Thread: Steel Mill Track Plan
May 30th, 2006, 04:29 AM #1
Steel Mill Track Plan
I have begun work on Track Plan 7.0 of the Canton Division.
I am a bit stuck with the steel mill track plan. I have been searching the Internet and have found a few. Does anyone here have a track plan to include the blast furnace and rolling mill? Also, Coke Plant. Were these often operated nearby or elsewhere?
I am modeling the modern era, are blast furnaces still in use?
May 30th, 2006, 02:36 PM #2
This layout features a rolling mill in Eastern Ontario. I don't know if you can see much of the track plan, but it's a start...
http://www.ovar.ca/Bill%20Meek/bill_meek.htm (early photos while under construction)
http://www.fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com/ (one of many featured model railroads - you may have to search a bit...!)
May 30th, 2006, 09:49 PM #3
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May 30th, 2006, 10:28 PM #4
Some model publication refereences re modeling steel mills and related operations....
Scrap operations. _RR Mod Craftsman_ Nov91 p.86
Scrapyard in North Carolina ships 40-60 carloads/month
_Mod RRer_ Oct90 p.74
steel mill, in-plant switching operations
_Mod RRer_ Jan99 p.140
switching a steel mill: handling hot metal and slag cars, timing ModRRer Apr03 p106
Beehive coke ovens. _Mod RRer_ June81 p.100
Blast furnace; Dean Freytag prize model._RMC_ Nov79 p.87
Blast furnance: Paint and weather Mod RRer Nov02 p.96
General layout of steel mill, buildings, processes, in-plant RR
traffic. Steel mill layout suggestion. _Mod RRer_ Nov50 p.12
N steel mill from Walthers HO kit, extensive article on detailing,
operations, traffic _N Scale_ MarApr98 p.24
part 2. _N Scale_ MayJun98 p.34
Severna Park steel mill- world largest HO bldg? _MR_ Nov84 p.109
Davies Steel mill by Freytag pt.1 coke plant _Mod RRer_ Apr91 p.72
pt.2 supportin structures for coke plant _Mod RRer_ June91 p.107
pt.3 coke plant specialized rail vehicles _Mod RRer_ Oct91 p.116
Dean Freitag's HO Davies Steel, aka South Ridge Lines Model Railroader Nov 03 p.60
May 31st, 2006, 03:31 AM #5
Thanks guys, I think I have enough to start some research.
May 31st, 2006, 09:01 PM #6
The guys at Peach Creek Shops are the experts in steel modeling. They have been very helpful to me on a couple of occasions.
And thanks for the tip about the KATO transmission towers...they just look so...Japanese!
June 4th, 2006, 12:39 AM #7
Awesome website. I have been looking through the various gallery pics. Like many quests for answers, more questions are found than answers
I noticed many of the feature layouts had blast furnaces and rolling mills and several other structures. This leads me to the question, what structures are required at a steel mill?
I had planned on a blast furnace, rolling mill and a coke plan nearby.
June 5th, 2006, 07:20 PM #8
I certainly am no expert. On my layout I have the Cornerstone blast furnace, the rolling mill, the power plant and am adding the machine shop. The guys at Peach Creek have been very helpful -- even down to the point of explaining where certain blast furnace parts should be mounted in the Cornerstone model when the directions weren't particularly clear. I would drop them an email for their input. On a related matter, the Peach Creek guys have a hot metal car kit available -- which seems to be about the only place to find one in N scale. Have you built the blast furnace yet? I finally managed to get the main building put together and now am taking a little time off before I finish. I was about to run out of energy for that project! Regards. Hal
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