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  Forwarding a couple of photos of the S scale model I built of the Silversmith Power Plant.














Still operating after 100 years of service
































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  Second photo of the plant, and yes the closest tank is crooked, by the early 1970s the wooden pad had rotted and allowed the tank to lean.

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 Third photo, the two pipes, on left side, larger pipe  was the water supply to the plant, smaller pipe was an air supply line to the mine itself. Power was supplied to the mill the Silversmith purchased in 1921. Present day mill is the 4th mill built on the foundation's of the first mill in 1897. 

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 Posted: Fri Sep 1st, 2017 09:47 pm
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Hi Ken, WOW that is pure awesome I could see that scene sitting on my layout at a distance , is the real thing still standing and working amazing, nice keep  them coming.

I just bought another Athearn powered F7/A Santa Se loco , chassis for the second f7?b shell  and the shell for a Bachman F7 chassis which I put back together last night, still working, all I need to do is now solder the wires to the bogies.


Next step is when the Athearn F7 arrives I will have to modify the shell to fit the Bachmann chassis on a high, all the F7's together in Santa Fe colours going to be an awesome site indeed all powered, one set of locos I have always wanted  can cross off the loco  list now:moose:

Working on the layout today finishing of the second and third car port modules and painting them ready for track laying and wiring never ending, still pushing for Christmas week the only hold up run out of track , more track for Christmas hopefully a full Peck flexi box.


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Hi Si:wave:, totally agree.

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The plant is still operating, driving a 2 MEG generator,
not modeled was the new addition? (1952) which housed a Blackstone Diesel and another 2 MEG generator. The Air Compressor last operated in 1963.
The plant has had a few modification's over the year's with rotten wall section's cut out and concrete walls installed.
A concrete pad replaced the railway tie pad under the diesel tanks, the majority of the wood stave piping has been replaced with plastic pipe. I took a lot of photos over the years of the wood stave piping.

Will find a layout of the plant equipment and post later.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 2nd, 2017 04:36 am
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   A plan of the Silversmith Plant, pre 1952 before the Blackstone was installed. Very slowly working on interior equipment for the next model in 1/48th scale, not much of anything premade other then the stove, so it has been a bit and piece project.  Finally got a few photos of the magnetic clutch when stationary, which drove the air compressor pre to 1963..
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  From up over.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 2nd, 2017 01:21 pm
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Morning ken, nice, great to have a floor plan to go by do you have side view plans as well, what are you my Santa Fe F7/A-B-B-A loco project is coming along nicely I decided to use an older Bachmann F7/A chassis and motor for the first loco, had to put it back together.

Needs a lot more work, a bit noisy flywheels may be touching the chassis, motor isn't in a cradle may have get one, the second B loco meg is  Athearn as the next one as well when I arrives from US eBay and last loco is a Life Like loco runs well.

On a pretty big high to see the first loco working again, need to buy a fuel tank cover didn't have one , the second loco is missing a bogie side plate, found an eBay shop that has both needed parts.

going to be awesome when both B locos are painted in Santa Fe colours , can't wait for the loco to arrive around the 16th, there locos I have always wanted to have and the carriages like to win the lotto, do have enough to make up the Super Chief , I think 13 to 15 passenger cars.


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 Posted: Sat Sep 2nd, 2017 01:24 pm
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Here is another pic of the Life like loco, I need to get some Santa Fe Decals to fix up the logo on the front of the loco.


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