Building the Walthers N scale Blast Furnace

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  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    This thread will take you through pretty much step-by-step on how I assembled the Walthers Cornerstone N Scale Blast Furnace. Thought that this might be a cool way to show progress on building the Furnace :) Updates will come throughout the day and more tomarro depending on how long it takes me to finish this HUGE model.sign1
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Step 1

    Here I have assembled the Furnace halfs, the Bust Pipe, the Mantle ring to the Bust Pipe, the Bell Hopper, and the Sheaves to the Sheave Rod.

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Step 2

    Here I have assembled the Bell Beams and the Trolley Support. I then put the Bell Beam in place on the Trolley Supports and also glued the Sheaves and Sheave Rod in place on the top of the Trolley Supports.

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Step 3

    Next I glued the Trolley Braces in (front and rear tops) and glued the Mantle Ring and Bust Pipe to the Furnace.

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    I built it..

    It took me 36 hours, but I finished mine (minus a few parts:rolleyes: ) Good luck & be patient.
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks for the advise, I am going really slow on this one, I usally get em knocked out real fast, but this one has TONS of parts.:thumb: :D :D
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    Step 4

    I glued the Bell Platform to the Furnace.

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Step 5

    I put the pipes together but only glued in a couple spots (it says to leave the others unglued for now for later assemble. this was just a pre-assemble on how it goes together) and placed the Trolley Supports in postion, again, not glued in place yet.

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    Step 6

    I glued the supports for the Mantle Ring to the Ring and then to the wall of the Furnace.

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    Step 7

    Was to glue the supports for the Bell Platform to the Platform and the Furnace

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    Step 8

    Glued the Bell Hopper to the top of the Furnace.

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Step 9

    I glued the Trolley Supports to the Bell Platform. I noticed that the Beam Bells were in the wrong spot because the Trolley Supports would not fit because of the location of the Bell Hopper. I moved the Beam Bells to the right loccation which is right next to the Sheaves and Sheave rod.

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    Looks great!
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks, here is a few more steps I have completed.
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Step 10

    I then put the top of the furnace together. I glued the Bleeder Platform to the tops of the Offtakes. Then the Bleeder Valves and Bleeder Handles were added on top of the Bleeder Platform. Next, the handrails were added around the Platform and was finished off by glueing the Platform Bracing to the top.

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    Step 11

    Next was to glue the Offtakes to the Lower Offtakes on the Furnace. Now the Furnace is almost complete. All that needs to be done is adding the handrails around the Bell Platform and painting. The handrails will be added after they have been painted yellow. The furnace also gets a nice coat of rust brown primer. That's the next step.

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    Step 12

    I sprayed the Furnace with rust brown primer and the handrails have been sprayed yellow. The paint is still wet and the flash on the camera was used for the furnace so that is why they look so shinny.

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    Step 13

    Here is the finished Furnace with yellow handrails. You can see that the color is more of a rust brown and that the railings are a real eye catcher, just what I was going for.

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    Step 14

    I started to assemble the Hoist House and Main Furnace Building. I sprayed the brick encasements on the columns grey, they were origionally a yellow brick and looked really bad.sign1

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    Nice primer color - that looks really good!