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 Posted: Fri Mar 10th, 2017 03:28 pm
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Frank S
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im making a diorama of a mine. I need some push type mine ore cars and track and coupler type mine cars and track. I don't need but 3/4 sections of track.  O scale would be great. If I'm in the wrong place, sorry. Having trouble figuring out how to get in the right location. 
Thanks for your patience and help. Frank

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 Posted: Fri Mar 10th, 2017 03:39 pm
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Hi Frank :wave:

You can Post wherever you like !
We don't have too many 'rules' at Freerails ! ;)

A Thread can always be moved if YOU want it to be.

Your Thread could easily fit in many different Forums.

It's up to you where you want it ! :bg:


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Thank you. I'm just stumbling around the forums. Frank

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Howdy...Grandt Line makes some fine O scale mine cars and there are others in different scales.Grandt also has O scale 18" gauge track & switches for the cars, of course they are non working unless you have an On18 r/c loco!

Good luck...

In the past, I have used the little Roco HOn30 mine cars for various things, might look at things.
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Frank ,if you have a look at say the Corrimal thread in this folder you can see typical o scale mine cars. I'm not sure if John made them himself or if they are commercial items but they are typical.
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Bachmann have some On30 ones, not cheap!
http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=755_789_806_814

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Here is something from Japan in On18
.http://narrow.d.dooo.jp/9900197871.jpg

You can view other choices at
http://narrow.d.dooo.jp

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Hi FrankS,
I'm sorry but I'm a bit late to the party in this one.  The skips mentioned in the Corrimal thread were purpose-designed based by us on published dimensions for a 2' gauge coal skip for that mine. These skips each held 3/4 ton of coal. These skips use 3D-printed frames and now 3D printed coal boxes as well that have recently replaced our earlier resin cast skip bodies. We used UK based DG couplings that use a ramp style uncoupler. 

They are typical of the look of these skips, but other mines may have used different sized timber for the frames and coal box. Other coal mines in Australia used similar sized coal skips in the days of underground horse haulage. Once locomotive haulage started to be used, and as mechanisation underground replaced hand-digging, the underground track gauge of 3'6" appears to have been adopted as an industry standard with much bigger coal skips of 5 to 10 ton capacity. 

The easiest way to get  hold of O scale narrow gauge mining cars are the Bachmann On30 V-tips (Part Number  29802) or timber-sided mining skips (Part Number 29801 )  - . These both come 3 to the box already fitted with operational knuckle type couplers. Either of these could have been man propelled. 

In fact Corrimal had 1 of the timber type wagons on 3' gauge at the Screens. It was horse-worked and it may have been second-hand from a dam construction project where 3' gauge was widely used in NSW. Both types were used widely underground in gold/silver/lead/zinc mines on many different track gauges, but the smaller V-tips may be your best bet.
I hope that this helps get you your diorama done, Just out of curiosity, you wouldn't be a FrankS I know of in northern Tasmania??   



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Rod, those are some very neat little On18 (I assume) lokies and cars. The only words I can understand are "sale" and "order" but the equipment is wonderful. Now, if I only had the fortitude to build teeny layouts again, and the dinero, I would love some of those little critters.

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Woodie,
The Japs do wonderful etching.  Everything I have bought from them is of very high quality.  I don't think they are into your scale, that may take up all of Japan  😆

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