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Chris wants more hobby time!!!

These 2 models included in the servicing area…. Any opinions, thoughts, constructive criticism welcome😉


Chris wants more hobby time!!!
Will be doing a mid to late 80s model, should I add interlocking tower for yard? I read that they were being fazed out about this time period as computers took over…


BN Modeller
I was thinking the same thing and might just model an abandoned site on my layout-in-planning.


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The sanding towers and drying bin looks good.

The fuel servicing tank looks too small for any sizable servicing facility. I'm going to employ a ex 62' tank car (need at least this size to fill those 6 axle diesels these days,.... especially more than one at a time)


The supply tank at trackside will be labeled SHELL to match that big tank (offsite supply) in the background.

BTW I have a number of interlocking towers cheap, including several unbuilt kits.


Chris wants more hobby time!!!
Hmmm, something I didn’t think about, size of the supply tank as far as realism, but not sure yet what kind of room I will have to expand…. Always something to consider, configure, reconfigure lol


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I'm going to set that ex-tank car up slightly on some concrete stands at either end. I thought about using old horizontal propane tanks, but there were too large of a diameter to fit between my two tracks.

Those fueling decks were a relatively cheap kit that I have forgotten where they came from. But they were made in two length sections, so only one length need be used if space requirement dictate.



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