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.
Another one of those tasks that consume a lot of time, with little to show on the grand scheme of things - platforms and railings on the A-Furnace Stoves. Besides the circular platforms on the top of the stoves, and the connecting walkway, there are four separate small platforms for each stove. These are located just below the top of the stoves at two different levels, and are connected to the top platforms by ladders. Each platform has an access hatch for use in cleaning, repairing, or relining the checker work inside the stoves.
Stove Platforms, railings, and ladders
I also turned a valve body for the mixer line (mixer pipe is a smaller diameter line that connects cold blast and hot blast lines). I then finished the last few feet of pipe, including the elbow that attached to the hot blast main
Mixer line, valve and connection to hot blast main