John, fantastic pictues! I went through Durango years ago on a deer hunting trip, but wasn't into model railroading at the time, so didn't know what I missed. This is beautiful country and an inspiration for modeling mountain country,
Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures - we love pictures!
Making the travel plans for this years Narrow Gauge Convention in Hickory NC. Studying the maps and Railroad points of interest. Looking forward to the trip and adding more pictures from this years convention.
It’s time to add a few more pictures to this thread. I recently took a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. One of my future scratch build projects is going to be the copper mining complex called the Quincy Mining Company. The mine has not been operational since the end of WWII. The train that serviced the mine was narrow gauge. The mine had one of the largest steam hoists ever built.
Steam Hoist Building - The stone work is going to be a modeling challenge
Neat pics, John. The buildings look in remarkable condition for not being used for nearly 70 years. I'm not an expert at mine structures, but the steam hoist building looks pretty fancy for a mining operation.
This is a very interesting place. It was in use for almost 100 years - started in 1848. The sandstone buildings are amazing. I will post more pictures as time permits. I'm really looking forward to modeling this complex. The smelter buildings look like George Sellios designed them. More pictures later - I know we like pictures.
jsiekirk wrote:I'm really looking forward to modeling this complex. The smelter buildings look like George Sellios designed them. More pictures later - I know we like pictures.
Especially when buildings seem to be made for Modeling. What surprises me is that those engines are still there, in Europe they would either be restorated or scrapped, must be a few tons of steel there.
The Choo-Choo is a strange animal amongst model railroaders