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 Posted: Fri Dec 19th, 2014 06:06 pm
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Besides the few newspaper accounts and one or two mentions in historical society newsletters, the SCPA&M is described in several books that I have(most a mention or maybe a paragraph)...Gilpin Era, Gilpin Tram, Hollenbeck's Gilpin RR, Little Railways of the World, Myrick's New Mexico RR's, and of course Duane's book. I know I am forgetting something. In the Gazette, Keith Pashina had an article and plans for rolling stock, Gazette also had Garrie Tufford's caboose plans and Light Iron Digest had Mr. Tufford's Pinos Altos Creek trestle plans and in the LID, Duane wrote about the smelter as it is today. Info is out there, I feel that I probably have at least most of the material I need for a credible representation of this most obscure little 2 footer. If I think about anything else...I know what to do.



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 Posted: Fri Dec 19th, 2014 07:40 pm
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Woodrowe Elminerio fellers..

I got the book down..looked for awhile..then logically..it was there with the Gilpin books..duh..just where the file card said it was...:old dude: or .er just where the cute little chick with the half glasses said it would be..and her with the hair in a tight little bun..ah..er .bun..uuum..ah er....:glad:

Aren't you worried about "your time being up".. ..you only have seven years..?..or so...of railway line..history..man..you gotta move fast..?..

Maybe you could do the extensiuon line..the line that never was.."but coulda been "..huh..:us:



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Crittenden wrote a volume for "The Railway And Locomotive Historical Society". It is Number 57 and is titled "The Two Footers". It was printed in Jan 1942. The final chapter of it is on the SCPA&M. I found my copy through a diligent search on the Internet. I was aware of it because the Linda Hall Library here in Kansas City has a copy in their stacks which I read in the late 70s. The copy I have has John Maxwell's signature on the title page. The volume appears to be a predecessor to Linwood Moody's book on the Two Footers. I didn't know whether or not you were aware of its existence. The section on the Silver City line is only about three and half pages total.



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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 07:16 pm
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Kent, thanks for the info. Yep, a few paragraphs here and there are about all there is on the SCPA&M...except for Duane Ericson's book. Speaking of Mr. Ericson, here is a view of the track layout at the SC enginehouse, part of a larger drawing showing the smelter yard trackage. This was beautifully drawn by Duane.




Now, here is what I "interpreted" (or perhaps perverted) for my verson of the enginehouse.




Man, getting those tracks lined up and working without derailments was a "deal" ! As can be seen, the approaches have been shortened somewhat (less space than the real thing had) but all is OK.  In the drawing, the turntable is accessed from across the enginehouse but space availability dictated (wow, what verbage!) that the access be from the side. The ore cars in the foreground are on a small 2 track yard at the very edge of the layout. Two AT&SF standard gauge tracks to the smelter are on the left and a length of dual gauge trackage to the power plant is barely seen in the upper right. The enginehouse is now a 7 stall job (real one was), I began with just 5 tracks but wanted to model this as best as I could. The turntable is operated manually with a large "disc" made of masonite attached to the TT pivot below the layout. Just turn the disc a bit and the TT moves and lines up just right with the tracks. If anybody is interested in this, I will take a couple of photos which may explain things

As seen in Duane's drawing and old photos, there was a large "mesa" of slag behind the enginehouse, this will be represented by the hunks of blue foam behind the model. Surely you didn't think I'd have this all finished...did you.

...And just don't call me Shirley...



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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 08:18 pm
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Hi Woodie

Looking good and great progress.

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:moose::moose::moose::moose::old dude:



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looking good! I still haven't sent you the slag; I seem to have put it in a 'special' place...



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Hello Shirley,

Coming on nicely then ?

Regards. Michael

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 Posted: Sat Jan 24th, 2015 10:21 pm
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A bit of an update...I have had the flu or whatever it is and being an old fart, taking time to "recover". The layout is progressing somewhat...I am building the enginehouse and laboriously painting the rails. Seems that the LHS doesn't stock "weathered" ME code 83 rail any more...their answer is that "they don't make that any more!". Anything they don't have is "not made any more". There's some more but I will need to get a new computer to continue...I am using Pam's computer at the moment. Happy fri$%^&* New Year!
Well anyway, things will get better, at least I don't have to wait till nice weather to work on the layout.

As Garrison sez-"that's the news from Lake Woebegone."

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 Posted: Sat Jan 24th, 2015 10:41 pm
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Hope you are recovering there is some crud going around here that takes forever to get rid of at least you have a lhs to harrass



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