Plank and Tie Mill

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by camelot, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. camelot

    camelot Member

    Hi Jon , here is a picture of the cover of the "Plank and tie kit from Woodland scenics , not sure which kit came first , this one or the one shamus has.

    Hi Jim , I like your alterations on the Plank and Tie kit , hopefully mine can look as good once its planted in the layout.



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  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks, Ian, I'll be keeping an eye peeled for it a the LHS or have them order it one fine day :D
  3. Jeff Law

    Jeff Law New Member

    I built the same kit for my HOn30 Bigg & Orsum Railroad - see for a photo.

    Like most Woodland Scenics structures, it is relatively small and thus ideal for a small, narrow-gauge layout.
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    You've done a nice job on all of those structures, Jeff!
  5. camelot

    camelot Member

    I agree with Jon , nice stuff Jeff , hows that Climax Class B coming along?

    I myself am not that good with modeling , i am awaiting the Spetrum 50 ton HO Climax with a hungrey wallet ;-)


  6. Jeff Law

    Jeff Law New Member

    Class B Climax

    Hmmm, the Climax, it was only a matter of time before someone brought it up!

    I ran into a problem a few weeks ago when, despite all of my careful planning, I found I had the jack-shaft (the transverse shaft) rotating the wrong way in respect of the wheels. Rebuilt the drive only to find that it had made no difference!

    I've now added two NWSL spur gears to the Transfer Case to provide reversal of rotation, so now it's waiting for me to mill a new front chassis sub-frame to take it.

    In the meantime, I've been building a Backwoods Miniatures Hudswell-Clarke 0-6-0 Diesel Loco (as used in Fiji). This kit is brilliant, but not for the faint-hearted. I'll post some photos soon.
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Jeff, sorry to hear abouthte Climax troubles :( Love to see a piccy of the Diesel! Fiji, Japan? I follow some Asian loco's when I'm not looking at Danish loco's, when I'm not looking specifically at Filipino locos, when I'm not looking at American loco's or doin' sumpthin' else :D :D :D We yahoo groups for the Asian and Fil lokeys.
  8. Jeff Law

    Jeff Law New Member

    Take a look at to see the pre-production prototype of the H-C. Mine is almost at that stage, complete with Umelec DCC Sound Decoder and Speaker!

    These locos were used on the sugar-cane railways in the north of Fiji.
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I love it! Until so recently, they were running steam in the Philippine sugar-cane plantations.
  10. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Wonderfull job and beautiful pictures.

    Ron ;thumb;
  11. Jeff Law

    Jeff Law New Member

    Actually Ron, that is the manufacturer's pre-production prototype!

    However, I hope mine will be just as good.

    The nice thing about these Backwoods Miniatures kits are that the etchings are done in Nickel Silver, not Brass, which makes soldering a breeze!
  12. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Jeff,
    I wish you all the luck in building that beautiful model. Be sure to send us a picture when its finished. I'm waiting for a steam donkey kit myself and sure can't wait to get started on it. Good luck'

  13. Jeff Law

    Jeff Law New Member

    Hi Ron,

    Speaking of Donkeys, I have an idea that I sketched out to make an operating Steam Donkey, driving a high-line rig on a pair of spar trees. The Donkey's motor would be DCC controlled, using a sound decoder, so that it could sound all of the correct whistles, etc.

    Is that getting a bit carried away!!
  14. camelot

    camelot Member

    Yes :D

    but it sounds like fun

  15. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Here's my Tie and Plank Mill, named after my Father-in-law. eventualy I'm planning on having a small narrow guage logging spur that will supply the trees for it.

  16. m_reusser

    m_reusser Member

  17. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I believe that Lifelike has a set of O scale work figures, that are reasonable looking. They might need a bit of a touchup (Lifelike doesn't have you working for them), but should turn out quite nicely, with very little effort.
  18. m_reusser

    m_reusser Member

  19. CrazyShay

    CrazyShay New Member

    Awasome Job with the Mill Camelot!

    Just a question,
    What did you use to paint it?
  20. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :wave: :wave: :wave: Welcome to the-gauge CrazyShay! :wave: :wave: :wave:

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