|The fright station from BEST Models "Elwell General Store" kit (see earlier post on the store) worked out great for the small rail served warehouse at Richland Fuel & Oil|
A Small Fuel Oil Dealer for Wells River
These two Revell tanks worked out quite well here and are typical of tanks found at small oil dealers. Note the Tichy walkways and cage ladders.
|This is the trackside of the oil tanks. The track drip pans between the rails are made out of various sizes of styrene|
This is the back side of the loading are. The vertical unloading pipes were also part of the kit. The large pipes and valves came with a Walthers piping kit. Here you get a little closer look at the drip pans between the rails.
The four vertical storage tanks are also from the Walthers kit. They come with a cast plastic spill retention dam which I felt took up too much real estate so I fabricated a new wall from square styrene to simulate poured concrete. I feel this looks much better and is more compact in the overall scene.
This area is just about complete. I still need to add some more smaller details but it is ready to receive tank cars of oil and diesel fuel and the odd boxcar of supplies for the dealership. Both B&M and CPR switchers service this facility.
|This closeup shows some of the piping detail added to the scene.|
|The four vertical storage tanks make a nice addition to the scene and add variety to the various structures at the facility. The brick building in the foreground is a maintenance shop. It is an old Magnuson Models structure.|
|A tank car is being unloaded at the elevated storage tanks. The large cream coloured structure in the background is the Boston & Maine freight shed.|
|Here we see CP 8163 spotting a tank car at Richland Fuels. The CPR SW1200RS was nicely weathered by Jim Sloan.|