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    Back in may I was tooling around antique junk stores and ran across this tiny Ore cart In pieces in a collectables yard. Looked interesting. Asked the gal working in yard how much. She said $100. I wasn’t super excited —til she said the Iron Rail/track is over there with that stack of old wood. They we’re gonna restore it but never got around to it. I jumped on it. Next day I spent 12 hours in the shop restoring it. Was wiped out for 2 days after the marathon. Glad I did. It’s quite Rare. The smallest they made only few in existence from my Internet research. According to one source-Apparently these tiny wooden ones were made as a kit and sold to miners. They’d Mule pack it up to remote mines and assemble. The tiny track was in 8’-10’ lengths. It sits as Historic yard Art in the Back.
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    Last edited by Sage hen jack; 11-06-2021, 09:09 PM.

  • #2
    Now you just need a mule to pull it. 🐴 Nice save! 👍
    South Carolina

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    • #3
      That’s a neat find! Thanks for sharing.
      SE ARKANSAS

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      • #4
        That's very neat, especially to have the matching rails.. Good job putting it back together.
        California

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        • #5
          That is a pretty cool piece of history to have in your backyard!
          Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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          • #6
            AWESOME. Good job on saving some history!
            👍👍😀
            Uncle Trav- Southwest Michigan

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            • #7
              That's a cool piece! Good job
              SW Connecticut

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              • #8
                cool.
                Utah

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                • #9
                  did ya put and wood sealer on it to stop decay?

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                  • Sage hen jack
                    Sage hen jack commented
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                    Sure did my friend. Thompson water seal. Also Got it covered with heavy tarp for winter

                  • Fla.Hillbilly
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                    that'll do it

                • #10
                  That's freakin cool!! it brings back donkey kong memories

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                  • #11
                    I missed this for a week! Wonderful, wonderful! Think of all the folks who have touched it…..
                    Digging in GA, ‘bout a mile from the Savannah River

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                    • Sage hen jack
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                      Thanks Cecilia. Our youngest Grandson enjoys climbing in & on it a bunch

                  • #12
                    I will give you double your money

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