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Comment by Richard Todd on July 27, 2010 at 7:01am
I have posted photos of the TPL logging flats. There is a description of how I built my TPL car using a LaBelle kit as the basis on my page. If there are any questions, let me know!

Richard Todd
Comment by Richard Todd on May 20, 2010 at 6:18am
Our version of the NWP continues it's expansion! The penisula for Island Mountain, Dos Rios and the Hammond Lumber high line has been constructed. The rails are in to Island Mountain across a temporary bridge. Constructing the "old" bridge will be quite a project!

We are using a different foam product for all flat areas. It's called poly iso foam insulation. It is made for insulatining roofs. The cost is moderate, $23.00 per 4x8 sheet. We support it on 24 inch centers. It will hold a full gallon paint can with hardly any defection! We cut it with a steak knife. Road bed is glued down with DAP caulk.

I'll post a few pics so you can see what is happening. They are from an article submitted to Model Railroader.

Richard Todd
Comment by Richard Todd on February 14, 2010 at 2:13pm
I decided to do a liitle research to determine just what locos were running on the NWP in late spring early summer of 1953. The line up is very interesting!

There were 6 NWP steam engines, all 4-6-0's.
#s 141,142,178, 181,182 &183.

There were 6 SP 4-6-0s

There were 13 SP 2-8-0s

There was 1 SP 4-8-0

There were 4 TR-6 cow calf units

There were 7 SW-8s

There were 12 SD-7s

There wer 4 SW-1s

There were 2 NW-2s

This means that at that point it was about a 40/60 split steam to diesel.

If any one is interested, I have compiled all the numbers as reported by Fred Stindt.

I realize that I cheat by having the Redwood opeate on the RR but? It's my RR!!!
Comment by Cory W Swank on February 13, 2010 at 4:29pm
Richard, your modeling makes me have a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Excellent model. Very nice job.
Comment by Richard Todd on February 13, 2010 at 3:37pm
Hi! I just added photos of the latest addition to the motive power on our NWP! Leased SP 2-8-0 is just 2 months out of a major overhaul at the Sacramento shops. The year is 1953 and time is running out for steam on the NWP.

The model is from Sunset models and I believe it was produced in the early 90's.The headlight was drilled out to receive a 1.3 volt bulb. It is equiped with a Train Control Systems decoder. There will be an article on the installation coming soon on the TCS web site. The model is weathered to represent an engine fresh from the shops but on the road a few months.
Comment by Chad Gustafson on January 20, 2010 at 9:58pm
will do
Comment by Mark Drury on January 20, 2010 at 8:30pm
Chad, upload a couple images of your model when you have a chance. Thanks,

Mark D.
Comment by Chad Gustafson on January 20, 2010 at 7:01pm
I finaly finished a NWP/P&SR GE 44 tonner for my HO scale layout. Its a former B&M locomotive with red stripes across the nose(s). I painted the B&M logo over with flat black and placed a white NWP herald over it on both sides of the cab. It runs well, and is lots of fun to have on the layout so far. Its not historicly correct, but is lots of fun to model. Sence I operate as if the line was not a bike path and is still in operation today, i kind of get to build my own fleet of locomotives, MOW, and rolling stock, following NWP standards of coarse.
Comment by Mitch Valder on December 21, 2009 at 9:37am
Richard,
Would you mind contacting me offline? I need to complicate things some more. I am:

u2milo"at"yahoo.com

Mitch
Comment by Richard Todd on December 21, 2009 at 8:11am
By the way, the engine is not complete. I have several details to add but I was just happy to get it on the rails.

RT
 
 
 

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