Series: Model Railroader
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company (April 30, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.3 x 10.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Having bought the Walthers/Cornerstone Steel Mill kits some years ago and the Walthers book, I was a little disappointed under the impression that the book contained little information on the accompanying model kit.Years later a new book: "Steel Mills" now has appeared and I was surprised at how detailed yet easy to understand everything is explained here. Unfortunately I will have to alter some of my buildings on my layout as now for the first time I actually understand what exactly they do and how.There are many track plans included for all sizes of layouts and many photos of the actual kits and how to arrange them, aswell as drawings of the buldings showing their functionality.To me this is the perfect mix between information about the prototype, and how to model it using the Walthers kits.If you buy the models you should buy this book.
Great book. Shows everything you need to do to make a wonderful portrayal of a steel mill complex on your MR. Or diarama. This book saved me an incredible amount of money. How? By showing me that my room for what I wanted to do was much too small! If I had not purchased this book -- just started buying materials,etc. I would have wound up with a lot of stuff in a closet. Now, I can negotiate a proper space in the garage or ... and show my wife why I need it. Since she likes my hobby efforts so far -- it may possible. Then, I can use this great book to build it! In the meantime it is a great read. Explains a whole lot of "good stuff" about steel mills. If your steel mill if is "off layout" allows a creative mind to envision many mill suport ideas/possibilities to on layout. N scale will take 6' x 4' for a small modern mill, an older style would be a bit smaller. A 10' by 5' would give you nice model in N scale. However, you could go all out just doing a mill complex that would be a whole large bedroom project. There are more kit materials in HO scale. But it will take a whole lot of room. If you are interested in a steel mill model or even to arm chair it, buy it!
Great detail and a great launching off point if you have no understanding of the steel making process past or present. Gives a nice, short and sweet historical account of steel and it's relevance to railroads and serves as a great springboard into researching more in depth modelling ideas.
Bernard Kempinski's MODEL RAILROADER'S GUIDE TO STEEL MILLS tells how to add a realistic steel mill to a model railroad layout, showing how to model a steel mill operation, plan a layout in HO and N scales, and more. The focus is on ironmaking and steelmaking processes and includes mill structures, supporting railroads, track planning ideas, and building techniques. Any rail hobbyist will welcome this.
An excellent aid for anyone contemplating building a steel mill on their layout. Gives a lot of background on steel mills, perhaps could have done with a few more track plans and mill arrangements, but lots of photos and information. Recommend !
Well written, concise, profusely illustrated. Excellent source of information on steel mills.For someone interested in heavy- dutyoperations oriented model railroading, a invaluable source.
If you are considering building a model railroad layout in which the steel industryplays a major or important part, you will find this book a fabulous mine of informatiom.
Best book yet from MR. It is very informative so you understand what you are modelling and it has a very nice set of layout plan examples. I hope they make more industrial books like this.
The Model Railroader's Guide to Steel Mills Basic Painting and Weathering for Model Railroaders, Second Edition (Model Railroader Books: Essentials) Basic Model Railroad Benchwork (Model Railroader Essentials Series) Introduction to Model Railroading (Model Railroader's How-To Guides) Painting Backdrops for Your Model Railroad (Model Railroader's How-To Guides) Designing & Building Multi-Deck Model Railroads (Model Railroader) Ho Scale Model Railroading: Getting Started in the Hobby (Model Railroader Books) Building a Ready-To-Run Model Railroad (Model Railroader's How-To Guides) How to Build Model Railroad Benchwork, Second Edition (Model Railroader) Basic Structure Modeling for Model Railroaders (Model Railroader Books) The Men of Steel Anthology: The Men of Steel (special edition 2015 includes new release Raising Steel: Momma Joe's story ) The Model Railroader's Guide to Industries Along the Tracks 4 Model Railroader Cyclopedia, Vol. 1: Steam Locomotives Owner's complete guide to the Mills Q.T. slot machine Hardening, Tempering, Annealing and Forging of Steel: A Treatise on the Practical, Treatment and Working of High and Low Grade Steel (Classic Reprint) Mills of the Forties: Slot Machines of Yesteryear Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Sarh Mills Hodge Fund Publications) Model Cars You Threw Away: Guide to Pricing and Collecting Obsolete Diecast Model Cars Building N Gauge Model Railway Layouts (Building Model Railway Layouts Book 1) Model Railroad Electronics: Basic Concepts to Advanced Projects (Model Railroad Handbook)