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1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« on: June 06, 2021, 08:56:55 AM »
1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.

The ore will be delivered from the working face using a narrow gauge railway.
1/35 scale equates to 8.709 mm = 1 ft.

I will use track with a gauge of 16.5 mm and so this will be just about 2 ft gauge.

I purchased some V skip trucks to carry the ore.

These are resin with some metal parts.

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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 08:58:31 AM »
As you can see they are not very complicated and go together well, I have three to build.
I hope to have some sort of mechanism whereby they are discharged into the truck.
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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 09:25:20 AM »
One built, I will take it apart to paint.
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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2021, 02:25:00 PM »
Looking good - have you decided what type of mine it will be yet ??????

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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2021, 03:26:02 PM »
Heavy Metal probably.
I have a liking for Tungsten, I can then use Wolfram somewhere, but things may change.

I did think about uranium as well.

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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2021, 03:52:19 PM »
What about the Ime Mine?

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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2021, 04:48:15 PM »
Skip truck looks great. It'll get the Zak treatment I presume for the finishing?
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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2021, 07:34:30 AM »
 It will be undercoated, given a coat of rust coloured paint and the weathered and more rust added.

Meanwhile on the 3' x 2' baseboard the track has been laid and wired up.
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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2021, 09:40:19 AM »
A mine of information eh!

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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2021, 09:44:44 AM »
He is very deep !!!

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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2021, 03:31:57 PM »
Wow! This is going to be some diorama.
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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2021, 08:50:39 PM »
Looking good,
Nice to have a higher and lower level.
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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2021, 06:51:38 AM »
Some of us know where we belong!

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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2021, 09:14:27 AM »
So that's you and me on the bottom level then Haddock.

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Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2021, 10:11:22 AM »
So that's you and me on the bottom level then Haddock.
Underground for you two.
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