Wooden Rail Project

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ZapperJet
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Wooden Rail Project

Postby ZapperJet » Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:26 am

Hi all,

I thought I'd start a thread for my ongoing wood rail project. Basically, my idea is to make locos, stock, trackage, trestle, and trackside objects for a wooden rail service, used in logging of course.

First off, I've gotten a wood rail loco in Trainz. It's based off the Madera Sugarpine 0-4-0T Geared locomotive, and adapted with spoked, wide rimmed wheels. Gear ratio is 4:1.

Render:

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in Trainz:

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I'm planning on making a #2 locomotive with a greenish tint. After that, I'll make some trackage and trestle-age.

Cheerio,
John

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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby Pencil » Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:33 am

Sounds like a neat project, John!

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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby stealthsteam » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:56 am

This looks buteful John!

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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby nwhitney » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:57 pm

Nice little loco. Looking foward to what you come up with.
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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby Col Hogan » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:16 pm

Cheerio John :mrgreen:

Looks very nice and would probably accomodate those small mines too.
Oh, and BTW, is "trestle-age" what I think it is ? lolol (roflmao)

(don't tell anyone I just said that . . . )
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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby thegrindre » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:37 pm

Hmmm, we have foliage, track-age so why not trestle-age. LOLOLOL

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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby ZapperJet » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:06 am

Hi guys,

Here's a mini update. Rick reminded me that I needed to make some pole road trackage, here's a preview:

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Cheerio,
John

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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby nwhitney » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:37 pm

Looks good.

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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby thegrindre » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:25 pm

OOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Yeah, John. That's cooool.

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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby Col Hogan » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:47 am

Those poles have to be some very special hardwood. Seems to me the weight
of the locos and cars would keep them cracked. I'm curious what the process
was to make them straight and how they attached to the ties. HHmmmmmmm. :?

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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby thegrindre » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:44 am

Well, Ken, not all pole roads used ties. A little Internet research will show that stakes were used to keep them in line and not all were perfectly straight either. :wink:
All but the smallest of engines ran on them but mostly horse drawn 'locos' were used. :D

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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby thegrindre » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:20 am

Thought I might add these two shot for those of you who may be interested. You can find lots more on the Internet.
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Re: Wooden Rail Project

Postby ZapperJet » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:07 pm

Also be aware that they crawled along at a VERY slow pace. The idea for a pole road (not a squared wooden railroad) was that one was able to actually get the logs to the milling site, not to get them there quickly. Often pole roads functioned without rolling stock, save for the engine, and would drag the logs along the ground in between the poles. (The pole road engines were very regularly made from donkey engines with added driver sets, often driven by a chain and sprocket system) The logs would be carried a relatively short distance to an area known as "the landing". This section functioned similar to a coal transfer station by having the log road next to and above a steel road or squared wood road, onto which the logs could be rolled off onto disconnect cars to be hauled away on a much longer stretch.

Cheerio,
John


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