The subject matter of this blog is the Steel Industry and Railroading. Most of the posts deal with my attempt to model an integrated steel mill in HO scale, however, there will also be posts on real railroading and the real steel industry as well as other industries, and for that matter, general topics, that interest me.
Friday, October 5, 2012
PRECIPITATORS - Part 17
Well, still haven't rotated the model 90 degrees yet to work on the next side, but I think I might tonight.
A furnace dirty gas main and bleeder stack
Work on the platforms of the bleeder stack included some caged ladders and railings. I've been called to task more than a few times on these platforms as the caged ladders are in line and, what I've been told, they would be skewed right or left at each landing or platform to prevent someone falling all the way down. I built it as it was on the prototype, and the ladders are inline on that. They aren't on identical other bleeder stacks at Bethlehem, but on A-Furnace they were. If you don't believe me, most of the bleeder stack is still there so look for yourself. Maybe some fabricator made a mistake.
A-Furnace - Bleeder stack on left - top section and one platform has been removed
So far the railings are built from what I can easily reach. I also worked on the platform that is on the elbow of the dirty gas main from A-Furnace. It had an interesting structural support structure, as well as a caged ladder on an angle.