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 Posted: Tue Feb 21st, 2012 08:48 pm
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Aether.......

drawings and photos were found online.

..........John


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John

Spent quite a bit of time looking for sources, but yours seem to be the best.
You posted a bunch 'o photos, so thanks for all the research that you did.
Actually, my version will be a little weird and this mine serves a Gn36 road.

To get the right scale I used some code 210 rails,
and since you can only see 10" into the mine shaft which exits part way into a hard rock tunnel,
I have angled the rails to create a heightened perspective.

Gauge is 13/16ths at the deep end of the shaft and 1 1/4" at the opening.
It will be fun utilizing your ideas, but I'll have to skip your beautiful curved spoke wheels.

I used to be in the cast iron foundry business,
and I strongly approve of the curved spokes,
which reduces stresses on the wheels as the iron cools.

Your skips will last forever without cracked wheels.

Thanks

Duncan (aethereus)


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Duncan

Sounds like you have a great layout idea.

The curved spokes on my skip are not proto.
The real car had straight spokes.

I thought the curved spokes on the pictures I came across looked really cool.
So I did the curved version.

.......John


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Hey guys

Downsizing my shop and doing some early spring cleaning.

I have a set of masters and molds for the G scale mine cars I built a while back.
The pictures were posted on here, but now I cant remember how to post new photos.

I have been a professional model maker for over 30 years,
and can assure you the masters and molds are 1st class.

These are for someone versed in compression casting.
I wouldn't recommend purchasing with the idea of trying casting for the first time.

Serious inquires can Email for photos.

Thanks, John

rjohnsey@charter.net


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" The curved spokes on my skip are not proto.
The real car had straight spokes.

I thought the curved spokes on the pictures I came across looked really cool.
So I did the curved version "





" I used to be in the cast iron foundry business,
and I strongly approve of the curved spokes,
which reduces stresses on the wheels as the iron cools.

Your skips will last forever without cracked wheels "



Hi Guys  :wave:



You know what ?  L:

I had always somehow wondered ... WHY ? curly spoked wheels ?  ???



Well as usual ... Freerails answers ... THE UNANSWERABLE !  :P  ;)





So NO ... it's NOT cos they look  S :cool: :cool: P E R    C :cool: :cool: L  (which they do !) ...

... it's cos the Guys in the foundry, don't want a bunch of cracked wheels.  :f:


Clever stuff !  :brill:


Just thought I'd share my Freerails 'EUREKA moment of the day' with yer all.  :old dude:

Who woulda thunked it ?  :us:



I do like Hiltzs lil' BIG mine cars !  :shocked:

Anyone else out there like curly spoked wheels ?  :)



:mex:



Si.




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