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Ore Cart II

I want an ore cart to display my rock samples and I saw one in Las Vegas and blogged about it.  My feeble efforts to find one or get one made were fruitless and I had pretty much given it up as another one of those wild ideas I have that come to naught.  Then on a hike to Henninger Flats last weekend I saw an ore cart.

In fact two ore carts:

They were part of a display about mining in the San Gabriel Mountains in the 19th and 20th centuries.  The thing I learned is that the wheel assemblies (trucks) are a separate piece from the cart.  I’m back to dreaming about ore carts.

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  • Howling Winds July 28, 2012, 7:06 pm

    I built one years ago out of plywood and it looked pretty good after i stained it a dark brown. You can get the wheels from a hardware store that look pretty close to the real types.

  • Simon July 28, 2012, 9:25 pm

    Hey Winds, Thanks for the idea. I’ll try a different hardware store.

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