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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby CFRiad » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:03 am

Here is the first draft. It fits in the footprint of 4 standard modules, with some corners chopped off. The minimum radius is R2 (353 mm). The "module" borders will have to move so that they don't fall under turnouts. More doodling needed. The blue dashed lines show the "reachability" limits.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:43 pm

I see the terminal something like this:
Oil Terminal.jpg

The terminal would act like a major industry with its own switcher.
Unit tank car trains would drop and pick up strings of tank cars and the switcher would move them to where they needed to go. The occasional way freight would drop or pick up box cars for the boxed products. The gated loading area would be for special products - Hazmat or..

The key to the scene is lots of piping and overall lighting

For ideas see:
https://plastruct.com/shop/trackside-series-kits/1008-kit-1008/ The Plastruct HO Refinery kit. Also available in N-Scale but it might be easier to shrink the HO model than scale up the N-Scale.
They also do tanks in many sizes.

From Walthers look at the following for ideas:
https://www.walthers.com/oil-loading-platform-kit-7-x-13-16-quot-17-8-x-2-1cm
https://www.walthers.com/north-island-oil-refinery-kit-8-1-16-x-5-quot-20-5-x-12-7cm
https://www.walthers.com/united-petroleum-refining-kit-13-1-2-x-8-1-4-x-15-quot-34-3-x-21-x-38-1cm Might also be available in N-Scale which might fit better in our space.
https://www.walthers.com/oil-loading-platform-13-3-8-x-1-7-8-x-3-quot-empty-859618
All these have some ideas to borrow.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Rich1853 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:08 pm

Earlier today I ordered the Walthers oil loading platform kit 3114 that was noted above in Bill's post
and a refinery piping kit 3114
https://www.walthers.com/refinery-piping-kit-509d60
and a Auhagen tank farm extension kit 12216
https://www.auhagen-shop.de/product_inf ... nsion.html
That I want to donate to the cause
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby CFRiad » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:38 am

Rich1853 wrote:Earlier today I ordered the Walthers oil loading platform kit 3114 that was noted above in Bill's post and a refinery piping kit 3114 and a Auhagen tank farm extension kit 12216 that I want to donate to the cause

You are Santa Claus! Thanks a lot. :dance:
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby CFRiad » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:40 am

Bill Dixon wrote:I see the terminal something like this:
The terminal would act like a major industry with its own switcher. Unit tank car trains would drop and pick up strings of tank cars and the switcher would move them to where they needed to go. The occasional way freight would drop or pick up box cars for the boxed products. The gated loading area would be for special products - Hazmat or... The key to the scene is lots of piping and overall lighting

Yessss.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby CFRiad » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:54 am

Here is what I have on hand now, everything from Auhagen:

Two large vertical tanks with spill containment dikes (1:100 scale). The tanks will need to be painted, to cover the German lettering. Cream or green would work. Lights on the rim as shown in dileTTante's photo would be nice.
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Pump house with control building and loading platform (1:100 scale). The loading platform has to be lowered to match TT height.
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Loading ramp 1:120 scale. This will go in the boxcar loading area.
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Four small horizontal tanks 1:120 scale. These are perfect for the fenced special product area
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With Rich1853's donation we are in business.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby CFRiad » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:12 am

A future extension to this would be a large industrial building. Something simple, 1968 brutalist with rectangular windows and flat roof. Something like this:
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The building can go on the inside, beyond the "reachable area"
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Rich1853 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:53 am

CFRiad wrote:You are Santa Claus! Thanks a lot.

No problem, look at today's date, it's Christmas in July.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:42 pm

Oh man I can't wait to see how it comes out. I may be a bit extreme but I think more tanks would be even better...
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby CFRiad » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:30 pm

ConducTTor wrote:Oh man I can't wait to see how it comes out. I may be a bit extreme but I think more tanks would be even better...

You are extreme.
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