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Steel Mill Buildings
Posted by NWP SWP on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:14 PM

Hi, I want to build a steel mill based layout with a mainline that runs the length of the layout and the buildings spur off a siding. What buildings would be most important to model?

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Modeling the combined lines of the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, and Northern Pacific after a fictional Depression Era merger forming the SouthWestern Pacific and NorthWestern Pacific Railroads. SP, WP, and NP operations remain independent but also operate alongside NWP and SWP equipment.

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:34 PM

http://www.smmsig.org/

Click on Resources, Steel mills 101

Also provided is a glossary of Steel Mill terms and a list of vendors that provide steel mill models and kits.

 

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Posted by tstage on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:34 PM

Kalmbach has done the work for you...

Here's the link to their blurb on it.

http://www.newyorkcentralmodeling.com

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Posted by NWP SWP on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:35 PM

That's in the mail.

Modeling the combined lines of the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, and Northern Pacific after a fictional Depression Era merger forming the SouthWestern Pacific and NorthWestern Pacific Railroads. SP, WP, and NP operations remain independent but also operate alongside NWP and SWP equipment.

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Posted by NWP SWP on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:36 PM

Ok how is coal delivered to a mill would something like a coal dock with a kickback track or what?

Modeling the combined lines of the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, and Northern Pacific after a fictional Depression Era merger forming the SouthWestern Pacific and NorthWestern Pacific Railroads. SP, WP, and NP operations remain independent but also operate alongside NWP and SWP equipment.

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:41 PM

Likely a rotary dump.  There was a really cool model of one at the 2014 NMRA convention in the Model Contest room.  It was an operating model!  Not sure if the website is still up or if they posted photos of it. 

Edit: website not up....

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Posted by NWP SWP on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:42 PM

Ok got it.

Modeling the combined lines of the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, and Northern Pacific after a fictional Depression Era merger forming the SouthWestern Pacific and NorthWestern Pacific Railroads. SP, WP, and NP operations remain independent but also operate alongside NWP and SWP equipment.

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:44 PM

You could also google earth steel mills.

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Posted by tstage on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:45 PM

Can I make a suggestion?  Why don't you wait and read the book(s) you've purchased first then ask questions.  Chances are that you're going to find your answers there anyhow.  Otherwise, you've just wasted $40+ on superfluous material...

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Posted by NWP SWP on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:46 PM

It wasn't $40 on Alibris.

Modeling the combined lines of the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, and Northern Pacific after a fictional Depression Era merger forming the SouthWestern Pacific and NorthWestern Pacific Railroads. SP, WP, and NP operations remain independent but also operate alongside NWP and SWP equipment.

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Posted by dehusman on Monday, March 13, 2017 9:52 PM

Search for HABS-HAER.

On that site search for "Steel mill".

Thousands of pictures and plans.

Dave H. Painted side goes up.

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