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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2018 10:18 pm
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Yes, that silver tank on the left is from the swap meet.  It's HO scale but seems to fit pretty good.  Need to change a few things to make it 1/35 scale, but I tacked it down temporarily until I can get a round tuit.



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Little story I found about life in a mining town:


"Callahan was drinking in front of Jack Murphy's Saloon one night and getting tired of Joe Lee's tirade.

Callahan hit Lee square in the face with the butt end of his gun.

Lee staggered for a minute and, reaching for the gun under the bar, he shot Callahan square in the abdomen, and Callahan dropped to the floor mortally wounded.

There was a free for all fight with guns popping every place until some far-sighted miner shot the lights out."


Nightlife in Lundy, eastern Sierra mining town.

The Story of Early Mono County
           Ella M. Cain



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Ah, Lundy... Hi east slope town. Not at all refined like Aurora. ;)



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Hmmmm ... Life was not that much different than today then! 
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Getting the walls up on the rotary dump building.





It will get clad in corrugated iron.



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The tender is about done.  Just needs a little weathering.





Now I need to move onto the engine itself.  Needs a new cab, bell, whistle.  Thinking of putting on a larger smoke stack also. 



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Here's the new tender along with the engine.  I was thinking of keeping the boiler with just a new cab but don't think that's gonna work.  So, I'm going have to build everything starting with a new boiler.  Thinking of using a 3/4" piece of PVC which measures just of an inch on the outside diameter.



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Work progresses on the Salt Flats extension.  There will be a short passing siding, a spur to Si's Salt, and another spur to borax tipples.



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Hi Michael :wave:



Si's Salt Eh!






:pop:


Si.  ( proprietor ? ) 



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Rotary dump?



Here are three views of my old rotary dump installation. The rotary cage was built with brass shapes, soldered together. There were no rails, the cars' wheels were rolled onto the "angle" pieces and when the rotary turned the cars over, they were kept in place by the pieces above the car sides. Of course, all the ore cars had to be the same height to make this work. I had to use an "idler" car to keep the loco from getting in the cage and the pin & link couplers were able to rotate with the car so they stayed coupled while dumping. Easier to make happen than trying to explain the devices.
The middle photo shows the drive parts. The large ring gears were made from big r/c helicopter gears with the centers cut out and the ring gears were attached to the cage. The ring gears were driven by r/c car spur gears on a long shaft which was driven by a modified r/c plane servo. The cage turned slowly and the cars could be loaded with loose "ore" and dumped into a hopper beneath the cage and then "recycled" into other cars spotted at mines. This was fun operation...except when it was 103 degrees outside, raining, or freezing cold. There used to be a video of this working but damned old pornobucket deleted it when I wouldn't pay them!

               Woodie



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