Nice little Porter

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Nice little Porter

Postby thegrindre » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:28 pm

I couldn't resist, this is a beautiful little Porter, IMO.

Image

:D
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nwhitney
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Re: Nice little Porter

Postby nwhitney » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:44 pm

Wonder what they used the winch for?
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Re: Nice little Porter

Postby thegrindre » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:38 am

It would certainly be quite the utility engine. Re-railing a log car or any other light piece of rolling stock. Log skidding or used as a second donkey engine. Loading smaller logs. How about re-railing a mining car?

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Re: Nice little Porter

Postby Pencil » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:25 am

Maybe to run a small portable sawmill? Nice engine!

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Re: Nice little Porter

Postby stealthsteam » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:02 pm


nwhitney
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Re: Nice little Porter

Postby nwhitney » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:58 pm

Those are some great pics. Got any more?
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Re: Nice little Porter

Postby stealthsteam » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:11 pm

Heres the others! These where taken with my better of the two phones. The only problem with the California rail museum is th poor lighting!
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj31 ... _00017.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj31 ... _00016.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj31 ... _00015.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj31 ... _00014.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj31 ... _00013.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj31 ... _00011.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj31 ... _00010.jpg

I have more pics of the 0-6-0 because I plan to make one with a sloping tender and one wit a tank shaped tender!

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Re: Nice little Porter

Postby nwhitney » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:26 pm

:) Nice, but I meant of the Porter and/or the logging layout :) Gave me some ideas for my layout.
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Re: Nice little Porter

Postby stealthsteam » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:22 pm

Unfortunately that is all it is! It is just a curve that comes from nowhere and goes knower. As you can see in the second pic the second car is not completely there.
I wish I got pics of the other small displays they had in different scales.
It is just a small display that they have for the model railroad stuff! I think it looks great and would like to see more but they didn't make a layout out of it!

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Re: Nice little Porter

Postby Pencil » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:32 pm

The combination of log-handling machinery and locomotive was known as a "gypsy." The gypsy-rigged locomotive was almost exclusively used in the redwood region; although the last one was used in Oregon pine forests in WWII (source: Logging Railroad of the West).

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Re: Nice little Porter

Postby nwhitney » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:44 am

Interesting tidbit of information. I like how they're using the winch on the loco to pull the log to the car. Eliminates the need for a boom type loading device.
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Re: Nice little Porter

Postby thegrindre » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:18 am

For those interested in more info;
http://www.gearedsteam.com/other/bear_h ... rbor_1.htm

Oh, and Dolbeer was the inverter of this thing, too, btw.
8)
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