Author Topic: Building the Lost Mine  (Read 7080 times)

Jerry

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Building the Lost Mine
« on: May 31, 2016, 09:37:27 AM »
This has been called the Hukill or the Maude Munroe Mine.

My version will be called the Lost Mine.

I'm using the plans from Clear Creek Engineering drawn by Don Griffin. The set is 8 pages of drawings of the mine and out buildings.

I made a jig so I could keep the top/bottom and sides square. After putting those pieces together and adding the long diagonal pieces. I moved it to the drawing to add the support pieces.
The outside bents are the same all the inside bents are different because the way they sit against the footing for the headframe.

Wood has been grained then one coat of Silverwood then after drying using Rembrandt pastels 409.7 Burnt Umber and 411.7 Burnt Sienna with alcohol stained the wood.

Actually the mine was a bright orange but in O-Scale it just didn't look right.

The footing in the picture was drawn by my friend Marty Jones. Then he had it 3d printed at the school were he works. Thank you Marty.

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

Jerry

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 09:42:26 AM »
This is where I'm at now.  I have been doing the front and sides hopefully pictures of the complete bin by weeks end.

Comments always welcome.

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

S&S RR

  • T-Shirt - FORUM SPONSOR
  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *
  • Posts: 9691
  • Karma: +1/-1
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 10:49:53 AM »
Jerry


It looks like a great project, I will be following along.
John Siekirk
Superior & Seattle Railroad

Jerry

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016, 01:31:16 PM »
Thanks John glad you took the time to look in on my little build.

Jerry
"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

Jerry

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2016, 02:21:44 PM »
I got some time in on the Ore Bin, I re did the whole thing because I didn't like the way it came out the first time.
So this is were its at now.

I haven't touched anything up yet.  And the Bin is almost done so I should have a completed picture early next week.

Comments always welcome.

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

GPdemayo

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 3301
  • Karma: +5/-1
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2016, 03:25:10 PM »
A scratch built mine.....sounds like a great project, I'll be looking in.  8)
Gregory P. DeMayo
General Construction Superintendent Emeritus
St. Louis & Denver Railroad
Longwood, FL

ak-milw

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 1583
  • Karma: +7/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2016, 07:25:49 PM »
Looks great to me.
Andy Kramer - modeling the Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Road is alive and well and running in my basement

Jerry

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2016, 08:58:04 AM »
Thanks Andy & Gregory for stopping by.

Jerry
"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

Steve

  • Early Member
  • *
  • Posts: 22
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2016, 06:30:56 PM »
Looking good! Keep up the great work  ;)
Steve

Jerry

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2016, 10:45:15 PM »
Thanks Steve.

Jerry
"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

postalkarl

  • T-Shirt - FORUM SPONSOR
  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *
  • Posts: 3049
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2016, 07:53:03 AM »
Hi Jerry:

Just looked at all the photos. You are doing A great job so far. I like the color you used. I'll be following along wwith your build.

Karl

mario1

  • Early Member
  • *
  • Posts: 12
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2016, 09:07:08 AM »
Hi Jerry

Interesting build. Looks great so far. I checkin to see more pics.

Mario
FW&RRry

Jerry

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2016, 09:57:12 AM »
Sorry in getting back so late to you guys.

Thanks Karl & Mario.

Jerry
"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

Jerry

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2016, 10:01:35 AM »
Here what the bin looks like now basically it is done except for some touch ups and weathering.

I'm starting on the tipple next.  Which I hope goes pretty fast.  I have to have two hernia's taken care of next week so I should have plenty of bench time.

Comments always welcome.
"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

Jerry

  • Modeler's Hero 500+ Posts
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
  • Karma: +2/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Building the Lost Mine
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2016, 01:11:56 PM »
Saturday's work.  Framing is done for the back wall of the tipple.

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

 

SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal