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 Post subject: Are any members here from Fallon NV?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Hi i'm in the US chasing the old style of fabricated frame Mancha 1.5Ton trammers. There was one at the Chollar Mine in Virginia City but it has been sold since my last visit 5 years ago.
The old guy at the mine didn't know much but was certain it was sold to a guy out in Fallon, Nevada.

Anyone hear of a mining collector/operator of 18" stuff there?

Appreciated...
Chris from but not in New Zealand.

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Well since I posted that message and on 2 other boards as well I received one reply that gave me a name of a person in Fallon to contact but no address. On the return trip across Nevada I decided to detour there on the offchance I might find the guy, duh!
A random enquiry at a gas station brought the reply of "someone with engines out front" at a location on the outskirts of town. I threw caution to the wind and approached the property in the vain attempt at finding this rather elusive model Mancha. Nobody was home so I left a long winded explanation of my visit there and various ways to contact me should this person have knowledge of the item I was seeking.
Well I've been home 3 weeks and had given up hope of aquiring the proper dimensions when out of the blue an email from the owner pops up in my inbox. Well knock me dead Mate!
As an aside my machinist had finished the wheels in my absence so the project is off and running.

Chris, back in New Zealand but knows Fallon, Nv.

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well thats some luck..... youll have to add some pictures as you progress.

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