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 Posted: Tue Dec 5th, 2017 03:38 pm
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Michael, not to worry, there are mines at Bristlecone National Monument.  They are drift mines, holes into the sides of the hills, so they are easy to model.  I don't know that they were very successful as they don't go very far, and honestly I don't recall what they were looking for.  But, I would say that you are good to go combining mining in the Whites and bristlecones.  I look forward to seeing your model trees, they are among some of the most beautiful (in my opinion) trees in the world.  You can find images of the Mexican Mine here.
https://modernhiker.com/hike/mexican-mine/



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The name 'Sundance' just seems to have that western flavor to it.

Some town names can get carried away.  They may sound cute at first but a whole layout with 'cute' names I think would get old after awhile.


Placerville CA use to be called 'Hangtown'.

Skidoo CA was originally called '23 Skidoo' was a slang phrase around the early 1900s meaning basically to 'get while the getting is good.'  When the post office set up shop in '23 Skidoo' they insisted that the '23' be dropped since a town name cannot have a number in it.

Tobar NV was created when an enterprising saloon owner put up a sign to direct the construction crews on the Western Pacific to his business.  The sign simply read "To Bar", which was later morphed into 'Tobar'.

My own Whiskey Flats was borrowed from the founding of Virginia City.  As the story goes a miner dropped and broke a bottle of Old Ginney whiskey, and not wanting to pass up an opportunity, he quickly named the place Virginny, which later became Virginia City.

If you remember the movie Paint Your Wagon (1969) with Lee Marvin the story centered around a town called 'No Name City'.  Okay, humorous, but could get tiring after awhile.



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 Posted: Tue Dec 5th, 2017 06:04 pm
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New RC critter under construction.




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 Posted: Thu Dec 7th, 2017 03:01 am
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Steve,

Thanks for that link.  Now I can start thinking about maybe a short branch line up the east side of the White Mountains.  Maybe with a couple of switchbacks.  Might even make it a separate railroad company so that I can have some interchange traffic.

The possibilities...



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 Posted: Thu Dec 7th, 2017 03:39 am
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Weather Forecast:

Windy

with gusts from 50 to 80 mph!



Glad I anchored down that layout.



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