Hello, Just an iPhone pic........I threw a bridge crane in the cast house and added the bustle pipe to the stoves.
Very Nice.. Great work thanks for sharing...I can only wish to do the same..
Looks awesome Dave, where'd you get that crane?
Dave..you do nice work !
Dave....this project is coming along nicely. I grew up in Portage, Indiana not far from the U.S. Steel Gary Works and I remember structures just like you have built. Beautiful work my friend!
Outstanding work, my friend! That is going to be one heck of a fine steel mill when it's completed. For that matter, it's one heck of a fine mill already!
Weather permitting, I may make the drive over to Mercer on Saturday, so I hope to see you then.
Dave....this project just keeps getting better and better!! WOW!
Dave excellent work!!!! Thanks for sharing with us.
The bustle and tuyeres look great! Nice work. Looks pretty accurate to me.
The tueyers are missing from this furnace, but you can see the holes underneath where they connected to the furnace.
That looks like something from a Sci Fi film!!! Is there a tour going on??? Never seen this stuff up close.....would love to!
Nothing else to say but Awesome, now, the question is are you going to mass produce them someday?, cause I'm sure there are several of us that would jump at the chance to put a model of that quality on our layouts. There are HO kits of Blast Furnaces, but nothing in O, I'd think you have the market cornered, regardless, keep up the outstanding work!
Dang, that is looking good.
Thanks Dave for sharing.
You have inspired me to get moving on mine---grand work!
Most impressive,,your da man !!!! john
dave, nice work. since you have been doing this, i'm saving up cardboard mail tubes to build some kind of factory.
now, you have plastic steel girders and such. where did you get all of this stuff?
I really like this as a background activity that utilizes railcars. However, it is not the main activity, the trains are the main activity. This is a very convincing diorama, like a farming scene or oil and gas piping scene or electrical substation scene, or a series of highrises etc.
My point is that this is one of several layout focal points. I agree that it is unique. I have not seen or attempted to create a blast furnace anywhere near as nice or as detailed as this one. It is museum quality IMO.
However, at some point there is a vanishing return on the detail that becomes under appreciated. It is up to you to decide when that point occurs.
I will eventually connect all of the pipes and install skip carts/lift. I have to be able to move it around at this point and maybe even do a little more wall painting.
Very nice Thanks for posting.
You are welcome to use my NWSL Sensi-press and Riveter for your embossing.
I cheated and used a ponce wheel. I'm not that crazy! Thanks
That kind of implies, allllllll those rivets on my scratch TT indicated a degree of crazy.
Can you provide dimensions of your furnace and stoves? I have the HO version from Walthers (too small I know), but may incorporate some into a portion of a larger setup--
"I have the HO version from Walthers (too small I know)"
Actually all you have to do is use a little tweaking and change out the hand rails and walk ways and you have a nice little mill. Raise the structure up a little so trains can clear and place it against a back wall with the trains in the foreground and the HO one is still very convincing. I've done a couple for customers this way, mainly because I don't have Dave's scratch building talent! I just build railroads. Russ
That is INSANE! I don't know how you do it, but it is amazing.
Once it's done it would be great to see a video of it in action! OGR Webmaster, fire up the film crew truck!! It's getting near time to visit Dave's layout.
Dave.....as usual...LOOKING GOOD !
WOW Dave, what can i say......
you are really going to town on that project... ALOT of different aspecs of modeling to be appreciated there.... Nice job! Real Nice!
Awesome! Very well done. Looks like a very imposing building!