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wvgca 08-11-2019 11:20 PM

Mica Mining
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mica mining on the Squirrel Creek

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dee.and.dude 08-11-2019 11:41 PM


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Spence 08-12-2019 08:24 AM

Iím curious if thatís an old photo or did you adjust the color to look old ? Nice scene. :thumbsup:

wvgca 08-12-2019 08:33 AM

a five year old photo of a HO model ..

Jscullans 10-28-2019 07:58 PM

Awesome scenery. Hopefully mine is that successful when I get to that stage on my layout. At this point I have my benchwork built and have a double track main just laid down to test what I’m working on that week. Still coming up with a good track plan to use that I’ll be happy with

wvgca 10-28-2019 08:14 PM

thanks !!
it's basically DAP soaked industrial paper towel sprinkled with sandblasting sand ..
not fancy or high cost at all ..

Jscullans 10-28-2019 08:20 PM

I am a mobile equipment mechanic so I go to a lot of the local mines and get to see places in them most people only see from google earth. One industry I want to do is model wedron silica in wedron il just instead of a silica mine I want it to be a coal mine due to me modeling the transition era so it will be a more appropriate industry

wvgca 10-28-2019 08:29 PM

i considered mica to be era appropriate , they used it for windows in coal and wood stoves ... it fits 1890 era

Jscullans 10-29-2019 05:20 PM

I take it you’re modeling a narrow gauge line?

wvgca 10-29-2019 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by Jscullans (Post 2465348)
I take it you’re modeling a narrow gauge line?

nope, just a turn of the century backwoods mine / logging railroad .. standard gauge code 100 HO, not fancy at all ..
the mine cars are N scale with N archbar trucks, i think ??, can't remember that far back, lol

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