J. BROWN coal mine

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Sir_Tainly

    Sir_Tainly Member

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    That's coming along brilliantly :):)

    reminds me of when I lived in Yorkshire, and when those head wheels were still turning :)
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    This coal mine is a little different as when the loaded skips are hoisted to the surface, they tip and dump the coal into the processing area where it is crushed and sorted into various sizes .From there the coal is ready to be loaded into the MAT gondolas which will be the next step.

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  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    The coal loading facility takes shape.

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    man oh man...

    oh man oh man!!!! Robin you are amazing! The buildings are excellent, but what really turns me green with envy are your conveyors and all those trusses and gridwork. Just awesome!

    cheers
    Val
  5. philip

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    man! I want that!!!

    I can already here that monster running. It looks so real. I have a special request. Can you make a crane in that scale? I am looking at that boom in amazement. It looks so real!

    philip:)
  6. Clerk

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    I refuse to say anything for fear I migh make me sound like an idiot.
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    philip
    I will be making ship loading cranes for the harbour at some time.
    Back to the mine
    The roof and support reinforcing have been added.

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  8. jon-monon

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    All I can say is :eek: :eek: :eek: WOW!
  9. jimmybeersa

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    Robin .....you were missed,I am very glad that you have named the Mine after me. That headgear brings back a lot of memories .
    The modern concrete headgears do not have that special extreme engineering look looking forward to the competion;) ;) ;)
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    The coal loading area painted.

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  11. belg

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    kudos!!!!!

    Robin looks like everything is back on track and the computers is working as well, what else could you ask for? I'm having a little trouble trying to cut long thin strips parallel do you have any tips on how to do this? My metal ruler always seems to slip just at the last minute.
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    belg, my steel ruler has a thin strip of cork on the back which keeps the ruler from slipping but if I cut long strips I have to be really careful and keep weight on the ruler which means sliding my fingers along. I also find it helps to make the first cut quite light then keep cutting. Sometimes I will make as many as six cuts before I get through.

    The mine is now on location on my layout.

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  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Another view.

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  14. shaygetz

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    Re: kudos!!!!!

    There is an option available at better stationary stores. It's a dual blade knife used in drafting that's adjustable. It only runs $8-12, not bad as tools go.
  15. belg

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    Robin the exhaust chute definately brings to lite the fact that there's a fan in that building. It looks fantastic all in place and scenicked(I think that's what its called).I'll have to try one of those cork backed rulers thank you.

    Shaygetz could you please elaborate on that cutter.
  16. Drew1125

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    Robin,
    You just leave me speechless, my friend!
    That is just simply some of the most amazing modeling I've ever seen!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :eek: :eek: :eek: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  17. Tyson Rayles

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    Don't know what to say that hasn't already been said, great work Robin! :cool:
  18. Clerk

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    OK Robin....Here goes....Wonderful, great, fantastic, cool. Darn, where did my dictionary disappear to.:eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D
  19. shaygetz

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    It kind of looks like a siamese Xacto knife. It would be where they sold drafting tools like compasses and matt knives. Athough I don't have one to show, a lot of my model work is done with many of the same tools architects use to build their models as they are much cheaper than what is offered to us.

    Robin, your mine is so fine:p
  20. jimmybeersa

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    Great Model Robin........Cant miss who owns the mine......looks very good in situe Thanks