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 Posted: Sat Mar 14th, 2020 04:02 am
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Ken C
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A S-scale model I built a long time ago.

The prototype structure is still in operation,
coming up to 100 years of producing electrical power.

The air compressor last operated in 1963.

Individual board & batten.

Weathered as mother nature worked on it,
with snow pack, rain and sunshine.







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Front view.

Left section housed an air compressor,
and the Pelton-Doble wheel, driving a 2 Megawatt generator.

Right hand section housed a Fairbanks-Morse 3 cylinder semi-diesel,
which with a belt drive, would be used during periods of low water.

The fill supporting the front of the plant,
buried the former 3 ft gauge Kaslo & Slocan Railway grade.

Remains of some trestle bents,
still stand off to the left of the prototype structure.







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Left end.

Large piping is the water supply to the Pelton-Doble Turbine.

Smaller line was the air supply line,
from an Ingersol-Rand compound air compressor,
which ran up to the mine itself.

Electrical power from the 2 Megawatt Westinghouse generator,
feed both the mine and the Silversmith Mill.







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The outlet is from the Pelton-Doble wheel.

The other half per say, are models of,
the original intakes, head tanks, a creek crossing and the wood stave piping.

When I finally decide where the plant will go on the layout,
I will have an better idea where to locate the intakes etc.

Slowly scratchbuilding the interior plant equipment,
only off the shelf items I've found, are a pot belled stove and a chair or two.

Lots to scratchbuild !




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Hi Ken  :wave:



I enjoyed seeing your power plant model, when you Posted a pic. awhile back.  :thumb:

Nice to see that it has its own Thread now, in the 'Dioramas' Forum.  :)


I guess 'gravity' plays a certain part, in the power plant operation.  :brill:

So its situation on a slope makes perfect sense ...





... An interesting diorama possibility as well, if you don't believe in the 'Flat Earth' theory !  ;)



Your landscape profile, on all 4-sides, looks very effective & also very non-obtrusive.  :shocked:

It's not straightforward sometimes, to 'imagineer' such a profile, without problems.  L: 



Awesome looking scenic 'groundwork', as well as the main structure !  :cool:



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



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Si.

I would have liked to add the second power plant to the left,
but ran out of room for it.

It was a very small plant, roughly 6X8, which housed a 250 kilowatt unit,
for one of the old timers who lived in Sandon.

The plant was about 30 feet higher then the K&S Rly,
60-70 feet higher then the N&S Rly.

Undecided if I will put a spur into the plant, or a small oil pump house,
or a spur to supply diesel oil, I do have a few tank cars.

Once the diorama is in place, I will add this building.

I had planned to set it in place, after the meet this weekend,
but the meet was postponed.

Apparently even mail  ???  is not being forwarded.

:bang: :bang: :bang:




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" Apparently even mail  ???  is not being forwarded "



Hi    Ken  :wave: 

At least 1 Air-Mail item from    has made it out of the country !  ;)  Eh !



:bg:



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Si.

L:  Another project landed on your shop table for bashing,  :bang:

may keep Wolfy and you busy for a day or two,

certain there will be a few  :java: :java:  being consumed.  :shocked:


Waiting to hear back from a couple of other folks on their mail delivery.

:)




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Ken

This is a beautiful model which you have produced.

Full of detail and character and the pictures are lovely.

Thanks for sharing.  :2t:




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Kevin

Thanks for the compliments on the model.


I built the model a number of years ago,

finally! last year I drafted up a set of plans for the building.


Will have to forward a few photos,

of the items I have managed to build for the interior.


Long way to go yet.  :)




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