Are you planning on adding HO scale steel mill buildings to your model railroad? There’s a few things to keep in mind when you’re building a prototype version of a steel mill building scenery to your model train layout.
The first thing to keep in mind is the fact that the production of steel requires several steps that take place in different types of buildings. For example, a sinter plant helps create fine iron ore dust particles. A blast furnace then takes the dust particulate and melts it into a product that can be converted into actual steel.
Keep these points in mind when you decide on the different HO scale buildings of steel production to add into your model train layout. Another valuable scenery to add into your layout is of different recycled products that can melted down and converted into steel in your HO scale model train building scene.
Rail Rebuilder Steel Mill Building
This HO scale steel mill building’s purpose is to fabricate steel parts. It uses a Walthers model building kit specifically designed for steel mills. It’s great for steam or diesel-era layouts. It provides a strong perspective of realism with large buildings that outsize the smaller industrial buildings and trains.
The way the prototype captures the realism of the larger building size makes it look very authentic on most layouts. The building has exquisite details including roof vents, interior decals, doors and windows. It also goes well with other industrial buildings and maintenance shops.
Sinter Plant HO Scale Steel Mill Building
This HO scale sinter plant is the preliminary step for production out of the steel mill. The sinter plant first agglomerates iron ore dust at high temperature. It then creates a product, which is used in the blast furnace for further processing into steel.
Blast Furnace Steel Mill Building
Once the iron ore is converted into fine dust particles, it’s then sent to the furnace for further processing. The furnace in this HO scale steel mill building uses coal and coke to generate heat that’s required to melt the steel. This type of furnace is most often used to carry out steel recycling.
Another aspect of the furnace in this steel mill is the perspective it provides. The sheer size dwarfs the smaller trains to make it look even more realistic.