So my wife has family on both sides who worked at the point. Mothers side worked in the rolling mills, and father side worked in the coke ovens. About as Baltimore as you can get . That was my original inspiration, I wanted to model "a" 1940's Maryland based Steel mill.
After doing just a little research I learned that steel mills are HUGE! So I scaled down my vison to just an Iron works. Since I have such limited space my idea is that my facility will just have a blast furnace. I like the idea of a small coke works as well. Traffic flow would be hot metal cars will move under the furnace and collect the pig iron for transportation down the line for production. Ore and coke hoppers come in, slag and hot metal leave. The only structure I have planed out is the blast furnace, with space for the coke works next.
I re-purchased the key I need for SCARM so I am going back to my notes and early pen and paper drawings.
Thanks for the tip on Ross, I think I need to get two just to play with. Making a big step getting out of fastrack.