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Old 10-11-2014, 07:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Steamer.

New Project - The Nostalgic Lombard Log Hauler.




Photos Log Hauler - http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com...m-log-hauler-/

First I'm going to start building of the track section.

Start project - http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/bouw-log-hauler/

I'll keep you informed.
Regards, Loek.

http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/

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Old 10-12-2014, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Loek,
this is a very interesting project. I am looking forward to your progress. A steam driven road vehicle is even harder to build than a locomotive or a boat, as the tractive effort needs to be much higher due to the imperfections of the road surface.
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually, I prefer the Phoenix machine. It has vertical cylinders somewhat like a Shay locomotive. No known association with Shay that I can determine. It was made in Wisconsin. And, one did run in Harbor Springs Michigan, which was the home of Shay's railroad the Hemlock Central.
Go to: http://www.chippepedia.org/Phoenix+L...nix_Log_Hauler
It usually had skis for operations in the winter.
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There's an operating Phoenix machine about 60 or so miles from where I live. It was restored to operating condition after sitting on display for many years in Wabeno, WI. They run it once a year on the weekend after the 4th of July.
As the article says, Lombard company sold the patents to the Phoenix company. Phoenix made a few changes to the machine from the original design.
There were several of these machines operating in the Wabeno area during the period that they were used. Apparently, according to local stories, when they stopped using them in favor of internal combustion driven crawlers, one of them was left on the ice of one of the local lakes during the winter, perhaps it broke down on the lake or something, but anyway, when spring came, it went through the ice and is at the bottom of the lake now. At least, that's the story that I heard several times from the locals there.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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And nobody knows what lake it was - right? I have heard several stories about logging engines having done the same thing. But no one knows which lake or where in the woods they were abandoned.
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Loek--

I look forward to seeing your progress on this model...It is an interesting machine!

Here is a video taken this past weekend at the Maine Forest and Logging museum. there are two Lombard Loggers there.
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Darn it, why do we not have a "like" button on the forum? :-)
Bruce, actually, they do know which lake it was. They know exactly where it is, but there's no way to actually salvage it from the lake due to accessibility of the necessary equipment, and the cost, of course. I was told which lake it was, but that was several years ago and I don't remember what they said. There's a bunch of lakes and big ponds in that general area.
Here's a link to a video my friend made of the Phoenix a few years go.
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Really good video of the Lombard!
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Amber,
I haven't seen that one...thanks for posting. Sounds like you're near Green Bay?

You'll have to send me your email sometime. We have a couple of gauge 1 live steames here in Madison and a few more in Milwaukee...sounds like it might be a bit of a drive for you but you might enjoy coming to one of our steamups....I usually do one in May.....

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Sam, I live in Iron Mountain, Mi, about 100 miles straight north of Green Bay. Madison is about a 6 hour drive for me, Milwaukee is about 4 hours drive.
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