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 Posted: Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 04:33 pm
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Hi Larry,

How is the funnel loader going?


Is all the appetite ore making it into your ore wagons

or are you getting "ricochets" missing the wagons

and accumulating on the ground as spillage?




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Hey John

The funnel loader hasn't progressed one iota.
I've been dabbling in other small projects.

Working on two new locos,
finishing the house on the hill at the Big Stone Lodge,
adding more weeds, etc. nothing worthy of a photo.

Just for the fun of it.
Conference at Midway passing tracks.

https://flic.kr/p/2kS8cLT


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Conference at the Midway passing tracks.

Maybe some of you were not able to open the photo in my last posting,
so here it is, opened.





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These are two new locos I have been working on recently.
they are both from Shapeways.

The larger one came as a forward facing driver type cab.
After a bit of cutting and pasting, it is now a side facing type cab.

The smaller loco is more like a track speeder.
This one will be used by the track gang,
along with a few small cars to carry their tools.   

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The main building at the Big Stone Mountain Lodge is coming along nicely.

All the outside walls are glued together, windows and but one door are finished.
The roof is being worked on too.





This will be the only building at the resort to have interior furnishings included.

Needs partitions and many other details to finish the job.
 



 
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Spending time outside these days,
so work on my layout has slowed down a bit.

Here are a few shots, just for the fun of it.
Eye level photos give the models more mass, more presents, I think.


The first two were made at the Bradley Shaft of the T. Gant Mining Co. 
 









This last shot shows a little (very little) progress on the vertical hoist.
 




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Very nice modelling.
A lot of fine detailing and great photography.

I like the kink in the rail at the entrance to the building,
the bracing, support plates and bolts on the timbers,
and where they used to be.
 
It's all those things that add up to a great model...
Well done...  So much to see.

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Hi Larry,

I've added some stuff to my Jaxcillest Enterprises thread here,
that should help with setting up your hoist. 


For that height a lift, you may have to splice together,
some of the C-section channels, acting as cage guides.


Also remember the cage guides have to continue,
at least a cage height above your top deck.

Probably at least 2 cage heights,
if you want some over-run protection at the top level.   


Let me know,
if you want to discuss the finer points of hoist design further.




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Thanks John

When I'm ready, I'll give you a shout.

I do have a hoist cage to study in a nearby museum.
That cage only has two channels, one each side, to guide it.


To complicate things, top and bottom tracks do not line up vertically.
My cage will have to be built with a slight angle in the end frames.


I once rode down into an iron mine on a hoist,
that was built at a rather severe angle.

By the time we reached the bottom level,
we were over 100 ft north of the starting point.

Sort of like one of those staircase elevators.

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A few more random shots around my Appetite Mine layout.
 



























































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