My N Scale B.O.F.

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by kkazienko, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. kkazienko

    kkazienko New Member

    Just wanted to throw this out there to see what everyone thought. The is my interpretation of the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel BOF in Mingo Junction, Ohio. While I realize that I have omited some of the finer details, I don't really want to "over do it". This is a mill I saw nearly every day growing up from the West Virginia side and I tried to pick up on the things that really stuck with me (ie. the "star" arrangement of vents at the top). I'll have some "post paint, pre weathering" pics soon.

    I welcome your feedback, positive and negative!

    It is going to be a the focal point of my layout that will showcase the W-P Mingo Mill from the Blast Furnace south to the Wabash bridge. I've already completed the BF, the 80 inch mill, motor room, and bridge crane. I'm in the process of hand painting and decaling some W & LE Engines. Trying to stick with NS and Conrail rolling stock.

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  2. nolatron

    nolatron Member

    Wow! Looks fantastic! Just a little bit too white perhaps. *rimshot*
  3. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    That's really neat. I like it a lot. I wish I had a layout big enough where a building that big wouldn't dwarf everything else!
  4. kkazienko

    kkazienko New Member

    Thanks for the feedback. I also hope I have a big enough layout to accomodate it!
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    WOW thats AWESOME!!! Great Job!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I think that looks terrific! I wish I'd seen your model before I built generic looking steel building structures for my layout!
  7. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    That really looks great! Really nice job!
  8. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Very impressive, well done kkazienko
    I'm looking forward to see that structure painted and weathered.
    With such a huge structure,will you have enough space to run trains on your layout ?

  9. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    that looks great man :thumb:,i had just got done looking at som PS HAER drawings too for inspiration for my own layout. and heres something you may or may not know if you go to the HAER and HABS site they have hundreds of high qaulity photos and drawings.i found it great for just about everything in a steel mill.all the way form the BF to the storage facility.--josh
  10. kkazienko

    kkazienko New Member

    Thanks guys! I really appreciate the feedback.

    Turkey - To be honest, I'm not sure about space. Right now we live in a small townhouse. As soon as this housing market picks up, we are upsizing (which means I finally to get to set-up my layout!). I think a nice bonus room is in order!

    Bigsteel - Thanks for the heads up on the HAER and HABS sites. I have found that using Google Earth or Flash Earth are fantastic websites that give you free satellite imagery. I actually used those images to make scaled drawings of my B.O.F. and the 80 inch and motor room buildings.

    If anyone wants to see what I'm trying to model, look at and either search for Mingo Junction, Ohio, or use the following coordinates: Latitude: 40 degrees 18' 56.7" Longitude: 80 degrees 36' 19.8".

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