|View single post by Michael M|
|Posted: Sun Jun 18th, 2017 08:07 pm||
|Somewhere I remember reading about freight charges in the 1800s. For those mining towns without a railroad connection freighting expenses, charges were often by weight, could get rather outrages. Corrugated tin would probably weigh a lot less than lumber and should have been cheaper to haul. There are a number of photos where buildings were clad in flat metal, often cut and flattened from discarded metal containers. In Rhyolite one miner made a house from discarded bottles (whiskey?).
It would be interesting, and maybe somewhat challenging, to model a bottle house.
Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad