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|Posted: Mon Oct 10th, 2016 08:11 am||
|If you want to know how big these pit mines are, here's a photo of one in the Great Lakes region of the country from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission:
And if you ignore the environmental/political stuff, the PDF probably has some info that might be helpful for your questions:
That mine is probably about a mile across and easily 800 feet deep. In O scale that would be 110 feet wide and 16 feet deep! I don't know about you, but I think I'd rather build model buildings than dig a 16 foot hole in my backyard, but that's just my opinion. No doubt it would be cool if you did a pit mine though, I just don't think most people would be willing to sacrifice that kind of space, even in the backyard.
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