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 on: January 06, 2018, 04:53:38 PM 
Started by Barney - Last post by Barney
  Hauk    Lots of info and some drawings at http://americanindustrialmining.com other info I got from the excellent Industrial Narrow Gauge Illustrated CD by J Tilston quite a few years old now but well worth it if you can still get it -its full of drawings -other drawings I found in back issues of the Narrow Gauge & Industrial Review - Eimco "mucker Shovel" there is loads of stuff on the net - The trammer in the scrap heap is a rough copy of one at a Slate mine in North Wales some years back I still have some rough measurements (done by my feet!) And few old "real photos" there were 2 of them one with twin motors and one single motor - the big one parked up for the night
is from the same source only got some measurements it was stuffed in a dark tunnel but I believe it was an odd bod version looks a bit like a American Ironstone type
so it was a bit of my modellers licence in it or as I call Freelance Prototypes
Hope this helps

 on: January 06, 2018, 02:28:12 PM 
Started by Barney - Last post by Hauk
Very, very cool!
Do you have original drawings of the machines?
There are some very similar machines preserved by the mining company that operated the Thamshavn Railway, and I might try my hands on model myself one fine day.

 on: January 06, 2018, 01:29:27 PM 
Started by Barney - Last post by finescalerr
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 on: January 06, 2018, 07:09:06 AM 
Started by Barney - Last post by Barney
small single blocks used as transmission boxes

 on: January 06, 2018, 07:07:30 AM 
Started by Barney - Last post by Barney
Bill - Lego every where ! - used it for the battery box - chassis spacers on the Eimco mucker shovel and the loco - and at the ends of the acrylic rod for transmission boxes

 on: January 05, 2018, 07:16:56 PM 
Started by Barney - Last post by Bill Gill
Nice looking equipment. Any Legos in there?

 on: January 05, 2018, 07:11:07 PM 
Started by Barney - Last post by detail_stymied
I think it makes perfect sense. when I read about fellows basically starting their own scales just to make something work, I often wonder "why?".

with models this nice, I seriously doubt any visitors to "the Pike" will call you out on the gauge discrepancy. in the event someone makes an unsavory comment, give him 2 brownie points and show him the door.

 on: January 05, 2018, 12:57:10 PM 
Started by Barney - Last post by Barney
Gauge is 16.5 mm (standard HO /00 gauge) was toying with the idea of using On3 track gauge 3/4in making it a true 18in gauge in 1/24th  but obtaining On3 stuff over here  in the UK is a bit hit and mis and pricey so Im sticking with 16.5 a bit "Micky Mouse " I know but cost and availability is against me (makes 15in gauge) I have found some mines using this gauge.

 on: January 05, 2018, 12:46:22 PM 
Started by Barney - Last post by Barney
Done a few more shots in Day light - colours seem a bit more natural but colder

 on: January 05, 2018, 10:47:27 AM 
Started by Burl - Last post by Burl
Poured my molds for the revised lost wax parts yesterday, only to find the two I really needed had refused to completely cure.  I was about to write them off as a total loss, but then I realized I could still get patterns out of them sufficient to finish the underframe casting.

I think the last thing I need on it is the divots for the new mounting holes:

I will remake the lost wax molds later.  Still trying to figure out what inhibited the RTV, but they say platinum-based silicones are very touchy.  When this has happened before, I cleaned the patterns, applied a fresh coat of paint, remolded, and they were fine the next time.

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