Building the Walthers N scale Blast Furnace

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Johnathon, I found that site very helpful :D :D :D :D :D
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    Dude, HOLY :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :) :eek:jawdrop hamr aussie train97 :cool: fence1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is one :) of a model! Imagine how big the HO one would be...:eek: ! What's that platform behind the actual furnace though, do trains go on top of it?
  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    VERY NICE TRUCKLOVER!im building a layout in HO primarily based on a steel mill.no way in hell im payin 200 bucks for a blast furnace so im scratchbuilding the whole complex.i read doc waynes article on weathering and it will help me with building the steel mil complex.and to answer CNWman's question those platforms are for hoppers to go to the platform and dump coal,sinter and ore into a skip car to be taken to the top of the furnace and dumped in.--josh
  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks CNW and Josh :D :D :D and yup Josh was right about the platform. For coal cars to dump into pits.

    Josh, can't wait to see some pics of that blast furnace!!
  5. Delamaize

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    you know the Bottle Cars don't look too hard to build out of some styrine, and use MT Buckeye trucks, if I can get some good prototype pics and line drawings, I might be willing to take a crack at it, although, they really have no place on my layout.
  6. woodone

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    WOW! That is some building project. Over 30 hours? It sure looks good. Very large foot print, I don't know where I would put someting like that on my pike. Nice job sharing the build up. :thumb:
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Wow, scratch building them would be a project, would be interesting to see them as you go.

    I found a web site that has the slag cars, www.kenraymodels.com, [​IMG]

    and the bottle cars from peachcreekshops,
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  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks, it was a project and took some time but it was well worthit in the end. Looks like you gonna have to expand then if you want a steel mill, maybe you should constider buying some more real estate from the home ownersign1
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    Hi Josh,
    Nice to see someone else builing the Blast Furnace.
    We have one on our club layout but still need to do the surrounding finishing.
    One of our menbers did the assembly and painting but those Slag Cars etc. would be nice to have out front. I do know of a guy who scatch built some using Thimbles as the cast buckets.
    Dennis.

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  10. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW, that looks cool, I like the colors. Thanks for the pics :D :D :D

    Looks like a nice club layout you guys got there to :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. Delamaize

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    Well Here is my progress so far, after a few days work. I'll tell you the tapered ends of the actuall molten steel vessel were a PAIN IN MY @$$

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  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW, that looks AWESOME so far!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Thats a Beautiful structure Trucklover:thumb:
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks nscaler711!! :D
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    train97 That is just to SWEEEETballoon6 balloon6 balloon6 balloon6 balloon6 balloon6
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    It looks good so far TruckLover, and it seems quite complicate to build.
    I like it, I ... have a blast.
  17. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks, I like it a lot to lol :D :D

    sign1 Thanks

    I still want to weather it with some black and grey wash and then with some chalks to :thumb: to give it more detail and make it look less like a new building :D
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    oh dude you just gotta post the photos when its all weatherd.....im just dying to see what it looks like when its on your layout LOL:D :thumb:
  19. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    hey guys,looks like this thread is REALLY growing!i mentioned i was going to build a blast furnace from scratch and here are the ruf blue prints with the majority of the piping.its kinda clustered so ill answer any q's on what is where.hope yall like it.
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    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    OK here it is,its in HO,not N.as you can see the majority of it is there.i still have to add the bell hopper and top of the furnace.but you can see the open maintenece stairway in the middle.and the stoves,gas cleaners,etc.i found a photo of a BF with a scaffolding all around it and loved the lok so thats why it looks weird.and the whole thig is just 8in deep.--josh
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