Big Steel

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by spitfire, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    This is for anyone who's planning to model big steel. It was prompted by a fellow-Gauger, Ralph, who wrote to me saying he plans to scratchbuild a steel mill using the pic I have on my site.

    I got to thinking that the one shot of Stelco (in Hamilton Ontario) was not going to be enough, so I did a little digging and came up with more, including a scale site plan for the Cambria Iron Company showing all structures, track, etc., and a photographer's site with some amazing shots of a couple of steel mills (now abandoned) including interiors.

    Here's the URL, and just click on "Industrial" and then "Steel Mills" to get the info:
    http://members.rogers.com/urbanscene/

    Thanks to Ralph for getting me going on this! I betcha Walthers is going to sell a lot of blast furnaces!:D :D :D :D :D :D

    Cheers!
    Val

    PS This shot of Bethlehem Steel is (c) Shaun O'Boyle. He has lots more like this at: http://oboylephoto.com/ruins/

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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    What a great collection of photos!
    I guess a lot of people consider urban, & industrial decay such as this to be an eyesore...
    While it may generate a lot of different emotions in people, it has an undenyable monumental quality to it...a certain beauty.
  3. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

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    a couple of them are right here in philly and byberry was a nut house too and capone spent time at eastern penn:eek: :cool: ;) :p :D ;) rich
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Val,
    Thanks for the pic and the O'Boyle link! That Walthers kit is great but I tend to do things on the cheap. I've got some shampoo bottles that I think will fit the bill nicely. :)
    Ralph
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks for the excellent links to industries like steel mills Val
    I wish I had seen some of these before I rebuilt my N gauge scratchbuilt unit made out of the sort of things you are thinking Ralph.
    In case you didn't see the earlier post of my steel mill, here is the link.
    MAT CISCO steel mill
  6. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

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    Yes, I think so too, to me they are as awe inspiring as the greatest cathedral's.

    Sorta related, I was looking at photo's of HellsGate bridge built around the turn of the century, I think, and was struck by the beauty of it. but did not realize how massive it is untill I saw a pic of one of the piers with cars next to it. My jaw dropped.

    t.