Photo album n° 1 : The coke plant
|Clic on picture to enlarge
|November 2005 : The benchwork is ready.||October 2006 : The roadbeds
are finished as is the coal unloading dock.
|February 2007 : Tracks are
placed and functional, I develop and test the automations of the
hidden staging yard.
|February 2010 :
Dismantling this part of the layout in order to install a new window. I
was thus able
to test the demountability of the modules !
|June 2010 : I took advantage
that this part was dismantled to finalize the upper level backdrop
|June 2010 : The track plan had
to be modified for a better location of the structures.
|August 2010 : The backdrop of
the lower level is under work.
|Agust 2010 : Painting the
backdrop (basecoat) and application of the cork 2mm between the tracks.
|September 2010 : Achieving of
cardboard models that represent the structures.
These models (often modified), serve only to give me an idea of volume, they will be replaced gradually.
The definitive structures will be made from scratch building or based on Walthers Cornerstone kits (see Links).
|On the left side, the
coke screening and loading (Cornerstone). In the center, the coal
silo, elevators and conveyors,
on the right side, the crushers (scratch building).
tower (Cornerstone kit), Quench tower and coke wharf (scratch building).
Coke ovens, byproducts, gasometer (scratch building and Cornerstone kits).
|This webpage has been traslated by
the author and corrected by Eric Sainte.