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  • HO Scale Beehive coke oven

    Reaching out too all the crew, and those that 3D print. Apparently it seems that these coke ovens are as hard as pulling hens teeth to find in HO scale.
    Every placed I've looked is out of stock, not available, auctions only, or just can't be found. Dose anyone have three of these coke ovens they would be willing to sell, or can I get a 3D printer wizard out there to give me a price, and make some up. Any advice or help in this matter would be appreciated. For the 3D printers out there, the Beehive (Bell) Style Coke Oven in HO scale is 2-1/4" x 1-3/8". Thanks in advance for
    any information, or your thoughts on making one.

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    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    I can come up with one way of doing it without 3D printing. Now it depends if you want to spend the time,have the talent or the patients to make a master by hand using small stones and individual bricks. Make a form using Styrofoam, wood, plaster and form it into the shape of the oven. Glue on the individual stones/bricks. Use the master to make a rubber mold and cast in plaster.

    My question to this is which would be faster, the 3D printer or the hand made beehive?

    My 6¢ ( hyper inflation ) worth.

    Bernd
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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    • #3
      Hmmm! Is that door just an open hole? 1-3/8" at the base, how high up is the stone work? Size of fire bricks?

      Cute little bugger, that I can't remember ever seeing in real life.

      Jim
      Take the red pill

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      • #4
        Jim, Wikipedia says typical dimensions are 13 ft diameter, 8.5 feet tall. YMMV.... Lots of images on Google, too....

        Lou, I think The Gauntlet has been picked up! Results by when... Sunday?

        Pete
        in Michigan

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bernd View Post
          I can come up with one way of doing it without 3D printing. Now it depends if you want to spend the time,have the talent or the patients to make a master by hand using small stones and individual bricks. Make a form using Styrofoam, wood, plaster and form it into the shape of the oven. Glue on the individual stones/bricks. Use the master to make a rubber mold and cast in plaster.

          My question to this is which would be faster, the 3D printer or the hand made beehive?

          My 6¢ ( hyper inflation ) worth.

          Bernd
          Yes, I had thought of that, I've made masters and molds of other items many times before. But in this case, if I were to make one Beehive, it is probably easier to make all three with stones and bricks, than to make a mold for only three wouldn't be worth it I think. Making all three from scratch I'm sure would look better also. Thanks for your thoughts Bernd.


          Louis L&R Western Railroad
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BurleyJim View Post
            Hmmm! Is that door just an open hole? 1-3/8" at the base, how high up is the stone work? Size of fire bricks?

            Cute little bugger, that I can't remember ever seeing in real life.

            Jim
            Here is another version made in O scale Jim. From the looks of the HO scale Beehive I first posted, I'd say the stone work is more or less a 1/3rd of the way up the height. The red brick would be HO scale size bricks. I got the height and width (2-1/4" x 1-3/8") from the internet for HO scale size.
            The door on some are opened, others are bricked in, and also metal doors are shown. So I guess anything goes.

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            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Orionvp17 View Post
              Jim, Wikipedia says typical dimensions are 13 ft diameter, 8.5 feet tall. YMMV.... Lots of images on Google, too....

              Lou, I think The Gauntlet has been picked up! Results by when... Sunday?

              Pete
              in Michigan
              Pete you are right, however there seems to be all kinds of sizes out there for these things. I may just have to do the individual rock and brick work and make them up. You've seen other projects I've ruffled with. Argh!


              Louis L&R Western Railroad
              Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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              • #8
                You're right Louis. One master to make just three would be more work. Another thought would be carving the stones in on a plaster formed beehive. Might take a while, but from the size you specify maybe not. How's your carving skills?

                Bernd
                New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bernd View Post
                  You're right Louis. One master to make just three would be more work. Another thought would be carving the stones in on a plaster formed beehive. Might take a while, but from the size you specify maybe not. How's your carving skills?

                  Bernd
                  That's doable when all else fails.


                  Louis L&R Western Railroad
                  Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                  • #10
                    A little research yesterday gave me some info on "coke". There is a park in Leetonia, Ohio that has yet a different style of coke oven. Unfortunately in nearly 60 years of driving, I've had 2 tickets about 5 years apart in Columbiana County, Ohio. I won't be visiting the park. Neither was for speeding, one was for asking a county mountie for directions. Don't poke the bear, or have out of state plates.


                    Jim
                    Take the red pill

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                    • #11
                      Is there a hole in the top, to let smoke out or is it sealed shut ?

                      Karl. A

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