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Postby DCRfan » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:31 am

Wow that really looks good. The little cameos are amazing. Now you need a ....
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Postby Glen A » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:18 pm

Prof Klyzlr wrote:what motive power will be used in the tunnels? "Fireproofed" diesel, battery electric, "pit pony"???



Here it is. I know it doesn't fit with the 1900's period miners, but there are already so many historical inaccuracies now, I might as well ad another one. :wink:
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P.s. I have since painted it, so must remember to take another photo tonight....

Thanks for the info about sound. I still need to sort that out. 2 weeks to go. So much to do...so little time!

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Postby Oztrainz » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:55 pm

Hi Glen,
If thinking sound for the battery loco, early locos would probably have had a mechanically triggered or hand-operated bell like this one in the cab of a 1920's Mancha
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Later versions may have had an electric horn, flame proofing would only have been required for use in gassy situations like coal mines. Silver/lead/zinc/gold mining was far less likely to have the methane and other explosive gas problems found in underground coal mining.

You might like to have some fun here
http://www.nhp.com.au/sightandsound/sound_files.asp

:evil: :shock: :idea: Like to borrow my "Crib Break" for a "Cave in" :?: :?: :wink:
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Postby gfadvance » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:21 am

John,

thanks for posting that photo- just what I needed at this moment in time :D :D
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Postby Glen A » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:04 am

Prof Klyzlr wrote:what motive power will be used in the tunnels? "Fireproofed" diesel, battery electric, "pit pony"???



Here is a quick shot:
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Although after I took it and put everything away, I realised the headstock hadn't been glued on the front :oops:
So its on now, but you will have to wait until tomorrow for another photo sorry.
It was also good to see how much the head light lit things up as it went round. So now I have an idea how many more 12v lights I need to buy for the mine. (not as many as I orginally thought).

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Postby Oztrainz » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:45 am

Hi Glen,
try this it might be cheaper and Santa might arrive early underground :wink:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3417&highlight=mini+lights
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:53 am

Plenty of Christmas lights in the shops around here already. I even got a christmas cake earlier in the week, it's nearly gone now though :lol:
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Postby Rudolf » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:49 am

The same lunacy here in Germany too. Some days ago I told the cashier in my local supermarked, that I miss the easter-stuff for 2010.
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Postby scott b » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:18 am

Steve Bennett wrote: I even got a christmas cake earlier in the week, it's nearly gone now though :lol:


Making a stone wall for a new layout? Or perhaps to hold down a layout so it does`nt get knocked off a table at a show? :twisted:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:54 am

scott b wrote:Making a stone wall for a new layout? Or perhaps to hold down a layout so it does`nt get knocked off a table at a show? :twisted:


:lol: No, I always need feeding up, I burn off food far too quickly. Hmmm, think another slice is called for :wink:
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Postby elcamo » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:32 pm

that pic is awesome! one idea: red led's that light up and boom! noise then thelights go off.... :roll: :roll:

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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:39 pm

Dear Glen, Elcamo,

I don't know about old-skool dynamite,
(anyone here ever read the Henry Lawson yarn, "The Loaded Dog"?
http://www.dropbears.com/l/loaded_dog/index.html )

but the ambient sound of picks and shovels, along with the occasional yarns between the miners themselves, could make for a "ear-catching" cameo, esp for the younger viewers who "lean in" to get a up close look...
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Postby Adrian » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:06 am

G'day Elcamo

that pic is awesome! one idea: red led's that light up and boom! noise then thelights go off....


You forgot the cloud of smoke ( Talc or a fogger unit ) and the earthquake ( motor with an eccentric ) not to mention the warning and all clear horn.

All great fun but hell for the exhibitors next to you :o

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Postby chris69 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:58 am

DCRfan wrote:Wow that really looks good. The little cameos are amazing. Now you need a ....
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Hi Guys,
dos anyone have some detail photos or drawings of the inner workings of such a contraption?
Would be great to see what it takes to built one.
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Postby Oztrainz » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:50 am

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Postby chris69 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:38 pm

Thank you John,
the modeling mind is hard at work......................

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Postby elcamo » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:12 pm

hehehehe i like your thinking!

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Postby DCRfan » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:44 pm

chris69 wrote:Thank you John,
the modeling mind is hard at work......................

Greetings

Chris :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :oops: :shock: 8)


Like a bogger, picking up ideas and chucking them violently over your shoulder :lol:
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Postby elcamo » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:36 am

DCRfan wrote:
chris69 wrote:Thank you John,
the modeling mind is hard at work......................

Greetings

Chris :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :oops: :shock: 8)


Like a bogger, picking up ideas and chucking them violently over your shoulder :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Ryan » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:10 am

If anyone ever needs any close up photos of a mucker i can get some, we have 4 lying around at work.

Given the time period of the layout personnally i wouldn't bother with warning horns, lights or an all clear siren because they wouldn't have existed in a mine of this size, we don't even have any of them in a modern mine :lol:

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Postby Glen A » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:58 am

Sorry :oops: , been a bit slack with the updates, because I've been busy and started another new module :P . It's too dark out in the garage to get a photo right now, plus there isn't much to see, cause it is just a base-board at this stage :roll: Don't worry, I've got a whole 7 days to finish it :!:

Anyway here is one of the 'inside' jobs, man stilling on a 'long drop' toilet.
Eventually the door will open and shut on a timer; but this year it will just have to stay open :wink: .

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Postby dieselwater » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:51 am

Gnice :lol: :lol: A place of solitude amongst the humdrum of industry 8)
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:10 am

I hope the longdrop is not above the mine tunnels :shock: :shock:
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Postby Glen A » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:33 pm

DCRfan wrote:I hope the longdrop is not above the mine tunnels :shock: :shock:


:oops: :oops: Ooh, actually it was going to be. I hadn't though of that!

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Postby chris69 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:52 pm

hi,
that would make for some interesting TARGET practice.......................

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