Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Narrow Gauge > 'Appetite Mine' - Gn15

Freerails IS ACCEPTING new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

'Appetite Mine' - Gn15
 Moderated by: W C Greene Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  ...  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2016 08:26 am
  PMQuoteReply
41st Post
Larry G
Registered


Joined: Wed Jun 15th, 2016
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota USA
Posts: 505
Status: 
Offline
Been there done that. I was lucky, no explosion. Learned my lesson.

Larry

Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Jun 29th, 2016 08:41 am
  PMQuoteReply
42nd Post
Larry G
Registered


Joined: Wed Jun 15th, 2016
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota USA
Posts: 505
Status: 
Offline
Another view of my foam rock work. The large opening will be sealed with cardboard strips and plaster cloth. Depending on how this experiment terns out, I may continue around the layout or cover this over with something else. The white foam is packaging material from two electric fire places. No wood supports used or needed.


Larry

Attachment: DSC00213.jpg (Downloaded 69 times)

Last edited on Wed Jun 29th, 2016 08:47 am by Larry G

Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jun 30th, 2016 05:02 pm
  PMQuoteReply
43rd Post
W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7825
Status: 
Offline
Howdy Larry, coming along nicely. That old funky white open cell foam is useful for some nice scenery. The roadbed looks like Woodland Scenics stuff. Is it?

Woodie



____________________
It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jun 30th, 2016 08:19 pm
  PMQuoteReply
44th Post
Larry G
Registered


Joined: Wed Jun 15th, 2016
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota USA
Posts: 505
Status: 
Offline
Woodie: yes, my roadbed is indeed Woodland scenics. I'm trying to keep this layout as light as possible. My HO switching layout weighs as much as a small elephant.

Went up to Lead, sd yesterday and found a couple 18" gauge locos still on display. This battery loco has a row of holes for ventilation. Judging by the scratches, the vent holes are also used to lift the battery case. Notice the dents in the sheet metal top plate where cables would have pushed it in. Or, maybe the metal was cut away.

Attachment: DSC00218 (1).jpg (Downloaded 57 times)

Last edited on Thu Jun 30th, 2016 08:30 pm by Larry G

Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jun 30th, 2016 08:28 pm
  PMQuoteReply
45th Post
Larry G
Registered


Joined: Wed Jun 15th, 2016
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota USA
Posts: 505
Status: 
Offline
This shot will give you some idea of the size of this thing. That crusty old boy is yours truly.

Attachment: DSC00219 (1).jpg (Downloaded 613 times)

Last edited on Thu Jun 30th, 2016 09:11 pm by Larry G

Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jun 30th, 2016 08:43 pm
  PMQuoteReply
46th Post
Larry G
Registered


Joined: Wed Jun 15th, 2016
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota USA
Posts: 505
Status: 
Offline
Also found this gas mechanical loco. This little guy was used to connect three mines with a network of 18" track. The track and all three mines are long gone, replaced with a gigantic open pit mine. GOLD is the prize they seek. If you look closely, in the upper right hand corner, you will see the head house of the defunct Homestake Gold Mine. This structure is still in use raising and lowering the cage. Now it serves the Sanford underground laboratories. Some of the 18" track, set into a new concrete floor, is also in use underground.
LEAD, SD 6-30-2016

Larry

Attachment: DSC00224 (1).jpg (Downloaded 166 times)

Last edited on Fri Jul 1st, 2016 07:28 am by Larry G

Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jun 30th, 2016 08:46 pm
  PMQuoteReply
47th Post
Larry G
Registered


Joined: Wed Jun 15th, 2016
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota USA
Posts: 505
Status: 
Offline
Same loco... 12' 10" long over end plates. LEAD, SD  6-30-2016

Larry

Attachment: DSC00226 (1).jpg (Downloaded 57 times)

Last edited on Thu Jun 30th, 2016 08:51 pm by Larry G

Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jun 30th, 2016 08:53 pm
  PMQuoteReply
48th Post
Larry G
Registered


Joined: Wed Jun 15th, 2016
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota USA
Posts: 505
Status: 
Offline
Same loco... Larry

Attachment: DSC00227 (1).jpg (Downloaded 57 times)

Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jun 30th, 2016 08:54 pm
  PMQuoteReply
49th Post
Larry G
Registered


Joined: Wed Jun 15th, 2016
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota USA
Posts: 505
Status: 
Offline
Again, same loco... notice, the edges of that little step, left side, are turned up to scrape mud from your boots.

Larry, 6-30-2016 Lead, SD

Attachment: DSC00228 (1).jpg (Downloaded 57 times)

Last edited on Thu Jun 30th, 2016 09:08 pm by Larry G

Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Jun 30th, 2016 08:59 pm
  PMQuoteReply
50th Post
Larry G
Registered


Joined: Wed Jun 15th, 2016
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota USA
Posts: 505
Status: 
Offline
Inside the same loco...
Larry

Attachment: DSC00229 (1).jpg (Downloaded 79 times)

Last edited on Thu Jun 30th, 2016 09:09 pm by Larry G

Back To Top


 Current time is 03:25 pm
Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  ...  Next Page Last Page  

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Narrow Gauge > 'Appetite Mine' - Gn15
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems