Pictures of Stan's Tanks?

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Transman, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Transman

    Transman New Member

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    Anybody have any pictures of stuff by Stans tanks,or stuff similar.
    Stan is at East coast train shows and was at Greennburgs in Ft. Washington in Dec.
    I'd like to scratchbuild some platforms for tank cars or locomotive service yards.
    Anybody has pictures of anything similar in any guages I'd appreciate it.
    I'm good at copying but have no artistic vision
    Thanks
    Joe
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Welcome to the Gauge Joe
    Sorry nobody here has been able to respond to your request as of yet.
  3. belg

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    Transman, I dont know that name, but what are you looking for pictures of weathered tanks? If so I have a couple of links for you. Let me know,Pat. Welcome 'board!
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Is this the type of thing you are after?

    The tank is 1/2" PVC pipe end caps (around 3/4" OD)

    rivets were rolled out onto thin strips of styrene with that sewing pattern transfer tool and glue on.

    The tank painted automotive silver and sprayed with inkahol or latex dark wash.

    The base is one piece of basswood with the individual boards scribed into it before treatment with inkahol.

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  5. Drew1125

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    Hi Joe!
    Welcome to The Gauge!:)

    I'm not familiar with Stan's Tanks, but I can show you a couple of pics of a tank loading facility I scratch-bashed for the chemical plant on my N scale layout...it's an open platform, with some valves, piping, & pumps that I cobbled together, a pumphouse, & pipebridge going to tans on the other side of the track...

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    ...here's a slightly closer view of the platform itself...
    Hope this helps!:)

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  7. Arlaghan

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    Very cool platform, Charlie!

    I'm not entirely sure its purpose, but judging by that LPB, it looks like a lot of work is involved! :D
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    Thanks Arl! :)

    Yeah... you oughta see how many Budweisers that guy can hoist!
    :D ;) :p :D
  9. George D

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    Speaking of tanks, here’s a small industry with tanks that I built on our club layout. EF GAS WORKS refers to our three elder farten members (I’m one). It’s made with 2" pipe and caps with the walkway hiding the seam. I'll let you guess what's stored in the tanks. :)

    George
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    I forgot the picture!
  11. belg

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    I have a feeling that were talking to ourselevs guys there's no response to any of the questions we've asked. Well you cant say that we didnt try.Pat
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That happens occasionally where someone posts a question then just fads into the backdrop. However, we did get a bunch of fine shots of tanks so that makes this thread worthwhile doesn't it?.:thumb: :thumb:

    Don
  13. belg

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    It absolutely was worth the effort but I think a little rude of our newbie. I know myself when I first started posting I couln't wait for the responses to come in. He probably posted in more than one forum and got an answer somewhere else first. Maybe he'll be back for help on something else and we will try to help him again because that's what we try to do. Pat

    Don were are you moving too?
  14. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Might be the nicest guy in the world. A lot of people join, post 1 or 3 times, and forget to come back. Also some folks only get on once a week or certain days. I wouldn't consider it rude.
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Pat,
    I spent quite a few years on another forum dedicated to a desktop publishing program and the same thing happens there. People ask for help and never seem to return. And if they come back with another question, they get the same effort to help them once again.

    Jon is right, there may be a dozen different reasons why, but it really isn't good netiquette no matter what.
    We are moving about 40 miles closer to Phoenix into Surprise which is in the NW corner of the Phoenix metro area. it will be a lot easier to get to any LHS and maybe get to see Verne Niner once in a while. Best of all, I get two adjoining rooms to use for my den and train layout as I see fit.:thumb: :thumb:

    Don
  16. Transman

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    Hey George and Charlie,thanks for the pictures,that is pretty close to the ideas I'm looking for.I also want to make a couple of loco and tank refueling platforms.
    Thanks for all the ideas guys
    Joe