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 Posted: Mon Oct 28th, 2019 07:50 am
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Some years ago I started to build a mine, loosely patterned after the decaying Kennecott Mine in Alaska.
 
Our club layout is a multi level affair, with a long single track line going over three main (sceniced) levels,
a intermediate level, an upper staging that also douples as a return loop, and a hidden staging yard,
by means of two helixes, and long gentle grades.

This all in a small room,
so any landscaping  and building construction is severely restricted.

One of the features of the layout are many small stations and sidings.
One of those initially planned was a small mine - actually only two tracks on the edge of the upper level,
with a small building over those tracks, that symbolized the end of a conveyor.

On the entrance to the staging yard, way down, we later built a stamp mill,
that receives loaded trains from the mine for processing.

I always had a soft spot for decrepit mine buildings, and had a Pola/AHM mine on my layout as a teenager.
My own layout still is far from scenery, and I am not sure if there will ever be space for a mine.
So had the idea to build a BIG mine building complex over the area where the little conveyor shack was located,
and up over the mainline and the upper staging yard.

We constructed a support structure over part of the yard,
and a solid wooden base in several steps, which fits into the back of my Mercedes sedan.
So I can lift out the base and take it home to work on it in the garage. 





For now, a few pictures.

The whole affair stood idle for a year, now I started to build buildings again,
this weekend a coal bunker, next project will be a boiler house.





Purchased a Blair Line Cash Mine kit and butchered it for parts.

As the mine will be seen only from three sides,
I have used the rear wall for the lower level structure.  





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Going to be an impressive structure when completed,

will be watching your progress photos as construction go's on.




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Ken, its maybe 70% ? finished by now... at least the main structure.

Will post more pics of my progress in 2017 in the next days. 

Reason I started this thread NOW is to keep me motivated to continue, 
have so many ideas, but it was sidelined as job, family, other projects, ate away my time!

Here the support for a second large building is in place, also the head frame behind the main structure.
It's (not yet) very detailed, as its barely visible, as the mine towers high over the layout.

 



The lower part for loading hoppers with the good stuff,
if I ever decide what is mined in the Forlorn Mountains.

The support frame is a separate part,
several structures are removable for transportation.





The new building in place...

Completely built from wood sheeting, Grandt windows,
and 400 grit sanding paper for the roof. 







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One more picture of the whole thing,
before the support for the loading structure was added.





Last week I have removed the blue "rock" at the right of the picture,
it will be replaced by this ore hopper: 







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Update...

Trial fit of bunker on mine. 

Miscalculated things so legs were too short.

Added 3 cm high concrete footings, looks even better now than the initial concept.







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Looking good, that is a BIG mining operation!






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elminero67 wrote:
Looking good, that is a BIG mining operation!


I like when trains are dwarfed by industries and mountains!




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Bunker painted, and decorated with a sign... just in time for annual open house.







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Holy Smokes!!!   This is cool. 

I too like to have trains made small,
and have industries be able to ship more than half a boxcar of stuff. 
At least in my HO days. 

Wow. 

Keep on.




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One mighty impressive structure to be proud of!

Need to keep busy on a mining diorama, I am working on in O scale.

Had to part with my first model in S scale years ago,
still have a few photos of it, so time to build a second one.




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