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Who has a major HO scrap yard ? { Photos added }

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Who has a major HO scrap yard ? { Photos added }
Posted by dragonriversteel on Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:54 PM

Hi all,

 

 It's been years since posting on MR forum. I'm back modeling heavy industry but smaller than my huge steel mill of by gone days.My vision still sucks but I don't let it slow me down. It just takes longer to scratch build.

Instead of modeling the whole complex,I decided on scaling down a bit. 

The build started with my grandsons Bruder Caterpillar D9 . Gave it to him when he was five. He of course destroyed this toy but left pieces . So this build all started with the tracks.

So far I've built a shreader feeder apron (three months) and next working on the scrap shreader. Aside from the massive scrap yard planned. There will be a heavy forge shop,Ingot plant, and other goodies.

One of the goodies is an HO caterpillar 350MH material handler feeding the shreader. Kit bashed from a KDW brand die cast toy.One good thing about kids and grandkids. A never ending supply of toy parts for scratch building...

I don't have a computer hooked up to share photos but will try to get my better half to post something.

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Posted by Autonerd on Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:33 PM

Very cool. We have a couple of scrapyards on our layout, one industrual and one automotive. They make a great spot for broken scenery bits and those kits one never seems to be able to finish. One of these days, I might try my hand at a "live" boxcar- or engine-scrapping scene.

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Posted by dragonriversteel on Monday, March 13, 2017 11:53 AM

Your scrap yards sound interesting. Any custom built scrap equipment or are they kits ? 

Started on my auto shredder today.This will take some time to scratch build. Bachmann makes some decent resin details,such as silos and conyayors. That's about it for buying things for this build.

Should have something interesting to share soon.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Monday, March 13, 2017 11:56 AM

I've got a small scrapyard.

Over the years, I collected a few of those "piles of junk" castings, and finally had enough to populate the scrap yard.  The old cars were the kind of plastic toys that used to come in cereal boxes, heavily weathered and rusted.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by Jimmy_Braum on Monday, March 13, 2017 2:01 PM

I've built one on the club layout.  I'll post a pic later of it

 

(My Model Railroad, My Rules) 

These are the opinions of a 25 year old, from the east end of, and modeling, the same section of the Wheeling and Lake Erie railway.  As well as a freelanced road (Austinville and Dynamite City railroad).

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, March 13, 2017 2:23 PM

No modelled scrapyards on my layout, but lots of scrap passing through, either to or from a scrapyard...

All of the loads shown are "live" (loose material) and most of the loaded cars shown weigh around 8-10oz.  
Having the scrap run through in this manner, rather than laying around in a scene, saves industrial real estate for the other industries which I find more interesting.  
I also have a lot of industries which are not modelled, but nevertheless ship and receive cars from designated industrial staging tracks.  This allows me to ship scrap in for sorting, and out for the industries which will process the sorted material.  At various times, the same staging tracks can represent a myriad of other industries, too, saving valuable layout space, but still generating traffic.

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Posted by PC101 on Monday, March 13, 2017 11:36 PM

Doc, nice supply of scrap metal. Looks like we shop at the same dumpster. I will be adding a scrap yard at some point to the real estate. I will have to watch this thread.

 

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Posted by dragonriversteel on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:29 AM

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Posted by dragonriversteel on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:33 AM

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 The material handler in the background started life as a KDW brand toy. Bashed/scratched into a Caterpillar 350MH with a high rise cab. The Caterpillar 992 is a Shinsei 1/96 model.Close enough to HO for my taste.

 

More to come as Shreeder gets bigger...

Enjoy

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Posted by dragonriversteel on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:47 AM
Hi Doc, It's been many years since we spoke. Love the scrap loads !

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Posted by dragonriversteel on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:48 AM
Thats what I;d like to achieve. Rusty,dusty mess. Love it !

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Posted by dragonriversteel on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:51 AM

Scratch built from styrene signs from Lowes. Strip cut by old school paper cutter. Many hours months to build thus far. I did have to buy I beams from my local hobby shop.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:35 AM

dragonriversteel
Hi Doc, It's been many years since we spoke. Love the scrap loads !

 
Thanks! Big Smile  It occurred to me after I'd posted them that you may have seen them before.  Good to see you back here. 
 
Your scrapyard machinery looks good, but for your last few photobucket inclusions, it appears as if you've used the wrong line of data, as the pictures don't show.  
I find that clicking on the line beginning with "img" copies the entire line of data, which can then simply be "Pasted" into your post here.  I'm told that it doesn't work for all users, but worth a try, as it couldn't be simpler.
 
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Posted by HO-Velo on Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:38 PM

Good to see that you're having lots of fun.  Though a fan of heavy industry I settled on having a minor scrap metal pile because of limited space.

Regards,  Peter

 

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Posted by dragonriversteel on Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:57 PM

Peter,

     Nice bit of industrial heaven you have. What brand of weathering powder did you use ?

To me and many others I imagine. Weathering is an art form. Care to share any secrets ? Great work.

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Posted by JOHN C TARANTO on Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:09 PM

Mister Beasley,  great looking scrapyard.  The old cars look really good!

On my layout, I have a typical rural junkyard.  The junk is mostly resin castings.  The old garage, I got at a swap meet.  The office building is a Laserkit.

 

Johnson's Junkyard.

Overhead view

Outside wall made out of recycled boxcar doors.

I forget who makes this casting.  The small shed is Woodland Scenics.

 

 

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Posted by JOHN C TARANTO on Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:15 PM

Doctor Wayne, outstanding scraploads.  Here's my attempt made from salvaged wheels, trucks, etc.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:51 PM

My scrap yard is not a major sized one. 

Look carefully, and you can see Dawg, the junk yard dog. He is a mean one. 

GARRY

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Posted by JOHN C TARANTO on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:46 AM

I found the dawg!  Very nice looking scene.  Thumbs Up 

If you look closely at my last junkyard photo, you can see a dog with his dog house.  Woodland Scenics casting.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, March 20, 2017 12:06 PM

Those are some very nice-looking small scrapyards...makes me wish I had room for one, but my industrial districts are either full or have their proposed industries awaiting completion.  
John, I like that dilapitated roof on the garage - is that Campbell's corrugated roofing or did you make it yourself?

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Posted by HO-Velo on Monday, March 20, 2017 1:16 PM

dragonriversteel
What brand of weathering powder did you use ? To me and many others I imagine. Weathering is an art form.

Thanks for the kind words.  As to weathering being art or craft is debatable, I like to think it the former, but regardless it's certainly a fun flow of creative energy.

The scrap pile and load are comprised of chopped up bits of left over styrene model parts and sprue.  Air brush painted with a couple different shades of rust colored paint and weathered with Bragdon powders and some dry brushing with grey paint and colored pencils.

No secrets and very little innovation in my weathering efforts. Just the results of trail and error experimentation with various techniques and materials learned from modeling magazines, videos, internet sites and forums.  And I'm always on the lookout for new methods and materials.

Regards,  Peter

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Monday, March 20, 2017 1:33 PM

JOHN C TARANTO

I found the dawg!  Very nice looking scene.  Thumbs Up 

If you look closely at my last junkyard photo, you can see a dog with his dog house.  Woodland Scenics casting.

John ... Thanks for commenting. I see the dog house in your last photo. I like your scrap yard. I see you recycled box car doors. 

 

Peter .... Your load is nicely rusted. Bow

 Wayne .... Your gon loads look real. 

Dragoin RIver....  I like your heavt machery. Thanks for starting this thread. 

GARRY

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