Cement Plant

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Cement Plant

Post by Mem160 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:33 pm

I am looking to make a loosely based model of the Howe's Cave Cement Pant, most likely using PVC Pipe and Gator Foam. I do not have the self expectations, nor the required room for the exact replica, so again, I am going with the "loosely based" concept. Does anyone know the "ballpark" dimensions on the concrete silos where the D&H 2-Bay cement hoppers were located? Just an idea for myself, so that I know how high to make them and if I should use 2" or 3" PVC piping.

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- Mark

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Re: Cement Plant

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:47 am

For what it is worth, Ken Nelson wrote an article about modeling a cement plant in the July 1994 Model Railroader magazine, and I believe it was based on Howe's Cave Cement Plant. It had drawings and lots of pictures. I suggest you track down a back issue.
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Re: Cement Plant

Post by Mem160 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:12 am

WOW!!!!! I am so glad you brought that up! HaHaHaHa! I got that issue off of eBay a couple of years ago and I forgot I had it! You reminded me! Thanks I'll look into it. Thank you.

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Re: Cement Plant

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:52 pm

Ken is a good friend of mine. When I lived in Western NY I read the article as a kid and didn't think much of it. After moving to Albany and focusing on the D&H, it became more useful. Ken's model is nice too!
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Re: Cement Plant

Post by Mem160 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:46 pm

What's the best method for cutting the doors into the PVC Silos for the tunnelway for the freight cars ?

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Re: Cement Plant

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:11 pm

I would suggest a Dremel tool at high speed to rough cut the doorways. Leave plenty of extra plastic to file away the melted bits.
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