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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 Mark Drury's group Modelers
"Always great to see what you are working on, Ed. Those are beautiful false fronts. Are they modeled after actual buildings on Water Street? I wish I could be there in B'field but its a loooong way from Ohio."
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Richard Todd commented on Ron Close's photo
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NWP 1501 at Haystack

"Another great photo Ron! Keep them coming."
Apr 16
Chad Gustafson commented on Richard Todd's video
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NWP railfan #1 the Bluffs

"Beautiful work... Im always impressed and had always secretly hoped for a video of your layout. Thanks for sharing. "
Apr 14
Chad Glover commented on Richard Todd's video
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NWP railfan #1 the Bluffs

"Very cool. Be great to set up a camera for one of the "cab ride" videos people do on their layouts. You do great work on modeling"
Apr 14
Richard Todd posted a status
"I just posted my FIRST video efforts on the NWP in Ohio. Lots of kinks to work out, but it was fun. I hope you enjoy it."
Apr 14
Richard Todd posted a video

NWP railfan #1 the Bluffs

Railfanning the NWP in the early 1950's at the Scotia Bluffs and Scotia.
Apr 14
Richard Todd commented on Timothy Welz's photo
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North of Dos Rios

"Regardless of when they were shot, These should be an eye openers for anyone thinking that the line north of Willits will be re-opened. We've seen bits and pieces but these show just how much a very active Mother Nature has done to reclaim her…"
Apr 11
Rob commented on Richard Todd's photo
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RDC #10 on her maiden trip on the NWP!

"Great photos!   I'm a new member, looking at modeling the NWPRR in the 50s.   Hard time finding locos, this is the first one from that era I've found.  What's your impression?"
Apr 7
Richard Todd commented on Richard Todd's photo
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whale back C-9 new leased power

"Don, the engine is a Sunset C-9, and the tender is by Samonsa imported by Westside."
Mar 30
Don Underwood commented on Richard Todd's photo
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whale back C-9 new leased power

"Love it! Who makes it?  And the engine?"
Mar 30
Richard Todd commented on Richard Todd's album
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Whale back tendered C-9 new leased power from the SP

"I've always wanted to have, and run an SP whale back tendered C-9. Fate handed me the two pieces I needed. The Sunset C-9 was on e-bay without a tender. The tender was offered without a loco. I now have one!!! Weathering will happen fast on the…"
Mar 29
Richard Todd posted photos
Mar 29
Richard Todd commented on Dan Tamsky's photo
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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
Richard C. Brand commented on Richard Todd's status
"Tommy- Stop calling site members names.  We've lost people already  Go talk to Mark and he will tell you where it came from."
Feb 3

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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…

Richard,

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,

Scott

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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