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 Posted: Tue Aug 27th, 2013 02:23 am
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A history of the Dolly Varden mines and the narrow gauge Dolly Varden mines railway.

A great read, lots of photos and drawings.

Ron D.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 27th, 2013 02:46 am
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Check out this Sn3 model of the Dolly Varden It is called the "Degulbeef & Cradding"

http://testard.frederic.pagesperso-orange.fr/modelismeFerroviaire/zelkin/

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Oh yes Dan Pickard and John Hunter have also modeled the Dolly Varden Mines Railroad in On30.
Ron D.

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Plus 2 on the SR&SD book. About once a year I pull it from the bookcase and go through it again.

At one time, this book was selling in the $175 range, but a second printing has bought the price down to affordable.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&tn=Steel+Rails+%26+Silver+Dreams

$50.95 new.

As with Woodie, no connection to ABE except as a satisfied customer.

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I bought the book when it first came out, and enjoyed it very much. As a Swede, the fact that the mine was developed by three fellow Scandinavians was a neat surprise.

Last week I found a distant relative who turns up in Alice Arms, home of the Dolly Varden, with the intention of operating a mine. His timing could have been better, though. He arrives the same year the Dolly Varden Closes, because of falling silver prices L:

/Lennart

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Basher wrote:
Oh yes Dan Pickard and John Hunter have also modeled the Dolly Varden Mines Railroad in On30.
Ron D.


That layout is now in Florida. I'm not sure of the actual location



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