The Model Railroader's Guide to Steel Mills

Bernard Kempinski
Item #12435

You will better understand how to create a realistic mill area and set up its rail operations.
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The Model Railroader’s Guide to Steel Mills makes modeling this archetypical American industry possible for the average modeler. Author and expert Bernard Kempinski explains the industrial process and the massive complex built around steel production. The reader will better understand how to create a realistic mill area and set up its rail operations. Chapters are included for steelmaking, steel mill railroads, steel mill track planning, and modeling tips.

  • Steel from start to finish
  • Track plans with steel mills included
  • Features historical photos of railroad-served steel mills
Author: Bernard Kempinski
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 96
Color photos: 150
Author Bio
Bernard Kempinski is a freelance writer who has written more than 40 magazine articles on model railroading, many of them on layout planning, and one book on realistic, mid-size track plans. He is an active model railroader and has built many models on commission, including a 1950s steel mill and a paper mill featured in recent Walthers catalogs. A former U.S. Army captain, Bernard works as a defense analyst in Washington, D.C.
Table of Contents
Chapter one: History of steel  7
Chapter two: Ironmaking  13
Chapter three: Steelmaking   26
Chapter four: Railroads and transportation  41
Chapter five: Track planning  55
Chapter six: Putting it all together  70
Chapter seven: Modeling techniques  80
About the author
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