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Oil Storage Tank - Painting Step-By-Step
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 Posted: Tue Apr 22nd, 2014 10:52 pm
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Zooming in a bit. Oops. There is a hair of some sort left on top. Amazing what these close-ups show that you don’t see with your naked eye. This is a much better representation of what the tank looks like in ‘real life’. I had been playing with my camera and had it set two-stops high which was giving me a bright, washed out look.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 22nd, 2014 10:54 pm
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Some final looks - I was asked for a look at the other side.

Here's a look at the ‘front side’ of the tank or .. what you will see. I suppose a camera in ‘just the right position’ might get a shot at the other side when the tank is installed on the layout. Lower right you can just see the connection for the discharge pipe.



Here’s the back side. If you look at the far left in the photo on the bottom of the tank you can see where the discharge pipe will attach.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 24th, 2014 07:34 am
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Fantastic job - I have some commercial tanks of similar size and your work has motivated me to try similar techniques. Many thanks :apl:



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Really nice job. The tank looks just like it should.

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Sure does look like it should well done.
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I like it, reminds me of the tank which used to be in our backyard. We'd fill up gas when it was cheap, and then ride out the times where gas was expensive. One hint though, if you eve do a tank intended for fuel and it has a pump, be sure to model the filter. I don't think filters are used for oil while in the storage tanks, but fuel needs them.

Great job, I especially like the rust.

--James :java:



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 Posted: Sun Apr 27th, 2014 12:01 am
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James. Good points. Here's some further info from when I was designing the oil tank (this was the scratchbuilding bit)

Information on the design of the tank is taken from Fuel oil in industry by Stephen Osgood Andros pub 1920 (pages 79-81).


The following advice concerning storage tanks was provided by a Mr. S.D. Rickard, Consulting Engineer, Wayne Oil Tank & Pumping company for storage of oil at small industrial plants etc.

Fuel oil storage tanks should be cylindrical in shape and placed underground so that the top of the shell is at least two feet below ground. These tanks should be of sufficient capacity to allow for a working supply in case deliveries are delayed, and so that tank cars can be entirely emptied as soon as they are received, avoiding demurrage charges. Where shipments are to be received in single carload lots, a 12,000-gallon tank is the smallest size that should be installed. However, many installations embody two or more tanks varying in capacities from 8,000 to 25,000 gallons.


Note: The above was based on the standard 6,000 gal tank car in use at the time.

It should be specified that the tank be fitted with all of the pipe flanges and the manhole at one end of the shell on top. In this way it is possible to build a box with a trap door over one end of the tank whereby all pipe connections and the manhole may be easily gotten at.

It is good practice to fit a fuel oil tank with the following flanges and manhole: one 10″ x 16″ manhole, one 3-1/2″ suction flange, one 4″ fill flange, one l-1/2″ vent flange, one 1-1/2″ return pipe flange, and one 1/2″ indicator flange.

Each storage tank should be fitted with a tank gallonage indicator. These indicators show at a glance the contents of the tank. They may be placed inside of the nearest building, outside of the building against the wall, directly over the tank, or on the side of aboveground tanks.

When it is impossible to place the main storage tanks below ground or below the level of the burners, a small 5 or 10 barrel reservoir tank should be placed underground below the main storage. This reservoir tank is then fed by gravity from the overhead tanks. Just inside the small reservoir tank is placed a float valve, as shown in Fig. 25. This valve closes whenever the oil in the small tank reaches a certain level. The suction and return pipes should run from this small underground tank in the usual manner. In this way the danger of flooding a building with oil is avoided.


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I've never subscribed to the view that supporting models can be built less well or less detailed than major and foreground structures. Here is an example that reinforces my personal belief that every model on a layout should be built and finished to the highest standard the builder can attain. Superb.



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Nice work !  Thanks for your rust effect methods.

The double rows of  rivets aren't really too close together BUT the rivet pitch should be spaced out a bit more; there are too many rivets per foot run of sheeting.

Regards               Michael

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