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 Posted: Thu Jun 2nd, 2016 01:58 pm
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Hi John.

What can I say ...

... TOTALY AWESOME !

Your thread inspired me to aim for automatic loading/unloading ...
... in my case, 1 Tri-ang car at a time !!
( gotta start somewhere !! )

Am watching for good ideas, as usual.

Great engineering.
Smart move with the alu. framework.

:moose:

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Hi Si,
Don't forget Hornby have already done an end-dumper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01UeQNG6414
You are after Hornby R8132 listed as "discontinued"
Good luck, they might be as scarce as hen's teeth?



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Hi John.

Thanks.
I did look at the Hornby end-dumper a while back.
But it just looked like agro to me.
The Tri-ang cars can unload anywhere...
...with their ingenius & simple door-mech.
I don't even need the special track-piece...
...DIY trackside-posts & a hopper under the rails will do fine.

:moose:

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Very cool!



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I see from the video you have even modelled coal falling off the loaded tubs - very impressive John !. For successful magnetic traction on a 1:4 gradient they must be good magnets.

At a prototype capacity of 1,680 lbs the tare seems very low at only 224 lbs ?

Regards,           Michael

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Howdy John, would it foul up the plan to use a rotary dump? One of those is relatively easy to make and can be made to dump and hold the cars on the rails at the same time. I used to have one and we had a blast working it at the smelter. I also had a working conveyor at one point. Fun stuff...

Just an idea.
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Hi Michael and all,
I haven't put this 1:1 scale rebuild

over the scales but 100 kg feels about right from when we had to move it to where it is now displayed in the museum building.

Inside the skip


and the drawgear


They are pretty basic in their structure. The timbers are all Aussie hardwood, with locally sourced ironbark or gum probably being used. These skips are actually quite small dimensionally.



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 Posted: Wed Jun 8th, 2016 09:34 pm
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Thanks for the photos John - nice restoration job. That tub looks fairly similar to the NG cable hauled systems often used in the South Staffs (England) coalfield between colliery & canal loading basins.

Regards,           Michael

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Hi Michael and all,
There probably is a lot of similarity - because Australia as such didn't exist when these mines were developed, New South Wales was one of "the colonies" and we borrowed/stole a lot of mining expertise from the "Home Country".

In a lot of cases there was UK money behind some of these mines. Corrimal was originally opened as a local concern but was taken over by the Southern Coal Company (financed out of the UK) after their mine at further south at Mount Kembla failed because of geological problems. It needed to first lease then purchase Corrimal to meet its commitments of coal already sold. This same company had purchased two 0-6-0 side tank locomotives from the Yorkshire Engine Company and built a wharf at Port Kembla as well as coke ovens at Unanderra sited between their initial mine and the wharf at the port in the early 1880's. Corrimal was bought back by local mine owners in 1903 which led to the formation of the Corrimal-Balgownie Company.

In general terms the history of coal mining in NSW also is influenced by UK regions as well, with the Hunter Valley collieries being heavily influenced by Welsh miners imported to develop them, even down to the names of the mines. The mines around Corrimal appear to have been more influenced by north England/Scottish miners. Some Cornish miners came into the NSW coal industry after the copper mines in South Australia failed in the early 1900's.

Back to tipple design in the next post, with hopefully some photos,

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Interesting bit of history, thanks John - explains why your tub looks so familiar.

Regards,        Michael

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