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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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Fred Waldsmith left a comment for Richard Todd
"I hired out as a brakeman in 1971, and left in Jan 1972 when I got cutoff to persue more railroading, and it worked. I was hired in Roseville, CA as a brakeman."
Aug 14, 2018
Richard Todd posted a status
"I posted the link to the 1914 under construction on the NWP in 2010! Good to see it resurface. Be aware, some of the film is shown backward!"
Dec 6, 2017
Dave S. commented on Richard Todd's video

NWP railfan #1 the Bluffs

"Richard:  Great job!  Lovely detail!"
Nov 17, 2017
Richard Todd commented on Richard Todd's video

NWP railfan #1 the Bluffs

"The lettering on the shay is from Clover House, and they are dry transfers, not decals. I have no idea if they do large scale."
Nov 15, 2017
Carl Young commented on Richard Todd's video

NWP railfan #1 the Bluffs

"Any idea where I can get the Northwest Pacific Railroad decal lettering.  I have a G scale 3-truck Shay. "
Nov 15, 2017
Kevin Bunker commented on Richard Todd's photo

CP&LT final run I think. June11 1986?

"Love the context angle here. It's all long since gone, vanished...*sigh* "
Nov 2, 2017
Kevin Bunker commented on Richard Todd's photo

CP&LT final run I think. June11 1986?

"This sure triggered a happy flashback. Maybe a year or two before the end, I was on the way to Camino to buy apples and paused for lunch at P'ville. Getting out of the car I heard an unfamilar air horn and knew it had to be the CP&LT. That…"
Nov 2, 2017
Richard Todd commented on Jerry J. Kitts's photo


"Take another look! That's SW-1 1000, in the video, the 600 hp switcher that was left to service Sausalito until the end of ferry service. The telltale is the large box on the front of the loco below the radiator grill.  I don't have…"
Sep 22, 2017
Chad Glover commented on Richard Todd's status
"I joined the Kruk and Kaip Giants FB page and made it less than a week. Too many trolls on that site. I'll stay here but so little freight traffic to report makes for little to talk about."
Sep 8, 2017
Michael H Harrison commented on Richard Todd's status
"I like this page over facebook, however all the good content is showing up on facebook for some reason... I have to get my fix somewhere..."
Sep 8, 2017
Richard C. Brand commented on Richard Todd's status
"LOL!  Sounds like F'book is worse than before. And cheers to Mark Drury for providing us with this medium.  If only he would show up at the Menlo Park model railroad I'd thank him personally."
Sep 8, 2017
Bob Cleek commented on Richard Todd's status
"Amen to that! I started following FB because there were people I know on there and interesting groups. (I do recommend the Market Street Railway Group, though. FB just way too full of advertisements and…"
Sep 8, 2017
Dave S. commented on Richard Todd's status
"I too abhor what Facebook is and is becoming.  This site, in contrast, is free of advertising (although it must cost Mark something to keep in running), and is not larded up with dozens upon dozens of third-party scripts which perform various…"
Sep 8, 2017
Richard C. Brand commented on Richard Todd's status
"Not me Richard.  While it has been quiet I think many are just holding back.  If some NWPRR's have decided to spend more time on F'book a warning to them.  I live in Palo Alto where f'book was started with Venture…"
Sep 7, 2017
Richard Todd posted a status
"Has everyone moved to a Facebook site? The Espee site is down to almost nothing, but Facebook SP has over 7000 members & daily posts!"
Sep 7, 2017
Ron Close commented on Richard Todd's status
"I'm enjoying this book tremendously.  Angelo Figone has captured the essence of the NWP in exquisite detail!"
Sep 5, 2017

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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 7:48pm on August 14, 2018, Fred Waldsmith said…

I hired out as a brakeman in 1971, and left in Jan 1972 when I got cutoff to persue more railroading, and it worked. I was hired in Roseville, CA as a brakeman.

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 


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