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 Posted: Mon May 15th, 2017 12:33 am
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Michael M

Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 1658

No problem...I just seem to have a tendency to wander.

Finishing up an ore/borax bin.
Still need to add some details like nbw here and there.

The chute does operate.
In the up position it stops the flow of borax; in the down position it extends a little over the track so that I can actually fill my borax cars.
I'll have an actuating rod underneath connected to the chute, and a knob on the fascia to move the chute up or down.

I figure that I can load 3-4 of my borax cars without having to reload the bin.
Since borax is much lighter in density than ore my cars can carry more material.
Looking at using aquarium salt for borax.

In the background you might be able to catch a glimpse of my covered patio that is off the back end of the garage.
Could be the perfect place to set up an outdoor 35n2 RC model railroad a la Woodie style.
Even during hot summer days it stays fairly comfortable back there.
I even installed some misters to help cool people off on really hot days.

If anyone lives near the Pomona Valley area in Southern California go check out Pegasus Hobbies in Montclair.
They are heavy into RC, some HO and Lionel, a bunch of scratch building material, and a lot of military kits especially in 1/35 scale.
I've picked up a few 1/35 military figure sets for $5-6.00 each.
A neat place to wander around.

A quick trip to Home Depot to pick up some lumber to start on the frame for the first module of the 35n2 railway.
Still working on a name for the thing.
I've been collecting names that appeal to me.
Since the Spanish were the first to explore much of the Southwest I want to use some Spanish names.
The Animas River in southwestern Colorado was named by the Spanish as 'Rio de las Animas Perdidas', or River of Lost Souls'.
I haven't come across any mention of the Spanish visiting Death Valley though it is possible that they may have come close to it.
I have read some accounts of padres traveling from Santa Fe to the missions in California. 

For one of the desert flats I want to model I did come up with a Spanish name of 'Las Lagrimas del Diablo', or 'Tears of the Devil.'
Sounds like a great place to build a railroad.

Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad
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