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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2018, 07:09:06 AM »

small single blocks used as transmission boxes
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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2018, 01:29:27 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2018, 02:28:12 PM »

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.
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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2018, 04:53:38 PM »

  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
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2018, 05:16:02 PM »

Hello Barny,

in my immediate vicinity is such an Eimco Rocker Storer in the colliery park from Klosterstollen.




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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2018, 05:20:26 AM »

Heimut - thanks for the photos - Im just amazed at the amount of variations of these "little beasts" I can only presume being built all over the world not just in the USA were the first development & production began many variations would occur.
Is this machine still available - because Im still looking for some details that I just can not find the answer to - the only one I'v got close up to is one in the lake district and that had lots of bits missing.
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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2018, 05:42:27 AM »

The only one I got close to - but bits are missing


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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2018, 05:45:39 AM »

I think it was an early version - British built


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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2018, 05:46:38 AM »

with a few bits missing


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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2018, 07:51:05 AM »

Barny, I'll go with the dog afterwards and see if she's still available there. If so, I can also take pictures and take measurements.
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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2018, 11:03:25 AM »

Barny, all ok, but not yet and is freely accessible.

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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2018, 02:55:17 PM »

Thats a nice clean machine and it looks like its got all its bits
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2018, 03:11:28 PM »

Im after a few details on Gold mines in the 1920's Huffkins will be a small operation on the site of an early mine some of the equipment will be old and other bits will be refurbished and some new. The only details I can find is all late stuff. A recent TV serious showed a Caterpillar type digger down "a glory hole" digging up gravel and rocks then dumping it in a shaker /water washer type bed with different levels the bits of Gold were captured under a type of grid - has the process changed much would it have been like this in the 1920's era but just an earlier version (steam power /gas engine power)if there is any one out there who can help and point me in the right direction.
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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2018, 02:24:54 PM »

The start of a bit of machinery for the Huffkins Mine Project - A Hoist driven by a  petrol engine - the engine "Lump" is a 1/35th Cat engine beefed up to 1/24TH
and an early Cement mixer
The hoist all parts in a trial fit situation balanced so no heavy breathing at this point ! no detailing at this point still trying to work the bits out (what does what)
my Thanks to Chuck for all the drawings posted on the forum


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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2018, 02:25:47 PM »

The bits so far


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