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Re: Coal Tipple Fundamentals
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2007, 11:25:58 PM »
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the child labor laws were changed because of this work.  i could not phathom this life.  kids are soft nowadays, that's for sure.

the best were the kids who tended the mules in the mines and opened the various chamber doors.

a horrible existence be any standards - king coal, the mighty dollar, and greed.
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Re: Coal Tipple Fundamentals
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2007, 09:01:19 PM »
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Coal breakers:
http://home.epix.net/~captclint/breakers.html
http://www.der-foerderturm.de/coal-breaker-galerie.htm
http://www.coaldelivery.com/gallery/breakers/index.html



Dude, I LOVE you for posting those sites. Ever since I moved to Central PA, I've been wanting to venture north and see how many of those old breakers are still around. Hopefully this spring...
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Re: Coal Tipple Fundamentals
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2007, 09:52:28 PM »
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An illustration of the size concept in my 1st post:


http://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/index.php

Used to notice the size differences in the 1960s/70s - now I know a bit more (40 years later!)


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Re: Coal Tipple Fundamentals
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2007, 12:07:07 AM »
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Man, you gotta stop using HO scale coal in your N hoppers, that really looks unprototypical.  I mean, really!

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Re: Coal Tipple Fundamentals
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2007, 07:07:07 AM »
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Thanks for all the information, folks. I intend to model at least one anthracite breaker. (N scale architect has a nice one) Can't imagine my railroad, a latecomer, having more than one left by the late fifties. Now figuring out the business end of that. Frank
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Re: Coal Tipple Fundamentals
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2007, 02:13:32 PM »
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My tipple at Vindex will be able to do the variety size trick, it has three tracks.


The next trick will be to make loads that represent the different size lumps.

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