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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2020 11:23 pm
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Colorized photo of the Noble Five Lead / Zinc Mill

3 other mill's where built to a similar pattern, between 1895 - 1898,
in the Slocan mining district of British Columbia.

The other's were the Washington, Ruth Hope, & Slocan Star.
Typical size of the mill's was 46 ft by 102 ft.

The Slocan Star was served by a 3 rail tram, the other's had aerial tram line's. 







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 Posted: Sat May 23rd, 2020 09:18 am
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Thanks for sharing.

I love those structures!




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Great pic, thanks for sharing some beautiful country.
Looks like a great prototype to model.


A couple of thoughts:

Looking at the form and fenestration,
I would have guessed the mill was a circa 1905 mill.

In some ways it is very modern looking for 1895.

But the small scale (for a lead/zinc operation) and lack of electricity,
do date it to the late 1800s.

BTW, can you see the siding and roofing material in the original photograph?


Interesting they left themselves barely any room for tailings,
especially for a lead and zinc mill, which handled more ore than most gold or silver mines.

The creek would have removed some excess material, but had the mill operated long,
they would have had to figure out an economic means of dumping the tailings.


The coloring looks very nice too.




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Gerold


Do need a few GRANDT, TICHY or Shapeways windows,  

to model any of the early mills.

:bg:

The Ivanhoe Mill in Sandon,

had 100+ windows in its construction.




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Ken

What a nice collection of buildings that is ripe for modeling.

I especially like how the spur goes over the creek to get to the mill,
and how the tram comes down the mountain into the tram house.

I vote that you should model this area.
It will go nice with your bridge.

Was this mill on the Kaslo & Slocan Railway?


I looked up the K&S on the internet after your posts,
and found it very interesting.

Too bad the book is a trifle expensive.


This part of Canada is indeed beautiful,
although I haven't been through there in probably 40 years.

Wouldn't mind getting up there again.
This area reminds me of Colorado.

Kevin


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The mill was served by the K&S.
 
Cody was served by a branch line, from the main line to Sandon,
with a average grade of 3%.

If! I did model it, I figure I would need about 6 x 6 ft in area,
just not feasible at the moment.

Maybe one day.


I have been working on a model of the Payne Ore House,
which I cannot yet figure out how or where to locate into my layout either.


I also need to fit in a model of the Silver Smith Power House,
done in S scale, but will be a background structure.
 
Although it was not built until after the K&S was abandoned,
part of which is buried by the fill supporting the structure.




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" The mill was served by the K&S "


Hi Ken  :wave:


Looks like a couple of 'Kaslo & Slocan Rly.' boxcars, just got spotted for a load !  :old dude:

I wonder where I've seen one of those before ?  ???





A Tale Of Two Boxcars - Canadian & Peruvian - On30  L:

Ah ! ... That's ^^ where ... Eh !  :P


Have you bought that 100-Watt bulb yet Ken ? ...  :!: :shades:
... for connecting to your Pelton-Doble wheel & 2 Megawatt generator.  :brill:

( obviously light-bulb & TV-set were added after 1895 )  :old dude:



:java: ;)  :dt:



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Si.

In my research I've come across mention of at least 16 hydro system's,
either on Carpenter Creek or it's tributaries.

Needless to say lot's of electrical power for lighting, no TV's.  :)


Note the piping on right side of the mill,
as the Ruth-Hope had the water right's for Carpenter Creek.

Water used in the Noble Five had to be returned upstream of the Ruth-Hope intakes,
as the Noble Five Creek feed Carpenter Creek further to the right of the photo.

:bang:.

The white building was the bunk cook house,
center building housed the slime tables,
the mill/ore bin's and lower terminal of aerial tram on the right.




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