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INDUSTRIAL AND RAILROAD CATEGORY:
With roots deep in the San Juan Mining Region of 
Colorado and a combined working experience of 
over one hundred years, we know the importance 
of finding economical solutions to material handling problems.

Melcher Machine Works, the experienced manufacturer 
of both surface and underground rail haulage equipment 
and materials handling systems. We manufacture every type 
of rail equipment for mining, industrial and tourist 
railroad usage.

DECORATIVE & COLLECTOR'S CATEGORY
1/3 To Full Size Cars

These Ore Car Replicas exactly follow the original design used in Colorado mines in the late 1800's. The detail is complete even to the foot operated hold down latch and 360 degree operating turn table which allows the car to dump in any direction. Wheels are reproductions of an exclusive curved five spoke cast iron design.  The main feature of the "scoop" type ore car was its "tilt" to allow loading by scooping into it-rather than shovel the "load" over the sides.  These replicas tilt and operate just like the originals allowing for a variety of attractive displays.

 

Today, original mining cars are nearly impossible to find and can sell for thousands of dollars. These high caliber mining car replicas are built to the original design standards by Melcher Machine Works of Durango, Colorado. These sturdy built pieces of rail equipment lend themselves to many opportunities in the realm of antique collecting, mining equipment and memorabilia, landscaping, home decorating, garden railroading and commercial retail display.

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MELCHER MACHINE WORKS
170 South Skylane, #4  Durango, Colorado (CO) 81303
Phone: 1-970-247-2882 Email: mmw@orecars.com