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Overview of the mine head, coal sorting and car loading.

Company housing in the foreground and the store in the back.

Mules were kept in stables underground.

Company housing.

Hundreds of hand painted figures.

Topography was carefully researched.

A small bridge was the only crossing.

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Small Museum Dioramas

Egypt Mine North Carolina
Scale: 1:87
Size: 36" x 36"

Museum display showing local history. The mine operated between 1855 and 1928 had frequent explosions, with 46 men killed in one explosion in 1895 and another 26 men in 1902. Its reputation for explosions led to a name change in 1915 to the Cumnock mine. However on May 27th 1925 another 74 miners were killed in a terrible series of explosions and the mine was closed.

This model was built with the aid of local historians. Everything on the model is based on documentation, drawings and photographs from their archives.

Overview of the mine head. Ore cars were brought up the shaft by the miner, sorted and weighed (pay was based on individual output). Then loaded into gondolas. The rail cars were built and lettered to accurately depict rolling stock of the period.

View from the steam plant towards the mine head. Steam engines were used to lower and raise the elevators into the mine.

Battle of Honey Hill
Scale: 1:72
Size: 42" x 42"

Museum display to show local history. Model depicting the Battle of Honey Hill fought November 30th, 1864. The battle was fought in what was then Beaufort County, South Carolina.

In an ill-planned attack Union Soldiers cross the bridge and stream in an attempt to gain high ground held by the Confederates.

The model depicts a specific time of day with troop locations and movements modeled as accurately as possible.

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