Green Hill Mine

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Postby dieselwater » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:38 pm

Whilst critters have started to be shifted in and out of the proper large depot (still stuff to do on it though), thoughts are turning back to Gn15.

Green Hill Mine is going to be an attempt to build a layout in a box. That can then be packed in a suitcase-

Dieselwater is moving back west to good ole' Blighty :D after five years in Taiwan. Though I still have most of this year here to finish up with stuff. Looking forward to drinking tea in the Gloucester Model Railway club house again. Not to mention checking out the exhibitions and getting to meet some fellow Gnutters :shock: :D

So between now and then, I'm gonna get this mine sorted. Well, we'll see what happens :roll: :D
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Postby dieselwater » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:48 pm

Half way down this page on Carl's smashing website, has certainly got me inspired for all things mining. Cracking loco! 8)


http://carendt.com/scrapbook/page99/index.html
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Postby dieselwater » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:18 am

Here's the box:

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Originally the packaging for a very nice tea set. Thought it would make for the perfect micro layout :wink: 8) As well as making a suitable way to protect the layout on its travels.

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I'm looking to create a two or even three level interior of a mining operation. The ends may have openings to allow for fiddle sections or for future modules. I'll knock up some sketches when I get a chance.
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Postby rockershovel » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:51 am

http://www.geevor.com/index.php?object=174

good detailed images on hand-drilled stoping in Cornwall. If you are doing a multi-level mining scene, how about this rather than the usual 'gnomes with picks' scene?

the ore would be drawn down from chutes into tubs on the level below.
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Postby dieselwater » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:42 am

Thanks Rockershovel :D

Very nice colour images that will aid in painting the model.

I'll take time to study each image and read up what I can.

Thanks again for sharing 8)
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Postby Oztrainz » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:01 pm

Hi David,
Seeing you don't want to play on the level, have a look at the "Layouts in Boxes link in the right hand column at
http://www.carendt.com/microplans/index.html
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Postby rockershovel » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:32 pm

or if you are short of headroom... gold mining in South Africa http://tinyurl.com/2eyatzg
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