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Alan Blencowe's Microsoft Flight Simulator Airfield Design - 3D FSX models for Western Australia!

Did you get the model & texture library 10th October 2011 or later?

Download YBBE Big Bell



23rd August 2011 created with FSX default tinting
  10th Jun 2012 - ORBX tinting created
12th August 2012 - combined in one zipfile

Big Bell is a derelict town in Western Australia near the town of Cue, in fact the strip is closed and all that remains are house footings, the walls of the hotel and of course, the mine. Established in 1936, and home to the Big Bell Gold Mine. Mining ceased in 2003 and the plant was dismantled and transported to the Westonia minesite in 2007. It is a former railway branch terminus in Western Australia's Murchison Region. The first train arrived in Big Bell on 6 January 1937, however the line was not officially opened until 12 August that year. Services ceased from September 1944, but were revived the following year when the war in Europe was winding down and the gold mine reopened. The line finally closed on 31 December 1955 Not much of the buildings remain, but the roads stay visible in their original position as dirt tracks. It is very visible from an aerial view. The Big Bell hotel reputedly had the longest bar in Australia. In 1902 Herbert Hoover, who would later become the 31st President of the United States, was a company representative at the Big Bell gold mine.


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Declaration:  Alan Blencowe does not have any financial interests in any payware companies or sites and apart from FSX and FenceBuilderPro, all scenery projects are developed totally free of reliance on payware.  Models created by Alan Blencowe with freeware can be used in freeware projects with permission.