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Offline Cstewart0809

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Interactive Coal Mine
« on: January 12, 2019, 01:04:18 PM »
Hey guys,

So much knowledge here, I'd be wrong to not ask questions.

Anyway, I was thinking about having an interactive Coal Mine on my layout. One where I could hit a switch, or something, and the coal comes out a chute and into the wagon. Is there any kit that would lend itself to this idea or will I need to go this alone?

Cheers,

Cameron

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Re: Interactive Coal Mine
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 01:17:21 PM »
My local model railway club (I'm not a member) have an ore mine which dispenses ore into wagons via a chute. It can be seen here - far right in first photo.........
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40735.msg504431#msg504431

If you want to contact them for further details.......

http://www.visitleyland.co.uk/community/leyland-model-railway-club

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Re: Interactive Coal Mine
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 04:05:47 PM »
I’ve seen one in a larger scale where ore is tipped from a wagon into a chute that drops it into a lorry on a lower level. Then that drives around to the upper level where it drops into the wagons.
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Re: Interactive Coal Mine
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 07:18:13 PM »
I've seen a coal/ore loading screen that was up against the backscene, with a strategically placed hole in said backscene allowing the operator to tip a spoon of coal/ore into each wagon as the train slowly pulled through the loading screen. The illusion worked a treat viewed from the front. :goggleeyes:
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Re: Interactive Coal Mine
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 10:27:31 AM »
Cameron

Take a look at this video (not mine) that shows some very successful extreme engineering to do some of what you might want to do:https://youtu.be/QzmBQ4As_mchttps://youtu.be/QzmBQ4As_mc

There is a fascinating thread on Trainboard about the mine loading/dumping modelling. If you find Trainboard out there on the web and search the n scale section for ‘N Scale rotary couplers’  you’ll find it. I view Trainboard occasionally, but via Tapatalk, so cant quite figure out a direct weblink. Will post that when I succeed...

Good luck with a challenge like this!

Donald

Try this http://www.trainboard.com/highball/index.php?threads/n-scale-rotary-couplers.63288/
« Last Edit: January 20, 2019, 10:33:44 AM by mr magnolia »

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Re: Interactive Coal Mine
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 03:18:09 PM »
There are some great layouts over on RMWeb. Here's what I think you're after, a long thread, but worth persevering with:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/76299-royd-hall-colliery/

I suspect that just dividing all the dimensions by 4 won't simply work in N Gauge though! ;)

I've been mulling the same challenges for my own screens, but I've not come to any decisions yet.

Mike

 

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