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  • Thanks Phil, I'm glad you found the information useful.

    Thanks Ryan. I wish for that too. When one find the time to model one is usually too tired.

    Here are some photos from the finished Bess mine.













    Found a pickaxe that look a bit off on the photos. Photos are great seeing things that look odd.

    I hope you like the photos.

    Happy modeling!

    Hakan

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    • Fantastic modeling. Simply exquisite.

      Andre

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      • “Photos are great seeing things that look odd.”

        That’s why you have to PICK the good photos and AXE the ones with odd bits.

        In any case, I like your new photos: they show off your dramatic scenery and the mine clinging to the mountainside.

        Mike
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • Excellent work!
          Carl

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          • Wow!
            ..........
            Frank

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            • Hi Hakan, sorry I have not commented in awhile, I have been kept busy doing 1:1 projects and enjoying retirement.

              Your railway is simply amazing and magnificent.

              It is coming along very nicely with each new segment. Do you have any overall views of the entire layout that you could share with us?

              Rich

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              • Hi Hakan,

                I've popped in once in a while to watch the progress. The Bess Mine scene is beautiful.

                Nobody has asked this question yet, so I have to ask. How did they get the horse up there?

                Bernd
                New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

                Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

                New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line https://railroad-line.com/node/31167

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                • Nobody has asked this question yet, so I have to ask. How did they get the horse up there? Bernd

                  I think horses can climb UP stairs, if not, there's the crane.

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                  • quote:


                    Originally posted by Bill Gill


                    Nobody has asked this question yet, so I have to ask. How did they get the horse up there? Bernd

                    I think horses can climb UP stairs, if not, there's the crane.


                    I was thinking the same. Let's see how Hakan will explain it.[^]

                    Bernd
                    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

                    Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

                    New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line https://railroad-line.com/node/31167

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                    • I'm pretty sure mules & burros can climb stairs (if there's not too much rise to them.)

                      dave
                      Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                      • Many mines had multiple portals. Maybe, this portal was a side shaft to be convenient to the railroad?
                        It's only make-believe

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                        • Thanks Andre, Mike, Carl, Frank, Rich, Bernd, Bill, Dave and Bob for the interest and the kind words!

                          Rich I’ll take some more photos as soon as I can.

                          Bernd and Bill, not sure how they did it. I think the lifted her up using the gantry .

                          https://www.lassco.co.uk/lassco-news...rseinSling.jpg

                          Happy modeling!

                          Hakan

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                          • Hakan,

                            Beautiful work on the layout, I've gone through the whole thread and your work is fantastic. Several pages back there was reference made to Jack Works trees. I've searched the internet and can't find anything on them. Any chance you have a link to info about them or the method?

                            Thanks and again outstanding work.

                            Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

                            Scott
                            There's a prototype for everything.

                            If you can't make it perfect, make it adjustable.

                            DCC is not plug and play.

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                            • Hakan,

                              What a great, compact little scene. It feels complete with all the relevant details in place. Thank you also for showing the smaller scene in the larger context.

                              Galen
                              My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/

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                              • Thank you Scott and Galen for the kind words.

                                Scott, the pine trees was made through a method devised by the renowned modeler Jack Work. He was very active in Model Railroader in the 1960s. I don't know if he was the first with this method but I think it became more widespread after his articles. I have trouble finding any links myself. Basically it is tapering a wooden balsa dowel and adding bark detail. Then color it a brown bark color. Drill holes for branches which are made by sticking small twigs of fern or caspia into the holes. Here is a good description:

                                http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/11/t/69465.aspx

                                I hope it can be of help.

                                Happy modeling!

                                Hakan

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