Arcadia & Betsey River Ry.

Logging In The Pacific Northwest In HO Scale

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More accident than good planning! The loading area I'm calling McKenny's Landing was originally intended to be modeled as a duplex loading operation. Logs were to be brought to the loading area by a skyline set-up then loaded using a duplex machine I would have to build. A the same time I was planning the Duplex operation I was working on another site I call Cat Landing where cats with arches bring the logs to the loading area. I was struggling with a loading system for this area when I discovered models of boom loaders built by Don McKenny from his drawings in the July/August '96 Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette. I thought I had the answer for Cat Landing. While building one of the loaders I noted Don's reference to his inspiration in one of Hank Johnston's books, "They Felled the Redwoods". A photo on pages 120 and 121 shows two boom loaders hard at work at the end of a chute. The scene also includes a couple of other donkeys and became my new inspiration for a loading site that could now include a chute, some thing I wanted but had previously not been able to include.
 
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