Alpine Division Scale Models

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Chessie1973, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    Has anyone here built any of this companies Metal Kits?

    I have been looking at their coal mining structuresa and I really like the looks of the Wyoming Coal Mine and a few others they have but I cant find any place that has any in stock.

    I was hoping to get some input as to whether these kits are worth the wiat to get since I want to model a more modern metal structure type mine on my layout
  2. DougF

    DougF New Member

    The only ones I've seen constructed were done in the days before super glue. When I first got into model railroading (1954) the local club had one on the layout and it looked pretty good. In those days they were made by Suydam. It would have needed weathering to todays standards but is a good basic model. I'm sure that construction will be much easier with super glue than it was with solder.

    Hope this helps you.

  3. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member


    I'm building the Black Bart Mine and the Ore processing plant. These are Suydam kits that I bought over 20 years ago. They will need a lot of extra detail but I have several and thought it would be nice to complete them. The soldered metal construction is pretty rugged.

    I also have a sawmill, a box factory and a roundhouse. I plan to use all but the roundhouse.

    You can see a little of them on my website. They are not complete and don't have the detail that is expected today. But they are fun.

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