New kress carrier built HO scale {Steel mill related}

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by slagpot, May 20, 2007.

  1. slagpot

    slagpot Member

    Hello all,

    I just completed my latest scratch/kit- bash project of a 1987
    design scrap bucket carrier.Drawings for the prototype were
    downloaded from the US patent office.Carrier took about four
    days,working in the evening after work.

    The base of the project was again a HO Norscot 627G scraper.The
    whole rear half,from the yoke to the back wheels was scratch
    built.The crappy scrap bucket {which will have a better looking one
    built} was a tide cap and junk parts laying around.

    As of now I still haven't been able to build my shed to house the steel mill layout.So what does one do? Simple build everything that goes with a large intergrated steel mill before building the layout.

    This kress carrier makes the third sister to be built.Another one is in the planning phase,it will be a large slab carrier on a 1989 design.

    Hope you boys enjoy the pictures.

    Dragon River Steel Corp {DRSC}


  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    WOW,jawdrop that is sooo incredible!!!!! i cant beleive you scratch built that! i wish they had those in 56!cause ida definatley had one! great stuff slagpot :thumb: --josh
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Great job, Patrick. :thumb: :thumb: Even the temporary stand-in for the scrap bucket is more than passable. I look forward to seeing your slab carrier, too, as those are the ones that I'm most familiar with.

  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Terrific work on such interesting vehicles! I especially like the cable and hose details!
  5. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    That is really a pro looking job:thumb: .

  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    WHOA Patrick, that is AWESOME!!!! I always love seeing new stuff from you!!!
  7. slagpot

    slagpot Member

    Thanks guys,really means a lot. Hopefully one day soon I can set all this stuff up. My work bench is crammed with almost everything needed for the mill.Sheez I'll have to build a shed ,just to get this stuff out of the house. Wife feels the same way,she can't wait to see it all out of the house.

  8. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Hey, aren't those Lego wheels - the kind used for airplane landing gear?
  9. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    I was going to say the same!
  10. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    there is always something to use out there! and a new way for a great nodeler to use them! :D .but ive never seen a better use for old lego parts.-josh
  11. alastairq

    alastairq Member

    well dne...what scratch building is really all about?

    How d'you wheedle those wheels away from the kids without them noticing?

    Or were they the neighbour's kids?
  12. slagpot

    slagpot Member

    Yeah sure are. They are the closest thing I could find the the back wheels of the real machine. I love legos....if I can't find a part in my scrap box,I go searching in the lego pile for it.

  13. slagpot

    slagpot Member


    I have a friend at work,who finds old toys such as lego parts and keeps them for me. Working for local county goverment in DPW solid waste division has its perks.
    One mans trash is another man treasure.

  14. alastairq

    alastairq Member

    modelling has never been the same since they corrugated baked bean tins??
  15. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Neither has the steel industry!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Share This Page