Down by the riverside

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Ralph, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Here are some pics of what can be found along the river bank near Kings Port on my layout. First we see an RS3 setting out a short string of open hoppers to be loaded with coal by crane from the barge below. This company called Allied Bulk Commodaties (ABC) also loads sand and gravel as will be seen later. In the background is the famous Vandelay Industries.

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Moving to the right we can see the conveyor system for unloading sand and gravel with a barge of gravel below tied up and about to unload. Parts of Kings Port Steel are pictued in the background.

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  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    The tow boat "Susan J." hasn't disconnected it self from the barge yet.

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  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    A close up of the Susan J. She's made of wood blocks, a plastic box that some screws came in, and a pair of hand held pencil sharpeners.

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  5. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Moving farther to the right we see the Sumpter Ave. lift bridge and mouth of the Sawyerkill Creek that empties into the river.

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  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Finally, this shot gives a good view both of Kings Port Steel in the background and most of Mid River Power and Light up front. Hope you enjoyed the tour! :wave:

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  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Keep 'em comin' Ralph. Love them all, great work and great shots.:thumb::thumb:
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Nice pics Ralph!
  9. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    :eek: That is one busy river side Ralph :thumb:
  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures Ralph :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Neat mini-scenes Ralph. Nice work.
  12. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Nice photos Ralph.
    Reminds me of the the Rochester/ Monaca area in Pa. along the Ohio River.
  13. chapmon

    chapmon Member

    Really nice work Ralph.

  14. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great shots Ralph!

    The river looks great.
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks for the tour Ralph! :thumb:

    I really like your retaining wall, especially the second photo that shows the stairs. I'm going to need one of those for my harbour scene, and was wondering if you could tell us how you made it. Is it a kit or scratchbuilt? It sure looks good.

  16. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    I say.. I SAY...
    mighty fine work.. mighty fine!!

    I'm gonna go stick my head in a hole now...
    in depression.

    Not! Thanks for the inspiration.
  17. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Thanks everybody! I appreciate the comments!

    Val, I made the retaining wall out of wood and covered it with thin corrugated cardboard, the kind that is flexible enough to roll up. It seemed perfect as a sea wall, very like some I've seen in the real world. I spray painted the cardboard black prior to installation and used a ruler to help me mark a high water line that I represented with brown and rusty colored chalks.

    The concrete section at the bottom of the stairway is just a piece of wood, smeared with joint compound, sanded smooth, and tinted with Woodland Scenes coloring.

    A little strip wood was used as the top trim.
  18. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks for the info Ralph. It turned out really well. I may have to try that method when I come to do mine.

  19. Papa Bear

    Papa Bear Member

    Nicely done, Ralph! :thumb: I like the Susan J, too. She looks good and sure beats paying $30 for a kit.


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