Tank Farm

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jmarksbery, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

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    Yeah it's me again, here is a little project using scratch built, kit-bashed, trashed and whatever to get it completed. The large vertical is the model power Shell tank, the 2 verticals are from Sims seam sealer, the two horizontals and yard office from a Walthers kit, and a lot of other junk thrown in. ;) So here goes!

    An old industry is going strong again on the WC & T RR. The Trojan Petroleum Co. (We Keep You Going, motto) It's noon time and no little people can be seen (yet) except a couple of customers relaxing on the barrel dock. A couple of tank cars are on the track behind th Company waiting to be filled. I guess the EPA are not established yet as there is a sluge pond near the tracks where they throw truck tires, oil cans, paper and what ever else they want to discard. You will also notice there is an open fire pit between the sluge pond and the yard office and scale house, how risky can it get? They keep a lot of gravel in the yard to soak up the spillage from the tanks. If Trojan makes it through all this I think they will do just fine. What do you think?
    Jim ;) :cool:

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    jmarksbery Active Member

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    pic 2

    yeah baby

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    jmarksbery Active Member

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    pic 3

    OK, Ok :rolleyes:

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    jmarksbery Active Member

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    Th-Th-that's all folks

    Thank you:eek: :eek: :eek:

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  5. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    That's a great model, Jim! Ah, that takes me back...to Pasadena, TX, the Ship Channel area...well, Southeast Texas in general... The sludge pit is a nice (and very realistic) touch. Looks like Trojan Petroleum is a Superfund site waiting to happen...
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Terrific modeling Jim! The weathering and the details sure make it look like the industrial side of town! Neat scene! I love the name too, which prompts all manner of comebacks that I won't include here. :)
    Ralph
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Awesome! Is that pond water safe to drink?:D :D :D
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    Jim, what a great..(I was going to say "little") big scene. It all hangs together with the detail I'd expect of a small company like that. Of course the staff have to provide for their own life insurace! :D :D

    The pic with the oil industry backscene makes it all the more authentic ...... well done.

    Errol
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    shamus Registered Member

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    Very nice work indeed Jim, looks right at home.
    Shamus
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  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Hi j.m.!
    Wow!
    That is just simply FANTASTIC!!
    I don't know if you're familiar with Louisville or not, but there's an area over on the west sife of town that we call "Rubbertown"...(this has no connection to the name of your co. does it? :D ) There's a bunch of chemical plants down there...B.F. Goodrich, DuPont, etc...there's a lot of smaller, run-down looking places, too...lots of little industrial rail sidings, lots of trash, lots of empty weed covered lots...you have captured that look perfectly, especially with those refinery backdrops!
    Excellent work!
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Excellent! Great detail, really love the pond! :)
  12. marty w.

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    Nice work.
    The tanks and pond are excellent.
    I need something like that. Never could picture how to lay it out.
    Thanks for the idea's.
    Marty
  13. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

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    Excellent Work!

    In addition to the great pond and tanks, I'd like to add how really nicely you've done the road. A fantastic weathering job!:)
  14. NYCentral

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    Excellent Job!! very nice detail Jim!!
  15. Casey Feedwater

    Casey Feedwater Member

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    Jim, this is a fantastic mini-scene. It's got the detailing and weathering that I just love to do in my own work.

    Your scene reminds me of an old article by John Allen in which he encouraged readers to try superdetailing just 1 square foot of their layout. Your photos are as inspiring now as his article was then.
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great to see the industrial growth and many reasons for railroad opportunities.
    As others have said, the super detailing is excellent Jim.
    Nicely done.