Mid Yard Coal Tower

This is my latest project. A coal tower modeled after the Chama Yard C&TSRR coal tower. I modified it so that the dump cars go under the tower. Because of pre-existing track layout, I moved the house for the machinery to the rear.  This project is totally scratch built. No bought kit. No detailed plans, just pictures.   I made 98% of all the items myself. (pat me on the back will ye’).   I had taken many good pictures of the prototype during my several trips to the real Chama Yard and looked carefully at them.  I copied what I thought the mechanisms actually looked like for the chute.  This is the 2nd most extensive model project I have done. The roundhouse was 1st.

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Real Picture of the Chama Coal Tower of the C&TSRR

Chama coaling station left

Chama Coal Tower Line Drawings used for plans.

Chama coaling station front
Chama coaling station back
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