Backwoods tankcar unloader

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Tyson Rayles, May 27, 2002.

  1. Tyson Rayles

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    I posted some pics of this a while back but they were from a distance. It's hard to get a good pic with my 35mm because of my #$%Q cheap scanner and the darn thing is so small! The "concrete" pad everything sits on is about a half inch by a inch and a quarter. The "tank" is a cap for 1" PVC pipe. The pad is sheet styrene, the fence is stripwood, the shed is left over from something I don't remember, the roof is 600 grit sandpaper. Everything else is from the junk box.

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    For those that don't know this is n-scale.

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    While the poor quality doesn't show it well the coiled up hose between the guy and the valve is 24 gauge insulated wire with a piece of copper tubing for the brass nozzle. Thank goodness it looks a lot better in real life than it does in these pictures! : :p
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I don't know, Tyson. Anytime I hear "backwoods", and see plumbing, and a storage tank,,,,,,, How many years have the feds walked past that "tank car unloader" without realizing what it really was?? Or, does that company make some really "SHINEy" furniture.
    Pete
  5. Tyson Rayles

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    I should'a known better than to contract for "adhesives" with a redneck (sorry Charlie) from Kentucky. Thought that stuff smelled "funny", sure does glue wood though. Wonder what it does to your innards? :D :D :D
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    Tyson, I think you conjured up something great there. Innovative in concept, very well executed and a delightful space filler. It's things like that which makes a layout all the more realistic and a pleasure to look at.

    Dream up more for us please.

    Errol
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    Shoooot, Tyson,
    No 'fence takin'...
    I'm thinkin' 'bout tryin' t' sell some o'at stuff t' all 'ese scratchers 'n bashers! :D :D :D
    Seriously, though, that's a great little structure, & things like that are many times, more of a point of interest than larger buildings for people visiting your layout, because of all the detail that goes into them.
    Great work, my friend!
  8. Tyson Rayles

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    Thanks guys!:)