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UGM Coal Co. Mine Car

We decided to construct a mine car for our latest project. We call this the UGM Coal Co. mine car because it is not a direct recreation of any one company car. There are design features from Glen Alden, Hudson, And the Pennsylvania Coal Co. in this car. The only original parts are the wheels, bumpers, draw bar and dump door mechanism, everything else was constructed including the axles. The wheels we had for this car have a 3" center, unfortunately we had 2 1/2 inch axles. We attempted to bush out the axles but after failing miserably at that, we found it was just easier and nicer to fabricate new ones. So enjoy the construction of our UGM Coal Co. Mine Car:

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