Earl of Dudley Wallows Pit N0.29

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  1. jelicoe 1914

    jelicoe 1914 Full Member

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    Small wooden built Head Frame under construction on the bench, I should have tided the bench before taking the happy snap. This will form part of my new0gauge micro layout.

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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    This is going to be impressive Mike, are you going to make it operational with the cable rolling and the cage going down then back up again at intervals.
     
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    That's the plan, cage with miners down, cage with loaded coal tub up. There will be a 0:9 narrow gauge line from pit to standard gauge wagon loader. More photos soon.
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    jelicoe 1914 wrote:
    Really looking forward to this Build Mike I'm sure it will be a cracker like all the previous Micros :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Please define small :avatar:

    The start of an impressive build

    Paul
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I like this project. Is the wheel a Shapeways 3D print? I have been looking for some of them after seeing an article in Model Rail magazine ages ago.

    May seem a bit pedantic, but collierys had two shafts, an up shaft and a down shaft.
    As it is a micro layout, there's probably not enough room for two, but maybe a painted on head gear on a backscene?

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Single shaft as per Race Course Colliery.

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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Been there, Black Country museum, a great place to visit. Will the layout depict pre WW1 operations?

    I really love these industrial type layouts.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    No not pre WW1 as at one similar pit was in operation to around 1950 it will be during and just after WW11
    Mike
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    :thumbs: Looking forward to updates Mike.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  11. jelicoe 1914

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    Baseboard built, well almost, I still have to build the small extension for the head shunt. Started on the track work with point work and all off 2x 18" of plain track. 0/9 Narrow gauge loco under way using a Kato chassis. Baseboard has integral folding legs which lock into position and are fitted with adjustable feet.
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Excellent build and progress.

    keep it coming. The head frame is particularly of interest. a nice creosote staining and its there.

    cheers

    toto
     
  13. scottystitch

    scottystitch N Gauge Society Publicity Officer Full Member

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    That is such an imposing piece, I thought for a moment there that you had a gigantic Stanley knife (other sharp knives are available) and junior hacksaw !

    Lovely engineering. Please, continue.
     

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