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tank farm update
Posted by jpmorrison on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:40 AM

it's been awhile i am about 90% done with this area

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Posted by Pruitt on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:47 AM

That looks great!

Where did you find those loading racks, and how many did you install?

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Posted by GAPPLEG on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:58 AM
 Brunton wrote:

That looks great!

Where did you find those loading racks, and how many did you install?

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Yeah, those loading racks are nice. Great looking scene.

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Posted by fievel on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:58 AM

All that piping looks great !   You've got quite a layout.

Nice city buildings in the background.Thumbs Up [tup]

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Posted by Don Z on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 11:32 AM

Jeff,

It looks great!! Thumbs Up [tup] Very nice work....

Don Z.

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Posted by jpmorrison on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 11:32 AM

thanks. they are walthers oil loading platforms. i used 8 of them

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Posted by ARTHILL on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 1:01 PM
Great scene. Thanks for sharing.  You have enough to give the scene the grandure that it needs.
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Posted by R. T. POTEET on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 1:10 PM

Jeff, there is an outstanding word to describe your modeling and that word is OUTSTANDING!!!!

You know, of course, that I hate you!!!

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Posted by jpmorrison on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 1:27 PM

thanks art & rt poteet. rt you should'nt hate me cause i like you. LOL

art if i can get my mountains to look half as good as yours i would be very happy

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Posted by Pruitt on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:00 PM

I would not have expected those Walthers racks to look that good. I was resigned to scratch-building some out of brass (yikes!), but I'll certainly reconsider after seeing how great they look on your layout, Jeff!

Thanks a lot - you probably saved me uncounted hours of work!

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:11 PM
It looks very good.
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Posted by 304live on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 9:25 PM

this looks GREAT!

 

i'd love to see some more of your layout...

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Posted by MilwaukeeRoad on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 9:29 PM
Nice and prototypical!
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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 11:31 PM
Terrific.  Thanks for sharing with the forum!

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Posted by joe-daddy on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:57 PM

Nice Work!  Reminds me of driving through Ponca City

 

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 jpmorrison wrote:

it's been awhile i am about 90% done with this area

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Posted by jpmorrison on Sunday, June 3, 2007 2:57 PM

thanks for all the compliments

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Posted by cpeterson on Monday, June 4, 2007 1:11 PM
great work.  i love the shot with all the tanks on two parallel tracks.
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Posted by canazar on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 4:47 PM

Thanks for the link JP.  That really turned out nice.   The platform or unloading/loading side of it, adds a awhole lot to it.  :D

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Posted by Rob2112 on Friday, August 3, 2007 9:04 PM

Very Nice Tank farm so far!  Where did you find the piping?  That really makes it more realistic.  I will have to get some.  Is it from Walthers?

 

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Posted by ericsp on Friday, August 3, 2007 10:58 PM
 Rob2112 wrote:

Very Nice Tank farm so far!  Where did you find the piping?  That really makes it more realistic.  I will have to get some.  Is it from Walthers?

 

Rob

It looks like the Refinery Piping kit with three pipes instead of four.

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Posted by BigRusty on Saturday, August 4, 2007 2:39 PM

VERY NICE! A great way to squeeze a major plant into an awkward space.

I hate to quibble,but having perused a lot of bulk plant photos, I suggest that the levees should be much higher and surrounding each tank. Each one has to be able to retain the overflow from the tank or they would be worthless.

 

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Posted by superbe on Saturday, August 4, 2007 9:49 PM

There alwasy seems to be some differences of opinion about berms  and or dikes around storage tanks. I believe this is so because there are what are known as terminals where millon gallon tanks are the norm and bulk plants which are usually owned by a local oil company and are from 10,000  to 20.000 gallons on average. The current EPA regulatios allows groups of tanks to have a a single berm if it will contain 110% of the capacity of the largest tank within the berm Also the berm is aupposed to impervious as well as the floor. However, with that said it really depends on the era that you are modeling. In real lif I know of one major oil co that put cement dike around tanks in 1930 and just used earth in the 1950's. So before the EPA regulation of 1988 it was purely up to the oil company and the local fire marshall.

Just my 2cts worth.

Bob.................I sure like your installation and the piping!!!

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Posted by joe-daddy on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:21 AM

Jeff,

You will enjoy the very long and comprehensive article in this months (Aug) Scale Rails on the Augusta (KS) oil refinery.  My aunt has lived in August for about  60 years and I've vivid memories of that refinery with its Sconey Mobil Flying Red Horse sign and that huge flame that seemed to go for ever.  The whole town smelled like 90 weight gear lube!  And I remember Augusta had the worst tasting water in the universe, well, Kansas and Oklahoma anyway! Smile [:)]

Your tank farm is up there in quality with the one this fellow built in Scale Rails.  Great job friend!

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Posted by mobilman44 on Friday, September 28, 2007 6:21 PM

Jeff,

Nice terminal!!!!   I joined up two of the walthers loading racks and did some customizing to bring the source pipes "underground" to come up again at the various storage tanks.  You really had your work cut out for you putting 8 of them together.  For those others that read this, note that Walthers has two piping kits that can work with the racks - or any other place dealing with oil.

My racks are in association with a bulk oil/lpg terminal, using various Walthers kits.  As I've spent 40 years in the bizzness, and worked at several refineries and a couple of terminals, building a terminal was the only way I could come up with something halfway realistic.  When visitors call it a "refinery", I cringe, and explain that I would need a very, very large room filled to the brim with tanks/pipes/vessels/buildings/etc. to even get near having one.

Thanks for the look see!!

Mobilman44 

ENJOY  !

 

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Posted by Rob2112 on Thursday, December 6, 2007 10:16 PM
 mobilman44 wrote:

Jeff,

Nice terminal!!!!   I joined up two of the walthers loading racks and did some customizing to bring the source pipes "underground" to come up again at the various storage tanks.  You really had your work cut out for you putting 8 of them together.  For those others that read this, note that Walthers has two piping kits that can work with the racks - or any other place dealing with oil.

My racks are in association with a bulk oil/lpg terminal, using various Walthers kits.  As I've spent 40 years in the bizzness, and worked at several refineries and a couple of terminals, building a terminal was the only way I could come up with something halfway realistic.  When visitors call it a "refinery", I cringe, and explain that I would need a very, very large room filled to the brim with tanks/pipes/vessels/buildings/etc. to even get near having one.

Thanks for the look see!!

Mobilman44 

 

You must post some pics of your progress!  As Im trying to get a feel for what Im getting into here myself.. Haha

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Posted by N737AA on Thursday, December 13, 2007 2:56 PM

I am in the planning stages of my refinery and am curious what track spacing is required for the walthers platforms?

Thanks,

 

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Posted by Rob2112 on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 5:11 PM
 joe-daddy wrote:

Jeff,

You will enjoy the very long and comprehensive article in this months (Aug) Scale Rails on the Augusta (KS) oil refinery.  My aunt has lived in August for about  60 years and I've vivid memories of that refinery with its Sconey Mobil Flying Red Horse sign and that huge flame that seemed to go for ever.  The whole town smelled like 90 weight gear lube!  And I remember Augusta had the worst tasting water in the universe, well, Kansas and Oklahoma anyway! Smile [:)]

Your tank farm is up there in quality with the one this fellow built in Scale Rails.  Great job friend!

 Joe 

Do you have any personal pictures of that Augusta Oil Refinery?  I'd also love to see that magazine, and am having a heck of a time trying to acquire a back issue of it!  I am modeling a big portion of that refinery and need to know what the 2 rail spurs off the main line serviced?  ANY info would be great!  I will post pics of progress soon.

Thanks!

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Posted by Rob2112 on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 5:12 PM
 N737AA wrote:

I am in the planning stages of my refinery and am curious what track spacing is required for the walthers platforms?

Thanks,

 

I used 3 3/8" spacing and it seems to work good

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Posted by jpmorrison on Friday, February 22, 2008 10:12 AM
 N737AA wrote:

I am in the planning stages of my refinery and am curious what track spacing is required for the walthers platforms?

Thanks,

 

from inside tie to tie is 1 3/4 inch and i did cut the pipe from 4 down to 3

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Posted by EspeeEngineer on Friday, February 22, 2008 10:54 AM
Wow Jeff, that really looks nice! I like the oil loading platforms you put together, that really gives it a lot of charater! I will have to include those in my fuel dist. facility!

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