Seems like forever since I've been down to the man cave. I wrapped up the taxes, and figured I deserved a break.
Mineral Belt Volume I has some neat pics of some team tracks in Leadville. These were on the D&RG, but what the heck. The photos show some massive wood platforms between parallel tracks. The tracks are parallel to the contours, so that the downhill track is a bit lower such that a wagon is even with the top of the car for easy shoveling. This is a good spot for both LCL loads of ore going out and LCL loads of coal coming in.
I got a good start on the upper platform today. It will be a great place to display the 4-horse ore wagon. We shall see how much wood this model eats up.
I see them. I only modeled two of the four tracks at the C&S depot, and the east most track is really a yard and team track. I guess now that you mention it, I can consign cars of coal in there and ore out.
Well Lee, the Narrow Gauge Convention is coming! I am trying to make enough progress to make things presentable. Plus, if Leadville is sufficiently finished, it is a good excuse to move on to Climax and on to Dickey, or Breck--whatever will occupy the shelf under Leadville.