Gold Coin Mine
Last updated: 23.07.2005 14:01
update is I've put up a animated gif of the cage and headframe -
yes, I made a very basic cage! Don't think about the fact that it
goes up into the headframe and then out into thin air.. ;-)
for this is that if you look closely you can see the cage disappear
somewhere on the way up, same thing happen on the way down the hole,
tried taking it up in case it had something to do with the fact I
was going underground.
it didn't change the disappearing act... :-( This bugs me, and I
would love to get it fixed!
have any clue, please write
a few pictures update. Old pictures of the mine it self, and screenshots
from Trainz under them. I have no picture of the headframe to compare to,
so instead I put in a 1908 Sanborn map.
have seen a picture from around 1930 claiming to be of the Gold Coin but
it don't look like the drawing I have so I didn't put it in here. As you
see, the mine model itself is very basic, just as I wrote yesterday.
textures on the mine model is real, taken from pictures of the ruins of
the Gold Coin in Victor in June this year. Just seams like Trainz render
them more bright then I like...
Coin in Victor's business District is my third attempt of buildings/structures of the
Cripple Creek District. Reason for this is that I needed a mine to feed my
Economic Mill, and since this was actually the main mine feeding it, well,
it had to be done! :-)
help me I just have a few pictures from my collection of books and of
course the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps where I
could see to my delight on the 1908 version that there where something
nice for once! This one had some height measurements, and that connected
with the pictures helped me make a very fast and very basic model to put
inside of Trainz!.
it all stopped there, no windows, no doors or anything more have been done
to the exterior of the mine. Reason for that is the fact that this mine
has been my test for making a working mine elevator, and when putting the
building on top I found it real hard to operate the elevator...
I decide to make the elevator part as a separate item from the building
itself, and while browsing through one of the books I bought while over in
Colorado in June this year I found some interesting things!
of the things I found was a drawing showing the headframe (Fig1,2,3
& 4) of the Gold Coin mine taken from an article in a magazine
called "Engineering & Mining Journal" dated March 7, 1903.
The article is called "Headframes of Shafts at Cripple Creek"
and is as far as I know starting on page 366 and is written by one called
Alexander Forsyth - for those of you who might want to know... :-)
you happen to have a copy of this magazine (or other dealing with this
area), please, can you help me? :-)
of course I had to try making this in gmax, and now after 3 days trying to
read all the measurements from the book (it was scaled down so hard to
read) I have ended up with a model that's fairly correct according to the
I've more or less textured it with a basic wood texture, but I think it
needs a little more "tweaking" and yes, some more
texturing... I also need to make a cage, to put in the underground
workings and so on, but at least I have the start of something to help me
get down in the hole! :-)
Fig.1 - Left side of the headframe as seen from inside of gmax
- as you see, some work is still not done (untextured stuff)
Fig.2 - Front of headframe
Fig.3 - A third view from gmax,
showing the right side and some perspective to give the depth
feeling. Also visible is some of the Sanborn map and the shaft it
self (barely) - I think it looks good after 3 days of work..
Fig.4 - This is the backside, seen from inside of TOE, including
some info about the model itself at the left side of the screen.