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Title: mechanical coal dock------pugwumps brothers.........---
Post by: hairball on January 16, 2020, 11:47:31 PM
As I was creating the PUGWUMPS BROTHERS rail services, I made elevated water tanks, oil tank, sand and drying house, an engine house, and also a mechanized coal dock , all to be lined up on either side of the track to the engine house.

I started by constructing an ore dock and the vision was that a rail would run to it and dump into the tapered structure.  But during the construction I had an idea, what I really need is a coal dock for the locos, but the regular type wasn't to my liking for a remote engine facility.

Got to thinking and came up what you see here a steam powered coal fired mechanized coal lift.  A rear track where gondolas could pull up and the contents shoveled into the bucket lifts.

I never got around to building some kind structure where cord wood would be stored in a roofed structure and passed to the fireman on the wood burning locomotive.

mike lynch.......HAIRBALL