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« on: October 28, 2017, 10:49:27 PM »

Check out this incredible model of modern nickel mine and railroad, complete with underground workings and rotary dumper:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/91867668@N07/


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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 09:55:00 AM »

That is really, really cool! We'll be expecting something like that on the In-Ko-Pah shortly ...  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 10:19:16 AM »

 Neato. Seems like they would mine dimes or quarters with such an impressive operation... Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 12:48:07 PM »

Refreshingly unique. -- Russ
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 07:38:28 AM »

Stoker:
Given the scenery, it is obvious they are mining Buffalo Nickels.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 11:53:28 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 10:59:35 PM »

The whole thing is animated! The ore is brought up from the mine, loaded into cars, and hauled to the rotary dumper. Here's a video showing it in action:

https://youtu.be/4GrIou5dfxs

The first five minutes is mostly narration and interviews with the builders (in Polish and Italian, respectively). So you might want to skip ahead to the five minute mark.

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 06:53:49 AM »

Russ:
     I'm going to have to use yours as Nick's can't be found for the empty take away boxes.  Grin
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