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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2008 01:02 am
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I have got to the stage where my yards in the centre module are ready for ballasting and scenicking (don't you hate that word?), but I needed one more piece before I could commence.  I have built a refuelling depot from a Heljan kit, but I haven't been able to find a suitable bulk tank kit, so I set myself a challenge.  I decided I would build the tank myself, but I was only allowed to use materials on hand and I would try to build it within 24 hours.  I must say I have been inspired by the excellent scratch building on YMR, so I embarked on my first ever project.



Everything is pretty straightforward. I cut 11.5cm off some 25mm; and 2cm off some 19mm; scrap water pressure pipe, filled them with newspaper and bogged the ends with Plastibond.  I used 3mm MDF for the base and 2mm and 3mm square spruce for the framework.  After the Plastibond had set up (about 20 mins), I sanded it into domes for the ends of the tank and the top of the inspection hatch.  I used a couple of screws and a washer for the detail of the hatch; and a piece of sprue drilled through slipped on to a piece of wire for the outlet pipe to the bowsers.  The piece of sprue was drilled and a screw inserted for the handle for the stop cock.



The riveted joints in the tank were made with a plastic embossing tool, graciously donated by SWMBO, on ordinary note paper, cut into strips and glued on to the pipe with PVA.



I sprayed the tank with grey etch primer and then with a light coat of gloss white.  It needed to be a light coat, so the rivets and the edges of the cover plates would show up better.  I completed the platform with paddle pop sticks which were grooved to look like planks, and a handrail made from piano wire with the legs soldered on.  I had one brass ladder left over from the signal bridges.  The pump shed was made from offcuts from the coal preparation plant kit.  The hose which attaches to the rail tankers for unloading, is a piece of electrical cable.



. . . and here she is, lineside.  Now I can get on with the ballasting and the rest of the landscaping.  I like that word better! I started at about 2.00 p.m. Saturday and finished about 3.00 p.m. Sunday.  Twenty five hours - not too bad . . .



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That looks great, Max! Inspiring in itself. Thanks for showing that. Seems there's more and more good ideas on here.

Judging by your loco and rollingstock you're modelling a fairly similar era to me, so one of those would look good on my layout.


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Thanks Mike.  Yes, I'm modelling the mid '50s Nickel Plate Road.  Tony Koester would like to see more proto, but I'm having fun - that's all that matters.  Cheers.  Max



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Max, another good one for the NMRA - more points towards your AP on Author & no doubt towards the Scratchbuild as well.

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Thanks Sol



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Well i love this build. Just go's to show you never throw anything away, you never know when i comes in handy.

So those SWMBO are wrong when it says thats junk throw it out, we know what we are doing hey guys, so ignore SWMBO next time she complains about our so called junk.

Well done mate. :pathead

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Thats a great result in 25 hours Max.

Its a unique model which gives it the edge over any kit and using whatever is available is real scratchbuilding.

The strips of spruce look really usefull for all sorts of things i have never noticed small sections of wood in model shops here like that it tends to be balsa wood that size. They would laugh at me if i went up the woodyard and asked for bits that size.

Well done

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Thanks lads.  Brian, The small sections of spruce are usually for main spars in model aircraft, but we have them in the model rail shops here as well, about A$1.00 for a bundle of ten.  Phill, you are right.  Throw nothing away.  A classic example is the piece of sprue drilled in two directions to make the body of the stop cock. Cheers. Max



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Just one criticism, of an otherwise excellent scratchbuild, and this just may be my poor old eyes, is that the delivery pipe in the picture below seems overscale.




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Max, what a great project, and in only 25 hours! I can't even think that fast! :cry:

Are you going to weather it? I think the wood would look much better weather a bit.

As for Bob's comment on the delivery pipe, perhaps if the black color was lightened a little it might help.

Did you just dream up this or did you have a prototype you were following?

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A very neat piece of work. I concur with Wayne-give the filler pipe some lightness to break up the solidness-should scale down okay.



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Forgot to mention Max that your project is yet another great entry in the Forum Contents Index. Thanks.



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Thanks guys.  The large black hose is a casualty of my self imposed conditions.  I just didn't have another piece of cable in a smaller size, which didn't look too small.   It is a loose fit in the pump house, so I can easily make another one if I cop sufficient flak about it.

It is based on a kit on my friend, Jack Jennings' layout.  He usually keeps all his boxes, so I could have ordered it, but we couldn't find the relevant box, so I was forced to get off my butt and make one.

The spruce will weather itself and I'm going to have a "rust and dirt day" and weather the metal parts on the signal bridges, the tank and even SWMOB if she gets in the way, in the near future.



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OK Chaps.  How do you like this one?  A smaller diameter hose.



I'll leave it to youse guys to judge.  Cheers. Max



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Yeah, better, still worth weathering though.
I rolled past the East Perth railway terminal on the way home on my pushie last night.
The Indian Pacific terminates at the station and there is a refuelling point, the refuelling hose looked more like your new one in size.
Nice use of "bits".



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Try putting a figure by it and see if he/she could lift it for their scale size. Looking okay is most probably more important than the exact diameter. Then weather!



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The size does look better, but it still is too shinny, needs to be weathered.

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OK Basic weathering.  Dirt from passing traffic - no rust - it's too new.



It's really not very good weathering, is it . . . :thud
 



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Max it looks ok to me, as you say still new and lets face it not
everything has to be falling to bits rusty.

:cheers;-):lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::cool:

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Max, it looks great to me, the wood still needs time, but that is your plan anyway. Don't see what else you could do. I'd be very happy with it. But at this point I'd be very happy with any kind of scenery on my layout! :mutley

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