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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #225 on: February 28, 2019, 09:11:28 AM »
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I will pile clutter more up.

Has all the makings of a banner headline.  :)

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #226 on: March 01, 2019, 06:34:46 AM »
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More useless history.  :P    There was a large sandstone quarry near Cleveland that claims to have been the largest in the world...
https://sites.google.com/site/amherstquarries/home/overview

Here are some photos of it:





Not much left of it now and it looks so much less impressive filled with water:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3649541,-82.2563741,1935m/data=!3m1!1e3

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3707702,-82.2518683,3a,75y,272.18h,76.7t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1soXHGlpdW4UL37__zafCQ9g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #227 on: March 02, 2019, 06:24:21 PM »
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Got the backdrop fixed up and a simple background on.


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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #228 on: March 02, 2019, 08:07:57 PM »
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Every time I see this photo, I start hearing John Coltrane in my head...

I wonder why?  8)

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #229 on: March 03, 2019, 06:11:21 PM »
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Random... the flour mill... I just joined a Ohio River & Western Facebook page (hey it's good for something) and just saw photos of a narrow gauge siding to a flour mill in Cumberland, Ohio that produced 100 barrels of flour a day.

Ed's law!  :P

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #230 on: March 14, 2019, 12:05:37 AM »
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I was sick for about a week  :| but feeling better now. I go these sections fastened down and the track is glued directly to foam in this area. Got the ties hand painted and weathered. Even tried out some ballast. I will paint the rail later.



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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #231 on: March 16, 2019, 10:46:27 AM »
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Gosh that stone quarry looks amazing. Can't wait to see more.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #232 on: March 19, 2019, 01:54:06 AM »
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Another flour mill this time in Caldwell, OH with rail access on the OR&W.

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In 1911 the narrow gauge OR&W built a siding to the mill to supply boiler coal and service flour production at 50 barrels per day. By 1923 the mill was gone.

Interesting that the insurance maps list weather or not there was a night watchman at the mill, there wasn't.


In other news I can't seem to drag myself down to the basement  :?  It's still cold out, I was sick, but now I'm fine...

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #233 on: July 03, 2019, 04:24:59 PM »
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So back when we we're talking about the flour mill...  The covered bridge is only about 45min from me so today I drove up there. Funny there is a small parking lot at the bridge, but a bunch of no trespassing signs. Fortunately for me I can't read  :trollface: So this is down under the bridge:


Straight ahead if you hop the rocks up the creek you start to hear falling water. I didn't know there was a water fall, but it sorta looked like it in old photos. Plus the flour mill was there. As I rounded the corner of the creek:

And just to the right is a house that sits where the mill was and a bunch of no swimming and no trespassing signs (guessing  ;)  )  I didn't go up to the damn because that would have been right in their back yard and the wrap around rear porch was only about 50' from the water. What a great place to live! So my waterfall looks nothing like this, but oh well and now I know what is around the bend in the creek. Seeing as how there is no trail I wonder how many people have no idea of the waterfall just feet from the bridge.


And a quick vid:
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #234 on: July 03, 2019, 07:33:09 PM »
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Very cool, Chris, and a great find, despite the "assumed" trespassing ;).  But, I can't help thinking of this:

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #235 on: July 04, 2019, 05:04:43 PM »
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Chris,

Just got through the whole dam  :D  thread to date, and I have to say, you do amazing work.  I've always been a fan of the Maine two footers and although your's is not set in the north east it still captures the feel of those small trains and small industries.  Well done, can't wait to see more.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #236 on: July 08, 2019, 03:57:44 AM »
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Hey look I did something!

After hopping rocks in the creek it got me itching to work on the layout. I went to another waterfall that was much closer to me to dig up some natural scenery materials. I came home and dumped it on the layout. No pics of this, but after the first round was dry I could see that my rocks were too grey and needed to be more earth colored. You'd think I could get it right after all this time. So I did a bunch of tan washes over the rocks right up into the "dirt". I guess the one advantage is that the dirt is right there to color match. Still much more to go.



I will wash the rest of the rock on the layout.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #237 on: July 08, 2019, 04:09:26 AM »
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And since I was there I took pics  :D





The dam is here: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0373486,-80.5913959,851m/data=!3m1!1e3
On Yellow Creek. A very short distance from there is a pile of rocks that was one of the first iron furnaces:


In the Bruce Springsteen song about Youngstown he talks about this furnace. 
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #238 on: July 08, 2019, 04:16:22 AM »
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lol I just noticed on the historical marker they called them James and Daniel Eaton. Their last name was Heaton  :facepalm:

James also founded the city of Niles Ohio named after a friend of his and is where he built another furnace.
http://www.remarkableohio.org/picture.php?/8393/category/1417

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #239 on: July 14, 2019, 09:59:20 PM »
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Started working on a new caboose. It is based on the 3' gauge Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington caboose, but I narrowed it 6" and shortened it 42". The trucks are MDC passenger car trucks.



I love the narrow cupola  :D


Planning to paint it a yellow reefer color to switch things up and put black lettering on it. I was wondering if any of the graphics people could do artwork that I can print? I'd like the top curved like the original:


But it would say "MILL CREEK COAL" (curved) "&" (in the middle) COKE COMPANY (under).