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Offline J.L.

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Colliery Mine Diorama
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:27:06 PM »
The next project represents a portioin of a colliery featuring a winding engine house with its mine shaft.

It will be done in two phases; the diorama portion, designed from scratch, will be posted here and then we will switch to the Kits/Castings section to continue when a casting kit arrives from England.

The diorama  will literally be built from the ground up. The plan is to make a table first that will allow a mine shaft cage to pass down through it to a depth of about two feet (in 1:12 scale - 24").

The table was more difficult to build out of steel angle iron than I had anticipated. There were two ways to go with the corners; notch them or mitre them. The photos will indicate my choice - a lot of work with a hand held hacksaw!

The bolst are button hex headed.

Those books for the Textile Mill should arrive tomorrow.  :cartwheel:






Offline b.lindsey

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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 07:36:07 PM »
Great!!!!  Another diorama build to look forward John. These are always fascinating to watch.

Bill

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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 07:55:46 PM »
Hello JL,

If we lived a bit closer to each other I would have been glad to fab and weld that table for you.

Count me onboard for the new project.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 08:14:15 PM »
 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:  :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 09:07:32 PM »
Another fabulous project John. I can't wait to see it start coming to life.
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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 09:56:27 PM »
Im in!     :popcorn:
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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 10:18:37 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn:

OK, let's go!

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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 12:26:08 AM »
Sounds fun!  Pass the popcorn, Pete!  :popcorn:
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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 01:39:14 AM »
Heck, since you're just down the road, I should bring it down!  Not in the winter though. I'm getting where I don't like to drive in bad weather...

 :cheers:

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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 01:35:02 AM »
Stop hogg'in all the popcorn you guys, I wanna see too :popcorn:
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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 04:45:25 AM »
It's really all on Kerrin and how much corn he planted....

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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 07:59:25 AM »
Following along JL......interesting to find and see in your actual chosen time window [period chosen] and machinery package ..... Derek
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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 11:17:56 AM »
I'll be watching, your posts are the first ones I go to usually. My only worry is where do you put these marvellous works of the engineers art.
Ian S C

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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 07:16:06 PM »
If John's looking for places to stash them, I'm pretty sure I could find space for one or two.  Rent would have to be negotiable, I can't afford what they'd really be worth.

Don

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Re: Colliery Mine Diorama
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 07:21:14 PM »
Looking forward to seeing this one start  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:

I would probably have butted and welded the table. Less sawing if you have the welding system available.
Best regards

Roger