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Here are a few daylight pics of my mining diorama I brought up to ECLSTS.
Its a dual gauge 1/24 scale with a 42 inch ore train and a 15 inch mine tram. The mine tram ran in and out of the tunnel automatically on a 30 second cycle.










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Hi,

Nice work; a couple of questions - what did you use for the rock walls, and who makes the gondola or hopper cars behind the loco please?
 

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Thanks Peter. The mountain is just layers of pink foam insulation board first carved with a tree pruning saw then with a Tippi hot wire foam cutter -



The ore cars are Bachmann ones that I modified a bit (stressed, delton trucks with small Bachmann wheels, Ozark l&p couplers and brake wheel).





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Very nice setup. Does that 15" tram mean HO gauge track? And, are you going to make the cars dump?


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Posted By Les on 03/29/2009 6:16 PM
Very nice setup. Does that 15" tram mean HO gauge track? And, are you going to make the cars dump?


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Yes, its HO gauge, Peco On30 track with bigger ties than HO. Works well with Gn15 stuff. Dumping mine cars are perhaps a future project


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Posted By kormsen on 03/29/2009 5:07 PM
i see, that you left your diorama open to the sides.
do you plan to prolongate?




I wish I could. Sadly, SWMBO allows me no room indoors for trains.

Though I can't complain too much with two outdoor layouts



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Very nicely done Brian! You guys are knockin my socks off! Great job colorin the rockwork, beautiful job weatherin your ore car! Nice work.
 

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Awesome Brian, looks extremely real! The best mountain detail I've seen yet. I think I've seen that same rock formation in Colorado :)
 
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