Electric Melt Shop: Scrap Receiving Yard

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IronBeltKen

Lazy Daydreamer
I have a few shots from the window of a tour bus, of the scrap metal receiving yard at an electric melt shop. [The company didn't allow cameras inside the mill unfortunately - rats!] Sorry about the 'grainy' appearance, these are from prints that I scanned-in. They were shot back in 2003, during my "pre-digital" days.

The first shot is an overall view of the yard, with most of the scrap 'baled' like hay:

EAF_rcvg_yard001.jpg


The next shows some more of the machinery. That's an electromagnet hydraulic-arm crane on a self-propelled rail chassis, loading scrap into a bottom-dump EAF* charging bucket:

EAF_rcvg_yard002.jpg


The 3rd is a close-up of the previous image. If you look closely you can see the specially-outfitted flatcar the charging bucket sits on, the seam dividing the two sides where it opens to dump, and the flopped-over bracket with the center hook "eye" (for the overhead crane):

EAF_rcvg_yard003.jpg


Regarding that last photo, I wouldn't dream of expecting Josh to kitbash a model of that - even though there is a mini-mill in California...:rolleyes:;)

* EAF = Electric Arc Furnace
 

Steve B

Firefighter
What's that about josh Ken,,, i bet he's allready got a flat car lined up for the job

Great pic's
 

grande man

Bonafied Grande Nut
Steve, Proto pics have to be posted by Thrusday afternoon for Josh to post scratch building pics in time for WPF. :D
 

jbaakko

Diesel Detail Freak
Sheeh, come on, I gotta go to the store to buy the materials!

Ken if I had a use, I might consider it. Awsome pics though! Gives me ideas for the scrap in gondola's going to your mills ;).

Steve I DO have a flat lined up, but its a 68' version, and is destined to haul finished steel, pics tomorrow.
 




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