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 Posted: Fri Dec 12th, 2014 08:24 pm
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Very very sorry to hear you could not save the Mogollon Woodster.

Having said that, I AM looking forward to see where your twisted mind goes with this new project!  :brill:  :thumb:



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Woodie-here are a few more pics of the slag pile circa 2006: The first pic is the slag pile that was directly behind the engine house. It is about 30 feet tall, and was much larger back when the Comanche operated. The current owner still operates a small mill/smelter there and crushes the slag and runs it through his furnace and says he gets good values of gold out of it.



I believe this is the floor of the machine shop, as you can see they just dumped the slag out and worked it like wet concrete.



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Thanks Duane, I figured that the landform was slag. Man, that was some operation, the smelter worked not only the SC ore but even more brought in by the AT&SF. I really appreciate the advice on this project. Hope I can build a decent representation of this place, it is history and deserves to be explored.

PS-I will take that jar of slag, let me know how much it costs to send slag through the USPS!!! LOL



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Let me run a sample through the assay shop first!

Seriously, just PM me your address again and ill send it. its not enough to cover your smelter area, but enough to see what kind of texture/color it has.



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Thanks Duane...will PM you in a bit. The nice reddish-brown earth out there in Silver will be next on the list of scenic speculation.

Here is an unfinished version of what fascinated me so very long ago.  In post #1, the old, faded photo of #4 hauling ore cars up "hairpin curve" with the beautiful little caboose in tow was my "fantasy" ...but maybe now I am getting close.




No scenery yet but operation has begun. My take on the old photo...tiny #1 (ex Gilpin Tram #1) and a "mixed" train is shown in an approximate view of the old photo. Now that I have this up & runnin'...I will do the "topography", flora & maybe some fauna.



This is IT!!!



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Hey NICE !

Yet another cab transformation for ex Moggy Shay.

(I've been following them)

That pic. def. has the horse-shoe look.

GOOD LUCK !

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Yep-that looks like the horseshoe loop!



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I really enjoy watching your progress on your your new project but I still miss the adventures on the Mogollon Woodie. Keep sending out the updates man.

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Thanks guys...I'm trying to get this one right, as right as I can get it! Si mentioned the Shay, I rebuilt her a while back to "replicate" Gilpin Tram #1 which went on to Silver City as their #1 also. Now I am faced with more work if I want to convert Mogollon #5 since she's a 2 cylinder engine and needs to be 3 cylinder! Maybe I'll just live with that "inaccuracy" and have fun with what I have. As it is, I will need to change the locos back to coal burners...the MRy used oil. Pick, pick, pick...now I need to find a use for the old tank car.

Brad, there will be plenty of updates and maybe some "historical" info also.



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 Posted: Mon Dec 15th, 2014 12:50 pm
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Love the look of the hair pin curve Woodie. Might have to extend my layout into the other half of the garage now. lol

Keep up the good work.

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