So, I speant three hours yesterday laying up the rest of the basic coke battery. The bunker at the end is from the Walthers kit, and just sitting there for effect. I have no plans on using it. It's too short, and everyone uses it. I'd rather do something unique. It wasn't bad grafting the kits together. I took the battery door sectons to work and machined the ends on my Bridgeport so the dividers would all be the same width where the kits were joined. I plan on extending the footprint on the bunker end, and building all the stuff that would to under the bunker. As well as a larry car.
I scored an IHC Cheyenne 650 Ton Coal Bunker off of ebay. My plan is to use it as the coke loader, as well as the coal service. I got the superstructure together so I could see where everything would go. I've got a seperate entry going for the bunker. I think it'll work well. I also know I'm going to have to build a transfer house. Which is fine. That can all be overhead above one of the tracks. As will the coke screening building.