pic's of my unfinished oil refinary modular.

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by ozzy, May 3, 2007.

  1. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    i hope this works

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    ozzy Active Member

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    some more

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    i am thinking about taking out all of the ballast and replacing it with a finer ballast. what do you all think?
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    That's the first thing that caught my eye. The ballast looks way to big.

    Loren
  5. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    it did not look to big in the bag....lol it do look bigger in the pics for some reason tho.


  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    That is one cool little building!

    But yeah..... the ballast looks just a touch too big.
  7. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    I agree. Ballast looks too big. That lamp at the end of the table could almost pass for being the moon!
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    Thought the same. Had to take another look. It looks cool, though.

    What size ballast are you useing? It does look a little to big.

    CAS
  9. ozzy

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    the ballast is woodland scenics medium gray blend.
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    The refinery looks very convincing, good work ozzy.
    I think most N scalers use W.S. fine ballast. Some HO scale modelers use the fine size too, they say medium is too big for HO scale.
  11. ozzy

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    just remember its not done yet, i have lots of detail pieces and some other things on order, and some more thats back ordered for 2 more months.

    i have some more kits to put together yet. and i have 3 oil pumps back ordered. i got the motors to make them move up and down but not the pumps...GRRRR.

    i think im going to take up my ballast and use the fine stuff. im hoping that it wont be to hard to get all the bigger stuff up .

    on this layout there will be 3 train running . each modular is 24" x 48" this is the first one.
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    That looks really COOL so far, can't wait to see some more progress!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    Please don't let that refinery get struck by lightning, catch fire, get hit by a huricane, or abducted by aliens!! Gas prices are already too high.
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice looking scene Ozzy!
    Ralph
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    i am tired of paying so much for gas,,,, i decided to make my own....lol



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    well i think im going to go to town sat and get the fine ballast. and see what i can do. im hoping i dont have to rip the track its self up to get the bigger stuff off the layout.
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    ok, how in the heck do you keep the fine ballast from washing away with the dropper?
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    Lol, soap/Water solution :) Read the back of the bag, it gives you directions on how to properly apply the product.

    To take up the old ballast, I would suggest your finger and a clean vacuum.
    in between the rails run a small flat head screwdriver up and down the rails a few times to loosen up the top and vac, off.
    What kind of adhesive did you use?
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    scenic cement and water 50/50
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    here is a pic with the fine ballast. now whatdo you think? it look right or not?

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