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Oil tankers

Post by RylstonLight » Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:48 pm

The running sheds at Rylston are land-locked from the road. Consequently fuel has always been moved in by rail. The advent of IC engines meant the need for a storage tank and two narrow-gauge tanks to transport the fuel oil in. These were painted in a somewhat fanciful livery in the early heritage era, and it is assumed that neither Shell or BP knew of the appropriation of their branding. Still they do brighten up the demonstration goods from its otherwise ubiquitous grey.
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Re: Oil tankers

Post by ge_rik » Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:57 am

Nicely done. Especially the subtle weathering

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Post by Lonsdaler » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:09 am

Another really atmospheric photo! I have one of those Swift Sixteen tankers, and found it to be ridiculously heavy with the solid resin tank, so I remodelled that part using a length of drainpipe (and copious nail gems as rivets) instead. The resin tank finished up as an above ground diesel storage tank for fuelling locos.
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Re: Oil tankers

Post by RylstonLight » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:44 am

Lonsdaler wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:09 am
. . . and found it to be ridiculously heavy with the solid resin tank, so I remodelled that part using a length of drainpipe (and copious nail gems as rivets) instead.
Thanks for heads up as I did wonder.

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Re: Oil tankers

Post by Lonsdaler » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:07 pm

RylstonLight wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:44 am
Lonsdaler wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:09 am
. . . and found it to be ridiculously heavy with the solid resin tank, so I remodelled that part using a length of drainpipe (and copious nail gems as rivets) instead.
Thanks for heads up as I did wonder.

Andy S.
If you run on short radius curves as I usually do, putting one in the wrong place in a train would cause it to topple, largely because the centre of gravity of the waggon is quite high.
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Re: Oil tankers

Post by DonW » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:53 pm

Nice job. A solid resin tank doesn't seem a sensible idea not just the weight it would use a lot of material too.

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