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TPL./hammond/union lumber logging flats
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3d printed frames for making logging flats and mill flats are now available. See my photo album showing basic assembly and the modelers group page for info about what is needed to make beautiful log…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Todd Feb 22, 2014.

TPL decals
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Mitch Valder has contacted me about my previous efforts to get TPL decals made. I have enlisted Bob Hogan to help in the effort, as he has been through the process before. He has contacts that can do…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Maurer Mar 18, 2014.

Skeleton logging flats on the north coast?
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Much has been published about the TPL truss rod logging flats. However, a close look at the Shuster aerial photos show numerous skeleton logging flats, both with and without truss rods, around the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence LaBranche Mar 20, 2012.


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Richard Todd commented on Dan Tamsky's photo

SP 10, NWP Tr. 3 Willits 8-14-1969

"According to Scott Inman, it is to be cosmetic only. However, we can all hope. Stranger things have happened!"
Mar 2
Richard Todd posted a status
"For all you modelers, I am working on a whale back tender 2-8-0 for the NWP in Ohio and would you believe a cook shack for Ft Seward!"
Feb 26
Carl Casale commented on Richard Todd's status
"Don't know anything about personalities here, but no real NWP news posted lately."
Feb 4
steven richard bell commented on Richard Todd's photo

RDC #10 on her maiden trip on the NWP!

"excellent shot. good setup Where are the people? Must be a Sunday when the DRC car does not operate. Do they normally leave the DRC car on the mainline? "
Feb 2
Richard Todd commented on Matthew Easton's photo


"Say Matthew, what's the black widow in the background? 1501 looks to be another fine piece of modeling!"
Jan 26
Richard Todd posted a status
"The Espee site has been hacked and scammed numerous times. Therefore, acceptance as a member is not automatic, and does take some time."
Jan 12
Richard Todd posted a status
"Richard Brand, I posted the entire GGRM letter as a comment on my 3d status post on Monday. Nothing further has been posted."
Jan 12
Richard C. Brand commented on Richard Todd's status
"Richard: Since you are a member and even though I am a Yahoo w-site member, but have been denied access to the espee group site, would you be so kind to those of us interested but not espee members to cut and paste on this site the post that you…"
Jan 11
Richard Todd commented on Richard Todd's status
"The answer is both. The group is all about preserving the history and memories of the Southern Pacific. The primary purpose is about the railroad, but many of the members are modelers. If you fill out the application, you should be invited to join…"
Jan 11
Richard C. Brand commented on Richard Todd's status
"Bob: Yahoo has not YET been bought.  It owns 15% of the Chinese company Alibaba and with Verizon expected to buy just a portion of Yahoo, the rumor is that the name change selected by the Yahoo board better fits their Chinese…"
Jan 11
Richard Todd commented on Richard Todd's status
"I just right clicked on the link I posted, then clicked on open and it took me to the site. I'll be looking to see info about Yahoo being bought. Interesting times!"
Jan 11
Bob Cleek commented on Richard Todd's status
"Yahoo! was just bought out and will, at least, no longer exist by that name.  Whether the new owners (connected with alibaba, I believe) will continue Yahoo! services or merge it into their existing remains to be seen.  That may…"
Jan 11
Richard C. Brand commented on Richard Todd's status
"Richard: Strange group.  I tried to join so I could read and was denied.  Never been denied before especially from a railroading group. Your URL only shows "espee" but there are 2 Espee Yahoo groups though and I may have picked…"
Jan 11
Jennifer commented on Richard Todd's status
"Very interesting to read. :-)"
Jan 10
Richard Todd commented on Richard Todd's status
"T link to the Espee site: Please note, this is a members only site."
Jan 10
Richard C. Brand commented on Richard Todd's status
"Richard: I searched the GGRM w-site and their "latest news" is the scheduling of the February meeting in Santa Cruz to discuss them moving to Santa Cruz. Can you please provide a link to the "Espee site" you reference in your…"
Jan 9

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Hidden Gems in the Northwesterner archives

We are preparing to complete the scenery in Fort Seward on the NWP in Ohio. I vaguely remembered a photo of a passenger car converted to a "cook shack" and dining room. After searching every source I could think of, I couldn't find the photo. I put son Ryan on the search. While he didn't find the photo, he did find a reference to an article about the "Fort Seward cook shack" in the fall 1992 Northwesterner. I messaged Steve Atnip about it, who forwarded my request to Gus Campana, who said it…


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At 6:18pm on March 10, 2015, james L. Shaw said…

Richard - Sorry I'm a little late in this reply but per your question regarding the old Hammond RR 8mm movies, I did have them transferred to a DVD a few years back and can probably send you a video if you are interested.  Jim Shaw 

At 3:40pm on January 25, 2014, Thad Wuest said…

Richard,  go ahead and send me a kit when they arrive.  I would like your real email if thats OK

At 2:12am on December 13, 2013, W. Scott Allen said…


I am modeling the NWP from Willits to Eureka. I would love to see any photos and/or track plans of that area.

Thanks in advance,


At 9:35am on May 1, 2013, Mark Drury said…

Would love to see your PDF files, Richard!  Many PDF viewer applications allow one to export a file to a graphics format, such as JPEG or PNG.  If your PDF viewer does not allow for that you can send me the files, I'll convert and return them to you.  Just let me know, and thanks again for all your contributions!  Regards,

Mark D.

P.S.  Really enjoyed the Portland Cement article in RMC and wish I could see your layout in person.

At 9:30pm on January 14, 2013, Sean Eric Bartlett said…
Richard, I was looking at your RR pictures, it is inspiring to say the least. Are you from eureka originally?
At 10:46am on December 31, 2012, Jim McCarter said…

Richard Thanks for the tips. First, I am a computor boob. The photos I am finding were taken by mainly by my dad who just pointed b&w Kodac at it and clicked. A lot are fuzzy and probably of no interest to anyone, and that is why I posted on my page so people could look if they wanted or not. The scanner is a HP "office pro 8600" combination unit, and I asked my wife to scan them. We got some out of order, and I am trying to figure out how to change them. Some I hit wrong button and their was no caption, but I did attempt to edit them. When I find more photos, I think I have an improved way to enter them with caption and in order (I think). And you are right, I am searching local photo shop to put some 8mm on disc for several reasons. Most of our photos were "take some to finish roll", but they may be of interest to someone. Again, thank you for your comments and tips. "OHIO"   Jim

At 7:03pm on December 30, 2012, Jim McCarter said…

Richard  This is first for me and most of these old photos were poorly taken by us. I did put information on the next batch and will try to figure out how to get back to the first few.  Also, I am still going through more pictures and I even have some 8mm clips (mostly Sonoma) but I have not figured out how to do that yet.  Thanks for your comment, I will try     Jim

At 12:28pm on August 27, 2012, Mark Drury said…

Hello Richard,

Got your message about the updates to the modelers' group and how best to preserve information for the group.  I did two things:  added a page for the current informational topic about which you have been posting ("Trains 3 & 4, Tiger Stripe SD-7s"), and I made you an administrator for the modelers' group.  So you can now edit the page above as you like or, if you'd rather, I can add all the initial content and you can proof-read and edit as desired.  Please take a look when you have a moment and let me know if you have any questions.  Regards,

Mark D.

At 7:12pm on May 3, 2012, Crysta T. Lacey said…

Thanks Richard 

At 7:55am on April 26, 2012, Fred Waldsmith said…

Richard, I hired as a brakeman at Eureka summer of 1971, and worked there until transferring to the SP at Roseville in Feb of '72. I got promoted to an engineer in '73, and I'm still here, and on 1/1/13, I am finally going to retire with over 41 yrs.


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