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Paul M

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It's treemendous to see everyone chipping in to help, if you stick to one these plans you won't go wrong
 
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From my knowledge, I would suggest hazel trees the more suitable for the need as they are mostly straight. And mostly limited diameter .
I have the Bachmann logs delivered with the wagons but as Bachamnn is currently shortening their product range I am doubtful somebody might find them on the market.
 
trammayo

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trammayo

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Right, the logs arrived this morning - and what a difference in scales or sizes!

The Bruder ones are approx 280mm x 40mm ....

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The Siku ones are 1.32nd scale and will suit an LGB Toy Train truck...

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And, for completeness (almost) ...... Bachman "as new" logs ....

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... and what I think are from Aristocraft ......

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The "Aristo" logs solid and as heavy as real dense wood, whilst all the other featured logs are hollow and very light.
 
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playmofire

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I couldn't find the logs on the Siku site.
 
dunnyrail

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Have to say of all the Synthetic ones, the only ones as new that look anything other lumps of Log Shapes Plastic are the Aristo ones. Though I suspect all could be made to look more like the real thing with some suitable dry brushing. However in my humble view with Logs there is nothing to beat the real thing and yes I accept they will be mostly heavier.
 
trammayo

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Have to say of all the Synthetic ones, the only ones as new that look anything other lumps of Log Shapes Plastic are the Aristo ones. Though I suspect all could be made to look more like the real thing with some suitable dry brushing. However in my humble view with Logs there is nothing to beat the real thing and yes I accept they will be mostly heavier.
I totally agree Jon. For me, with trailer operation, the plastic wins for all the R1's! Tried to find a piccy of the ones that I did a make-over on but could only come up with this (at the bottom of the load on the first car...

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Dan

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I used brown cigar tubes. Light weight, no bark to fall off, easy to glue.
 
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Paul M

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I used brown cigar tubes. Light weight, no bark to fall off, easy to glue.
But you have to buy the cigars!