Coal Dump

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Nick8564, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. Nick8564

    Nick8564 Member

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    In my layout, I am building a coal mine and then all the coal will venture down to a coal power plant. I want to place a coal dump of some sort where the hopper will actually dump the coal out. I have seen a operating set but can't find it now. Thanks for your help
  2. kjd

    kjd Member

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    Here is an option.
    http://members.trainorders.com/pmack/dumper.htm
    The dumper is unfortunately a "retired" model but you may find one. I have seen article on scratchbuilding them as well. I don't know of any way to make the hopper car gates operational without comprimising the look of the car.
  3. Jamison1

    Jamison1 New Member

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    I just saw one go cheap on Ebay the other day, but is ended now. Check there too.