A neat little scene

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Here's the set-up at the foundry. There are two tracks under the overhead crane. One comes from the switching lead and terminates at the building, the other runs from under the crane into the building. I'm kicking myself for planning it this way, when it would have been so much easier to run one track from the lead directly into the building.

    Oh well. Now the guys had to install a winch and motor to haul the cars into and out of the foundry.

    A lot of coal gets spilled during transfer, so that's what the wheelbarrow and shovel are for.

    :D Val

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  2. GNRail

    GNRail Member

    Excellent work. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    I like the winch. I have actually seen a few of these in use.

  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    You are a true artist Val. :thumb: :thumb:
  5. jawatkins

    jawatkins Member

    Very nice - I've really loved the other stuff you have posted in other threads. You are so very talented.
  6. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    better and better Val:thumb: :thumb: :D
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks a lot folks!! Here's a look at the inside of the shed, with the winch and the barely visible Johnson Bar.


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  8. nalmeida

    nalmeida Member


    I love your choice of colours, they give life to everything you do. Keep the pictures coming :thumb:
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Lookin' good Val. Nice work.
  11. mojo

    mojo Member

    Outstanding model! :thumb:
  12. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great stuff Val! Very impressive!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Looks good Val.:thumb:
  14. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    That look great, where did you get the spare motor? FRED
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks again for all the encouragement folks!!!

    Fast Freddy, the motor is a detail part made by Scale Scenics (a div. of Circuitron). You get 4 different sized motors in the pack but there's a big problem -- they contain LEAD!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I didn't notice this until I got them home. I was under the impression that no one makes anything out of lead nowadays because of the obvious health hazards, both to the user and to the workers who have to make the stuff.

    Bad Scale Scenics!!!!

  16. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Don't worry, Val, just wash your hands after handling it until it's painted, and don't let any youngsters get ahold of them. Same precautions as solder, finshing weights, bullets, etc. It's really only dangerouse if it's eaten. The big deal was when it was in paint, kids would eat it and when they used to solder water pipe, lead would leach out into the water.
  17. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Oh, ok Jon. I just finished firing off an email to the company telling them I wasn't going to buy any more toxic products from them no matter how much I may like their castings.

    Are you actually saying that bullets are a health hazard too????

    :D Val
  18. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Only if taken internally.
  19. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    They can also be hazardous to the administer.

    If they get cought.

    (Giving a lead pill to the wrong person)

    :D :D :D
  20. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I concur, lead is only dangerous if injested or breathed in the correct compound. Metallic lead is pretty benign. Here in Missouri the ground is above EPA standards for dissolved lead because this is where they use to mine it and it's naturally occuring. We have to monitor our wells for lead here. Here's our annual report and why I drink lots of beer. fast freddy:)

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