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 Posted: Sat Apr 10th, 2021 01:00 am
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#8 gets a spin on the turntable.



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 Posted: Sat Apr 10th, 2021 01:58 am
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Michael M wrote: 
They kind of look like some sort of metal piling,
or foundation for some long ago removed machinery.


That they do!

That is a big appeal of large scale narrow gauge, everything's a part!
(although in the case of my own, it is more like everything's apart)




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 Posted: Thu Apr 29th, 2021 10:13 am
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Hi Michael  :mex:


You have great colours on your trains & layout ...  :thumb:

... nice paint colours & 'real' looking sandy, deserty groundcover.


But I do love the odd B&W photo ...

... which always gives a  C :cool: :cool: L  vintage look to things ! 





I am quite envious sometimes, of the better climate you have there ...  :cool:  :s:

... your 'semi-outdoors' approach to railroading, is a nice possibility with that.


In London ... Raincoats, Wellington boots & thermal underwear would be needed !  :w:


:java::moose: :dt:


Si.


P.S. ... About the horseshoe above the doorway on " Si's Engineering ".  L:

My Dad had one nailed above his workshop door for years ...  :old dude:

... until he slammed the door shut one day & it fell off, hitting him on the head !  :shocked:


Not so " Lucky " for some !  ;)  :f:




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 Posted: Tue May 11th, 2021 01:06 pm
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I recently acquired this postcard of Rhyolite, Nevada. 

There is not a date on it,
but I'm guessing somewhere in the 1930s. 

The autos in the lower right help to date this postcard a little.





Upper-left is the three-story Cook Bank Building,
center is the school house,
and on the right in the distance is the depot.

Rhyolite started in 1905 as a boom town and quickly grew to some 1200 people. 
By 1907-1908 the population grew to some 4,000-8,000 people (estimates vary widely).
By about 1916 the mines had closed and the town was all but deserted.
So, some 20 years later there was not much left of the once booming mining town.


October 2020. 
Here is a photo of the bank building. 
It has deteriorated even more than what we see in the postcard.





It probably isn't safe to go walking around inside the building. 

Look at the bricks at the top corner of the building,
just about ready to come falling down.




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 Posted: Fri May 14th, 2021 01:11 pm
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"Diamondfield Jack"

Diamondfield, Nevada, about five miles northeast of Goldfield,
was founded by Jackson Lee “Diamondfield Jack” Davis in 1903.

"Diamondfield Jack" had moved to Nevada from Idaho after being pardoned for murder in December 1902. 
He received his nickname from a reported diamond find in Idaho he was constantly talking about.

The mining town of Diamondfield only lasted a few years,
and was basically abandoned by 1907 with the residents moving to nearby Goldfield. 

Davis did go on to locate several claims in the area.

Jackson Lee “Diamondfield Jack” Davis died in 1949,
from being struck by a taxi cab in Las Vegas.




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 Posted: Mon May 17th, 2021 04:39 am
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I discovered this postcard describing a special mineral used in spark plugs.

Champion Spark Plug Company had a mine of this unique mineral in Mono County, California.





I've never heard of Sillimanite before.







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The name sounds like an April Fools' Day joke,

but is for a real mineral.






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I took it as a joke.

Who would have known it was an actual mineral.




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For yet another mineral of interest  :Fornacite:  found in Africa.

Came across mention of it in Terry Pratchett's book Raising Steam!


A rare Lead, Copper, Chromate Arsenate, Hydroxide mineral.

Bluey green in color.




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 Posted: Wed May 19th, 2021 05:08 am
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One car, a boxcar, kept derailing at one spot in San Miguel yard. 
Other cars would roll through just fine. 

Checked the gauge on the wheels of the boxcar and they were fine,
so checked the gauge on the problem track and found it had widened a bit.


Now, San Miguel yard is about 27" deep,
and the problem piece of track was the farthest one of course.  Nubbins. 

Reaching 27" isn't a problem,
but correcting a problem piece of track can be difficult at that reach.

One of the nice things about my layout is I can get to the back side of the yard. 
And even though I installed backdrops they are easily removed.










All I have to do is remove a few screws and the backdrop pops right out.
Much easier to repair the problem section of track when it is right up in front of you.

It also allows me that take photos from a different angle.





This won't work for many people, but my point here is accessibility. 

I often see people post layout plans that include some sort of pop-up or duck-under,
and don't fully appreciate what a pain in the neck (and back) they can be. 
Even crawling underneath a layout can be difficult for some of us more advanced in age.


I had to crawl underneath the layout a few days ago to repair some turnout linkage. 

My knees were tight, banged my head,
and had to turn my neck in some weird contortion to see what I was doing. 
Even getting back on my feet after the repairs were done was a bit tough.


Accessibility. 
Something to think about.




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