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Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« on: April 26, 2014, 01:33:36 PM »
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I'm pulling this out of the Juniata Division thread since it might be helpful for others...  In anticipation of possible expansion that would relocate the JC Blair building on the JD, I'm wanting to build a compressed representation is Standard Steel in Burnham, PA.

I have as ingredients:

2 unassembled Walthers Vulcan Mfg buildings
1 assembled full-size Walthers New River Mine
1 assembled half-size kitbashed Walthers New River Mine
1 Walthers round brick smoke stack (or 2 if I steal from JC Blair)
Bits and pieces of Walthers modulars and roof details
1 Quonset hut

So...  I plan to combine the two Vulcan main builds lengthwise and splice the two crane sheds together.  However, any thoughts on using all of my great corrugated mine buildings?
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 01:42:18 PM by Dave Vollmer »
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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014, 05:25:07 PM »
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I have no idea what Standard Steel looks like, or any idea's to help you assemble one - but I'm quite intrigued as to how a quonset hut fits that list of materials..

 
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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 05:32:45 PM »
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...I'm quite intrigued as to how a quonset hut fits that list of materials..

Very common industrial outbuilding in the northeast.
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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 05:40:09 PM »
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You have any proto pics of Standard Steel you can post?

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« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 05:53:07 PM by David K. Smith »
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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2014, 06:04:40 PM »
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Standard Steel? Standard Steel? Someone say Standard Steel?   :o :o :o

A topic near and dear to my heart, as I am modeling it... though in HO scale.  :D

I am using a number of the Walthers steel complex buildings. I took one of the rolling mill kits and built as two buildings (1 /4 and 3/4) with the intent of putting the open side against the wall. I have the coke retort and a few other outbuildings.

Be careful what you wish for...

Here are more photos of Standard Steel than you want...

http://photos.pennsyrr.com/thumbnails.php?album=2

And here are actual plans for the site!!!

http://pennsyrr.com/index.php/general/1954-track-guide/114-general/guide/432-milroy-secondary-3905

Having actual data for the prototype can raise the bar for your modeling... best wishes!
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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2014, 06:09:55 PM »
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Very cool, thanks, Jerry!

Looking to do a much compressed "vignette" versus a full-up and accurate model given my limited space.  I'd prefer to rely on the stuff I have on hand if at all possible.  I'm willing to lose much of the viewblock mountain too.
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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2014, 07:04:10 PM »
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Looking on google street view. The mine parts could work if you painted them dark red to match all the other mill buildings.

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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2014, 10:05:12 PM »
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Some of the these buildings have that New River Mine look.
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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2014, 09:39:19 AM »
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This could be on a HCD all by itself!!!  Looking forward to seeing how this project unfolds.

Could start with this: http://binged.it/1mKNvmN

and: https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1920&bih=979&q=Standard+Steel+Burnham+PA

and:
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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2014, 11:26:52 PM »
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You gonna use those sweet KenRay cars?
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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2014, 02:59:38 AM »
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Whatever you do, seems like a very long but narrow (or shallow) combination of buildings would convey the general look of the plant. No matter what length you make the set of buildings, the depth to length ration should as large as you can make it. Putting the yard tracks parallel to the long building set would reinforce that look.
I'm thinking something like Coe Mills on Popp's Naugatuck Valley, but much shallower.

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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2014, 11:15:20 PM »
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Actually, the space with which I have to work almost requires that configuration.  There's not a lot of width to work with but plenty of length.  I figure two sidings between the road and structure underneath the crane shed.
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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2014, 01:39:27 AM »
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Any drawings or pix of the JC Blair building  area?

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Re: Kitbash ideas for Standard Steel
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2014, 08:11:35 AM »
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Dave,

On my old layout I did exactly that.  I may have had three Vulcans and did a half flat (back to the center of the roof pitch) three buildings long and two high.  I used a piece of corrugated metal siding to hide some of the now unprotypical openings from the kit bash.  If you look at most old time industrial structures, they do have different architecture.

Wish I had pix to share, but think you will create a nice building with the kit bash materials you have!  Just let your imagination go wild......