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    Default Model Powers Old Coal Mine, Template for a scratch build

    Model Powers old coal mine was the first structure I bought for my layout. After building other structures (made of wood) The old mine looked horrible compared. The plastic model was just not going to cut it. So I tore it apart for template and scratch built from balsa with a few mods. It is a cool structure but not sure of how it operates. It is 90% done, Still need to blacken the lower half. I reused the roof and windows and I think it looks more authentic than plastic. Anyway I hope it's worthy of this site and welcome any comments.
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    @the virginian Very nice! We have an old plastic one as well. Might have to try the same approach...

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    here is a page of how tipples work:
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...tipple%20works

    including an animated n scale model

    btw, you should find the New Members thread and introduce yourself to the gang

    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...241#post440241
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    I like the idea of using a plastic model to create a scratch built one. It looks good to me. Do you have any building details or pictures of your project?
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    Will post pics soon
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    Nice job on the build.

    But before you did all that work, did you try painting it first? I've seen some really nice ones where only paint was used to get that old abandoned mine look.

    The Model Power(+All the previous sellers) Tipple is the purest form of a tipple. Used in small time in the mountain mines, The miners pushed their little ore cars to the end of the rails embedded in the floor of the raised structure. At the end they tipped the contents into a hopper car waiting below.
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    This gives me an idea on how I want to scratch build mine for my layout
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    Would love see it when it's done

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    Have not mastered Painting for the old look yet but there's a first time for everything.

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