Coal Mine for HO Scale

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Clark A., Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Clark A.

    Clark A. Member

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    I need a coal mine for HO scale. It will be whatever type of coal is burned in a power plant. Please help.
  2. kchronister

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    Ditto... I'll take one/suggestions as well. Anything but "The old Coal Mine" kit that's been marketed by Model Power and at least 2-3 other brand names over the years.
  3. Alan B

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    Alpine has a couple of different mine types. They are western prototypes, but you will find underground mines in the east. Walthers has several mines, including a flood loader.
  4. Ho Modeler

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    How about the walthers mine kit
    I have it and it looks just great on my layout
    Eric
  5. jim currie

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    steam coal as it is called can come from any mine if you are doing western coal then a flood loader is in order walthers makes one.
  6. Freelancer

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    I really like Walthers New River Mine, I am just trying to figure out if I want stub end tracks, or the capability to pull straight through.

    Here is a link to another forum, it has some pictures and some information that might be helpful in picking out the mine you want.

    http://www.trainboard.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=9;t=002599;p=1

    Here is another link. I was very impressed with this guys work! Browse through his album, and check out his Blue Ridge Mine. It is incredible!

    http://www.railimages.com/gallery/dalelatham?page=1

    Hope this helps,
    Freelancer