The In-ko-pah Railroad


This mine is still under construction. It was named for our oldest granddaughter. The “Princess Shilo Mine” is located in a prominent position at the southwest corner of the layout.

I wanted this mine to have a riveted steel ore bin similar to one I’d seen at the Great Western Mine in Gold Point, NV.

The ore bin is made from a 6” diameter ABS tube and matching cone, from Plastruct. It is laminated with .010” styrene. The smaller rivets are embossed into the styrene. The large rivets are plastic moldings from Tichy Train Group, inserted into individually drilled holes.

The hoist house, headframe, ore bin, and a waste rock chute are now complete. The hoist house has interior and exterior lighting, but only minimal interior details. I may had more interior details later. I also plan to add some lights to the headframe and ore bin.

Updated May 2022.

Ore Cart Build!

See how I built this ore cart for the

Princess Shilo Mine.

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Princess Shilo Mine