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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 04:49 am
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A really good start Woody, will be following this with interest.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 10:16 am
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Si-the trackwork will be the "same", just more precise. The MRy was built for "scenery and details" which don't survive outside. Later, I decided to actually operate. This new line is "scenery, details, AND operation" and will be built with great trackwork. There are no track plans for the real thing so I do have a certain "modeler's license" about that. I am just building what I see in the photos from Duane's book, some things will have to be "imagineered" along the way.

As for using bookcases, etc. for support; my little (dining room" On20 Mogollon Railway-many years ago) was built over a desk, a funky bookcase, a typewriter table...at least this new one is built on top of nice antique pieces and will be finished to look like furniture in the living room, not a messy train layout! Maybe that's the key...build the thing to look like it belongs there! Onward...



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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 06:10 pm
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Great start, Woodie. I see you're not wasting any time getting the new layout going. Good for you!

I'll have to run by sometime and check it out. My treat on the fajitas for lunch.



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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 06:14 pm
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OK James. We are no longer tied to weather or birds! It will be good to see ya.



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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 07:56 pm
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Woodie:

Glad to hear of your new layout - I'm really looking forward to seeing your posts on your design and progress. The old Mogollon Railway was a fantastic layout, and I am sure the new one will exceed the old one!

Also, maybe with the new layout, we can see what a model of the "steel boxcar" on the Silver City line might have looked like!

Keith

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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 08:31 pm
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Keith, I wonder if the "steel" boxcar was similar to the "tin" boxcar used on the Carson & Colorado. Anyway, it sounds like a cool project down the line.



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Woodie:

Since no photo seems to exist of the mysterious steel boxcar, you can build the definitive model of it. Seriously, it would be fun to see a model of what such a car might have looked like. I am not familiar with the Carson & Colorado tin boxcar - does it resemble the "Powder Car" on the Colorado Central?

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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 10:28 pm
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Kieth , Woodrow ..fellers..
I believe he refers to the "Lamoth patent" metal cars..I say metal because the frames were pipe and the bodies tin...shipped in kit form from way back east somewheres.{ perhaps Tejas?...}..probably actually Philly or some other " back east."..The pipe frames were literally pipe and pipe fittings were used..they did not last long..not many fotos exist..one cars remains exist in Mina Or Luning Nevadar...a foto shewn in one of the late crop of SP this or that NG things..They are truly rare birds..



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Nice display case, Woodie.



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Woodie: I still have all of the research stuff that didn't go into the Silver City Narrow Gauge book, such as a few poor photographs and Sanborn maps of the smelter. Over the years I lived in Silver (locals call it Silver, not silver City-likewise, they use "PA" not Pinos Altos...) I walked the entire line, and have a good idea of the track layout if you have any questions about particular places-the maps in the book are a little rough...

Here is a sketch of the track layout of the smelter-or to be more accurate, the lower half of the smelter cause I lost the other half of the drawing. This view is looking north, the three lines on the left were the ATSF standard gauge line to Silver, I believe two of the three were dual gauge. I also suspect that at least one of the lines to the right of the roundhouse was dual gauge, it went to the power plant and coal where coal was delivered. The rest were 2' gauge. The turntable is just a guess-I don't have any good photographs of it, but Im more confident of the other lines, if not the scale.

Attachment: smelterresizedrawing.jpg (Downloaded 213 times)



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