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Colorado Silver Mining
« on: March 09, 2013, 01:34:32 AM »
I realize that most of you are 1950's and up modelers. I have a Z scale multi structure kit I had produced, its a replica of a real silver mine from Leadville, Colorado called the Matchless Mine. Has quite a story behind it, rags to riches to rags again. Baby Doe Tabor, the owner's widow died in the cabin as an older woman, a pauper. But in its hey day it was one of the richest mines in the area. I have been entertaining the thought of making some of the structures in N scale. It was hard to get "just right" in 1/220 with the materials vs scale thickness but has been popular regardless. I've been itching to do them in N eventually. Any interest? No, there wouldn't be track or the ore carts.


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Re: Colorado Silver Mining
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 08:30:19 PM »
I'm definitely interested.  Although my model of the PRR runs through Clear Creek Canyon and then down the Blue River, the theoretical railroad would have had a branch line to Leadville courtesy of the C&S (former D,SP,&P).  In fact, the branch over the Fremont Pass would have been fairly short from the mainline running through Dillon and Frisco.  Either way, I'd love to have a true Colorado silver mine on the layout, even if I have to put it in the wrong valley.

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