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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 04:21 PM

I started gluing the sheets of "brick" to the sides of the building.

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On right side of the factory, you can see that the brick sheet was not wide enough to cover the whole side.
So I cut another brick sheet at an angle and then cut steps into it.

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With this brick sheet glued onto the side, it is then hard to see where the joint is.

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While the building is drying, I started on the two chemical tanks.
You may remember that these are going to be built out of parts of PVC drain pipe.

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I assembled the pieces together to form the tanks and fastened them to a plywood base.
In my junk box, I found two pot metal bracket ( off something ? ) and fastened them to the side of the tanks for the catwalk supports.
I also found two pieces that look like some sort of cap and mounted them on the top of the tanks for hatch covers.

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The catwalk, railing and access ladder came off ebay.

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The tanks will be filled from railroad tank cars so I need a filling platform.
This is the start of building that platform.

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And here is the completed platform.

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The two support post for the back wall are longer than the support post for the platform.
These will go into two holes drilled in the tank base to locate and hold the platform in place.

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The platform holds the electric transfer pump.
The black hose is the flex hose to attach to the tank car.
There are two valves for controlling the flow to the tanks.
On the back side of the platform, the two fill pipes run up the side of each tank.
There is an outlet pipe at the bottom of each tank to connect the tanks to the factory building.

Here are photos of the finished tanks.

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 05:08 PM

very nice, great looking project

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 05:08 PM

very nice work

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 05:44 PM

Awesome work yet again!

It looks real

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 06:03 PM

Truly amazing work,and yes it does look real.

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 06:15 PM

Another awesome job as usual Ray. The tanks are awesome. Definitely looks real. Have you posted any pics of your track layout? Do you have a track layout already setup?

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 06:39 PM

Real nice, great work. Can't wait to see more.

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 06:58 PM

Great work Ray!! amazing what detail work will do to simple materials.
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Posted March 15, 2011 - 07:30 PM

As always very nice work Ray.

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 08:38 PM

Once again Ray very nice work! :thumbs:

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 09:20 PM

Thank guys for the nice comments. I appreciate you all taking the time to respond.

George ..
I don't have a layout yet, that's still a couple of years away yet.




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