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 Posted: Thu Dec 18th, 2014 03:42 pm
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 Posted: Thu Dec 18th, 2014 06:02 pm
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Thanks Charles...I'm trying!!

Ray-thanks for the photos. I don't believe the slag piles will be as "dark" as I first thought. Of course, there won't be slag everywhere, just at the smelter. As one writer (I believe Fredric Shaw) said about the SCPA&M, it "ran along the roof of the continent". Therefore, I can be content with "hillsides" being modeled...of course the hillsides are 8,000 to 9,000 feet high!
I noted that in one photo, there were "skulls" which were solidified slag that retained the form of the slag pots. I gotta have them also.

My friend Pam looked mystified when she asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I told her that I wanted 99 feet of code 83 rail and some packs of spikes. She's still wondering about that!



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 Posted: Thu Dec 18th, 2014 07:11 pm
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Beaudreau, fellers..

I had to order spikes for the bullfrog layout project..had some..once started it bacame apparent I didn't have enough...I have some rails..enough for the bullfrog..but not for the halfinch empire projected..not enough for a railway of any sort..

I think that code 100 is gonna be for me..00.41 { thous..?}..is a scale inch in half "...to the foot....someday..I swear I am gonna..that makes code 100 pretty dang close to 2.5 scale inches tall..very much like #16 rails..which i think are 2.5/8ths..tall..

Pretty neat after all these years to be able to have "Scale" rails ...and battery powa lets them be rusty as ya please..Woody..in halfinche I can use batteries..yay..batteries..



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Woodie: Before I send you the slag sample I wanted to run it through our assay shop:
It has very high values of zinc (23%), lead (something like 15%), 6% copper, a trace of silver and no detectable values of gold.
Of note is the zinc and lead, as they made it difficult to seperate the gold and silver. Some custom smelters wouldn't take ore with that much zinc, others would charge a penalty.
I suspect this is one of the reasons the Comanche and Silver City narrow gauge failed after a couple of years...



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Elminero, fellers..

Wul , this is intersting stuff.I know of mining and milling in some peripheral book learning way..but I don't quite understand the comment about the commanche {smelter?}..and the Silver city NG railway..both I suspect intertwined in the having of business..and the making enough to stay in business..,Please..enlighten us..oh great mining historian..I am { unusually} not being flippant..thanks..and or..should I re - read your book...?..



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No worries Charley, I kind of use the terms interchangeably as the Comanche Mining company owned the Silver City, Pinos Altos and Mogollon RR. For all practical purposes they are one and the same.



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Charley-yes...re read Duane's book! My copy is getting a real workout and there are several guys here in Dallas who have his book...and I can use theirs when I wear my book out.

More craziness coming...watch this space...



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:old dude: " I want a refund, he hasn't used the Herb 'O' Rivet (TM) "

[whack] " Where can I get 99 foot long wrapping paper ? "

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Woodie

I knew I would wear out Duane's Silver City book, so I have the one copy that is getting dog-eared, and the other "nice" copy. So glad to see your thread on modeling this interesting railroad.

Looking forward to see how you choose to model slag (apparently the molten slag idea has been dropped by now?) on the smelter scene.

Keith

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Pssssssssssssst ..Woody..Kieth has a mint copy of the bible..

Kieth..be on watch for black helocopters with thin boxes for hauling loot attached to skids..

I guess the "bible " will be on the table next to chair ..I keep a paper back and several current reads on railways..the chair faces a corner of bookshelves..

My faves put out..by catagory in the shelf direct in front..so i can sit and smile..pondering whot I should read next..traction , trolley..welsh / english NG..world NG...std gauge good stuff..

I have quite a few books..i love books..I built a low pro "bible" stand for my dinner table.I am reading my way through books thick and thin..four to ten pages at a time..hey dinners over..get up..step away from the boofait table..

AND..of course..you ' all know whot boofait stands for ..Buffet..Big Ugly Fat F........rs Eating Together..

Truckers got too much time to think..road scholars..travellers emeritus..I did not make that up..I met him in Albuquerque...really , I did..



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