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Log cars


My Log Cars are kitbashed from the San Juan Car log cars.  The  frame in the model kits were 11”, which was too  long for my railroad, and several of them were warped.  I made new frame pieces from bass wood, in 3 pieces, glued with grain opposing each piece so they wouldn’t warp and then reduced in length. I used  a Dremel round sander tool, to cove the frame where the wheels turn under it.  All the rest of the parts are used from the model kits.   I used “Ready to Run” Trucks from San Juan as they looked better than what was with the kits. The log car kits are so light in weight, I used sheet lead on the bottom of the frame and then a piece on the top.  There are 9 total log cars.

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newlog 1

The  log loads I made from left over Tree Kits from Coastman’s products.   The Cable around the logs is fine twisted  wire then blackened and rusted.

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