Steel furnace working

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    A little conversation on the chat this evening led to some interior detailing of the Massey-Harris foundry operation. An orange xmas light and some cotton batten and you have steel being melted. The modeling was easy, it was getting the photo that was so $#@%! hard!


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  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    I've been working on this building all day!

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  3. Blake

    Blake Member

    That looks great!
  4. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    Oh, wow! Looks like you had a more productive night than I did. All I did was put the first line leading off of my layout down and some cork roadbed down for a passing siding. Of course, I spent about 4 hours overninght playing with as well.... :) :) :) :) :) :)

    That is a cool idea btw. Gonna have to remember it myself.

  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Very Nice!!

    Excellent models & photos as usual, Val!
    Love the interior detail!
    The layout is looking super!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  6. Very nice, Val! The interior detail could be a real scene stealer.

    As Charlie said, excellent models and photos. :)
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Val - that is so neat being in on the design phase & then seeing it come to life.... Great Pic - Great Model!!

    btw - Bobo got me last night & at the same time the Boss Lady came in & wanted to go to bed.. Makes me wonder if Bobo's on her payroll.. :D :D :D

    See ya tonight :) :) :)
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great visual effect Val. I use those flaming Christmas light bulbs in my steel mill. They flicker nicely but you can't photograph the effect .
    The MF factory is going to be huge. Just like the real thing was
  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    You got it ! Yes you did, you captured it....that warm glow of success!:D :D :D
    Yeah...but it was $#@%! worth it! Nicely done!
  10. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Excellent as usual your Baroness!
  11. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Beautiful Val. Just beautiful.:D :D
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Great modeling and a fantastic idea.

  13. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Where is the smoke????????
    No smoke with out fire ,,,,,, or is it no fire with out smoke????
    Great shot Val, only teasing ya:D :D :D :D :D :D
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks guys! Chris - you've been staring at pantographs too long my friend. All that orangey-white stuff is smoke!

    :D Val
  15. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    That's really effective Val! I think I might borrow the technique for my blast furnaces. Nicely done!
  16. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Ralph, these are 2 of the photos I used for inspiration. You might want to do the same. I can't believe how easy it is to create the effect of fire and billowing smoke just like in the photo to the left. Also thought of using fiber optic strands to simulate sparks - now wouldn't that be cool!

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  17. Blake

    Blake Member

    Excellent photos. Steel plants are really unbelievable. A friend of mine (MCL_RDG) and I used to frequent the Bethlehem Steel plant in Bethlehem / Allentown PA all the time. I always loved the taconite pits with the overhead cranes. The huge slag heaps and the coke ovens, flaming smoke stacks an pugh cars. It's amazing now to go by and see most of it gone. That was a small plant, only took up about a 5 mile stretch!!




  18. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    :D Val
  19. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thats some steel mill Blake. Imagine trying to get that look on a layout.
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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