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    • October 11, 2017 11:56 AM EDT
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      If you are near Sandy Eggo on your California trip, stop by for a beer!

       

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    • October 12, 2017 12:56 AM EDT
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      Hey Greg, I'd sure love to, and see your great layout!

      I'll be up near SacraTomato though, so not this time. But thanks for the invite!

       

       

    • October 12, 2017 1:06 AM EDT
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      I'm staying in Carson for the week. But I was in Virginia City today, having fun visiting mine foundations, and mainly examining certain ruins of the H&N's trestle. This afternoon I've been working up a Powerpoint on my findings of said trestle, demonstrating that what is currently pointed out to be that, is not; and that lesser ruins, nearby but harder to see, are. Something for next year's conference maybe. After comparing the Sanborn map with Google Earth, I see that I need to get back to VC tomorrow and do one more camera surveillance job... 

      Yee haw!

       

    • October 19, 2017 12:59 AM EDT
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      I'd like to report on recent events.

       

      The V&T RR Historical Society (V&TRRHS) conference last week went very well, I had a blast. Talks were great, company was great, excursion to a soon-to-be-restored stamp mill in Silver City was great. We had a record attendance, and it was at the max the facilities could take (140). For more info, go to http://vtrrhs.org.

       

      My 40-minute talk on the H&N, last Saturday morning, seemed to go well. Unlike last year, I was able to relax and breathe at least, and stuck to my slides. The talk covered a brief history of the mine, my attempts so far at modeling it, and what is coming for "Part 2." The responses afterwards were very gratifying. In case you'd like to see the PowerPoint, you can go to this link and click the Download button. 

       

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/filesharing/file/view/5717/hale-norcross-model-2017-pdf

       

      I'm still in CA, will get back in the normal swing of things this Sunday. Next to come is completing the ore chutes and starting on the roofs. 

       

      I mentioned in a prior post that there is a historical puzzle with the main waste trestle, in that (in my opinion) its remains are not those still spanning the V&T track today. However, there are remains of the original trestle that are "hidden in plain sight." The report I wrote over the weekend has, at the advice of the V&TRRHS, been submitted to the Comstock Foundation for review. The CF is the main historical entity that researches and restores things around Virginia City. They sounded interested, so we'll see if anything emerges from their review.

       

      That's about it, thanks for viewing!

      ===>Cliffy

       

    • October 19, 2017 2:39 PM EDT
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      Great presentation Cliff! Wish I could have been there to see it. I didn't know about the powered waste car you are building. Nice!

      This whole project is just outstanding. I fantasize about coming by to see it when it is all done. :-)

       

    • October 19, 2017 7:15 PM EDT
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      Great presentation Cliff.  Even better than the flanger.

       

      Chris

    • October 19, 2017 8:04 PM EDT
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      I would like to know more about your findings on the "waste Track" trestle. I would also like to know who had the money to build that Edwardian period house on the hill with the mansard roof in the first picture. I believe I asked you this before but not sure ?

      I would like to add it to my drinking blog with a history problem that I'm thinking about starting.

      Great stuff Cliff and fantastic presentation!

       

      You got me hooked on your junk now I need supply and demand and please take it easy as I don't need to OD on it

    • October 19, 2017 10:52 PM EDT
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      After 6 hours, the Best Western WIFI finally got back on line, woo hoo!

       

      Jim, thanks so much! You'd have gobs to see in this region, when the time comes; and our doors are open for sure, buddy.

       

      Most kind of you Chris! Did I do a presentation on the flanger? Huh... oh yeah! Thanks! 

       

      HAhahaA Rooster! You bet, I'll PM you re the trestle report. That multi-story mansard roof building I think you're seeing is probably the Fourth Ward School (http://fourthwardschool.org). Or you might be referring to the Savage Mansion, but I haven't spotted it in that pic (https://noehill.com/nv_storey/nev0087.asp ). Both are restored, and one can tour them (I haven't yet). Thanks Dude!

       

      ===>Cliffy

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at October 19, 2017 11:09 PM EDT
    • October 19, 2017 11:31 PM EDT
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      I really appreciate your comments guys. I guess it's kind of evident that I emphasize the historical element. Adds a whole huge dimension to the hobby, and I'd very much recommend it.

       

      There are so many resources for prototypical modeling available on-line, it's amazing. If anyone wants to take on some specific town or railroad, please let me know. I'd love to participate in resource identification for you.

       

      Best,

      Cliff

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