I got smitten by this APA business, so I went off and got me two.
But let's start from the beginning, I was very inspiered by the Taiwan coal mine clip on YouTube
and then Tom Yorke came up with the critter in Gn15
(photo of Tom Yorke's model)
boy gotta have one, OK one loco doesn't make a train, so I needed these as well.
OK, now I have one....let's make a kit out of this one, let's cast it in resin.
...then there were three
OK, ow we're in business
But where should I put them....now we come to the APA Business
I have to think of some track plan, but what could be done in this tight place?
Here are some ideas I came up with...so far (me and my crazy mind)
OK...but not good enough I think
But I think the other idea is a tad better, if I can get it to work
The track plan, the whole thing in my version is 360 mm wide at the outskirts of the box, but I know I can get round the bend with at leas two wagons behind the loco in very sharp raidus ... this has got to be tested first (if it doesn't work
back to the drawing board
Well that's about all, I shouldn't have as I have other projects on hold now, but this Monkey business was far too tempting (in Swedish APA is Monkey) So you guys are to blame for inspiring me
I'm Gnuts I Gnow
And that's the start of W.H.Atsonur Mine a coal mine between a rock and a hard place.