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 Posted: Fri Jan 23rd, 2009 07:45 pm
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¡El nuevo edificio de la mina está muy caliente!

Translation: I like it!! It's simple but has a lot of appeal with that roof line. Makes a nice silouette against the sky.

 



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 Posted: Fri Jan 23rd, 2009 11:26 pm
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For Herb and all the other poor lost souls-a CHUPACABRA is a "mythical" Mexican "goat-man" being that roams the high country, stealing goats and sheep for dinner. If you Google the word, you may find some stuff. There was a youtube video of "something" running in front of a US Border patrol car and various photos of dead things that were sooooo gross that they did indeed look like a thing from a John Carpenter movie.

As for the Chupacabra mine, it is built from styrofoam sheet with basswood epoxied on the outside. I treated the wood with Thompson's Water Treatment before I glued it on. The roof(s) is Plastruct "corrugated" metal sprayed with many coats of enamel and then weathered with chalk and more Dullcoat. I have found this will make the plastic keep from warping in the weather. The building simply covers the headframe & hoist that was already there so there is "interior detail" that is somewhat obscured now. Pickers will note that there never was a Chupacabra mine in Mogollon, but then it's MY %^&*($# RAILROAD! James-when you operate here, this mine now can fill 3 ore cars, you will need to use the hill brake or you will be sorry.  Woodie



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 Posted: Sat Jan 24th, 2009 01:34 am
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So what you are telling us is that the mine tailings are going to include goat guts?

Your next industry better be an air freshener factory!

Especially since it has been noted that it is muy caliente in the area.

Herb:old dude:

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 Posted: Sat Jan 24th, 2009 02:40 pm
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Ahhhh yes......the much dreaded Goat Sucker mine.

Great stuff Woodie...it just has the right feel to it.

Your photography seems to be improving with every shot you take of the layout.....very nice! :thumb:




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 Posted: Sun Jan 25th, 2009 04:09 am
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Thanks Dave...I just like to take nice pictures. Frankly, I have the advice of Mudge (Bill) who was a pro photographer and photography teacher and I give him credit for my occasional good shots.

I just happened to think (!!??!!), the goat sucker may visit the Bloated Goat #2 on occasion. Maybe that's how the BG got it's name. Well, I have an imagination, but I couldn't make things up like the chupacabra or the name of a Mogollon cantina. Tell ya what-I have a couple of really nasty-looking nazi soldiers which need some fixin'...maybe I will make an actual chupacabra out of one of the rascals. Now look what you've made me do!

                   Woodrowcabra, friend of Herbacabra



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 Posted: Sun Jan 25th, 2009 01:29 pm
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LOL!

I was surprised to see you had named the mine the Chupacabra.

Back when I used to drive a route truck  through northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I would start in the wee hours of the morning and one of the stations that would come in best in the remote areas, was "Dreamland" with Art Bell  " From the high desert of the Sierras" and that's where I became acquainted with the whole Chupacabra or " Goat sucker" legend.

It's funny he started out mis pronouncing it as Chu CA CA Bra.

That was a great show, dealing with subjects of the paranormal, and area 51, and the like...full of goofball callers who had imaginations that boarder lined on insane...and many times they took trips across that boarder. :Crazy:






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I like it all. What track gauge is 1/32n20 and what is the running geat for the locos? This could inspire me enough to try this out on a limited basis. Don't need to tell the wife I found a new scale.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 2nd, 2009 09:47 pm
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The Mogollon Railway runs on 16.5 MM gauge-HO, On30, etc. In 1:32 scale, it works out to 20" gauge,in 1:35 scale (military scale), it becomes almost 24" gauge. I use available Bachmann On30 locos as "donors" for modifications, but do have a Garratt 0-4-0+0-4-0 built from 2 IHC HO Dockside mechanisms. Most HO mechanisms will work, especially for "critters". Hope this answers your questions. BTW-CTT makes scale rulers for all scales, including 1:35 and 1:32 in case you're interested.

           Woodie



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 Posted: Wed Feb 11th, 2009 07:01 pm
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Last night, there was a wild bit of weather in the Dallas area-70 mph winds, heavy rain, & hail but the old Mogollon Railway made it through the night with no problems. In fact, this morning some local bikers went down to the Bloated Goat for some drinkin' and poker. The sun is out and all is well in "the world".



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 Posted: Wed Feb 11th, 2009 07:37 pm
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Nice scene , beats playing checkers.:glad:

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