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 Posted: Fri Aug 19th, 2016 01:28 am
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Let's see, at 96" (8 ft long), I may fit it diagonally in my hobby space. Yeah, send it right away!. And send also a cheap tent so I can be more comfortable living in the carport...
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 Posted: Fri Aug 19th, 2016 09:02 am
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Gone are the good old days  of the 60's when every American family had a 4x8' space for the layout. You  could even have had some additional trackage with the dock......



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Just remember a '4x8' actually needs an '8x12' space, or a small bedroom.  But when the average American home is 2000+ square feet it makes you wonder why so many people rent storage units to fit their extra stuff.

Coming from Minnesota (born there) I have to say that is a very accurate and grand model!  Clif, I really hope that becomes the centerpiece of your layout, no matter the size of the layout.  To me those ships are the most beautiful vessels in the world and that model does the prototype justice.

Thanks for posting and good luck on the layout!

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That's amazing. Just the massive size of the thing, even in a scale that small, shows how big those monsters really were/are!
Great job with the model! It'd be even more impressive alongside a scale ore dock, is that next?



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Hi Lee,
From Post #1, Clif has a 12' dock to go with that 8' long floating ore-hauler.

Photos of the dock please Clif, (when you can get around to it) ;)

And that is HOW MANY ore jennies in each train to fill the dock?



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This pic may give a better size comparison. The small boat is also Ho scale. It is a fire boat that can be found on the great lakes. The section of the ore dock it is sitting next to is just the ore dock approach and is about 4 feet long. The dock its self is another 10 feet. In the background is the open pit mine which is about the size and depth of a spa tub. it is going to be a complete operation from mine to boat. it is impressive to see the DMIR yellowstones moving a string of ore cars.
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Attachment: fire boat and ore boat.jpg (Downloaded 26 times)



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WOW!

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the capacity of the ore dock proper is 122 ore cars.

Attachment: ore dock start.jpg 1.jpg (Downloaded 10 times)



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You are right about room sizing, but if you have a layout designer who is a real artist ho can visualize what will work in a certain space, this is what you get. The owner of the layout is a total DMIR fan and is not shy about adding features to the whole scheme.

The ore pit.

another view

dock under construction. That is just rail sitting on the lake. No track there.

view across the approach to the pit mine.

under construction, you can see where the dock connects.
When this is further along I will get more finish pics.
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