HIGHLY DETAILED PROTOTYPE DRAWINGS OF EQUIPMENT AND BUILDINGS RELATED TO THE STEEL AND RAILROAD INDUSTRIES
BASED ON ORIGINAL ENGINEERING DRAWINGS AND INFORMATION FROM INDUSTRIAL SOURCES
MICHAEL L. RABBITT
565 FOREST ROAD
WAYNE, PA 19087
1: 1970-1980’S BLAST FURNACE $46.00
A typical large late 20th century blast furnace. Four sheets, up to 3’ x 4’, HO Scale. Plan and elevation of furnace, top works, skip hoist, cast house, stock bins, gas cleaning equipment, stoves and details of valves and equipment. This design is not of a particular furnace but is a composite of the best information from several sources.
2: 1940’S BLAST FURNACE $46.00
Original furnace built in 1943 in the Pittsburgh district and still in blast. Drawings show the original design with only a few modifications. Smaller than #1 above. Three sheets, 3’ x 4’ HO Scale. Plans and elevations of the furnace, skip hoist, stoves, gas cleaning equipment, piping, stock bins, cast house and ore bridge.
3: BESSEMER CONVERTER PLANT $36.00
Based on a facility built in South Chicago in the late 1890’s, and in operation at least through the 30’s and is similar to plants in use through the 40’s. Five sheets, 2’ x 3’, HO Scale. Detailed plans, elevations, sections, including elevations of the building.
4: 120 TON HIGH LIFT CAR DUMPER $42.00
Located at Sandusky, Ohio. Built in 1939 and still loading Lake Boats. Four sheets, 2’6” x 3’6”, HO Scale. Elevations, plans and sections.
5: HULETT ORE UNLOADERS $36.00
Plans, elevations, sections, details and several design variations of a “classic” Hulett Unloader of the early 20th century. Includes elevations of ore bridges and a section through a lake front blast furnace plant. Five sheets, 2’ x 3’, HO Scale.
6: LAKEFRONT STEEL MILL PLAN $36.00
A medium size integrated steel plant in the Chicago District as it existed in the 1960’s, now demolished. 3’4” x 7’ with side extension, 1”=50’. Includes coke plant, three blast furnaces, open hearth, BOF, stripper crane, soaking pits, rolling mills and complete standard and marrow guage track layout.
7: BLAST FURNACE PLANT PLAN $20.00
Plan of the Carrie Furnaces in the Pittsburgh District as of the mid 1940’s, now demolished. One sheet, 2’6” x 5’3”, 1”=50’. Railroad supplied six furnace plant showing all trackage, blower and powerhouses, piping, ore bridges, pig caster and various maintenance buildings in addition to the six furnaces.
8: OPEN HEARTH PLANTS $37.50
A 20th century open hearth plant. Two sheets, 2’6” x 3’6”, HO scale. Plans, elevations and sections showing scrap yard, charging floor, furnace, teeming aisle, mold preparation yard, overhead cranes and building structure. One sheet, 3’ x 4’, 1/32”=1’0”, showing six furnace plant, material yard, mold preparation yard, mixer building, stripper building, and narrow and standard guage trackage.
9: 1915 BLAST FURNACE $46.00
Plans, elevations and sections of a typical 1915 period furnace as built at Bethlehem Steel on the site of an open top furnace. Five three pass stoves, cast house and gas cleaning equipment plus many details. Three sheets, 3’ x 4’, HO Scale. Similar to many built in the early 20th C at other plants.
10: 1890’S OPEN TOP FURNACE $67.00
Plan and elevations of a typical charcoal or anthracite manually charged open top furnace based on the furnace at Johnson City, Tenn. Furnaces of this type could still be found in use through the 1920’s with one in use as late as WWII. Six highly detailed sheets, HO Scale. Includes stock house, furnace, charging elevator, dust catcher, stoves, boilers, blowing engines and much more.
The sources include original engineering drawings, books, periodicals, photos and site visits. Almost all of the drawings are of actual equipment with some in use at present. A number of the sets are composites combining information from several facilities. All of the sets are done to full scale and are as close to the original as the information at hand allows. This enables the modeler to modify or selectively compress as needed.
11: 1940’S BESSEMER PLANT $32.00
Two vessel Bessemer converter plant including building structure, charging and teeming cranes, stripper crane, mixer and converters. These drawings are not of a particular plant, but a composite showing the dimensions and details of a typical plant of the period. Two sheets, 3’ x 4’, HO Scale.
12: BASIC OXYGEN PLANT (BOF) $65.00
Plans, elevations and sections of a 1960’s BOF plant that was to be built using part of a existing open hearth building (shown) as the scrap and teeming aisles. Three sheets, 3’ x 6’6”, HO Scale.
13: BARGE AND SHIP UNLOADER $10.00
Wood framed steam powered waterfront unloaded of the late 19th century. Typical of those found in lake ports, seaports and on river fronts. Based on field measurements of the unit located at Norwich, Conn. As of 1962-63. The unloader structure is close to the original with the bins freelanced. Three sheets + photos, 1’6” x 2’, HO Scale.
14: ELECTRIC MELT SHOPS $65.00
A relatively small 1920’s 3 furnace shop (scrap and hot metal charge) and a large modern 4 furnace shop based on a facility built in the mid 50’s, subsequently expanded, and still in use. Includes plan views, sections and elevations. Five sheets, 3’ x 4’6”, HO Scale.
15: COKE PLANTS $62.50
Plans, sections and elevations taken from several sources showing large and small plants. Includes ovens, coal bins, charging larrys, quench cars and related equipment. One sheet shows, to scale, a typical by products plant in schematic form. Two sheets 2’6”x3’6”, one sheet 3’x5’ and one sheet 3’x10’, scales vary.
16: 1950’s BLAST FURNACE $65.00
A typical 1950’s period design showing the rebuilt “A” furnace at Bethlehem Steel. Six sheets: plans, elevations and sections of furnace, stoves, cast house, venturi gas cleaner and precipitators. This is the second “A” furnace but still using the cast house and stoves of the 1915 furnace. Sheet sizes: one 2’x3’ and five 3’x4’, HO scale. Furnace is still in existence.
17: BETHLEHEM PLANT 1924 MAP $42.00
1"=100'. Track plan and all buildings B Fces. A-G, OH, Bessemers, rolling mills, no coke plant, lots of detail. 3'x12'.
18: ALAN WOOD STEEL & UMP RAILROAD $62.00
Four sheets, 1"=50'. All buildings, NG & std gauge railroad. A medium size steel plant with 2 blast fce's, OH and, later, a BOF.
19: BETHLEHEM STEEL, 1950-1960 PERIOD $240.00
47 2'x3' sheets, 1"=50". Everything in the plant including coke plant, interchange yards, all the rolling mills, open hearths, BOF, etc. Lots of detail. Price includes shipping 48 states.
20: BLAST FURNACE BLOWING ENGINES $24.00
One sheet, 3’ x 4’, HO Scale. Detailed plan, elevation and section of a smaller blowing house with Allis Chalmers blast furnace gas powered horizontal reciprocating engines. Also, an example of a Mesta engine is included. U.S. Steel, Bethlehem and others used such designs. Bethlehem’s in use until the 90’s.
SHIPPING: SENT ROLLED: up to $50.00: $7.50
Overseas: please inquire for total.
Prices effective January, 2006