J. BROWN coal mine

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Pat, I have looked at many photos of coal mines so have come up with ideas of how mine will look. You are right that anything could be housed in this structure but you will just have to wait ans see how I am going to do this so you will know that the extraction fan will be in it.
    Luis, my only hope is that through my scratchbuilng progress steps, I will be able to get others like yourself doing your own projects so we can share ideas and methods.
  2. belg

    belg Member

    Robin, I'm very sorry but I think you misunderstood my post I was not at all criticising your work or how it is constructed. I was trying to find out how and where you research your projects so you know for instance that the building you last posted houses a fan unit? I'm a city boy born and bred so I've never seen the working of alot of the structures that will inhabit railroad layouts. I've gone to google and searched some photos but they don't usually give detailed descriptions of the building/structure.

  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Pat, I am sorry if I misunderstood what you said at the initial post. I was just trying to explain a bit of how I come up with what I do. Whatever , it's water under the bridge so will get on with this structure.
    The 20ft diameter pipe is where the air from the depth of the mine gets exhausted into the atmosphere. I made this pipe out of paper with reinforcing rings made of strips of paper

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  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The winding house is coming into being.

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  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Is Matt sick? It has been two days since he posted. I'm anxiously waiting to see the latest masterpiece.
  7. philip

    philip Guest


    YEAH;) Dude you be whippin those structures out!

  8. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Just received a E Mail from Robin. He is blocked from posting on the the Gauge and has sent a E Mail to Dave Hagen. He will be back as soon as it is fixed.
  9. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Maybe he just felt sorry for us slackers and gave us a breather?:rolleyes:
  10. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I also got email from Robin.For some unexplained reason he is being blocked from posting.I hope Dave can get it fixed quickly.
  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Sheesh, if he waits any longer he will be finished with this project and halfway into another.:rolleyes: :D

  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    My ISP has been working on the problem so with Dave's excellent help lets see if this post goes through.
    The headgear is taking shape.

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  13. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Yipeeee... Robin is back! :) :) :) :) :)

    Robin, it's great to see another posting of you (and there are still many to come, I think... :D)

    Boy, I am glad that you could overcome your problem. I was most impressed by the assistance of all our computer gurus at the Gauge. This is exactly what makes the Gauge such a great place in the net.

    Now I'm wondering, how far Brown's Coal Mine is advanced already...

  14. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Yipee!! Robin is back, Now we can look forward to his step by step building. I don't know about all you guys, but I sure learn a lot from his buildings.
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    Yes - a round of applause for Dave!!! Now we can all stop going through withdrawal symptoms every morning and get back to following Robin's progress through another amazing scratchbuild!

    Thanks Dave - you've made my day (and a lot of others' too I suspect)!

  16. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Welcome back buddy,you were missed.:)
  17. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Robin you are back aren't you????????????????????? :confused: :confused: :confused:
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Trying again to see if all is well. Thanks for the welcome back folks. It was a very uncomfortable experience to be just a lurker for a few days.
    Further work on the headgear.
    Not a good photo but gives you some idea.

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  19. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

  20. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Now I see what those pullys are for. That whole thing is fantastic.

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