Odd modelling ideas #22

A really interesting structure – First Quincy No. 2 shaft house (Wisconsin.)  Inside, iron ore would have been processed.  The rooflines follow the flow of ore down through the building.  Just like western American mines built on hillsides, they used gravity to move the ore through the crushing/screening operations.

This would be quite some challenge to make, and to get all the roof sections lined up.  Though the second tier up on the right hand side seems to have a different pitch from the other roofs – and this difference is not echoed on the left.

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3 Responses to Odd modelling ideas #22

  1. Paul Ingraham says:

    Writing to you from the USA to correct some information in your post on the Quincy Mine No. 2 shafthouse, posted 2 January 2020.
    First, this was a copper mine, not an iron ore mine. If you search the web for more information, using Qunicy Mine No. 2 shafthouse, you’ll find detailed histories on several websites, along with the history of this structure and the ones that subsequently replaced it.
    Second, this is located in the Upper Peninsula of the state of MICHIGAN, not Wisconsin. I was raised there and know the area well.
    However, you are in good company in this mistake. When Eleanor Roosevelt wrote a book on her travels to this region, she also mistakenly referred to the area as the “upper Wisconsin Peninsula”. My mother, the then-president of our Chamber of Commerce in the area, wrote Mrs. Roosevelt a letter pointing out the error. Mrs. Roosevelt replied that she would make the correction in the second printing of the book. I still have that letter in my family’s history files!


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