Here are a few pictures of ‘Locomotion’ Museum, Shildon in Durham England. The museum last fall received delivery of two preserved A4 locoes which had been in North America. Dwite D, Eisenhower and Dominion of Canada (which was in a bit of a state on arrival) I have included a photo that I took of both locos when they arrived in October last year. Then a picture of DOC part renovated and lastly as she is now which shows her in Garter blue as she was before the 2nd world war.
“Glory Hole (Patch Mine) History… A compilation of Information of Mines within a mile of my home in Central City, CO.
This is just a bunch of pictures and info I use to build my N scale 5’ X 6.5’ replica of Colorado Central Rail Road that ran to the mines from 1878 to 1947. I’m a scenery junkie so that is my focus.
If you’re modeling the Rocky Mountains maybe you can get some ideas.
The Glory Hole Mine today:
100’ BEHIND MY HOUSE, WAS BUILT IN 1879… OFF OF OLD VIRGINIA RD. (ORIG. THE TRAM RR SHAY TRACK BED):
SAME MINE, CART USED TO DUMP TAILINGS….BY HAND (see my roof under the end of rail?)
Hope you get some useful info from this conglomeration of stuff.
Denny “Yoda” Lauritsen”
Denny also included some wonderful facts and history about the mine – I found it fascinating. I’ll post them if enough of you shout…
Now, two things before you go:
1) The latest ebay cheat sheet is here. See if you can spot what I’ve added.
2) The boy’s back from college, cap in hand. So guess what? He’s having a ‘fire sale’. He’s put a bundle deal together on all of his print out scenery (but only until Monday he tells me). Have a look, it’s here.
That’s all folks. Keep ’em coming.