N Scale Logging Equipment...

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ckj6900

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If you are looking for Logging Equipment in N Scale ...I fond a great site with very resonable prices and FANTASTIC models
Check it out!
I bought his HO scale Madill Yarder...what a fantastic model...
Here are some picture of their N scale gear ! In the catalog is way more anything from the logging site ....to the yard...or even for mill sites...
enjoy
Chris
 

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ckj6900

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An unknown concept, this car and its design, at least to me.
One is a MADILL swing yarder...the other a SNORKEL YARDER...known as the SUPER SNORKEL....
they are around since the eighties....some go further back...like the P&H one...and then are interesting ones on tank chassis....
 

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logandsawman

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One is a MADILL swing yarder...the other a SNORKEL YARDER...known as the SUPER SNORKEL....
they are around since the eighties....some go further back...like the P&H one...and then are interesting ones on tank chassis....
These were in use in 1979 I know for sure. Some were somewhat home made at that time. Sites that were very steep they would carve one road along the contour and winch the trees up hill. These were used extensively on sites that were very steep but had good timber. Was a lot cheaper than helicopter logging, which was also common in high quality timber.

I never saw the snorkel one, would have to have one heck of a counter balance, I notice on some pics they were anchored, would be to some BIG stumps uphill.

As a Forest Service employee, we called these "skyline" units where the access was severely limited by steep slopes.
 

ckj6900

Member
These were in use in 1979 I know for sure. Some were somewhat home made at that time. Sites that were very steep they would carve one road along the contour and winch the trees up hill. These were used extensively on sites that were very steep but had good timber. Was a lot cheaper than helicopter logging, which was also common in high quality timber.

I never saw the snorkel one, would have to have one heck of a counter balance, I notice on some pics they were anchored, would be to some BIG stumps uphill.

As a Forest Service employee, we called these "skyline" units where the access was severely limited by steep slopes.
Actually all but the P&H are build by manufacturers....to this day some are still build on Tank Chassis....the only ones with cable anchors are the swing yarders...the Snorkel are just BIG machines...here is a Swing Yarder and a snorkel working in tandem...

logging teamwork.....

quite interesting how they play together.....

As to the loaders, the heel boom loaders go back to the late thirties and forties....and the first snorkles....short ones appeared in the fifties....
not to forgot...snorkel booms are timber cut at the logging site and installed....only the super snorkle and a few shop uild ones have a metal one....
I was really impressed how many logging railroads still operate in the US and Canada....the majority of them are standard gauge ,but a lot of the equipment is modified to their needs...from the engines to the cars....
cheers
Chris
 

logandsawman

Well-Known Member
Actually all but the P&H are build by manufacturers....to this day some are still build on Tank Chassis....the only ones with cable anchors are the swing yarders...the Snorkel are just BIG machines...here is a Swing Yarder and a snorkel working in tandem...

logging teamwork.....

quite interesting how they play together.....

As to the loaders, the heel boom loaders go back to the late thirties and forties....and the first snorkles....short ones appeared in the fifties....
not to forgot...snorkel booms are timber cut at the logging site and installed....only the super snorkle and a few shop uild ones have a metal one....
I was really impressed how many logging railroads still operate in the US and Canada....the majority of them are standard gauge ,but a lot of the equipment is modified to their needs...from the engines to the cars....
cheers
Chris
We saw the use of something they called a jammer. It is a boom with cable they would swing and let the cable fly down the slope. These were all home made and probably not very safe. These were extensively in use in Idaho in 1978.

Not sure about your dates on the heel boom loader. The first hydraulic operated loaders had a hydraulic clam but a cable operated to raise and lower the boom. What we call the "Barko" loaders, the stiff legged hydraulic loader were in wide use in the 70's but in the 60's we were still seeing the wire rope (cable) suspension system with the hydraulic clam.
 

ckj6900

Member
We saw the use of something they called a jammer. It is a boom with cable they would swing and let the cable fly down the slope. These were all home made and probably not very safe. These were extensively in use in Idaho in 1978.

Not sure about your dates on the heel boom loader. The first hydraulic operated loaders had a hydraulic clam but a cable operated to raise and lower the boom. What we call the "Barko" loaders, the stiff legged hydraulic loader were in wide use in the 70's but in the 60's we were still seeing the wire rope (cable) suspension system with the h
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