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    • January 15, 2019 4:52 PM EST
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      Cliff Jennings said:

      Devon, probably the best way to visualize that horrendous sequence you describe (which I applaud heartily) would be to do so not in a model context (with only a one-off opportunity, limited effects budget, and comparatively few viewers) but in a movie context.

      Be an awesome scene!

       

      Cliff, I am not quite sure if I like or dislike the way you think. I might have found my post  MIK 2019 project. I would gladly donate a quickly fashioned car to use. And I am pretty sure I have enough track on hand to do it justice.

       

      But if we were to really have fun we need to use Vic's Silver Fish turned Hindenburg and make it really fly. Some hydrogen and a model rocket ignitor and we could finish this movie in a spectacular fashion that would make Dan proud. 

       

      And of course this would have to be a retro black and white silent film of Howard Hughes proportions.

       

      Love it!!

      J J Abrams  would too, haha!!!

       

    • January 14, 2019 9:28 PM EST
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Devon, probably the best way to visualize that horrendous sequence you describe (which I applaud heartily) would be to do so not in a model context (with only a one-off opportunity, limited effects budget, and comparatively few viewers) but in a movie context.

      Be an awesome scene!

       

      Cliff, I am not quite sure if I like or dislike the way you think. I might have found my post  MIK 2019 project. I would gladly donate a quickly fashioned car to use. And I am pretty sure I have enough track on hand to do it justice.

       

      But if we were to really have fun we need to use Vic's Silver Fish turned Hindenburg and make it really fly. Some hydrogen and a model rocket ignitor and we could finish this movie in a spectacular fashion that would make Dan proud. 

       

      And of course this would have to be a retro black and white silent film of Howard Hughes proportions.

    • January 14, 2019 9:00 PM EST
    • John Caughey said:

      If we use HO stuff, we could launch from Cliffy's balcony/deck down the side of his mountain and out into the neighbor's property!

       

      Haha! But if it were today, that ore car would be diving into a scale 87 feet of snow! Which would be cool...

    • January 14, 2019 8:51 PM EST
    • If we use HO stuff, we could launch from Cliffy's balcony/deck down the side of his mountain and out into the neighbor's property!

    • January 14, 2019 8:12 PM EST
    • Devon, probably the best way to visualize that horrendous sequence you describe (which I applaud heartily) would be to do so not in a model context (with only a one-off opportunity, limited effects budget, and comparatively few viewers) but in a movie context.

      Be an awesome scene!

       

    • January 14, 2019 6:12 PM EST
    • John Caughey said:

      Am I the only sick SOB that would love to see a video of a car breaking loose at the top and flying down this ski jump. Empty and with no one standing below it, I don't wish people dead or injured. But the car once it reached that flat before going down again would sail like a bird in a hurricane. I doubt it would have ever landed.

    • January 14, 2019 6:07 PM EST
    • Not very often do I click on a post and wish I hadn't ( okay thats not true it happens all the time). I instantly fell in love. This would be awesome fun for my indoor RR. Like I need another day dream project. Thanks for sharing, it is very cool.

    • January 12, 2019 10:53 AM EST
    • Cliff Jennings said:
       

       

      Wow Todd, you scored a piece of cog rack? How'd you manage that?!

       

       

      It was easy.  After taking a ride on the cogger we drove down to take a closer look at the back shops and I noticed a pile of bits of steel rack and rail etc destined to be recycled, I asked a worker if I could grab a souvenir, he said yes and before anyone could say no I had a chunk loaded into the back of our SUV and hightailed it out of there.   

      I thought about making a bridge out of the 36" piece but the track would cover the rack part so right now it is a giant paper weight. 

    • January 10, 2019 3:55 PM EST
    • The copy-paste worked Greg. Attempting a retitled link, just for my learning experience...

      Clifton-Morenci Mining District History

       

      [edit] Seems to work. But I should have put New Window in the Target box.

       

      Wow Todd, you scored a piece of cog rack? How'd you manage that?!

    • January 10, 2019 11:07 AM EST
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:
      Todd Haskins said:

       

      What is really neat is a town near me is in the final stages of design/permits to build a Funicular.  That is going to be cool.

       

      To go over sand dunes?

       

      Sort of Sean. The Funicular will be going up the hill to the Pilgrim monument in Provincetown.  Today it is a pretty good walk up the hill to get to the monument and with the funicular they are looking to better link the monument and museum with the town.

      Here is a link to a story about it. http://provincetown.wickedlocal.com/news/20180202/funicular-project-stays-on-track-in-provincetown  

      They expect it to be completed by the end of 2019 but the last time I was up there the land was only flagged but not cleared so they have a lot to do.

    • January 10, 2019 6:28 AM EST
    • Todd Haskins said:

      My favorite inclined RR is the Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire.  I have ridden it many times and I scored a piece of rack for my collection. 

      What is really neat is a town near me is in the final stages of design/permits to build a Funicular.  That is going to be cool.

       

      To go over sand dunes?

       

    • January 9, 2019 5:45 PM EST
    • My favorite inclined RR is the Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire.  I have ridden it many times and I scored a piece of rack for my collection. 

       

      What is really neat is a town near me is in the final stages of design/permits to build a Funicular.  That is going to be cool.

       

    • January 9, 2019 4:31 PM EST
    • It DOES copy and paste.

      we both tried at the same time.... edit

    • January 9, 2019 4:26 PM EST
    • more explanation:

       

      there is the "display text", and the actual URL (address) involved.

       

      If you paste an address onto the page... it uses what you paste in for BOTH the display text (what we see on the screen) and the actual URL (where it goes when we click).

       

      If you try to edit it later, normally what happens is that the display text changes but not the URL... and it can get worse from there ha ha!

       

      Best to delete and start over... I'll try to fix the link, those embedded spaces cause real problems

       

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/History of AZ - V 1/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      was not able to fix the link, but if you copy and paste the text above into your browser it will work... (people at these historical societies do NOT follow what we call "best practices" in computers)

       

      Greg

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • January 9, 2019 4:22 PM EST
    • Strange, I'd clicked on Greg's 3:30 posted link, worked fine then. But now I get "Resource not found".

       

      [edit] Check that, 5 minutes later it worked for me. Reposting it:

       https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/History%20of%20AZ%20-%20V%201/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

    • January 9, 2019 4:17 PM EST
    • John Caughey said:
      John Caughey said:

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/HistoryofAZ-V1/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/History%20of%20AZ%20-%20V%201/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      This is my bookmark (lower) and it opens on my pc, but not here. Maybe copy and paste will work for you. The top is my edited version, that didn't link through here.

      edit to add y

      didn't link again.. Good luck folks.

    • January 9, 2019 4:16 PM EST
    • John Caughey said:

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/HistoryofAZ-V1/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      https://www.miningfoundationsw.org/resources/Documents/Publications/History%20of%20AZ%20-%20V%201/05_CONGER_1987_HIST_MINING_AZ_1.PDF

       

      This is my bookmark (lower) and it opens on my pc, but not here. Maybe copy and paste will work for you. The top is my edited version, that didn't link through here.

      edit to add y

    • January 9, 2019 4:15 PM EST
    • yep I'm still radioactive from yesterday... but Greg your link was just edited out... hmmm edit; it didn't fill either.

    • January 9, 2019 4:08 PM EST
    • The top link John, is missing spaces and "history" is incomplete....

      every %20 means a space...

       

       

       

    • January 9, 2019 4:07 PM EST
    • John Caughey said:
      Cliff Jennings said:

      Unbelievable.

      Did you see the tunnel on one of the inclines?

      Also the detail at the top is much clearer.

      Sure did. Since I work in the theme park industry, I couldn't help wondering how it would feel to come out of that tunnel and be presented with that big drop, woo hoo!