Question, which Kiln enclosure to model?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by EngineerKyle, Nov 14, 2006.

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Which looks best?

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  1. Factory 1 single story red barn

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  2. Factory 2 two story orange

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  3. factory 3 with yellow skylights

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  4. leave it alone, you'll wreck it

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  1. Illus

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    Well, just for your own piece of mind, the actual functioning company that sits there now, BASF, is as quiet and as clean as a neighbor could ask for...
  2. brakie

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    Kyle,How is potash process from the mine to the end user?
  3. EngineerKyle

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    good question Larry,

    A lot of this is my "best guess" ... but I did read Salt of the Earth, a book by Arthur Pound which outlines Michigan Alkali pretty good.

    You take limestone, coke and brine.... 2 out of three are abundant in Michigan, and end up with Potash, Sodium Cloride and Caustic Soda... That's about it. I know it takes huge plants and rolling stock that is pulled indoors.

    I think dry ice and chlorine are a couple of by-products of this process, called the Solvay process.

    I thought it would be a neat industry to try to model. I've got some of it down already, but lots of work to go. Thank you for your interest. :thumb: I wish I could get a Baldwin 0-6-0 with DCC sound, because that loco is prototypical of this industry, but alas :cry:, I can't find anyone who makes one.

    EK
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hey everyone,

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  5. Illus

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    Its interesting how right after Ralph stated that, SHAZAM! It's like they do a search or something!?!?
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    I am always looking for information on industries.sign1 Never know when such information might come in handy.:D
    Thanks for your reply.
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    You're very welcome, Larry!
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    To the membership:

    Due to an unsual amount of spam being posted in this thread the administration/ moderators are locking it. I'll create a new thread with the title "Engineerkyle's kiln thread continued" for you to keep posting about the topic. While we are uncertain why this thread is such a target for spam we hope that locking it and having members post elsewhere might help. Hope so any way!

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