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 Posted: Tue Dec 16th, 2014 06:41 am
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Woodrowe , fellers..

I have a bit of slag in the front garden..been hauling around in the moves..it now resides..in place..I think a pitcher is in order..slag grey black..with rusty...It soaks up water , the stuff runs right through it..amazing..all that said..I got it at Mcgill..{sp?}..the mill / furnace/ roaster ?..Near Ely nevadar..SMELTER..yeah that is it..I'll try to remember to take and post a pitcher..once the cookies wear off..everything is new..everyday..



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 Posted: Wed Dec 17th, 2014 04:48 am
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Woodie:

Did the Silver City Smelter use sand for molding ingots?  I ask because the Quincy Mining Company smelter (owner of Quincy & Torch Lake narrow gauge in upper Michigan) apparently used sand for molds, and it was laying about their copper smelter.


Quincy smelter molding sand laying on the ground.  Those are standard gauge loading tracks in the foreground

Also, others have pointed out the various colors of smelter slag.  I picked up pieces from around this smelter, and they looked like black glass up close, but from a little distance, there were brown and reddish colors mixed.  I wonder if this is common for copper ore slag?

Brownish/reddish variations in Quincy Mining Co. smelter

I am really enjoying seeing your SC, PA, & M Ry thread, and eagerly look forward to the posts from you and others!  Thanks for sharing.

Keith

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 Posted: Wed Dec 17th, 2014 03:40 pm
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Keith-I believe the Comanche coated the slag pots with lime before dumping the molten slag into them. The Comanche used two types of slag pots; a small, two wheeled hand cart slag pot and the narrow gauge, side dump slag pots built on eight wheel cars.

Now if Woodie could figure out a way to recreate the dumping of molten slag, he would certainly be a shoe-in for the coveted Master Model Railroader certification.

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elminero67 wrote: Now if Woodie could figure out a way to recreate the dumping of molten slag, he would certainly be a shoe-in for the coveted Master Model Railroader certification.
Yes and we all know how much he covets THAT! (_!_) lmao



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I think Woodie should go for it… I mean, what could go wrong with molten slag on an indoor layout built mostly of wood and styrofoam?

Duane, are there any drawings or photos of the SC, PA, and MRy 8-wheeled slag cars? I know there is one photo you published that shows a shay and this car. Always thought that would be a fascinating model. I enjoy reading what standard gauge modelers are doing with steel mill modeling, and slag cars and modeling slag loads is an interesting subject.

Keith

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 Posted: Wed Dec 17th, 2014 04:08 pm
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Elminero Kieth Dave , fellers.

You guys are too funny...slag..faom wood..moo hahahaha makes pretty patterns..right before the fire brigade is called..

AND..Woodrowe has the "peoples" MMR...which is common recognition that he does some inspired / inspiring artistry in railroad models ...how cool is that..I asks ya..?..:bow::rah:



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Woodie has the Monkey Model Railroader certification; much more prestigious than the other commoner cert.



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Duane is right (of course), the lime was added to be able to get the "skulls" (hardened slag) from the dump cars. Duame had an enlarged photo of what looks like #1 and some slag cars at the smelter in his article "A Day at the Smelter" in the old Light Iron Digest. I might try to build a couple of them...after I build the "metal" boxcar...after some other stuff gets built.
I am probably gonna go with a 20 foot high slag "hill" behind the enginehouse since 30 feet in my scale is almost a real foot high! But on the "plus" side, I will build the enginehouse with 7 stalls (prototype) VS the 5 stalls I first imagineered. Yen & yang...

Now, what's all this about Monkey Model Railroaders?



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 Posted: Wed Dec 17th, 2014 06:16 pm
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Beaudreau fellers..

Yes..the very important milestone in modelling lives we all strive for..

A pitcher of slag as promised..

Attachment: slag foto 12 17 14 001 (Medium).JPG (Downloaded 193 times)



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