|Partially, expanded platform and stair tower|
|Styrene core of B-Furnace casthouse. Just sitting on the edge of the layout - not in the proper location|
The A-Furnace casthouse has been under construction for some time now - a single truss, built out of probably 100 pieces of styrene took me a night or two to build, plus lots of styrene. The B-Furnace casthouse seemed even further away with nothing built. Finally realizing this, I thought - stop worrying - built a casthouse using a styrene core and forget the interior - the small slag pour area can be modeled, although its view lines are mostly blocked by the blowing engine house anyway. So in two short evenings I had the core of the casthouse built using .060 plastic sheet and miscellaneous bracing - plenty of bracing. I'll laminate the sides with .040 corrugated metal siding sheets from Evergreen and then the roof is a lapped sheet panel design. I left the hole for the blast furnace large so for now it's removable. Before I finish the roof, I'll spray the casthouse, detail the exposed area, and install some UV LEDs - and paint the foundation and sides of the structure. Then I'll glue the stack in place and install the roof panels right up to it. But first some louvers on the one end.