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Getting trains running again on the Torres y Prietas
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 Posted: Sat Dec 25th, 2010 03:31 pm
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Duane-I thought those wires were "details" and would be installed later! She's coming along nicely...

                MERRY CHRISTMAS

                           Woodie



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Simply looks great...:thumb::thumb::thumb:
a place inside the house would be well deserved... ;)

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Had time for a little more "vacation in the garage:" Spent most of the day smashing my fingers while trying to cobble together a pile of used flextrack and broken switches into a curved stub switch:




Also did some experimenting with washes for the retaining walls:




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Duane-MUI EXCELLENTE! I really dig that crossover, it makes me want to put one in somewhere on my layout. The coloring looks just right, I know what you are aiming for. A curved stub switch? Man, you got some guts!

                                       Woodrow



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Duane,

I agree with Woodie !!!! Love the crossing track work !!! what talent :2t: !!! And great looking rock work too.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 8th, 2011 10:17 pm
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After almost a month of trying to get the mountain and retaining walls roughed in I can finally start working on the fun stuff, although I still dont have a plan set in concrete for the placement of the buildings other than the ore bin. The habitation flats (archy term) will have board and batten bunkhouses on them. I havent figured out exactly where the boilers/compressor mechanical room will be, but Im leaning on putting it in the location where the partially completed building is as I can use a tall stack to hide the end of the backdrop. I also need to figure out where to put a small station/loading dock-O scale buildings tend to fill up the empty spaces quickly.



 



 




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Haven't had much time for the railroad the last few weeks-but I was digging through my Mogollon archives and think I may have come across a vintage photo of Woodie!: Keep digging Woodie-there's gold in them thar hills!




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Sorry Woodie-couldnt help it. Here is another photo from the same group of photos I just acquired of Mogollon showing the original Cooney stamp mill. When I was a young (read dumbass) buck I went up to this mill and found a big case of #8 detonators at an abandoned mine. I forgot all about them and left them in the back of my old jeep, a few years later my mother was cleaning out her shed and found them-she was not happy with me!

 



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Hey-it DOES look like me! Cool photo which I will download and carry in my pocket...OK George? (spoken like Lenny)...Hmmm. Neat photos, That Cooney mill would make a dandy model...maybe with another 6 to 8 feet of foam and track, I can..who knows..

                        Woodie                           



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I had never seen a decent pic of the Cooney Mill before this one-interesting that they built it right in the streambed on a canyon know for flash floods. Im convinced that this was the same location as the "Lost Adam's Diggings" gold mine described in Frank Dobies book, Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver.



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