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Old 02-15-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
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Mine Ore carts??

Has anyone built their own mine ore cars or carts. Not sure which is correct. My layout is looking like a silver mine sorta so I have been thinking some little ore carts to come out of the mine tunnel would look cool. I am thinking scratch built so I don't have to $pend. I have scrap cheapie rolling stock and a good stock of Balsa wood to work with. I just need a little direction and a shove off! I know one of you here will have something to help. If not Sean might whip up a quick How to: Mine Cart tutorial. Thanks in advance guys!

Here is a pic of the Mine tunnel where something like this would look cool I think!

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Old 02-15-2011, 01:00 AM   #2
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Hey pumper,

I'm working on a nifty set of mining ore cars from a Comstock Cars kit...



They're different from most other mining cars in that they roll on standard HO track, and so can travel anywhere on the layout. I'm going to have a mine with two track connected entrances so that the cars can be pulled in one and and out the other.

Also scratchbuilt this little wood and metal flat car from spare parts...


...and was going to make it an ore car until I found the kit which is much nicer.

Your mountains are looking really good!

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Old 02-15-2011, 10:24 AM   #3
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concretepumper,
Surprisingly enough I am facing the same dilemma. I have some N scale track that I've been saving for such a purpose. But I do not have any ore cars or loco for the mine yet. I have been studying Choo Choo's cars for some time now and I think he's got it down to a science!
I think that I am going to have to hire him set up my mining operations!
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Found these dumping mine cars by MiniTrains. They roll on N gauge track but the cart scale itself `looks~ like it might be HOn30...



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Old 02-16-2011, 12:39 AM   #5
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Hey thanks guys! I am liking the idea of using N scale to represent the narrow tracks used in a mine. Hmmm........... Maybe even power that little section so it could possibly run? Maybe even like a reversing trolley in and out of the mine? I don't know if I could pull it off but I bet a few of you here could! Then I could copy you! Lol. That would be so cool running at low speed on its own while you run operations!
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Been kicked in that direction by a friend, who gave me these 5 little carts he found in a box lot...yes, they are on N scale trucks...the question is, can you guess what these are made from? My plan is a slight modification to make them couple and look more like ore carts...



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Old 02-16-2011, 05:40 PM   #7
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OH MY GOSH MONOPOLY HOUSES! I got this one.

Or I guess they could be Monopoly Hotels. depends on the original color.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:13 PM   #8
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Actually, I believe that would be hotels, too small for houses.
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That's pretty clever actually - quite creative.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:36 PM   #10
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Yep...Monopoly hotels...pretty clever I thought, would like to know the modeler who made them.
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