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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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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 !



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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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Nice modelling Ken. 

You are talented young fella.




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I was a young fella when I built the model,  :)
now getting closer to  :old dude:  status.  :)


Need to work out how to mount it into the layout,

so that it can be removed for a couple of shows later this year.


Figure I will at least pack it out,

for the joint Canadian Pacific / Great Northern Historical meet this Sept,

along with my Rotary and a few pieces of Kaslo & Slocan Railway rolling stock.


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If your contribution to ANGC 2019 is any guide,

you have not lost your touch.




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" Will have to forward a few photos,

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



Hi    Ken  :wave:



You can tell I'm a dedicated Fan !  :bg:

( I'll be asking you for signed photos next )  ;)


I saved a copy of the 'Powerhouse Plan', from wherever you Posted it, ages ago ...  :old dude:





Here's another copy of the front view of the model, for a quick comparison.  L:




All kinds of interesting stuff going on inside !  L:  :brill::!:

I actually got a round to having a good look at the Powerhouse Floor Plan last night.  :time:



Have you made ... 'V' - Charging Rack (Miners' Lamps) ... yet ?  ???

Not needed in ... 'G' - Toilet ... As I see that has its own dedicated window !  :P



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



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One of the interior items I have built, is the battery charging rack,

also the original main panel, and exhaust stack.


In various stages of construction, are the Fairbanks-Morse engine,

Ingersol-Rand 2 stage compressor, Westinghouse Generator,

and Pelton-Doble Turbine.


I am also working on the Pelton Governor,

which is the smallest piece to get done,

lots of small detail required.


The WC emptied into the runoff from the P-D Turbine,

so no concerns with blockage there.


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Hi Ken  :wave:


1 question I sometimes end up pondering.  L:

Not said in the Posts so far ... But what size ? is the diorama base ?  ???

Just 1 of those regular oDd things that keeps me awake at night !  ;)  :y:  :java: :moose:





I could have a better guess by looking at the plan & thinking S-scale of course ...

... but I'm gonna have a go at appearing  :dope:  & guesstimate a round 12" x 18"  L:


:doh: :java:


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Width is 13 In, Length is 24 In, Overall Height is 12 In

I believe I can fit it into the layout.


Although the plant was not served by rail,

I plan to add a spur to deliver fuel oil to the plant,


Need to justify some of my tank car fleet,

unlikely that there would be more then one tank car delivered per year,

if that!.

L:

I will also model a bulk oil facility, to serve the other mines in the area.


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Hi Ken  :wave:


GEE ! ... I nearly went for 15" x 24" as my guesstimate ...  L:

... but somehow I seem to always  under-guesstimate  things like that.  :us:


I always draw in too many switches in small track plans as well ...  :bang:

... I'm trying to stop it ... When I find they won't darn fit, it hurts ^^ my head !  ;)



Your tank car fleet ...  :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:  ... Eh !  :P



I have a feeling my On30 'Bachmann' old time RIVETED tank car ...  :shocked:  :P

... might be about to get a NEW frame for Wolfys 1:35n2 liquid loads !  :mex:


:java::moose:   Liquid coffee concentrate probably .  .   .    .     .      .       .        .


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Will dig out a couple of photo's of the mine and mill that the plant was built for,

to supply air and power to, and post them on.


Way more then I have room to attempt to model  :bg:  the complex.


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Figured I would post a couple of photo's of the Silversmith Mine and Mill.

#10 level of the mine and upper terminal of aerial tram (circa 1930).

Cook house and dining hall on old Slocan Star Mill cribbing,
to the right the former power plant for the mill, hydro and steam.





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A photo of the Silversmith Mill (circa 1930).

Located roughly 1/2 mile North and 100 feet lower then the Power House.

Mill managers house still in use as the assay office for present operator's of the new (1952) mill.   

The mine was roughly 3/4 mile West and 500+ feet higher then the Power House.





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An interesting looking operation.  L:


Built to one side, of what seems to be water ...

... crossed by several bridges, on the right of the photo.

Including for the railway ?  ???


I can imagine a big increase in water, as the snow melts !  :shocked:  Eh!


:java::moose:


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The foreground bridge over Carpenter Creek,
carried the CPR into Sandon.
 
Second bridge served the mill.


Tributary Creek to the right of the mill,
this creek supplied water to power the first mill "Ivanhoe".

The Silversmith used power from the power plant.

Also an addition was added to the mill,
to house the boiler and engine removed from the Slocan Star mill.


Above the mill manager's house is the Kaslo & Slocan Railway grade,
which was to serve the Slocan Star mill.

This grade never saw rails, nor a trestle across Tributary Creek.


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" This grade never saw rails, nor a trestle across Tributary Creek "


Hi Ken  :wave:


Oh well.  :us:


Coming to know the 'Kaslo & Slocan Rly' ...  L:

... it would have probably BURNT DOWN ! soon after completion !!  ;)

Perhaps a REVENGE ATTACK from a mob of Canadian Pacific Guys ...  :old dude:

... payback for the 'K.& S.' Dudes torching their nice new C.P. Depot !  :P


:java::moose::dt:


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More mother nature then the CPR, which put a stop to the grade, snow slides and fires.

The grade remained level along the side of the Mountain for about 3 miles.


The question is, would this grade have been built to serve the Slocan Star via a switchback,

or was it the start of the proposed extension to Silverton (not Colorado)

the grade would drop close to 1800 Feet to arrive in Silverton.


Another project at the time in 1908 was a new Wye being built in Cody,

there the grade at least had ties laid, rail was never laid.


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" More mother nature then the CPR, which put a stop to the grade, snow slides and fires. "


Hi Ken  :wave:


The 'Skyline' ? ... or the 'Lucky Line' ? ... That is the question.  ;)


I am just AMAZED that anyone even thought that building a railroad there was even possible !  :shocked:



" ... or was it the start of the proposed extension to Silverton (not Colorado)

the grade would drop close to 1800 Feet to arrive in Silverton. "



The 'K.& S.Rly.' line elevations & miles shown here, are fascinating ...  L:

... as is the brief history of the railway, its abandoned sections & from 3' to Std. Gauge in some parts.





Kaslo & Slocan Railway ... From Google Images.



" Another project at the time in 1908 was a new Wye being built in Cody,

there the grade at least had ties laid, rail was never laid. "



The route along the Kaslo River looks AMAZING !  :cool:



:)



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Silverton (not Colorado) :bg: was located about 4 miles South of New Denver.


With what information that has come to light on the K&S,

still no decent track plans for Kaslo or Cody other then written,

and very few useful photos.


I need to order a K&S plan book from the local archives,

but with the present situation, hard to say when this may happen.

:us:



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