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Modeling the Gilpin Tram Part I
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 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2016 03:58 am
   
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Keith Pashina
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Chriss and Talmadge,

Glad you're enjoying this thread. It's also fun to see what modeling others are doing, so please post if you have something you want to show!

When I upload the photos, including the Gilpin Tram ore car drawing, the files get compressed, so that's why you cannot read all the text on the drawing. If you send me a private message through FreeRails, I can send you the larger-sized files.

Also, if you've never been to Gilpin County, it is well worth it, even if you are using a wheelchair.  The trip up Clear Creek Canyon on Highway 6 is extremely scenic, and you'd enjoy the drive if you hadn't seen it before. Once you get to Gilpin County, there are several Gilpin-era buildings that you can drive right next to. These include:
  • Polar Star Mill (Black Hawk)
  • Pearl Tatum Mine (Black Hawk)
  • Little Red Mill (in Mountain City)
  • Buell Mill ruins (Mountain City)
  • Central City itself
  • Boodle Mill (Central City)
  • Couer D'Alene Mine (Central City)
  • Nevadaville town
  • Russell Gulch town
  • Prompt Pay Mine (Russell Gulch)
You can see a lot of mine ruins and grades from the public roads, too, but you cannot drive right up next to them. Then when you're done with that, I suggest you take the Oh My God Road down from Russell Gulch into Idaho Springs. And, that town has a lot of C&S era buildings to view, too.
Keith

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 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2016 05:13 pm
   
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Keith- That sounds like a 5 star tour- Thanks for posting.  I knew that all the mines and buildings were close together--but had no Idea that they were scrunched! Must have been a lot of instances where one company dug--either by accident, or shudder, on purpose, into some one else's claim.
I have always marveled that surveyors could tell--with any accuracy--where they were underground--but they did vis, the Alpine Tunnel. Dug from both ends, thru granite--with one bore having a curve inside-- and missed each other by what-a couple inches?

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 Posted: Thu Aug 25th, 2016 02:32 am
   
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Keith - After receiving the NG&SL Gazette DVD I found and finally read your article from November 2004. Quite a nice little layout, something I'm eyeing in size eventually.

Your NG&SL 1993 two part article is also quite helpful in my planning stage.

I was surprised how nice the models came out that you kitbashed from plastic, they look all wood to me, really nice job!



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 Posted: Thu Aug 25th, 2016 03:02 am
   
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Any idea on just how many ore cars fit into the warming house? How long it might have been? From the line drawing I saw it looks like they could fit quite a few cars into it.



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 Posted: Mon Aug 29th, 2016 08:40 pm
   
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Never mind I found the info on page 48 of Frank R. Hollenbeck's Book "The Gilpin Tram."

"The warming house was a stone building 245 feet long, 28 feet wide and 7 feet high. Three Tracks ran the entire length with a drop of nine feet. Heat was provided by steam pipes between the tracks and 3 warming stoves, the temperature in the building often reached 120 degrees, but even this heat was not always sufficient to loosen the frozen ore."




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Keith

Your Thread can't have any NEW Posts added to it due to a technical-issue

All of what's already here works fine is viewable & can be linked to as usual

I have had to LOCK it though to ensure no NEW Posts are added

I would advise starting a Part-2 Thread & continuing there


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Eddie





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