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 Posted: Sun Nov 30th, 2014 03:54 pm
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Sorry if this has been covered here before. I have seen some small ore cars that look like shallow rectangular boxes elevated quite a bit above the wheels. The ore bin is flat-bottomed and it looks like the cars might have dumped to the side by lifting one side. I have done some web searches and not found what I'm looking for. I don't know what they were called so I'm probably searching under the wrong terms. This sound at all familiar to you guys?
Is there a website with photos of small, locally built mining equipment?
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 Posted: Sun Nov 30th, 2014 05:45 pm
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Hi Stan,

Is this the kind of car you meant?
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=224482

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 Posted: Sun Nov 30th, 2014 06:01 pm
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Yes! that's the one. Do we know what these are called?
Thanks Alwin :-)



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 Posted: Sun Nov 30th, 2014 06:13 pm
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It's a dump car, probably by Western Wheeled Scraper Co, though other people made them too

Here's a catalog for them http://www.grotonengine.com/WWS1c.pdf

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and here is a Koppel catalog with some in

http://www.clpdigital.org/jspui/bitstream/10493/290/1/Koppel_Industrial_Car.pdf

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 Posted: Sun Nov 30th, 2014 06:25 pm
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Hi Stan,
I have always called them a side-dump ore car. Bachmann do one in On30 that will couple to HO locos without modification but this makes a big unit in HO. Minitrains in Europe might have something similar in their range that would run on 9 mm gauge tracks

In the US I know Western Scraper and CS Card made them in Colorado. I have seen the CS Card sales manual available on line. No doubt other companies were making them too.



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Thanks for those pdf links, great stuff there!



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Wow, thanks for posting the link, very cool!



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Thanks for this link, really cool to have all these pictures and info.
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odd that there seems to be no kits available (other than the Bachman On3) for these cars since they were so widely used. It's such an interesting design, lots of detail to model...



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