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 Posted: Sat Apr 22nd, 2017 02:18 pm
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  Artitec model will be releasing assorted loads for gondola car, European style 4 wheel.
under Trains, then train loads section of their catalog.
 3 loads of mine props or timber
3 loads of equipment, as below
   ore cars and track panels
   5 ore cars
  3 diesel engines
   could be used for loads or an abandon mine scene.


  http://www.artitecshop.com/en/
 



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Forgot to mention 3 other items which may be of interest.

Ruston-Bucyrus RB 17 Crane
Ruston-Bucyrus RB 17 Excavator
Cat D7, with cable blade



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And FWIW, their weathering powders are pretty good too.
https://www.artitecshop.com/en/search/weathering+powders/
They work well dry or as a "paint" mixed with a small amount of IPA.



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   Photo of the aforementioned mining equipment loads from Artitec in HO.

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Now THAT'S a cool kit! Makes me want to build in HO again...well, maybe not. But it's still neat.

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Looks like a 5:moose:er to me !


:cool:


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What do you think Ken ?


Could look pretty neat in a Tri-ang R116 ! ;)



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I was glad the Canadian distributor did not have any at the train show here in Calgary, the bank account would have taken a hit. Need two sets 1 for an HO layout and 1 for a
perspective mine on my On30 layout.



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Would likely fit into a R116, not sure how many pieces there may be as a kit. Really stretching rubber gauging for
1/35th scale, as they are HO. I plan to use a set, when I get one for an back ground abandoned mine scene on my On2&1/2 system.

Roughing up a set of plans for (lack of better term) a
"baby" Coal mine tipple, peak production was 5 boxcars per day, likely 2 to 3 cars other wise. I wish I had taken more photos of the tipple at the time early 1970s, mine had been S/D for only 4-5 years at that time. t



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Hi Ken :wave:


Even though I was determined to quit 'rubbergauging' ...

... I just couldn't resist the temptation to have a go at a Tri-ang HO project, as well as the 1:35n2 :Crazy:


So I have been very slowly looking out for a few new Transcontinental items.

I did get a couple of the R116 Gondolas recently ( & a pickle-car ! ;) )

What to put in them ?

Coal, rocks, scrap-metal ... Who knows.

But I do like the look of the mining-loads ! ... Pretty cool.


I've had this photo of a tipple on my desktop for a while & am getting to like it.

Thought you might find some ideas from it.

It does look kinda smallish & quite an interesting prototype.





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Will need to copy and post a few photos of the Ajax Coal Mine, located on a bald prairie bluff with the mine itself about 200Ft below, an incline brought the loads up to the tipple for hand loading into boxcars at least until 1946, when trucks took over till 1967. The Railway which served it was the "Medicine Hat Railway & Coal Co" which interchanged with the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Motive power was an XCPR 1888 built 2-6-0, rolling stock was either a XCPR passenger car or caboose to take workers to the mine.



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