need idea's for an industry ......

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by rock island rocket, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. rock island rocket

    rock island rocket Member

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    its time to start an new module at the club in o scale, i want it to be an industry serviced by rail, any idea's? any pics of whats on your layout? what all industry use tanker cars?
  2. Nomad

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    How about DR Wayne's Gern Industries?

    http://forum.zealot.com/t110626/

    Lots of information and photos. And Dr Wayne has billboards and such that you can use.

    Loren
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    Any industry that uses bulk chemicals; that would range from chemicals and solvents used to clean metals to the acid used in manufacturing batteries.

    Food industries use tankers to haul in corn syrup, a very common sweetening agent present in a lot of foods.

    Your best bet is to look at the industries present in your immediate area, and see what their bulk raw materials intake consists of.
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    hmm, i had a thought, maybe a meat packing plant, then i can use livestock cars to bring in live cows or pigs, and refer cars to ship the end product out in. i wonder what kits are out there in o scale for this, or at least what ones i could kit bash into one.

    i can also have semi's coming in with stock trailers and going out with refer trailers as well.
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    Sorry, your first post mentions tanker cars. That is what I was going by.

    Loren
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    i did/do wanted to use tanker cars,, but i came up with the meat packing plant as an after thought when mountain man replied and said to look at industries in my area.
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    if anyone has other idea's let me know, im still debating.