GCMOO Grover Croft Mine
This is a laser cut 'craftsman' kit.
It includes laser cut plywood for the main structure, crimped metal for roofing and various whitemetal detail castings including miners and mine cars.
It requires assembly and painting, made easier by tab and slot design of the main structural sections.
Many of the smaller detail pieces of laser cut ply are backed with self adhesive glue making assembly and painting easier.
The instructions include copies of the laser frets identified with part numbers.
It is made to our own specific design and is not a re-boxed 'foreign' design.
The kit has two suggested layouts one with a footprint of 320mm x 380mm and the second 90mm x 450mm.
The kit represents a composite of several mining operations located in United Kingdom. These mines varied in minerals that they produced ranging from coal to fireclay, lead, fluorspar and barites. The structures modeled in this kit were inspired by those located at the Bullhouse, Groverake, Hope Level and Osmond Croft mines in Northern England.
The Head Gear simulates rock being pulled up from the Mine Shaft using the Winding-Engine. The valuable ore is then pushed by men or pulled by horses through the Tippler House and then pulled up the Gantry by the Haulage-Engine and dumped into a waiting 5-Plank Wagon. The waste rock is routed over the 2-Foot Gauge Mine Track and then dumped into the Spoil Tip