Techniques for Making a Museum-quality model.
While the Walthers Blast Furnace is a wonderful kit and the only one of its kind in HO Scale, it is rather thin on details and has some errors. It is also difficult to have two connected together.
This video series shows how to transform a Walthers kit into something approaching museum-quality. Along the way you will learn scratch-building techniques and about the materials and tools needed to make outstanding models. The first video adds tons of detail to an existing kit and the gas cleaning equipment error is corrected.
The details include walkways/handrails, ladders/cages, prototypical pipe bends and breaching, the left-off piping, three kinds of piping valves, gas burners, new top works pipes/stairs/walkways, explosion doors, cast house floor stuff, cranes, skip hoist stairs, cable sheaves and cables; and the highline.
Finally the finished model is painted and mounted to the base with trackage. The presenter is Jeff Borne, known for his heavy industry, HO-scale layout Columbia River Steel Corp. Included is a CD-Rom with 295 photographs of the construction work and parts list.
Prairie Works, DVD video plus Photo CD-ROM Book, 71 min., color.