Page 2 of the Hon30 logging archive.

My little Hon30 logging line

[YPLC] A new timber railroad adventure just begins

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 4 May 2021 with 2 Comments

Hi folks, after many ideas and withdrawn plans, I finally found a way to build a timber-tramroad layout to run my little Toma-Shay. The layout is designed in 3 segments and will show a fresh started logging operation in the late 19th centuray, out in the Carolina Sandhills. I found an old diecast kit of […]

[YPLC] Shay “Gopher”

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 with 5 Comments

Hi folks, short update from my projects. Not much done, but at least, the tiny Toma Shay got named “Gopher” inspired by Shay c/n433. I had ideas to build a small layout for this loco, but non of the plans could convince me by now or at least, were to large for my space. So […]

[YPLC] Toma Shay – part 4 – an untold secret

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 9 March 2021 with 1 Comment

Well, some may have wondered about last weeks update, others already got an idea what I did. Here’s the 4th part of my tiny Shay loco, showing you a little untold secret ;-) The Toma Shay is factory equipped with a small coreless motor. I meassured the current draw of this motor, which is 6-7mA […]

[YPLC] A test track of special kind

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 7 March 2021 with 1 Comment

Hello folks, time for a new update. I did some research on 13ton open cab Shays in the past weeks and where they were used. Doing so, I found a couple of such locos in North Carolina, running into the Carolina Sandhills to get timber, turpentine and tar from pine trees. A very interesting detail […]

[YPLC] Toma Shay – part 3

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 4 March 2021 (Comments Closed)

Hi folks, the tiny Toma Shay is finished. Beside the firewood pile and crew figures, I added obligatory tools and clutter to the runboards. I also spend a light wash-weathering. As this loco was build in 1890 and will be used in its early years, there’s no heavy weathering needed. As a special detail, I […]