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Nilmadic

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L90 Log Loader
« on: February 27, 2013, 06:04:55 PM »
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Here is my Wagner L90 log loader. It can unload an entire railcar or trailer in one grab. If I am not mistaken, Wagner also bilt an L100 and an L120.

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I guess that works...

edit - Evidently not...  If you just want to embed the image here, just grab the part of the BB code between the img tags, like this:



(you can edit this post to see what I did, and change it to what you want).  Nice loader!

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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 06:39:22 PM »
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Originally manufactured (circa 1965) by FWD Wagner Inc. as an L60 (which is the same chassis that was used for the firms's 1960s van trailer style "Piggy Packer", upon which N Scale of Nevada derived its Southern Pacific pewter model),  Raygo Wagner Inc. patented its larger design on August 15, 1978, as a load handling vehicle that the firm would eventually moniker the "Lumber Jack" (which encompassed the L70 - L100 series log stacker models).

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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2013, 01:57:05 AM »
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Now if WOT makes a conversion for their Piggy-Packer, I'll buy at least one, and, if I can afford it, two or three.
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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2013, 07:39:38 AM »
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that's a sweet loader (and the hi-rise Jeep isn't too shabby).  You might want to wander over to the N Scale Vehicle Association web site and get these posted there as well.
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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2013, 08:36:03 AM »
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great logs,what plant are they from

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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 10:06:24 AM »
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Originally manufactured (circa 1965) by FWD Wagner Inc. as an L60 (which is the same chassis that was used for the firms's 1960s van trailer style "Piggy Packer", upon which N Scale of Nevada derived its Southern Pacific pewter model),  Raygo Wagner Inc. patented its larger design on August 15, 1978, as a load handling vehicle that the firm would eventually moniker the "Lumber Jack" (which encompassed the L70 - L100 series log stacker models).

Are you saying the log loader was originally manufactured in '65 or just the intermodal version?  Also, the NSN version, according to what I'm reading is the early L60, but what is the WOT model?  Or more important what year was its prototype chassis put into manufacture and would a log-loader version be appropriate in 1967? 
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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 10:55:41 AM »
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It appears the L90 driver hates Freemon.
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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 02:14:11 PM »
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Are you saying the log loader was originally manufactured in '65 or just the intermodal version?  Also, the NSN version, according to what I'm reading is the early L60, but what is the WOT model?  Or more important what year was its prototype chassis put into manufacture and would a log-loader version be appropriate in 1967?

The "L" designation was used to identify the "Lumber Jack" grapple or log stacker configuration, while "P" was the designation used for Piggy Packer models.

From a host of different sources, the following photographs loosely portray the chronological order of L-series Lumber Jack models:

A 1965 Clark Equipment advertisement portraying a 1960s model FWD Wagner L60 Lumber Jack



A 1968 FWD Wagner L70 Lumber Jack



An early 1970s L70 or L120??? Lumber Jack



Examples of a 1975 FWD Wagner L90 Lumber Jack







Examples of unknown model year (circa 1980s ???) L90 Lumber Jacks









A circa 1990s ??? Lumber Jack



YouTube links for various Lumber Jack models in operation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=cHF1aLj91kY

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=_W3E9gTnIJQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=nRfnxa9qJkw

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YouTube links for Le Tourneau (???) Log Stackers in operation:

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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 03:38:40 PM »
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Yes, nice loader. I would love to get a couple sets of those "claws". Are they available anywhere?

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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 03:41:28 PM »
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Great loader. Now gives me an idea for one I have. Lets see more.
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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2013, 12:40:11 AM »
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Yes, nice loader. I would love to get a couple sets of those "claws". Are they available anywhere?

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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2013, 12:44:24 AM »
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great logs,what plant are they from

Logs are 3/16, 1/8 and 1/4 dowels that I scraped with a razor saw. The dowels come about 3 feet long, so I stained them first with Minwax dark walnut wood stand. After that, I chopped them all with my Chopper III to 40' lengths. This left the cut lumber look on the ends.

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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2013, 07:08:55 AM »
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Very nice model.
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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 11:32:42 AM »
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Now if WOT makes a conversion for their Piggy-Packer, I'll buy at least one, and, if I can afford it, two or three.

Well I have actually been in contact with WoT about either making this model as a complete model, or making just the logging grapple and us modelers install the grapple on our own. As of right now WoT is leaning more towards the complete model, due to reasons I cant discuss. I have forwarded them pictures as well as measurements and CAD drawings of the grapples in detail and have also offered to get any additional information for them to get this model built.

Lets keep our fingers crossed.
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Re: L90 Log Loader
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2013, 11:42:03 AM »
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Well I have actually been in contact with WoT about either making this model as a complete model, or making just the logging grapple and us modelers install the grapple on our own. As of right now WoT is leaning more towards the complete model, due to reasons I cant discuss. I have forwarded them pictures as well as measurements and CAD drawings of the grapples in detail and have also offered to get any additional information for them to get this model built.

Lets keep our fingers crossed.
Ryan

Excellent! I really would like to see this model done, I would buy at least 2 for my logging operation.  8)

fixed quote tag - gfh
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