[E. L. Moore's Uncle Sim's Snuffery; J. R. Fisher collection]
E. L. Moore's Uncle Sim's Snuffery was published in the December 1975 issue of Railroad Modeler. A snuff mill and associated snuff quarry you say? Well, lest us not forget those deposits of molasses that required a mine. Mr. Moore clearly stumbled across some odd geological formations in his time. I'll let him tell it from the article's intro.
I can already hear some skeptics pishing and pshawing at the idea of quarrying snuff, but to these I can only point out that scientists have made a quite simple explanation of the phenomenon and that Ripley on his "Believe It Or Not" column, gave it quite a display.
I've had to build my model largely from a faulty memory, aided to some degree by some much faded postcard pictures and some almost indecipherable letters written my mother [sic] by Uncle Sim. Plus some imagination of unknown percentage.
The article shows there was a small, narrow gauge Baldwin 0-4-0 and a string of mine cars from AHM that were used for mining snuff and driving it right into large end door with that chunk of track sticking out. I didn't see the train at the meet-up.
Uncle Sim's reminds me a lot of the Stuckum Glue Works as to overall shape and design even though Stuckum is brick.
The roof uses Mr. Moore's tried-and-true paper metal technique.
And that roof comes off to reveal a fully detailed interior. Unfortunately I didn't get a good photo the insides - too much shadow.