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 Posted: Fri Mar 24th, 2017 03:10 am
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I recognise and remember that photo. The track and dirt effect is perfect for a mine railroad.
Regards,     Michael

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 Posted: Fri Mar 24th, 2017 09:10 pm
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Times two on that Michael.

If you can be happy with a desert landscape--I personally couldn''t --Woodie has it nailed, compared to the many many proto photos that I have seen. It certainly is the easiest to do, model wise. but still takes an artist to do it to Mr Greene's high standards.

I have always been cursed to like Appalachia scenery--which I do not do well.


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 Posted: Mon Mar 27th, 2017 09:51 pm
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Herbie...the REAL reason that I do the high country out west (besides the fact that the Silver City operated there) is that for years, I built and still love loggers. And you know what any logging layout needs? Stumps and TREES! Lots and lots of trees.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 27th, 2017 11:23 pm
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As an ol' logger...

...ol' habits DIE HARD !


Disconnects on a mining op. ... you bet ! :bg:


Gimmie some Sam Pechinpah DIRT ! any day though !


It's how the 'West Was Won' ... Or just a NEAR Oscar...

...'xept for Dustin ! ;)


:moose:


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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 09:38 pm
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And now, some old photos from Mr. Peabody's "Way Back Machine"...Sorry Herb, they are black & gray.



Up at Pinos Altos, things are quiet today. A few empty ore cars have been spotted in front of the small water tank, that will require some switchin' and cussin' from the crew.
The tank was "inspired" by the funky tank on the Mann's Creek NG in W. Virginia. One can never tell what may ring yer bell!




Here are two old "tank cars" on the mine siding. The metal car has a FM pump on the side and the older wooden car has one on the end. Water is sometimes scarce along the Gila Rim and these cars are used to carry water to the mines.



Here's another view of the cars. The old wooden car was built years ago by my late friend John (Shayboiler) and is based on a Chuck Doan car shown in Finescale Modeler. John built this in On30 and it originally had a pair of disconnected log trucks but they didn't roll for s%^t so the car was given some "standard" SCPA&M trucks. This car saw many days outside under the hot Tejas sun, the weathering is real! The metal tank car has a Bachmann On30 tank, scratchbuilt underframe, and "SR&RL" Grandt Line trucks. well, you use whatcha have available. See how many On30 (O scale) items can translate into 1:35 narrow gauge without much fuss...



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Howdy Woodie :cb:


I do like your meanderings into monochrome ! :bg:


The WV tank is a winner.

Cool unusual small prototype.

I could easily use a spacesaver like that.


luv Shayboilers square woooden 'Mich.Cal.' tankcar as well. :cool:


I would love to make a square wooden tankcar, to go with my round ones.


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Mr Greene, I cut you a break with the B&W photo's, 'cause the subject matter more than makes up for the lack of color.

Your comment about hauling water to the mines, brings up a discussion that I had early one Sunday morning with Roy Wilburn, who was the GM of the EBT for many years. Roy was also a geologist of some sort. This was before the Rayney and Kyper book had come out, and I had heard that under certain conditions the EBT did haul water for the boilers at the mine powerhouses.. Roy said that under drought conditions the water level at the wells at the mines would start to turn sulferious. which the boilers didn't like. But I wasn't aware that the railroad ever had a tank car. They didn't,  they took surplus boxcars, put a pipe drain in the floor, cut fill holes in the roof and caulked the doors with oakum. I asked Roy how much they lost on a trip, and he admitted "quite a bit"-- but they got the job done.

Now there's an unusual "action" car--an incontinent boxcar.

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-an incontinent boxcar.

Diapers?
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judging by old films and photos, we were all seeing things in black and white at the early part of the last century so your photos are most appropriate Woodie. Nice modelling too!



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 Posted: Tue Apr 18th, 2017 01:14 am
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THE END IS NEAR!! Well, sort of...Soon we will be moving to the country, away from the "Big D" and it's expense! The poor old house is falling apart and property values are high as the moon...so it's time to git while the gittin' s' good. In about 3 months, us humans will be moving with 2 cats and a dog and the SCPA&M will be dismantled. Maybe it will get rebuilt as it is or more likely it will be built over! Things change, s#$t happens, and all those other things. No, you won't be seeing stuff for sale here...or anywhere. Not to change scales, the new project will be 1:35n2 and will follow, ready, the SCPA&M but with a different emphasis. Mines, scenery, running, and little smelter BS-that's too much "monkey business".
Until that day, I have my little On20 Gila Tram to keep me entertained with it's pokey lokies and tiny ore cars.
What else can I add?
      "A bea, a bea, that's all folks"

                   Original Outlaw Troublemaker

BTW-this ain't gonna change anything I do around here, I just may become more of an a$$hole!


An oldie...MRY's #5 and train under the warm sun...



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