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 Posted: Sat May 26th, 2018 04:22 am
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Howdy Ken,

You coming downunder next Easter?

https://www.austnarrowgaugeconvention.com




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 Posted: Sat May 26th, 2018 05:31 am
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Just cleared off my income tax bill, working on getting funds together for the meet,

and YES! I am working on doing a clinic on the Silversmith Hydro System,

along with a few models to enter.




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Kens crates full of models, for the Narrow Gauge Convention, are carefully loaded into the front cargo hold ...  :thumb:





... No one told the loading Guys though, that inside his HUGE crates, there was mostly lightweight foam-scenery & styrene ...  :us:





... Making the plane a tad rear-heavy before take off !  :shocked:



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Hi Ken  :wave:



I forgot to mention of course ...

... the 'Taylor Hydraulic Air Compressor' model is EXCELLENT !  :bow:








A scale model 7' 3" tall ... Eh!  :shocked:



Now it makes perfect sense ... that you thought the Canadian canyon & trestle bridge ...

... MIGHT be modelable over TWO FLOORS in your stairwell !!  :shocked:  :shocked:


;)


This thingamebob looks interesting as well ...  :P





" Model of the air chamber, located at the bottom of the shaft, roughly 210 Feet below the surface "

That's what it is then ^^ Eh!  :brill:



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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OK the large Dia pipe is the downcomer from the intake take wrapped around the seperator to give roughly 51 feet of spin.

The tank was raised 2 feet off the bottom so the water could pass out the bottom and raise to the surface for discharge.

The air was taken off the peak of the tank for the mines.


A second line which, if not enough air was being used was set for the air/water interface which would allow venting of the excess air.

Apparently it was cheaper to buy the air from the plant then it was to produce your own with a Pelton Wheel driven air compressor.




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For a suitable Water Crane 7mm Scale, take a look at the models offered by Duncan Models in the UK.

One of the models shown in very similar too the Water Crane I have.

Mean while, after a few home improvement projects, the WT from Peru has a new base built, and a start made on the piping.




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Hi    Ken  :wave:



What with all the  C :cool: :cool: L  Peruvian rusty 'Faberge' water tanks & water crane ...

... I never gotta round 2 saying what an unusual one this is.  :shocked:



I really like it a lot !  :)





I've never seen anything QUITE like this before !

Who wooda thunked it, that a tank might have been supported QUITE like this ?  L:


Nice idea using a 'core' of LEGOs to form the stacks during construction.  :brill:

I can't tell the size exactly ... Were the LEGO 'cores' 2x2 or maybe 4x4 ?  ???



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The LEGO used were a mix of 2x3, 1x2 & 1s, for a square 3x3.

For 1/35 th scale I would use at least a 4x4 setup.

The tank was OO scale, if you can find a 7mm tank, or make one up it would likely work for your Railway.

Although from the prototype photo it appears to be fairly new I will likely weather the ties (HO) later to tone it down.

Canadian Ken Eh!




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