Lester Perry challenge one

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by lester perry, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. lester perry

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    Scratch Build Coal Mine

    I looked at as many photos as i could find before starting. I discovered no 2 look alike, so that made it easy.
    Start with basic shape useing evergreen plastics.

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    I used corigated but you cant realy see it in the pics.

    One mine I saw had shoots from under it for the coal to come out of I liked it.

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    This is where I am as of now.
    Les
  2. N Gauger

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    Cool!!!!! Nice looking so far :)
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Good start, the best so far.... oh, the only one so far...sign1 sign1

    Thanks, looking to see more progress pics.:wave: :wave:
  4. lester perry

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    This has been slow going. Time has been an issue. My wife is just now recovering from a knee replacement. But here is some progress.
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    Here one conveyor will be crossing the main line. There will be another one coming in from the back or maybe I should say the right side. More pics later.
    Les
  5. jim currie

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    looking great Les:) did you make the leg columns ?
  6. viperman

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    That looks really good so far.
  7. eightyeightfan1

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    Excellent start!
    Can't wait for the rest.
  8. lester perry

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    Thanks guys it is a long time going.
    Jim yes I made the leg columns, in fact I scratch built it all except the conveyor which is a Walthers kit but it is being modified.
    Les
  9. lester perry

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    Some progress

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    Here is the conveyor with out cover. Used Lionel coal fresh from mine and not crushed.

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    Now the cover / roof on it

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    Another angle, here you can see walkways & stairs.
  10. lester perry

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    OK what did I do wrong to get such large pics? Also roof giving me a lot of trouble.
  11. jim currie

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    can't help you with the pics but the conveyer looks good , having worked in coal mining most mine run coal is what is called 0/8 meaning dust to 8 inch lumps in older mines where they shot the coal you would get chunks as lage as a man could pick up and load in to mine cars.whats the trouble with the roof ?
  12. ezdays

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    Your pics are linked to Photobuckets and you can link most any size pic to here when you do that. Your best bet is to resize them before you upload them to Photobuckets. If you upload them directly to the Gauge, the file manager will let you know if they're too big.

    Big pics are not good, especially for those that have slow dial-up or have a lower screen resolution. No one wants wait two minutes for a picture to come on the screen, or to have to scroll to see the whole picture, so I understand your concern. If you're having problems resizing your pics, let me know.
  13. lester perry

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    I have tried to resize and load directly to the guage and succeded one time. I have failed many times.
    Les
  14. Canopus

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    I believe either plastruct or slaters make corrugated embossed styrene sheet. Some spans of 2 x 2mm strip across the roof ought to give you the support you need for you to then place the corrugated sheet down as a roof.
  15. viperman

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    Keep us waiting long enough for an update? Looking good. The coal on the conveyor is a really nice touch.
  16. lester perry

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    OK guys the roof is taken care of, I tried the evergreen roof and didn't like it. I know the pics are few and far between sorry but right now I am fitting 25 hours into a day and getting weary. Took off work today to go to the funeral of a MRR friend maybe I can get some pics up today.
    Les
  17. Canopus

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    If you don't like evergreen try slaters plastikard, they make corrugated plastic sheet that's ideal for a project like this.