Future Modeling Project?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by upguy, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Okay, here is a picture that I took tonight. As you can see, there is a lot to be done yet. That Walther's kit could still come in very handy...even if it is HO. In fact, that may actually make it better because some of these plants are very BIG.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Another angle that hides some of the unfinished parts. The kiln is really oversized, but I didn't know that until after I had started construction. It should be 225 feet long, 14 feet in diameter, and on about a 3-4 degree angle, I think; or was that the rotating speed... 3 or 4 R.P.M.'s. At any rate, I should have used a smaller diameter pvc pipe, but that is still quite easy to change.

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    Upguy:
    Nice photos. I really like the way you used the flood loader as the loading silo for the covered hoppers! I was trying to figure out how to cut the openings in PVC pipe to allow loading of covered hoppers. Having th loading silo next to the bulk storage silos was a great idea. :thumb:

    Please keep the pictures coming! I had picked up the flood loader kit for my plant, but was unsure as to how to incorporate it. Thanks for the information.

    Eric
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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    I didn't realize that it has been so long since I posted updates to some of these threads. Here is a recent picture of the cement plant (I changed the type of plant it was representing for the OWL open house, but it is the same complex.) I hope this file is not too big. This is a different camera than I used originally.

    The first picture will be from one end of the complex; the next will be a distance shot from across the Ochoco Junction yard modules.

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    UPguy,
    How is the cement factory going now? Do you have any new photos of hte project?
    Dave
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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    I haven't really done anything new to the cement plant for some time; however, I do have some pictures that can show the details better.

    The first picture will show the pit where the raw material is mined.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    The next picture shows the belt house (the top portion of a Walther's Glacier Gravel structure), and the beginnings of the long series of conveyors which take the ore to the plant.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    The converyors are made from miscellaneous parts from my scrap box, plastic sprews, and some wooden sticks cut on my table saw and painted gray. They enter a modified Walther's Red River Mining Company structure.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Prototype Police Alert! I've made use of all kinds of bottles, PVC pipe, the flood loader from another Walthers' kit, paint can lids, and even the plastic centers from cash register tapes to assemble an interesting combination of structures.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Another shot from the end of the facility.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    More detailed pictures of the road to the pit, the conveyors, and the kiln.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    That pretty much does it for the main plant. I have also used a Pikestuff kit for the office (blue) and another Walthers' structure for a small warehouse (red).

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    Thanks for posting these photos. I'm starting to plan a free-mo module that will be a rock quarry and concrete plant. I'm still doing the planning but it's nice to see what you did.
    Thanks,
    Dave
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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Looking real good. :D
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    THANX,HERES ANOTHER
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    The dome

    The dome is the oven. To make cement, you have to bust up and grind chunks of limestone, then cook them, as you add silica and some other stuff, then it is ground into a fine grey powder, for use in concrete. The dome is part of the cooking process, as is the long cylinder that leads to the dome.