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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2020 10:26 pm
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Progress !

Have used up all my corrugated sheets...  Busy printing new ones, at a rate of 4/day.

And YES, I intended it to look like this....  it's not because of my bad eyes! 












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Looking good, the roofing looks well weathered,

and has seen years of exposure to mother nature.

:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:




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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 06:15 am
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A little progress...


Although the back side of the building won't be visible,
I will also put corrugated roofing on it...

However, no windows and other details.


Next, four tall stacks.







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 Posted: Wed Oct 28th, 2020 06:26 pm
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Roof finished! 

Stacks are only loosely attached, and out of line. 







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Looking at the photo,
I would lose 1 stack and spread the other three along the length.

With 4 boilers it would be a very tight fit,
to get them all in and give room for work to be done on them,
not like I have not seen set ups cramped for space in operating power plants.

I admire your progress on both the power plant and the mill,
looking forward to the finished scene.

In O scale it would take up my whole room.

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Ken, too late...

There is a metal support integrated in the roof,
with studs standing out vertically where I put those tubes on.

Would have to rip apart the whole thing...
And, I have mostly seen either two or four stack installations,
always even numbers, for whatever reason.

The boilers may be smaller than usual....?

I also will place an incomplete steamer alongside, without main rods,
as an temporary aide when one of the boilers need attention.




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The last power plant I worked in started with 5 boilers,
added 2 more, then 3 more boilers were added over time.

It was a mixture of design and capacity for the boilers.

The new power house had 2 boilers,
which allowed scrapping of 9 of the boilers.




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Ken,

Just curious,

what kind of business did this power house support with energy? 




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The last power house I worked was a gas processing plant,
with a capacity of 200 million cubic feet per day,
stripping Sulfur, Ethane, Propane, Butane & Pentane.

Left 20 years ago while still sane!
Had spent 31 years with Shell Canada.

Majority of prime mover's were steam turbine's,
powering pump's and compressor's, using 600 PSI or 250 PSI steam.
There were also 3 Sulphur Plants supplying steam to the system.


Prior to Shell worked at Pulp mill, again in the power house,
plant supplied it's own electrical power,
with two 10 Megawatt and a 38 Megawatt unit.

The plant had 4 power boilers and a Black Liquor Recovery boiler,
which when I started was the largest one in the world,
2 & 1/2 years later, it was not even in the top 10.




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Hi Gerold  :wave:

I hope 'Buckhorn Mine' is still standing ...  :old dude:

... despite the local oxidization !  :shocked:





Interesting to see this view ^^ from the Previous << Page ...

... the open windows on the top floor are a nice touch.  :thumb:

Probably a bit hot 'n' steamy in there !!  :boogie: 


:mex: :mex: :mex: :mex: :mex:


:java::moose: :dt:


Si. 




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