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Old 01-12-2020, 12:31 PM   #71
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Metal.

And, sorry, for some reason I thought you had HO.
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:33 PM   #72
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Metal.

And, sorry, for some reason I thought you had HO.

nope N and metal is what i thought
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:35 PM   #73
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do you remember the company that made it i got it at a train show for 5$ but no box and only half the instructions and i would like another one also the tracks came from the Micro engineering poor boy mine kit that is on top of the hill

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Nice clear photos! I was right about the narrow gage mine railroad track being on the model of the mine building. It's on the flat black "balcony" section in your photo. It shows two sets of rails meeting in a hand powered turntable (the circular part in the middle) This is where I was suggesting your track should connect to the building. The car would be pushed along the track to the turntable rotated 90 degrees if coming in on the longer set of rails on that black "balcony" and then pushed into the mine. The track might need to be on top of a trestle with walkways (see photo) for the miners. Actually there should be a plank walkway between the rails for the miners to walk on while pushing the car. My larger coal dump trestle gets full-size hopper cars pushed onto it by a locomotive so workers would use the walkways out on the sides.

The only mine car I could find was the Micro Engineering one, and that was found in a 2009 Walthers catalogue. The 2019 Walthers catalogue doesn't show the mine car, and neither book had the track. You could easily make your own car and/or track though. The track might be formed from HO-scale ladders, and the car is a simple box on fake crude wheels. A simple piece of plastic rod could be shaped into wheels. The box could be made from small pieces of plastic glued together, or there are hollow square and rectangular shapes made by Plastruct and Evergreen that would provide the box, by cutting off what you need.

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Old 01-12-2020, 12:37 PM   #74
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The only mine car I could find was the Micro Engineering one, and that was found in a 2009 Walthers catalogue. The 2019 Walthers catalogue doesn't show the mine car, and neither book had the track. You could easily make your own car and/or track though. The track might be formed from HO-scale ladders, and the car is a simple box on fake crude wheels. A simple piece of plastic rod could be shaped into wheels. The box could be made from small pieces of plastic glued together, or there are hollow square and rectangular shapes made by Plastruct and Evergreen that would provide the box, by cutting off what you need.

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oh ok! i will try that

and yes the track only comes in the kit

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Old 01-12-2020, 01:03 PM   #75
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I looked further along in this thread and found the photo where you have the track coming into the mine building at the right spot. However you might want to make things easier, and a lot less dangerous, for your N-scale miners by eliminating that steep grade in the mine track. I wouldn't want to try pushing a heavy loaded mine car up that 45 degree slope! You might also build a mineshaft entrance high enough on the hillside that the steep slope would be eliminated. The track could be up on a simple trestle. (see photo)


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Old 01-12-2020, 01:06 PM   #76
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okay i will see if i have the stuff to build that trestle it is cool and yah i would look more realistic, also how did you do that weathering job it look really good!
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Old 01-12-2020, 05:28 PM   #77
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okay i will see if i have the stuff to build that trestle it is cool and yah i would look more realistic, also how did you do that weathering job it look really good!
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I do my weathering with chalks. Look in the "My Layout" section of the forum for a post titled "Beginnings of a new layout" by MatroxD. He asked the same question, and there is some discussion back and forth between he and I about weathering with chalks. It's in some of the last pages of that long thread.

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Old 01-12-2020, 05:30 PM   #78
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oh okay i will check that out now
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Old 01-12-2020, 06:42 PM   #79
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NO! N-scale loco reviews here, check them out.

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This is a very impressive collection of info WOW!
I found my Bachmann loco, the guy had pics of it dismantled.
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I found my Bachmann loco, the guy had pics of it dismantled.
what model do you have?
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