new project:ore tipple

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by nachoman, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    I decided I needed an ore tipple for the ore cars that I am building. Here are the beginnings. I am using illustration board I had laying around from other projects and some scrap wood. The illustration board has been scribed to simulate planking.


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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Nice work, Kevin! :cool:

    I like the curvature of the structure...did you build it that way to fit a certain space?

    What scale is it?
  3. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    It is HO scale, and yes it is curved to fit a particular space. The tipple will be loaded by a 30" gauge line, and unload into my 3' railroad.

  4. nachoman

    nachoman Guest


    here is the basic tipple in place on the layout to see how it fits...

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  5. 77railer

    77railer Member

    Looks nice :)
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Looking good! Keep us up to date!
  7. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    the latest...

    I've got some paint on it, and most of the main structure done. I've aded ore chutes and some bracing. I need to figure out how to make doors for the chutes, and the associated lifting mechanisms. And then comes the task of figuring out how the tipple will be loaded by a 30" gauge track...


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  8. modelsof1900

    modelsof1900 Member

    Excellent model building that I love to see. Scale wood strukures (like model cars) give a special touch on each scene. Looking forward for additionally detailing! Good success and a still hand!!
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    That's looking so-o-o-o good. Can't wait to see the end results.
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    It is looking Good.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Very nicely done, Kevin! :cool:

    How about side-dump cars on a line along side the top of the tipple?
  13. Tad

    Tad Member

    Nice work.
  14. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    here is the latest...I'm not quite sure where to go from here. the ore chutes need some sort of "gate" and pulley system, and probably some kind of extension chute so that the ore can actually reach the cars. I am not sure exactly how these things were built. I could either do more research, or make something plausable that looks good. I've already experimented with a "steel" gate on the left chute, thinking that it would slide in some kind of runners, and would be raised by a pulley and chain. Anyone have any ideas?


    ps- boy, the camera sure does pick out the dust on the layout!!

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  15. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Looks great Kevin! :thumb:

    Looks like you've alreasy got it set up for the sliding doors...I think a chain & pulley system would be a nice addition! :cool:

    The paint/weathering look fantastic! :thumb:

    I also like that boxcab double-header! :cool:
  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Looks Great.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. zedob

    zedob Member

    That's called natural weathering.:D

    AS for your chutes you could probably copy a coaling tower's gates and chutes.

    I have seen an interesting chute detail while exploring Victor CO a few years back. The chute was wood based, but lined with sheet metal. There was a bar that ran across the top of the chute, which had 6 or 8 short chains (3ft, maybe) attached to it. The free ends hung/layed in the chute. I assume they were used to control the flow of the ore as it rolled down the chute(s) and would be an interesting detail that I haven't seen on any models.

    I don't remember what the gate looked like and I can kick myself for not taking a pic, sorry.

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