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 Posted: Sat Aug 10th, 2019 12:04 pm
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That would be a crappy job....

probably saved for the new employees.

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OLDEN HISTORY...
In the early days (before indoor bathrooms) there was the "honey dipper" man,
who drove his horse drawn truck down the alleys in the town cleaning out the outhouses.
He was paid to do this nasty job and he sold the "haul" to local farmers for fertilizer.
I have heard from several old dudes who knew about such things,
that although most prim & proper folks laughed at the old "dipper",
he laughed on his way to the bank.
He was one of the best paid fellows in the town.
After all, what fine "gentleman" would dare mess his hands up with cleaning the OH?
So, when other guys moaned about not having much money,
the "dipper" was "cleaning up"!

Old ways sometimes didn't suck...                 

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 Posted: Sun Aug 11th, 2019 03:04 am
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Many cities and towns in Australia have narrow laneways at the rear of properties,
from the days of the night man as he was called,
so he could access your outside dunny.

We had the service when I was a lot younger,
and he would come and swap over the can any time, night or day.

Very annoying when you're sitting down reading the paper,
when all of a sudden, the trap door opens and the can was swapped over.

:f:

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 Posted: Mon Aug 12th, 2019 12:34 am
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Hi all,

Here's the story that goes with the Beaconsfield "underground dunny cart".
It is a tale of both success and tragedy.

The Beaconsfield mine is now closed and the site is now a mining museum that is well worth a look if you are in Tasmania.
Several years before the mine closed, chemical toilets were set up in the lower levels of the mine.
But no thought had been given to how they were going to be serviced.

Bringing them topside was not a viable option.
With limited "storage capacity" something had to be done quickly.
Our tour guide, a retired miner, designed and organised to have built, the underground dunny cart in the the photo.





That's him in the photo, telling the story of the underground dunny cart.
It also kept him in a job as a contractor "running" the cart until the mine finally closed.

Beaconsfield also hit the headlines back in 2006 when a cave-in trapped miners underground for a protracted period.
Two made it out alive after a fortnight trapped underground.
A third miner didn't make it out alive.
He was our guide's nephew.




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John,

Amazing story,

I read more about it here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaconsfield_Mine_collapse





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John

Beaconsfield has been on my need to visit list,
whenever I visit Tasmania.

Well worth a visit.

Get a kick out of the water powered stamp mill.

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I believe Alexander Scale Models made one 'back in the day',

for an HOn18" non-operating train.



2foot6 wrote:
Don't recollect ever having seen a mine latrine car modeled

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 Posted: Thu Aug 15th, 2019 11:32 am
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Thanks for the update Southpier,

Would that have been a plastic or metal model?...

I'm not familiar with that brand.

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That would be a metal latrine car.

Alexander Scale Models #2801.

Alexander made several HO scale mine equipment for static display.



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 Posted: Thu Aug 15th, 2019 03:23 pm
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Photo of the Alexander 2801 mine latrine car kit.







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