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The best youtube video of the Kentucky Mine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T0JiIiu_oc



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" As I actually work on the model, I would be happy to post photos of my progress.
But I am still doing research right now.
The particular prototype I want to try to follow is the Kentucky Mine in Sierra City, California.
The Western Scale Model kit does not follow my prototype well enough to just build the kit."



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How's the research going, on how to fit the stamp-mill machinery into your prototype ?

I'm guessing some of the machinery will fit without too much modding ?



Your mining buildings from another Thread, look like you've done similar structures before.





Great hilly scenery ! ... Perfect for a stamp-mill.





The mine building looks real nice.

Would you recommend the stamp kits ?  ???



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I did not have enough information to do an exact copy of the Kentucky Mine mill.
The attached photo shows the interior at this point.
I put this in the living room in a book shelf and will add the exterior at some point.
The stamp mill kits offered by Wild West Models are great.
One benefit of building this mill is the better understanding of how all the components work together.

Attachment: mill-interior.jpg (Downloaded 60 times)



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Hi Darryl  :wave:



WOW ! ... Your build looks totally  AWESOME !  :bow:



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Looking at your build & then the 'official' kit-photo ...

... it looks like you've 'beefed-up' quite a few of the parts.  L:



I like the appearance of your version a lot better.

Somehow the timbers on the one below, do look a bit on the thin side.  :shocked:





Your build looks just like the photos I've seen of these kinda stamps ...

...in the 'Gazette' series of years ago & elsewhere, like in Keiths 'Gilpin Tram' Thread, here on Freerails.



The timber colouring you've done, looks real nice Darryl.  :thumb:

Is it the kinda alcohol & leather dye sorta thing ? ... Or what ?  ???



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Si,

Thank you for your kind words.

The stain is just a mix of black and brown Lincoln brand shoe and leather dye.

The 10 stamp battery I used is the old Charlie Brommer castings from about 40 years ago.

The stamps from Wild West Models is the old Western scale models stamp battery.

One thing that makes the Wild West Models 10 stamp battery more accurate is the large wooden flywheel.

In my research I found that the metal flywheels broke down quickly and the wooden ones were far better.

Another good thing about the Wild West Models battery is the platform in front of the cam shaft or lifters.

This allows easy access to the cams.

I build one behind the stamps on my model but you can't see them from the front.

The instructions in the Wild West kits are great. Much better than the original Western Scale Models kits.



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Darryl, you have done an outstanding job on this machine.
It is my goal to build one too.
I have loved stamp mills since I was a kid.
I couldn't even image the noise of say a 100 stamp mill and its assorted machinery
(crushers, shaker tables, amalgamating pans, etc), and how the ground must have shook. 




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