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Modeling the Gilpin Tram Part II
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 Posted: Mon Jul 31st, 2017 02:49 pm
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Michael, John, and others modeling corrugated roofing:
This past thread of posts has been helpful to me, and great info for my next models.
Here is a photo of my Quartz Hill Mine model - the bent-over cap on the roof is probably too wide, and on future models, I will need to make the bent portion much smaller.



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I think it looks great!



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Here's a few photos of the station I've been working on.  A bit of an odd shape because it sits in a pie-shaped area.  Only light weathering on the roof.  Station still needs door and windows.








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I was checking out the On2 website and discovered that the Maine Two-Footers put tin roofing on most of their rolling stock.

https://maineon2faq.wordpress.com/category/equipment/boxcars/


There is quite a bit of modeling information on the page.  I'm thinking that a tin-roofed boxcar would make a neat model.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 19th, 2017 02:42 am
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Well, I haven't been posting much lately - my job has been consuming most of my time. However, it's not all work and no play.  
I went to the National Narrow Gauge Convention in Denver in late August/early September. Wow! What a great time. 


I gave a clinic on Mines and Mining Along the Gilpin Tramway on Friday night and Saturday morning. It was fun to meet several of the FreeRails readers of this thread, and discuss Gilpin Tram stuff.


It was fun reconnecting with Rick Steele. Rick owns LaBelle Woodworking Company, and has also published several articles in Gazette on the Central City area. Here is Rick and me in the manufacturer's display area


Some other people I hadn't seen for a while where Doug Heitkamp and Darel Leedy (that's me on the right). Doug and Darel are very knowledgable on all things C&S and Gilpin Tram.


And there was time to do some visiting in Gilpin Tram country. Each year, there are more and more changes, most of them not good relative to historic sites. There is progressively more private land closed to access, new development closing off or demolishing sites, and the inevitable toll of weather and snow. Here is the Federal Mine near Russell Gulch. The amount of sagging due to settlement of the ground around the shaft is very noticeable. I wonder how many more years this mine building has left?
Well, that's what I have been up to lately. I have also been working on gathering more historic info on the Gilpin Tram-to-C&S transfer and Polar Star Mill in Black Hawk. I'll post that info "soon-ish".
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Hi Keith :wave:


Sounds like a great time in Denver ! :)



I really like the Federal Mine building.





A very nice option for a smallish, but 'real' structure.


Perfect for larger scales, where space is tight. :thumb:


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I imagine you had a blast at the NG convention. Maybe someday for me. BTW, that Federal Mine looks like my old house except my place was a little more funky!

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Woodie,
I hope your next home is better than the previous one!  Actually, as long as one has space for model building and layout, everything else becomes secondary.


This is the back side of the Federal Mine, which looks a whole lot worse than the front (east) side! Deterioration like this will greatly foreshorten the remaining life of this mine, unfortunately.
The Federal Mine is available as a laser kit, and was brought out maybe 4-5 years ago. I built a test build for Mike at Wild West Scale Model Builders:

Weathering structures like this is fun, and not hard to do. Laser kits have pretty much done all the thinking for you already, so they do assemble fairly quickly

Here is my HO version of the Federal Mine - I didn't put a full interior inside, and wish now that I would have. I modeled it as it may have appeared in earlier years, before the metal siding went on. Of course, I don't know if this is how this mine was actually built or not, but hey, it's my model railroad
Here is the same HO model, showing the backside. I don't know if that lean-to addition is accurate or not, but it certainly adds interest
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