few to get started.

    This is a example of the log bunk cars I am going to be building based off the prototype's on the Camas Prairie in North Idaho. The bunks are just set on there so you can see what it will look like, then just paint and small details left:thumb:

    Here are a couple shots of my lumber hauling fleet, these are just the ones assembled and ready to go. My complete roster is:

    3 BN Centerbeam flats from McKean
    1 BN Centerbeam flat from Front Range
    4 UP Centerbeam flats from Front Range
    1 UP Centerbeam flat from McKean
    1 WP Centerbeam flat from McKean
    1 CP Centerbeam flat from McKean
    1 MW Centerbeam flat from McKean
    1 UP Centerbeam flat from Walthers
    2 BN Bulkhead flats from MDC
    1 UP GSC flat from Walthers
    1 NP GSC flat from Walthers


  3. NIevo

    NIevo Member

    Here are some of the assembled Woodchip cars. Complete roster is:

    2 BN Walthers
    1 BN LBF
    1 UP E&C
    3 NP E&C
    2 GN Walthers
    1 GN E&C
    1 WP Walthers
    1 Southern E&C
    1 Santa Fe E&C
    Think I'm missing some :confused:


  4. NIevo

    NIevo Member

    Last but not least, my logging cars. Most are still in the building stage. Once complete here will be the roster and what they are built from:

    6 BN Walthers 45' Logging Flats
    3 UP Walthers 45' Logging Flats
    2 BN logging flats from 40' Athearn cars
    2 UP logging flats from 50' Athearn cars
    6 NP logging flats from 50' Athearn car
    1 BN logging flat from 50' Athearn car
    5 UP logging flats from 40' Accurail gondola's


  5. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    Great idea for a thread starter. Nice rolling stock that reminds me of what I see around here (Longview/Kelso, WA - Weyerhauser RR stuff). You seem to have captured the look.
  6. NIevo

    NIevo Member

    Wow, 77 views and only 1 post? Doesn't anyone have stuff to show off?
  7. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    here is an ore car I scratchbuilt out of illustration board. I've got 3 more under construction - they just need a few more details - but somehow they have been on the workbench for more than a year :wave:


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  8. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    nice equipment, unfortunately I have nothing to post of my own here
  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    This is a modification I did to an Athearn "Hustler". It's used by the shipyard to move standard gauge rolling stock, for transfer of load to the narrow gauge.

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  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures & Models Everyone.
  11. roughneck

    roughneck New Member

    Small Stuff

    I enjoyed the pictures of the big stuff but here is some of the little logging equipment. Boxcab used on the Black Fly Lumber and some homemade disconnects.

    David F

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  12. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    Fantastic work David! Is that HOn3?
  13. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Great pictures and thread idea:thumb:

    My kitbashed HOn30 0-6-0 and its scratchbuilt bobber, used to deliver goods from the Delmarva Peninsula to Philly and Baltimore in my cross dimensional rift...

  14. puddlejumper

    puddlejumper Member

  15. KentBy

    KentBy GN, NP, SP&S

    If you haven't do it yet...

    You should take the time to visit Bob's web site. He has some really cool projects that he has done.

    Bob, thanks for sharing.


    Bob site Model Railroading by Shaygetz: Bob's Basic & Mostly Credible Railroad
  16. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    First, I repowered it with a NWSL "PDT" for the Athearn Hustler.
    The body is basic hustler, with Athearn S-12 steps, and scratch built railings. The forward half of the side windows were blanked out, small sand boxes added, Air tank and cooling coils were scratched, the radiator fan was replaced (I can't remember which manufacturer, but it is a "dynamic brake" fan), and a new stack, built from brass tubing. I added rail wipers to help the electrical pick-up. Detail Associates coupler lift bars were added, and then it was painted and lettered.
    I haven't gone DCC yet, the hood is packed with "press-on" lead weights, I'd have to remove some to make room for a decoder.
  17. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Wait, you have a Hustler with weights in it? Could you post a pic of how you did it if possible? My Hustler is in need of weight, but the motor takes up most of the room in there. This is my Hustler:
    Still needs some glass in the head/rear lights and windows, plus grab irons.
  18. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Looks Good! The "PDT" is a motor/gearbox/wheels and axles unit that fits in the Hustler frame, and replaces the original. There is, as a result, open space in the carbody.
    I am also trying to modify an Athearn "SD" power truck's wheelbase to match the Hustler"s. I'll then add a small can motor directly to the worm shaft. If done right it should work. :mrgreen::twisted:
    If it does work, I have devious plans.......:twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    The NWSL part # is 37080-4; PDT II, HO 13'-3" wheel base, Hustler power truck. $84.95 ea. .
    Page 1: NWSL Tools, Thrust washers, Prime mover re-power kits, Locomotive driver springs, Shaft, axle material, Tool parts, PDT self powered trucks is the page.
    NWSL Home their site, and FRM2NWSL@aol.com or info@NWSL.com is their email.
  19. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thank you for the kind words, Kent.

    My Athearn Hustler has been re-geared with an A-Line/Ernst motor and gear setup. I permanently coupled two frames together and added JayBee wheelsets for better power pick up. I have two bodies for the second loco, which has also had its motor removed. One is a stock silver body, the other is this road slug I bashed from a Bachmann moving van. I plan a steeplecab electric body as a third alternative for the one remaining shell in my project parts box.

  20. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    :cool::thumb::cool: I like the "slug"!!!
    I removed the cab from one of my hustlers, and replaced it with the nose of one of the S-12 shells. Have to do handrails etc. and paint. pics, when done.

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