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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2016 02:59 am
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Howdy Helmut. Yes, of course you can use any idea I have. The hoist was an old model plane servo with a capstan instead of a bellcrank which raised & lowered the cars. It was powered by 2 AA batteries which stayed outside along with the layout for some years. The Porter was on the "low line" which ran through downtown Mogollon to get to a couple of the mines. However, the Porter COULD actually climb the incline but without any loads. Going down was another matter, no brakes!

Woodie

BTW-there is more to come on switching the mines. I now have 2 more mines than before and ops are quite different. More later...



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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2016 03:29 am
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Sweet!  Thx.

Hey, I guess the porter could get down there with help from the winch?  I really see a need for a flashback to that dangerous operation!  

Look forward to more, this is the kind of stuff that got me interested in the first place.

I will add one thing - the whole thing looks really great and authentic with or without  missing rivets!  But I think I noticed some round rivets?  Or were those conical?  Or even comical?

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Howdy Helmut, the incline was best described in my old Mogollon Railway thread but I don't remember when. Usually, the 0-4-2t was stationed on the "low" line and really only switched those mines near town. The "high" line was operated with Shays, small articulated, American-ized Garratt, and even a gasoline-mechanical.
What's this about rivets? If you mean on the ore cars, the real Silver City ore cars were welded with very few nuts & bolts. "Rivets? We don't need no stinkin' rivets!"

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And I suppose one day I'll get to see it again. Eh?

By the way, if I was still modeling in 35n2 I'd have stolen all your ideas. Yeah, baby! They are so worth plagiarizing. Maybe one day I will once I'm done with the present layout.



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" BTW-there is more to come on switching the mines. I now have 2 more mines than before and ops are quite different. More later..."

Howdy Woodie :cb:

MORE ! ... MORE ! ... MORE !

WE WANT MORE !

:moose:

Si.

I know his ain't 'Desert Island Discs'...
...but I 'request' a massive mining WRECK cleaned up by the Brownhoist AND Lidgerwood !

BROWNHOIST !!
BROWNHOIST !!
BROWNHOIST !!



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Oh yeah, more will be forthcoming when I get further along. I am developing a "switch list" operation, similar to what the real SCPA&M used-simple and easy. Now I have a bit of lumber to mess with and the limestone quarry has been "relocated". Plus the new mines. The Brownhoist is in the display case since it takes space and I need room for all the ore cars, etc. Maybe....maybe...

Woodie



Brownhoist sitting in the enginehouse.



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Here is the post in the Muggy thread that shows and tells about the hoist.

http://www.freerails.com/view_post.php?post_id=19924



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Howdy Woodie :cb:

I hope you're gonna keep some grease in Brownhoists boxes.
There could be a MAJOR WRECK anytime !

What do you think the railroad used the Lidgerwood for ?
Not sure if I got the name right there ?

:moose:

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MORE MODEL T'S y'll need some miners with dry washers too digging holes in the desert



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Apparently the Lidgerwood hoist was used like the Brownhoist would be used...for re-railing cars/locos and general hoisting work. I imagine that the SCPA&M might have bought a Brownhoist but they got the other one instead. The Brownhoist I modeled is gasoline engine powered, the Lidgerwood is steam. The railroad was gone by 1907 so steam power was more available than gasoline engines. Who knows? Maybe Duane and Keith who are historians. I do have a couple of "freelance" miners out in the wilds but their tiny mines don't warrant a railroad siding much less any tipples, etc. Their ores would be hauled in on the backs of mules/burros or maybe in wagons.
That's my story & I'm stickin' to it!

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