Some Coke Oven Lore & History: In 1904 the Powhattan Coal and Coke Co. opened a new mine at Sykesville. One year later, the fledgling company sold out to a group of New York investors who changed the name to the Cascade Coal and Coke Co. At that time, under the direction of C.C. Gadd, 100 coke ovens were built. Two years later, a local paper noted that "they are working regularly at the Cascade mines. A good grade of coke is being make there, and business is brisk." The prototype for this kit was built in 1903 at the Cascade Coke Ovens, Cascade, Preston County, WV, now abandoned.
The ovens were charged from the top through a charging hole. The coal was leveled by raking by a man outside the oven. The doorway was temporarily plugged with brick. A small space was left open at the top for air. Forty eight hours later, the coal was turned to coke. Normal operations would see half of the battery of ovens being fired while the other was being unloaded of coke and reloaded with coal. A new industry for your coal mining branch, or model it abandoned and weed grown along a torn up spur.
This Coke Ovens Kit: LabStone castings cast from Tom Yorke 'original' hand-carved masters combined with wood retaining walls and Grandt Line N/B/W makes a great detail for any Empire. Easy enough for the Novice yet challenging for the advanced—imagine smoke units and blinking red lights for realism! You gotta build this kit today...
Foot Print: HO &S—8"long x 6" deep (or so) & O—11"long x 8" deep (or so) Heck, it's your Empire; make it as long & wide as you want. We've adapted this kit to 1:64 scale using Doctor Ben's baby Building Blocs—SEE IMAGES!
Instructions have been rewritten to include *all* the steps to build this kit including *tips* from (Doctor Ben's How-To #2: The ABCs of Staining Castings) to stain and weather castings, wood and plastic!
NOW Available: Industrial Engine Shed Craftsman Kit by Scale Model Masterpieces HO/HOn3/HOn2/HOn30
This kit comes with the beautifully detailed *original Thomas A York casting of stone, wood, and brick first offered in 1979 as the Industrial Engine House (re-release Coming Soon!). The construction, assembly, staining, and weathering instructions have been *significantly* updated to currently available products including easy to learn techniques in the Doctor Ben's instructional "The ABC's of Staining Castings" booklet.
This Craftsman kit includes 20-page Instructional booklet; full-size drawings (THUMBNAIL Right), Thomas A. Yorke *original* castings from meticulously hand-carved master patterns by the Master himself; Kappler Scale Lumber; Grantline windows doors & roof detail; Sequoia Model Products white metal castings; Doctor Ben's Tar Paper roofing material; PLUS all the Tips & Tricks of building an Award Winning Contest Model by Doctor Ben himself—Richard E. (Ben) Bendever.
The foot print of this fantastic model is 4" wide by 6" long with just enough room to park a Jordan Highway Miniatures 1922 MACK Railbus. And yes, we have Jordan kits in our store, too. Purchase both and save *lots* of shipping. Construction of this kit will enlighten you to working working with numerous techniques and materials that you ma that you may have never heard of let alone tried!
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