PKLC Log Camp Generater at Cobbler Knob

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by jon-monon, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

  2. Ho Modeler

    Ho Modeler Member

    Log Camp

    Awesome model. Very realistic looking tree stumps and logs!!!

    What is the size of it?
    Just wondering what it does for the log camp. And any photos of your log camp?
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks Eric!

    It's about 25 scale feet long in HO.

    It provides all the electricity for all the logging operations PKLC has, which right now, is just the generator itself :D :D :D It should soon be powering an electric donkey and eventuall camp lights, buildings, etc.

    This is it! The whole camp! LOL More to come...
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A very nicely made model Jon. The detail is amazing. The operater looks like he has a bit of attitude too.
  5. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member


    my congratulations to your LPBs - now they have an easier plife (= plastic life) when they can enjoy the advantages of electric power! :D

    Your generator is an ingenious contraption, indeed! It can't deny its electric ancestry, having served as a radio tuning knob in a former life! :thumb: ;) :D
    Therefore it is very fitting that it serves at the camp of Cobbler KNOB! :p

    Now this is recycling at its best!!!

  6. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    I Like It!

    Vey cool! :thumb:
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks folks, for the kind words! Very close ron, it's a fuse cap. I was a little dissapointed in how that part looked in the pictures; it's OK inperson, but I think I might drill some radial holes for cooling and have the shaft protrude fromt he housing, then it might appear more realistic. If/when, I'll update the pics.
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Just love the Generator Jon, great work
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks Matey, now I have the blessings of the Ultimate Logger! :D :D :D
  10. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    D*mn! :curse: :mad: :curse: I wish you would quit spoiling your LPB's, it makes it hard on the rest of us slave drivers!!!!!!!! :p :rolleyes: :D

    BTW, nice model! :thumb: :cool:
  11. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Tyson, I've found it's bennificial to have a semi-friendly relationship with one or two, then they will rat out the baddies. Give them a few perks. But, if they act up one bit, I don't hesitate to wave around the acetone bottle, or even use it on 'em! They know who's boss,a nd I'll burn down their union halls as fast as they can build 'em! :curse: :curse: :curse:

    Thanks buddy.
  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That's a great looking model, Jon!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  13. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks Charlie!

    Gee, now I have the nods from both head and dep. flunkies :D :D :D
  14. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Super job Jon, I'z likes it.
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  15. A&JRR

    A&JRR New Member

    Nice generator. What model of John Deere did you use?
  16. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks guys, your words are very encouraging :)

    A&J, I'm not sure what model exactly, but it's the woodland scenics kit for the old timey tracktor with metal tires. I found one picture on the internet that called it a model B, but I thought that was a later model like the ones athern sells. The one on the web did look just like hte model, so I'm sure it's a Deere. Originally I had glued the fron tires on, which was a real pain to get them positioned and held long enough for the gel CA to hold, then one of the LPB's knocked it off the table :curse: :curse: :curse: So I tossed the wheels in the junk box, along with all the other parts. I did manage to get the second in the kit built and set aside, away from the LPBs :D


    Kit# D211

    Here's the one I found:

  17. A&JRR

    A&JRR New Member

    It looks like a model B. My dad has several real ones in the styled and unstyled versions. They are really good tractors.

    On a technical side note in real life they would have the belt on the pulley on the other side of the tractor. The clutch control lever on them not only controlled the power to the wheels but also allowed you to stop the pulley. We always ran a belt from that pulley to a large saw log saw. The flywheel that you have the belt on is actually used to start the engine on a non-electric start engine. I hope this doesn't put me in that rivet counter category.
  18. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Actually, I wondered if that were to be a flywheel and the pully were on the other side. When I saw the woodland scenics picture that I posted (first time I saw it today) I realized I had probably gotten it wrong. I think I'm going to pullthe generator out and make it look better or replace it, si I'll change the belt arrangement too. I think I can't go off the back directly from the small one though, as it will rub the axle, so I'll need an idler pully, which would add interst anywho.

    I'm glad you brought that up, adn I was wondering if I would be corrected. No, that's not rivet counting. The prototype would not work how I built it. Rivet counting would be if you said it should have been painted 1/32 of a shade darker green :D :D :D

    Now, I hope no one notices I've connected the throttle linkage extension to the shift lever or what ever is under the steering linkage :D

    BTW: Were the radiators really yellow?
  19. A&JRR

    A&JRR New Member

    I think the radiator was painted green. I wouldn't quote me on that though. The really cool thing about that particular tractor is that it can run several different kinds of fuel. There is 2 gas tanks on it. The first one is the small tank that is right in front of the steering wheel. You start and stut down the tractor on that tank. The big tank is the one that you run it on. You could use gasoline, kerosene & alcohol. Basically whatever you could get your hands on at the time. :D If you need any more info about the tractor just let me know.

    edit- I think what you hooked your throttle up to is the switch that switches which tank the engine is running off of. I doubt many people would notice. I didn't even notice till you mentioned it.

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