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Steam era service structures
ChiloquinRuss
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posted Oct 24, 2012: 

Here is some of the servicing structures for the ON30 project layout. Scratchbuilt from sintra pvc plastic. Russ

Coaling tower




Oil house (storage of those lubricants and other chemicals needed to keep the beasties running smoothly)




Sand house




We needed 7 water towers and at $159 each we decided to try our hand at making some.







If you would like to try your hand at building a water tower here is a simple writeup.
http://www.hobby-tronics.com/1940DRGW/images/watertank.pdf
 
JohnBoy
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posted Oct 25, 2012: 

Awesome!
 
ChiloquinRuss
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posted Oct 25, 2012: 

Thanks, the fun part has been doing the research to do these structures. It s easy to get current day pix but when you decide to model a specific time frame, well then ot get a little harder! Russ
 
ChiloquinRuss
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posted Feb 21, 2014: 

This is really not part of the engine facility but it is located in the main yard at Chama. It is of course the Gramps oil dock at Chama. Russ


 
JohnBoy
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posted Feb 21, 2014: 

Looks great Russ - fine attention to details. Water towers and other structures also look terrific.

John
 
ChiloquinRuss
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posted Feb 21, 2014: 

I had tried to figure out how to make this structure for a long time as it is a critical scene setter for Chama, right? So with the 3d printer I could actually make those little pipe fittings, very cool. Russ









 
Trap
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posted Feb 21, 2014: 

I really like the water tower. Yes, the cost of the COTS towers (oh, that's commercial off the shelf) is too spendy for me. Would you be willing to post a PDF of the printed water tower wrap?
Thanks.
 
ChiloquinRuss
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posted Feb 21, 2014: 

The water towers are actually 4 inch pvc pipe. The tank itself is just an inkjet printed wrapper. I have a little write up located here:

http://www.hobby-tronics.com/1940DRGW/images/watertank.pdf





The wrapper is printed on legal size yellow paper. Legal size so it will fit the 4 inch pvc. Russ
 
Trap
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posted Feb 21, 2014: 

Russ - I understand the wrapper is printed on legal paper. I am looking for an image that I can print. I'm a bit graphically challenged.
 
ChiloquinRuss
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posted Feb 21, 2014: 

Trap - the image is from ModelBuilder software so I can't republish it directly. It is one of their stock designs inside the software called Model Builder. It is great for doing all kinds of paper structures and wrappers for walls etc,. A lot of fun to play with. Russ

http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/model-builder.html
 
ChiloquinRuss
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posted Apr 16, 2015: 

Well I am taking a break from the live steam park duties and played with the CNC machine today. Made yet another coaling tower, this time for an ON30 module project. Russ















 



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