Details include: Interior etched floor boards, multiple removable roofs, full head frame with moving parts, (HO): shaft ore bucket, includes two rotary dump ore cars, windows and doors that can be positioned open or closed and include laser-cut glazing!
Our trademark EASY to follow FULLY Illustrated step-by-step instructions make building easy!
Precision Laser cut wood construction.
Includes our paper corrugated roofing
material and tar paper roofing.
N = N/A
HO = 5.3" x 5.3" mine only
5.3" x 8.6" w/headframe
Our Smoke and Mirror Solutions acrylic paints were used for this structure:
Main walls: Combination of Brown #10,
New Timber, and Molly Brown
Head Frame: SMS Mud Puddle,
Corrugated roofing: Colorado Rust #1.
The Druid Mine rests just down the hill from the looming Frontenac Mine, and near the Aduddell, Old Jordan, and Kokomo Mines. It is closest to the Banta Hill Extension of the Gilpin Tram Railroad, but does not appear the mine was served directly by the tram. Records do show, however, that the Druid Mine shipped its ore through the Newhouse Tunnel to the Argo Mill, located in Idaho Springs.
Aside from the actual measurements that this kit was designed from, not much else is known. If any information surfaces, it will be added to our web-site
Optional building note: The original mine was clad in 2' wide metal sheets.
The Druid Mine is the forth in a series of structures along the Gilpin Tram Railroad that will be released documenting and, in a way, historically preserving our past for future generations to enjoy.
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All of our mines include prototype laser cut mine head frames. They are designed for easy assembly! This head frame includes nut/bolt castings, vertical shaft bucket and chain.
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HO scale Druid Mine